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  • December 16 – Philippians: Always Rejoice

    Reading Phil. 1:1-4:23 Devotional The fourth letter that Paul wrote while under house arrest in Rome was to the Christians in Philippi. The Philippians were one of the first congregations that Paul started when he preached the gospel there in the region of Macedonia. The Philippians had contributed money and other supplies to Paul’s needs…

  • December 1 – 1 Corinthians (part 2) – Don’t Divorce

    Reading 1 Cor. 5:1-11:16 Devotional In today’s reading, Paul instructs the Corinthian Christians about a number of subjects, including holy living, dealing with sinful brethren, judging disputes, not suing one another, marriage, eating of meat that was sacrificed to idols, individual rights, preaching the gospel, and roles of men and women. For today’s devotional, I…

  • November 30 – 1 Corinthians (part 1)

    Reading 1 Cor. 1:1-4:21 Devotional Around 55-56 A.D., Paul wrote the letter that we know as 1 Corinthians. Apparently Paul and the brethren at Corinth had written each other a previous time, during which the Corinthian Christians asked Paul a number of questions, which Paul addresses. Additionally, Paul instructs them regarding divisions between them as…

  • November 1 – Jesus Walks on Water

    Reading Mark 6:34; Luke 9:11b Mark 6:35-44; John 6:5-14 Mark 6:45-50; John 6:15-21 Matt. 14:28-33; Mark 6:51-52 Mark 6:53-56 John 6:22-71 Mark 7:1-13 Matt. 15:10-20; Mark 7:14-23 John 7:1 Devotional Today’s reading includes two amazing miracles Jesus performed: feeding over five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish; and walking on…

  • August 25 – GOD Will Avenge His People

    Reading Eze. 25:1-17; 26:1-16; 30:1-26; 31:1-18 Devotional In today’s reading, Ezekiel prophesies of the coming punishment upon the lands of Egypt, Ammon, Edom, Philistia, and Assyria. There are four primary reasons given for the punishment of these peoples: Their pride Their idolatry Their wickedness Their persecution of GOD’s people Israel In the past month or…

  • May 22 – Disharmony and Strife

    Reading Disharmony and Strife Solicitation to Evil – Prov. 1:10-19; 16:29; 25:26; 27:3; 28:10 Violence – Prov. 3:31-32; 21:7, 29 Murderers – Prov. 28:17 Causing Others Harm – Prov. 3:29-30 Revenge – Prov. 20:22; 24:28-29 Dissension and Strife – Prov. 6:16-19; 17:1; 18:18-19 Meddling – Prov. 26:17 Honesty Truthfulness – Prov. 12:20; 13:5; 24:26; 26:18-19…