Tag: promises

  • 6 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Our Pets (How Your Animal Can Make You a Better Person)

    As I’m writing this, my family is in the midst of grieving the loss of our fourteen-and-a-half year-old cat we affectionately named Luckie Bear. Luckie had been sick for several weeks and we feared the worst. After multiple trips to the vet, and several medicines and shots, we reached the difficult conclusion that his time…

  • To the Fearful (How to Overcome Being Afraid)

    Life is scary at times. We know this; GOD knows this. Remember how many times Jesus told His disciples not to be afraid. Continuing the train of thought that I introduced in the post entitled “In Pursuit of Safety,” today I examine how we can overcome any fears we may have over where following Jesus…

  • Why Hope is the Christian’s Most Precious Spiritual Gift

    When we hear the phrase “four letter words,” we automatically think someone is referring to cursing. But some of the most beautiful words in the English language are also four letters long. In the midst of his writing on spiritual gifts, Paul told the Corinthians: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But…

  • Wake Up and Start Living! (Discover the Invigorating Life GOD Wants for You)

    Meet Ted. Say, “Hi, Ted!” Hi, Ted! Ted is a 42-year-old married man with three kids. Ted grew up in a Christian home where both his father and mother were what we’d call “faithful Christians.” They regularly attended church and were well-respected in their community. As a child, Ted’s parents consistently made certain that he…

  • December 23 – The Roles of Christ

    Reading Heb. 1:1-6:12 Devotional Today we begin a three-day look at the book of Hebrews. This letter gets its name from the fact that it is clearly written to Christians with a Jewish background. We do not know the writer, the exact time it was written, nor the exact people to whom it was written.…

  • December 22 – GOD’s Will for You

    Reading 2 Pet. 1:1-3:18 Devotional Today’s reading is the second letter of Peter. As mentioned yesterday, this letter was written to all Christians living at the time and its focus was to: 1.) refute the false teaching which had arisen and thereby remind the Christians what their responsibility and mission for life was, and 2.)…

  • December 10 – Paul Travels to Jerusalem

    Reading  Acts 20:3b-21:16  Devotional Having left Ephesus and returned to Corinth for three months, Paul and his companions are headed towards Jerusalem, apparently for the purpose of delivering the Corinthians’ gift of financial aid to the needy Christians in Jerusalem (1 Cor. 16:1-4). However, the Jews there in Greece made a plot against Paul (Acts…

  • December 3 – 1 Corinthians (part 4) – Promises of the Resurrection

    Reading  1 Cor. 15:1-16:24 Acts 19:23-20:1  Devotional Today we conclude our four-day look at 1 Corinthians. Today’s devotional centers around truths regarding the resurrection of the dead, which Jesus promised would occur at His return. It is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead which proves, once and for all, that Jesus is the Christ…

  • 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 28 – 1 Thessalonians: Details of Jesus’ Return, Judgment

    Reading 1 Thess. 1:1-5:28 Devotional In around 51 A.D., Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote a letter to the Christians in Thessalonica, which was one of the cities they had visited and preached Jesus on the Second Missionary Journey. The letter deals with a number of topics, and its purpose is to encourage the brethren there…