Tag: rejoice

  • 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 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…

  • November 25 – Simple Christianity

    Reading Acts 13:1-15:35 Devotional Sometime after Saul and Barnabas returned from Jerusalem to Antioch, the Holy Spirit spoke to the church leaders there and called Saul and Barnabas for a mission. After they finished fasting and praying, the church leaders there laid hands on Saul and Barnabas and sent them off to the work the…

  • November 21 – Persecution of Christians Begins; the Church Grows

    Reading Acts 3:1-6:7 Devotional One day Peter and John healed a crippled beggar outside one of the gates of the temple court. The man got and leaped and jumped around, praising GOD. Everyone recognized the man and were amazed at what happened to him. A crowd gathered there as people realized what happened, and Peter…

  • November 7 – Jesus Continues Teaching by Parables

    Reading Luke 13:22-18:14 Matt. 20:1-16 Devotional On His journey which eventually leads to Jerusalem, Jesus returned to Perea, the region where John the Baptist had been baptizing at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He taught many who came out to Him there and a lot of people believed on Him. It is here that Jesus…

  • July 24 – Zephaniah: The Coming Day of the LORD

    Reading Zeph. 1:1-3:20 2 Chron. 34:3-7 Devotional The prophet Zephaniah was a descendent of king Hezekiah, and a relative of king Josiah. GOD called Zephaniah to preach a message to Judah regarding the coming judgment against all peoples of the earth. GOD was fed up with the wickedness of the nations, including His own special…

  • June 16 – Lessons from Jonah

    Reading Jonah 1-4 2 Kings 13:5; 14:25-27; 13:6 Devotional The account of Jonah is one of the more frequently-told Bible stories. GOD sent the prophet Jonah to the city of Nineveh in Assyria, one of the largest cities of the ancient world, with a message of repentance because the wickedness of the city had come…

  • June 6 – GOD Fights for Judah

    Reading 1 Kings 22:29-36 2 Chron. 19:1-3 1 Kings 22:37-40b, 52-53 2 Kings 3:4-5 2 Chron. 19:4-11; 20:1-30, 35-37 1 Kings 22:48-49 2 Kings 1:2-17a, 18, 17b; 3:1-3 Devotional Today’s reading contains another of my favorite stories in all of GOD’s word! This story is the battle of Judah and a great army of Gentiles. 1…

  • May 30 – Wisdom in Considering Man’s End

    Reading Eccl. 12:9-10; 7:7-12, 19-26; 10:1-11:6; 12:11-12; 7:1-6, 15-18, 27-29; 8:1 Devotional 1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. 2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the…

  • May 10 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 22)

    Reading Psalm 45; 47; 48; 87; 110 Devotional Psalm 45 The Messiah is the most excellent of men. His lips have been anointed with grace, since GOD has blessed Him forever. GOD’s throne will last forever, a scepter of justice will be the scepter of His kingdom. The Messiah loves righteousness and hates wickedness, therefore…