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Devotionals II

it is finished!

“After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfil…

behold, the man!

“Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them…

jesus’ lament over jerusalem

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, …

on whose authority?

“And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him …

the cursed fig tree

“And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off …

climate change

Climate alarmists have been with us for some time. Back in the 70’s and 80’s the threat of “global c…

the unconquerable christ

“Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wic…

our only mediator; our only hope

“There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”1Timothy 2:5-6 Today’…

one race, two families

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of t…

one race, two families

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of t…

the centrality of sacrifice

“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of G…

in christ

“And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”Colossians 2:10 Jesus …

pick your battles

“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.”2 Timothy 2:23 Many…

why the god-man?

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified…

everlasting consolation

“Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us…

who is the lord?

“And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice . . .?”Exodus 5:2 Today’s verse pas…

take it or leave it

“And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in the…

the redeemer’s revelations

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise…

the redemption of the body

“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not onl…

the redeemed nation

“And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own p…

redeemed minds

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may…

redeemed from uncertainty

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye h…

future redemption

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redempt…

king of kings

“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom…

christ our hope

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which…

the judgment seat

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things do…

stay tethered to the ship!

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth mu…

divine infrastructure

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”1 Corinthians 3:11 Ac…

puzzle pieces

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness…

the object of faith

“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.” Mark 11:22 As some of you know, my family …

i am with you always

“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizin…

love-based discipleship

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shal…

knowing god the son

“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus …

knowing god the holy spirit

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these…

knowing god the father

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of ad…

no time for sleep!

“Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. T…

righteous rules (at last!)

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the peop…

power to preserve

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and n…

real time and reel time

“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, an…

hear him

“And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my…

they will reverence my son

“Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will r…

sanctified by the word

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so ha…

the last adam

“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die,…

the stones cry out

“And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And…

freedom is essential

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”2 Corinthians 3…

hope does not disappoint

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost…

rewriting the mind

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may…

christ and his people

“For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not …

because i said so

“And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and…

information overload

“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study …

essential but insufficient

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD w…

appearances can be deceiving

“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the…

prayer changes things

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”James 5:16b Prayer is the soul’s bre…

never back down

“I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”Psalm 1…

god remembers

“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto hi…

the house of god

“These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou ma…

the red heifer

“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifi…

invisible things

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eterna…

always ready

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that a…

the banner of truth

“Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Sel…

beauty is in the heart of the creator

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that …

the executor of his own will

“The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.”Psalm 37:18 Ther…

the apple of his eye

“For the LORD’S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. He found him in a …

stay the course

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any tim…

kept from capture

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partaker…

real help

“For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the LORD, and out of the house of the king, and of…

according to our faith

“According to your faith be it unto you.” (Matthew 9:29) According to the Bible, faith is a most pre…

the impossible task

“When [Pilate] was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing …

get back

“And [Abram] went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had b…

the backbone of history

“But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the…

it’s never too late to finish strong

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:2 Timothy 4:7 The grea…

simeon and anna

“And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought…

he shall be called wonderful

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:…

nothing is impossible (for god!)

“How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel …

hidden gleams of christ’s deity

“My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh in at the…

The Raising of lazarus

“Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall ris…

the grandest of canyons

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom a…

the narrow road

“And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he sai…

the heavens declare his glory

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day utteret…

our response to truth

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than…

god’s power, scripture’s authority

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.Matt…

rejoicing in heaven

“What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nin…

the certainty of faith

“That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I wri…

god’s economy

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your…

a tale of two mountains

“For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto black…

the word of his power

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all thing…

between heaven and earth

“Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guil…

science falsely so called

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppo…

count us blessed

“But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, T…

no confidence in the flesh

“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have…

no more sickness

“And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick”Isaiah 33:24a Sickness is at once natural and yet unnat…

be still and know

“The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of the …

The whole counsel of god

“Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not s…

think on these things

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are …

invincible until our work is done

“I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”John 17:4 …

god: the man of war

“The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.”Exodus 15:3 The Bible teaches that God is love (1 J…

slaves of men

“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.”1 Corinthians 7:23 Real mastery is mastery…

the promises of god

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)H…

mercy not sacrifice

“Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, Th…

better than abel

“But ye are come . . . to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, th…

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