Scripture— Philippians 2:1-13 “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12-13) In my first year of sub-teaching, I had a high … [Read more...]
What is our purpose as Christians? What is God’s purpose for His Children? This category contains devotions which look at the development of Christians as they strive to become more “Christ-like” – more like our role Model, Christ Himself.
Scripture— Psalm 23 “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” (Psalms 23:2-3) Years ago, on a retreat, I was … [Read more...]
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) You are like no one else in this world—a living work of art created anew in Jesus Christ with … [Read more...]
“That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.” (Romans 1:12) To encourage is to “put your heart into it.” In today’s Scripture passage, Paul speaks of mutual encouragement and the bolstering of each … [Read more...]
“A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.” (Proverbs 15:18) The eye of a hurricane is like the quiet center of a disagreement or argument. There is a definite (though momentary) pause in hostilities when … [Read more...]
Scripture — John 10:1-21 “I am the good shepherd…” — John 10:11 If you have ever owned a pet, you know the bond that can form between an animal and its caretaker. For example, if you have a dog, you provide it with food and shelter, … [Read more...]