• Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – December 25, 2018

    Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This amazing and incomprehensible act on the part of a Holy God can only be described as grace. That Jesus, who is fully God, would take on the form man and leave heaven to live life, is truly the most amazing form of humility and mercy. We don’t deserve this gift. We can’t earn it. We can only accept it as a gift, knowing that we owe Him everything. Because God is Holy, I deserve judgment because I am not Holy. Because God is merciful, He sent His Son to live the perfect life we could not. Jesus died the death that…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – December 18, 2018

    The plan. Joseph has a plan. He wants to see what his brothers have learned since they sold him into slavery. They were jealous of him for being the favorite son, and now he wants to know whether they will treat Benjamin the same way they treated him. He has already spent this dinner favoring Benjamin. Now he needs to set up a chance for them to either sacrifice Benjamin or save him. Read Genesis 44:1-6. Put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his money for the grain.” And he did as Joseph had told him.Genesis 44:2 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/gen.44.2.NASB Joseph asks his…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – August 15, 2018

    Good equals good and bad equals bad, right? That’s what we typically assume. But we have all known Godly people who have gone through difficult and hard times. So what does the psalmist do when faced with this situation? Read Psalm chapter 125. Do good, O Lord , to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. Psalms 125:4 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.125.4.NASB The psalmist prayes for it. Even though this world may not have the right responses to good people, the psalmist asks God’s help with that.  There is nothing wrong with praying and asking God to allow good things to happen to the people who…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – January 3, 2018

    Do we really want Jesus in our lives? A lot of people will say that they do. They act like they do, but then Jesus does something out of their ordinary routine. At that moment is when we can know if we truly want Him around. Read Luke chapter 8 starting in verse 26 through the end of the chapter. And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat and returned. Luke 8:37 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.8.37.NASB Jesus did something amazing in their midst and their response was to…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – January 1, 2018

    Happy New Year! As you look at the prospects of a new year and all that brings with it, we must remember to keep things in perspective. We sometimes are not the most accurate assessor of our current situation. Take for example Luke 8:1-25. Look at this verse: They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Luke 8:24 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.8.24.NASB There was a storm and the disciples were afraid. They were assessing their situation and making assumptions about their circumstances. They thought they were perishing.…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – December 27, 2017

    How much do you love others and what does that say about you? It can actually be quite telling. Read the story of Jesus found in Luke 7:11-49. For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.7.47.NASB Those who know what life is truly like without Jesus, understand the change and the difference when He forgives them. They love Him and as a result they love others. Their love for others becomes evident in how they live their life and what they do. The people they are around…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – December 25, 2017

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! What makes us worthy? It may seem an odd question to ask today, but as we are about to open presents and enjoy the things that others have given to us, what makes us worthy to receive any of these things? Let’s look at Luke 7:1-10, paying particular attention to these verses: When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him; for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue.” Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – December 21, 2017

    What if no one ever recognizes what you do? For most of us, we thrive on the positive feedback from others. We desire and tell ourselves that we need to feel that we are making a difference and the only way to prove that is through the feedback or recognition of those around us. So what happens if you don’t get that? Read Luke 6:20-49, and check out verse 35. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Luke 6:35…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – December 20, 2017

    Do you think about what to do “to” Jesus or “for” Jesus? Reading through Luke 6:1-19, we see: But they themselves were filled with rage, and discussed together what they might do to Jesus. Luke 6:11 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.6.11.NASB Jesus has performed miracles and is helping the people. Yet the religious leaders of the day are upset and angry about how He is going about things. They spend their time thinking about what to do to Jesus. Instead, the people who have been healed and seen their lives changed are busy figuring out what to do for Jesus. Which one are you? Have you been personally impacted by Jesus or are…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – December 16, 2017

    Why are you here? There seem to be so many people who are confused about why they are here or what their purpose is. Jesus was not. Reading through Luke 5:12-39, see what He says, And Jesus answered and said to them, ” It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:31‭-‬32 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.5.31-32.NASB Jesus knew exactly why He was here. Everything He did was to bring people to God. Jesus later states that as the Father has sent Him, He also sends us (John 17). We have the…