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Daily Devotions

If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son.” vs. 9 1 John 5:9-10 It is clear from the gospels that the ministry of Jesus was set in motion by his experience of baptism at the hands of John the Baptist. As he came out of the water he heard the testimony of God regarding himself, “You are my Son, the Beloved. With you…

Daily Devotions: February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020 For full passage click:  2 Peter 1:16-18 … holy mountain.” vs. 18 The oldest account of Jesus’ baptism indicates that his experience with the voice and the spirit was a private affair and that it happened as he was emerging from the Jordan. Here Peter indicates that on the Mount of the Transfiguration the voice from heaven was for the benefit of the disciples present. The affirmation was not for Jesus, but for those who were following…

Daily Devotions: January 14, 2020

January 14, 2020 For full passage click:  Psalm 40:1-5  …  “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” vs. 3 Sometimes we underestimate the impact of our testimony in the lives of others. We imagine that our influence is minimal and that people are unaffected by what we say about faith and our relationship to God. Actually, nothing could be further…

Daily Devotions: November 17, 2019

November 17, 2019 For full passage click: Luke 21:10-19 … “This will give you an opportunity to testify.” vs. 13 When early Christians were arrested and hauled before courts and judges, they rejoiced at the opportunity they had been given to testify concerning the living presence of Christ Jesus in their lives. That’s generally how it has always worked for people of faith. No matter what disaster or trial may come our way in the course of our journeys, it…

Daily Devotions: October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 Isaiah 53:10-12  …“Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.” vs. 11 The primary salvation stories of the Old and New Testament have suffering at their core. In each of them, the hero faces unparalleled pain and anguish. And in each of them there is ultimate light and forgiveness. That pattern has continued for the…

Daily Devotions: September 15, 2018

September 15, 2018 Mark 8:27-30  …“He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered him, ‘You are the Messiah.’” vs. 29 Followers of Jesus in the first century had one basic answer to questions about his identity. Like Peter in Mark’s story, they made the bold claim that he was the Messiah or as we more commonly say, he was the Christ. The words, one Hebrew and the other Greek, mean the same thing. Jesus was…

Daily Devotions: June 7 , 2018

June 7, 2018 2 Corinthians 4:13-15…“But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—’I believed, and so I spoke’ —we also believe, and so we speak,…” vs. 13 It’s hard to know exactly what has generated faith in any believer. With some, it seems to have been there since childhood. They can’t remember any particular moment in which they first believed. With Paul, it was an encounter with the Risen Christ on the…

Daily Devotions: June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 2 Corinthians 4:8-12…“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;” vss. 8-9 If Paul had ever thought that Jesus had called him to a life of privilege and prosperity, he had quickly been disabused of that notion. On nearly every step of his journey he had faced opposition and adversity, and sometimes had been forced to endure significant physical and emotional…

Daily Devotions: May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018 John 15:26-27, 16:4b-6…“You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.” vs. 27 After Jesus had departed from this earth, it’s likely that the disciples were regularly questioned about his life and ministry. And, as Jesus had predicted, they had opportunity to testify about what he had said and done. It’s unlikely that any of them had been taking notes so they were forced to rely on their memory; and since they’re…

Daily Devotions: May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018 1 John 5:1-6…“Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” vs. 5 To believe that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, was a huge step for those early Christians. And then, once they had come to faith, they went on to make the audacious claim that they were going to conquer the world. Think of it! They had nothing going for them. At most…