Devotional

What Will You Do?

Would you forfeit a fortune in fish to be a follower of Jesus? Would that make you as foolish as… say Simon Peter, James, and John? Simon and his fishing partners were not just playing with boats. For them, fishing was a tough , exhausting profession, a way of making a living that forced them…

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Christ’s First Message

The teaching of Christ as recorded in the Sermon on the Mount is the heart of Christianity. Here Jesus brings together the teaching of both the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament points to the coming of Christ, while the New reveals His coming. The Sermon on the Mount shows us our great need…

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Grace Is Our Reason To Pray

When we pray we should give thought to what we are saying and we should be natural. God isn’t impressed by our words. He wants to hear what’s on our hearts. Did you know your prayer life can be affected by how you relate to others? Withholding forgiveness, harboring grudges, shunning others, not speaking to…

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Worship His Holiness

The six-winged seraphim described in this passage are otherwise unknown in the Scriptures, this being the only reference. These attendants to the heavenly throne display the appropriate response to the presence of Yahweh: With two wings they covered their faces so as not to be blinded by the holiness of God; with two wings they…

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What About Guilt?

Ahh, there’s that word: guilt. Isn’t that what we avoid? Guilt. Isn’t that what we detest? But is guilt so bad? What does gilt imply if not that we know right from wrong, that we know there is high country and we are in the low country. That’s what gilt is: a healthy regret for…

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Peter’s Guilt… Our Guilt

Luke adds a chilling phrase to his account of Peter’s denial of Christ. When the cock cowed, “the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter..” (Luke 22:16) The rooster reminds Peter of Jesus’s warning. Peter lifts his eyes and looks across the courtyard, only to find Jesus looking at him. Jesus is being assailed by…

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Guilt of Grace?

Few of us have been in a pit deeper than Peter’s. Which is ironic, because just an hour or two before, he was high on the pinnacle and far from the pit. In John 18:10 we read, “Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out, and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting…

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The Poor in Spirit, Part Two

To be poor in spirit is the opposite of being full of pride. The poor in spirit recognize that they are spiritually bankrupt before God. They have come to recognize the righteousness and holiness of God, the sinfulness of their own heart, and have acknowledged their own inability to please God. The poor in spirit…

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The Poor in Spirit, Part One

What does Jesus mean by “poor in spirit”? Some would say that He is talking about those who are poor in material possessions. This view would have some appeal to the wealthy. However, the poor could counter this argument by saying it means those who are spiritually poor. Luke’s version of this Beatitude says, “Blessed…

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The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount concerns itself with the kingdom of heaven and establishes specific standards for living on earth. The Kingdom has on its foundation, God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit makes us sin-conscious. If we repent of our sins we are forgiven by God through…

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