Advent Devotion – Dec. 1: The promises begin

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15, NIV84 This Advent devotional series is on Old Testament prophecies. It is amazing to consider that the Jesus we love and worship was promised from the […]

11/28/20 Daily Devotion – We’re not independent!

“In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.” –1 Corinthians 11:11 (NIV84) In our Western society there is so much talk about autonomy and independence. We seek to “find ourselves” and see as negative any human influence that might restrict or affect that process. Paul said in our […]

11/27/20 Daily Devotion – ‘But…!’

“‘Everything is permissible’ – but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’ – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for, ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.’” –1 Corinthians 10:23-26 (NIV84) We’ve […]

11/26/20 Daily Devotion – Flee from sin!

“Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.” — 1 Corinthians 10:14 (NIV84) One could easily take our verse for today and restate it as, “Therefore, my dear friends, flee from sin.” Throughout the Scriptures the prescribed method for dealing with temptation and sin is to flee the source. So I find myself asking a few basic […]

11/22/20 Daily Devotion – Let’s not miss the key point!

“Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.”   — 1 Corinthians 15:11 (NIV84) Already in Paul’s time the church was caught up in discussions about doctrine and practices.  Many of the letters Paul wrote to the churches dealt with such topics. We Christians today can […]