Seek Wisdom
on June 6th, 2023
Background on the book of James and a Lesson on Seeking WisdomThe book of James is addressed to Jewish Christians scattered abroad. (James 1:1) And because the book makes no mention of the Gentile controversy that occurred, it was probably written before that controversy broke out in which the Jewish church came to be divided between the followers who believed in salvation through faith in Christ ...  Read More
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ...
on May 30th, 2023
Romans 1:16-17 says, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith”.These two verses are a powerful declaration of faith and confidence in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The ...  Read More
Zephaniah Still Speaks To Us Today
on May 23rd, 2023
I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Old Testament recently and have just finished a study in the book of Zephaniah. It’s a lesser-known book in the Old Testament, but it contains an important message for believers today. Zephaniah was one of the twelve “minor prophets”. Not minor because they were less important than Isaiah, Daniel or other “major prophets”, but simply because their prophetic ...  Read More
Lead us not into temptation...
on May 16th, 2023
This week’s devotional will be short but contains a truth I hope you’ll find useful as you call upon the Lord in prayer. The Lord's Prayer in the Gospel of Matthew includes three petitions that we pray for ourselves and our loved ones.First, we ask God to supply our "daily bread" (Matt. 6:11), that is, to supply our physical needs.Second, we ask God to forgive us our sins (v. 12), which is a petit...  Read More
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation
on May 10th, 2023
As believers, we know that joy is an essential fruit of the Holy Spirit. In fact, Galatians 5:22-23 tells us that joy is one of the nine fruits that the Holy Spirit produces in our lives. However, there are times when we may find ourselves struggling to experience joy in our walk with the Lord. Perhaps we're going through a difficult season, facing a challenging situation, or feeling overwhelmed b...  Read More
Christ is all we need
on May 2nd, 2023
Christ is all we need.I was reading this past week in Romans and Galatians preparing for our Sunday morning bible study. As I sat down to write this devotional, those passages I read reminded me that I am a sinner and fall so short of the glory of God. In fact, this passage in Romans says all of us are sinners who fall short of His glory (Romans 3:23). This means that no matter who we are, no numb...  Read More