Endurance    -continued- Day Three Scripture: “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.“ (Hebrews 12:1 NASB) Thought:  In this passage we see… Read More

Endurance    -continued- Day Four Scripture:  “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”  (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT)… Read More

Endurance    -continued- Day Five Scripture:  “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God‘s throne.“  (Hebrews 12:2 NLT)   Thought:  What can… Read More

Looking for Jesus by Bryan Craig   DAY ONE   Most of you reading this devotional are “Christians”.  You believe that Jesus is the Son of God, Who was sacrificed on the Cross for the sins of mankind and that He rose from the dead.  You have given Him your heart and your will, and… Read More

Looking for Jesus -continued-   DAY TWO   Scripture:  (John 4:4-26) Excerpts:   “When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’…The Samaritan woman said to Him, ‘You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman.  How can you ask me for a drink?’  (For… Read More

Looking for Jesus -continued-   DAY THREE   Scripture:  “When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and He was alone on land.  He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.  About the fourth watch of the night, He went out to them, walking on… Read More

Looking for Jesus -continued-   DAY FOUR   Scripture:  “He said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory.’  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to… Read More

Looking for Jesus -continued-   DAY FIVE   Scripture:  “A week later His disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them.  Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’  Then He said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see My hands.  Reach out… Read More

Righteous    by Rocky Fleming   Day One   “For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.  He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.”  (Psalms 112:6-7 ESV) As a father of teenagers who were first learning to drive, I feared most those hours… Read More

Righteous -continued-     Day Two   Scripture: “Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,”  (Ephesians 6:14 NASB)   Thought:  The Breastplate of Righteousness is mentioned.  We need to understand the word “righteous” to understand how this breastplate protects us.  Quite simply it means to be in… Read More

Righteous     -continued-   Day Three Scripture:  Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.  (Hosea 10:12 NASB) Thought:  We have already covered the need for the “shield of righteousness.” … Read More

Righteous -continued-     Day Four   Scripture: “The LORD judges the peoples; Vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.”  (Psalms 7:8 NASB)   Thought: Cush, a Benjamite, was harassing David with slanderous accusations.  As with most slander, it is inspired by jealousy, or bitterness, or pride in one’s… Read More