Devotionals

“‘Surely, I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” -Revelation 22:20 I frequently begin a new non-fiction book by first reading the last few paragraphs. Of course, I would never do that with a fictional novel;...

“‘He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.’ And they remembered...

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10 Mayday! Mayday! This is not related to May Day,...

“As they were talking about these things, Jesus Himself stood among them, and said to them, ‘Peace be to you!’ But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And He said to them, ‘Why are you...

“Jesus answered Nicodemus, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” -John 3:3 The torturous crucifixion of Jesus accomplished its purpose. He truly died; He did not...

“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better...

“When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well,...

“‘Am I a God at hand,’ declares the Lord, ‘and not a God far away?’” –Jeremiah 23:23 The closeness or distance of God is a matter which concerns everyone, whether or not they admit it. Some think anything...

“For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” -Romans 8:24-25 The most depressed...

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