Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

Ephesians 6:12–13: “For we do not wrestle...

March 20th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In the Greek language, the phrase "we do not wrestle" refers to hand-to-hand combat. ...

Ephesians 5:15–16: “See then that you walk...

March 19th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The phrase "redeeming the time" can also be translated “buying back or buying up.” ...

Ephesians 4:31: “Let all bitterness, wrath,...

March 18th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul lists for the Ephesians, and us, 6 attitudes that we as believers must ...

Ephesians 3:8: “To me, who am less than the...

March 17th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We can't help but see the humility of the Apostle Paul in this verse ...

Ephesians 2:4: “But God, who is rich in mercy,...

March 16th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Many have observed that the whole gospel is contained in these 2 simple words: ...

Ephesians 1:7: “In Him we have redemption through...

March 15th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Greek word translated here as redemption conveys the idea of delivering a man ...

Galatians 6:7–8: “Do not be deceived, God...

March 14th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Greeks and Romans believed that they could manipulate their gods, pit them against ...

Galatians 5:22–23: “But the fruit of the...

March 13th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Apostle Paul does something interesting in this verse. He writes, "the fruit of ...

Galatians 4:31: “So then, brethren, we are...

March 12th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This letter to the Galatians has been called the "Letter of Liberty" because it ...

Galatians 3:1–2: “O foolish Galatians! Who...

March 11th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to call someone a ...

Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with...

March 10th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul settled the matter concerning his old life and directs us to do the ...

Galatians 1:3: “Grace to you and peace from...

March 9th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul opens his letter, as he does several others, with 2 words in a ...

2 Corinthians 13:9–10: “For we are glad when...

March 8th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul rejoiced when he got to be weak (meek), meaning he didn't have to ...

2 Corinthians 12:9: “And He said to me, ‘My...

March 7th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
How interesting that God had practically said "no" to the Apostle Paul's request for ...

2 Corinthians 11:23–25: “Are they ministers...

March 6th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Apostle Paul tells us he had been faithfully serving the Lord by serving ...

2 Corinthians 10:4–5: “For the weapons of...

March 5th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
As believers, it is important for us to realize that we are at war. ...

2 Corinthians 9:7–8: “So let each one give...

March 4th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul takes on the delicate subject of giving money to the work of the ...

2 Corinthians 8:1–2: “Moreover, brethren,...

March 3rd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In the first 9 verses of this chapter, the Apostle Paul writes of God's ...

2 Corinthians 7:10: “For godly sorrow produces...

March 2nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God has created each of us, hardwired us, to be able to experience God-given ...

2 Corinthians 6:2: “For He says: ‘In...

March 1st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This Old Testament quote comes from Isaiah 49:8 and speaks of the importance of ...

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased...

February 28th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Death is a subject most people try to avoid, but the Apostle Paul did ...

2 Corinthians 4:7: “But we have this treasure...

February 27th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul gives us a beautiful but unexpected image of the kind of vessel God ...

2 Corinthians 3:5–6: “Not that we are sufficient...

February 26th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul tells us that God isn't looking so much for talented people, as people ...

2 Corinthians 2:10: “Now whom you forgive anything,...

February 25th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul was a man of God who understood the need to forgive those who ...

2 Corinthians 1:3–4: “Blessed be the God...

February 24th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Suffering or tribulation is not a very popular subject in the 21st-century church. The ...

1 Corinthians 16:13–14: “Watch, stand fast...

February 23rd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In these 2 verses, the Apostle Paul uses 4 words that are normally used ...

1 Corinthians 15:52: “in a moment, in the twinkling...

February 22nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This is one of the most hope-filled verses of the entire New Testament. This ...

1 Corinthians 14:18–19: “I thank my God I...

February 21st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Apostle Paul was reminding the Corinthians (and us) that the gifts of the ...

1 Corinthians 13:12–13: “For now we see in...

February 20th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The metal workers in ancient Corinth were famous for their elegant hand-polished brass and ...

1 Corinthians 12:31: “But earnestly desire...

February 19th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We have here in chapter 12, one of three lists of gifts in the ...

1 Corinthians 11:1: “Imitate me, just as I...

February 18th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul calls us to imitate him as he imitates Christ. It seems like such ...