Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

Colossians 1:15–16: “He is the image of the...

June 26th, 2022 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In the 1st century there was a group called the Gnostics who denied the ...

Philippians 4:11–12: “Not that I speak in...

June 25th, 2022 by Pastor Ed in devotional
As Paul walked with the Lord, He learned to be content, or literally "satisfied," ...

Philippians 3:8–9: “Yet indeed I also count...

June 24th, 2022 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In Philippians 3, the Apostle Paul begins to take on the language of an ...

Philippians 2:8: “And being found in appearance...

June 23rd, 2022 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We, like these Philippians, are tempted to think God's power is only to keep ...

Philippians 1:21: “For to me, to live is Christ,...

June 22nd, 2022 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Apostle Paul made this very powerful and personal statement to the church at ...

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

June 21st, 2022 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...

June 20th, 2022 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,...

June 19th, 2022 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...

June 18th, 2022 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,...

June 17th, 2022 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...

June 16th, 2022 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...

June 15th, 2022 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...

June 14th, 2022 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...

June 13th, 2022 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...

June 12th, 2022 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...

June 11th, 2022 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...

June 10th, 2022 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...

June 9th, 2022 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...

June 8th, 2022 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...

June 7th, 2022 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...

June 6th, 2022 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...

June 5th, 2022 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,...

June 4th, 2022 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...

June 3rd, 2022 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...

June 2nd, 2022 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...

June 1st, 2022 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...

May 31st, 2022 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...

May 30th, 2022 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,...

May 29th, 2022 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...

May 28th, 2022 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...

May 27th, 2022 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In these 2 verses, the Apostle Paul uses 4 words that are normally used ...