Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

1 John 4:19: “We love Him because He first...

May 19th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This verse has been called the sum of the gospel because it reminds us ...

1 John 3:16: “By this we know love, because...

May 18th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
How we believers define the word love is critical, because if we define love ...

1 John 2:24–25: “Therefore let that abide...

May 17th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
"Let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning." John was a ...

1 John 1:5: “This is the message which we have...

May 16th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This is one of the simplest, but most deeply profound, phrases in the Bible: ...

2 Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slack concerning...

May 15th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The word longsuffering here contains the idea of a person who is extraordinarily patient ...

2 Peter 2:19: “While they promise them liberty,...

May 14th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Peter was warning the early church of false teachers who were twisting the message ...

2 Peter 1:21: “for prophecy never came by the...

May 13th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The prophecies found throughout Scripture were not produced by human will, but by God ...

1 Peter 5:6–7: “Therefore humble yourselves...

May 12th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Peter places the responsibility of humility on us. We must choose to humble ourselves; ...

1 Peter 4:12–13: “Beloved, do not think it...

May 11th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Another translation reads, "Do not wonder at the burning fiery trial which is among ...

1 Peter 3:15: “But sanctify the Lord God in...

May 10th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Apostle Peter tells us to sanctify, or set apart in the center of ...

1 Peter 2:9–10: “But you are a chosen generation,...

May 9th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This passage is so filled with truth that it's hard to gather it into ...

1 Peter 1:12: “To them it was revealed that,...

May 8th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The apostle Peter tells us that the angels in heaven desire to understand the ...

James 5:19–20: “Brethren, if anyone among...

May 7th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We notice that James uses the term brethren here, which means this is referring ...

James 4:6: “But He gives more grace. Therefore...

May 6th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The key to walking in this world but not of this world (John 17:16, ...

James 3:6: “And the tongue is a fire, a world...

May 5th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The "tongue is a fire;" it can easily kindle a raging flame of temper ...

James 2:17–18: “Thus also faith by itself,...

May 4th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Some have misread this to say that good works can save a person. NO! ...

James 1:2–3: “My brethren, count it all joy...

May 3rd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
It may sound strange to our ears that instead of complaining and murmuring over ...

Hebrews 13:5: “Let your conduct be without...

May 2nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Greek word for content was originally used to describe a nation that did ...

Hebrews 12:1–2: “Therefore we also, since we...

May 1st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
For anyone who has ever done any type of long-distance running, you already know ...

Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of...

April 30th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This all-encompassing verse explains both what faith in Jesus Christ is and what that ...

Hebrews 10:16: “This is the covenant that I...

April 29th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The writer of Hebrews quotes God's promise from Jeremiah 31:33, that His new covenant ...

Hebrews 9:13–14: “For if the blood of bulls...

April 28th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Greek word translated "cleanse" is katharizo, which means "to purge." This word appears ...

Hebrews 8:12–13: “For I will be merciful...

April 27th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Our English word obsolete means "no longer in use because it is replaced by ...

Hebrews 7:25: “Therefore He is also able to...

April 26th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When it says, "He is able," it simply means that Jesus alone is able ...

Hebrews 6:19: “This hope we have as an anchor...

April 25th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Because of this verse the image of an anchor became a symbol of hope ...

Hebrews 5:8–9: “though He was a Son, yet...

April 24th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
These verses in Hebrews are not saying that Jesus learned to be obedient, meaning ...

Hebrews 4:16: “Let us therefore come boldly...

April 23rd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Ancient monarchs allowed only their closest and most trusted advisers approach their thrones. And ...

Hebrews 3:1–2: “Therefore, holy brethren,...

April 22nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Book of Hebrews was a letter written to a decidedly Jewish group that ...

Hebrews 2:1: “Therefore we must give the more...

April 21st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
English teachers like to remind us regularly that whenever we read the word therefore, ...

Hebrews 1:1–2: “God, who at various times...

April 20th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
These 2 verses are packed with so much spiritual insight, it is impossible to ...

Philemon 1:18: “But if he has wronged you or...

April 19th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This short book is a letter Paul wrote to Philemon, a believer in Colossae. ...