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August 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Luke 16:9

"He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much."

Joseph was cooperative with God’s process of training. Joseph had to go through thirteen years of schooling so that he could experience eighty years of ministry. Throughout all that training, Joseph focused on the Lord. In slavery, in the pit, and in prison, he worked to become a strong, disciplined man of God. There was no complaining, simply a desire to obey the Lord and do his best.

If we are God’s people, we will be obedient to Him no matter what our situation. Joseph was faithful in every circumstance, and the Lord blessed him. He proved himself faithful in a home, and God put him in charge of a prison. He proved himself faithful in a prison, and God put him in charge of a nation. God used Joseph because he was cooperative with God’s training process, and the Lord is still looking for cooperative men and women today.

Bro. Paul

August 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 5:9

"Having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him."

The story is told of a man who had been condemned by a Spanish court to be shot. Because he was an American citizen and of English birth, the consuls of the United States and England decided to intervene. They declared that the Spanish authorities had no power to put him to death. Their protest went unheeded, and the Spaniards proceeded to prepare the firing squad.

At the time the execution was scheduled to take place, the consuls boldly approached the accused man, already tied and blindfolded, and wrapped him up in their flags—the Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack. Then they shouted, "Fire a shot if you dare! If you do so, you will bring the powers of our two great empires upon you." There stood the prisoner, unharmed. One bullet could have ended his life, but protected by those flags and the governments they represented, he was invulnerable.

The Lord Jesus takes the soul of the sinner who believes in Him and covers the guilty one with His blood. Thus wrapped and sheltered by the Savior, he is safe.

Bro. Paul

August 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 14:17

"The kingdom of God is … righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."

If you’re a Christian and you don’t have joy, here are some very basic things you need to understand about what it means to have the joy of the Lord in your life.

Receiving Christ, submitting to the Spirit, reading the Bible, and praying doesn’t sound very original. But there isn’t anything more original than the Word of God. That’s the bedrock simplicity of what it means to have joy in Christ. Here is why: If joy is in Christ, then everything that has to do with joy has to be centered on Christ.

As the Holy Spirit indwells and controls us, and as we read the Bible, we will come to prayer time and into fellowship with Jesus. As we spend time with Him, we come to love, adore, and praise Him, and Jesus becomes literally the focus of our lives. That is how we have joy in God.

Christian joy isn’t always laughing, always having a good, hilarious time. Christian joy is the deep, settled peace that comes to live within your heart when you know that the really important things are all right. Life can be taken from us, but we are going to live somewhere for eternity. You can have joy in your heart when you know everything is all right with you forever.

Bro. Paul

August 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 10:4

"For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes."

Christ did in His perfect flesh what the flesh of mortal man could never do—keep the Law of God. There is nothing wrong with the Law—it is just and holy and good (Romans 7:12).

The problem is sinful human flesh. We have no ability to keep God’s holy law. And if one is going to establish his own righteousness it means keeping 100 percent of God’s requirements according to the Law. To break the Law in one point is to break it all (James 2:10). Therefore Christ came into the world to do what we could not do—satisfy the requirements of the Law in order to win righteousness for those who would receive it as a free gift instead of trying to earn it themselves.

Christ is the end of righteousness for all who believe. Are you one who has believed? If so, let your life become an "I love You" to God, thanking Him for what Christ has done for you.

Bro. Paul

August 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a scripture collage:

"The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Lord God, You commanded that the Passover lamb shall be without blemish. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel should kill it at twilight. And they should take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. You promised that when You saw the blood, You would pass over those homes. Jesus’ blood of sprinkling was spilled, and Christ, my Passover, was sacrificed for me. Thus He was delivered by Your determined purpose and foreknowledge, Lord God … and according to Your own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

I have redemption through Jesus’ blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Therefore, since Christ suffered for me in the flesh, I arm myself also with the same mind, for I have suffered in the flesh and have ceased from sin, that I no longer should live the rest of my time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

May I honor Jesus, who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of my sin, by dying to myself and living for Your will, my gracious and merciful God."

Revelation 13:8; Exodus 12:5–7, 13; Hebrews 12:24; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Acts 2:23; 2 Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 4:1–2

Bro. Paul

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