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April 11, 2018, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional


Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 14:16

"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

In John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." Jesus is the truth. God accomplishes His will on earth through truth, and Satan accomplishes his purposes on earth through lies. When the child of God believes the truth, then the Spirit of God can work in him, God’s Word can work in him, and he can be set free from deception.

But when we play with the deceptive words of Satan and allow that deception into our hearts, we open the door for him to wreak havoc in our lives and in the lives of our families. Every time there is destruction among God’s people, it’s because the deceiver has been allowed to have just a little bit of a foothold in someone’s life.

Today, the spirit of deception is rampant. But let’s not forget that in the midst of this problem, there is Jesus. In the midst of the deception, there is the Truth. In the midst of all of the seduction of our society, there is the absolute, rock-solid person of the Lord Jesus Christ—the Way, the Truth, and the Life. When we put our trust in Him, we can live above deception and on the level of truth.

Bro. Paul




April 10, 2018, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional


Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 8:16

"I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me."

Although Jesus walked alone in His mission, suffered alone, was rejected by the world, and denied by His friends, our lonely Savior had consolation. His heavenly Father was with Him: "And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me" (John 8:16).

Even though Jesus might have felt alone at times like we do, He knew He had a Father in heaven who would be with Him: "And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him" (John 8:29).

Christ promises that people can find peace in Him: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

Our Savior promises that He can relieve people’s burdens, even the burden of loneliness. He has conquered loneliness for us by His death on the cross.

Bro. Paul




April 9, 2018, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional


Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Philippians 2:15–16 kjv

"Be blameless and harmless … in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world, holding forth the word of life."

When we "shine as lights" in the world, the testimony of our personal holiness makes an impact on those around us. But the testimony of a righteous lifestyle is incomplete if there is no explanation to accompany it. I never have believed too much in the power of the "silent" witness. But when a godly life is accompanied by the presentation of the Word of Life, the effect can be dramatic.

The Word of Life is the total message of God’s Word. It not only brings life to those who are dead in their sins, but it also sustains life each day for the disciple who is nurtured by it. When we are told to "hold it forth," the word that is used is one that was often chosen to describe a host offering wine to a guest at a banquet. It is the picture of a gracious offer of the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him.

Bro. Paul




April 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional


Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Proverbs 13:20

"He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed."

It is important not to choose fools for friends because you will become just like them: "He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed" (Proverbs 13:20). This is important for young people to know, especially during the years when peer pressure is so great. Christians are not supposed to live like isolationists, walling ourselves off from those who need Christ. It is fine to have casual friendships with those who are not wise, but not committed friendships. It is when we begin to open ourselves up to others on a committed level that we are likely to be influenced to become like them.

Sometimes Christians forge friendships with unwise people thinking they can change them. But you will both be changed. Many Christian young people marry a non-Christian thinking they can win them over after the marriage. It rarely happens. Everyone is on their best behavior during courtship, and after marriage the mountain of unbelief looms larger than it did before.

You shouldn’t make committed friendships with fools, but you should look for faithful friends.

Bro. Paul




April 3, 2018, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional


Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Matthew 5:8

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

Blessed means "happy, blissful, joyous, ecstatic." Those characteristics the Lord lists are like an explosion on His lips, a description of the inner joy we can experience. This expression was commonly seen in the Book of Psalms. "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly," it says in Psalm 1:1. Anyone who has ever been burned by ungodly counsel will attest to the fact that a man who doesn’t get mixed up with ungodly counsel is happy. "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven," we read in Psalm 32:1. We are to be blissful and ecstatic over the fact that the Lord has taken away our sins. That’s the same expression Christ used when He began talking about the Christian life. Blissful, happy, joyous—these are the words that describe the Christian walk.

Matthew 5:1–12 describes nine characteristics of the happy Christian life. If you want to know what happiness is all about, search through this "happiness manifesto" from the Lord Jesus. He’ll explain to you what true happiness is all about.

Bro. Paul


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