• Guarding the Deposit Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:20-21

    None of us is seeking to live in conflict with the people around us, and so we are always tempted to make the gospel inoffensive in order that we might preserve the peace. But the gospel is a “stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles” (1 Cor. 1:23), and so the elect of God show their faith by trusting a message that runs contrary to the lies of our culture. If what is called the gospel (not the messenger) never offends, it is not the true gospel. View Resource

  • Receiving the Word Devotional

    Galatians 4:12–14

    In our celebrity-oriented culture, it is easy to seek out pastors for their good looks, speaking styles, success in building large congregations, or other such factors. Scripture, however, commends for the pastorate those men who are faithful to the Word of God and exemplary in character and morals (1 Tim. 3:1–7). What are the characteristics you prize most in your pastor? Take time this week to thank your pastor for faithfully preaching and doing the Word. View Resource

  • Beware of Apostasy Devotional

    Deuteronomy 13

    Of course, we realize that anyone who abandons Christ did not ever have saving faith to begin with (1 John 2:19). Nevertheless, this truth should not make us complacent; rather, it should encourage us to demonstrate the reality of our faith and pursue earnestly the truths of God that we may “inherit the promises” (Heb. 6:11–12). Take time today to pray for your soul, asking the Lord to keep you in the truth and preserve your faith until the end. View Resource

  • Woes for the Hard in Heart Devotional

    Matthew 11:20-24

    All of us are children of wrath from the moment of conception and deserve only eternal, conscious punishment for our sins apart from God’s gracious renewal of our hearts to trust in His Son. Nevertheless, the sufferings of hell will be greater for those who know more of the Father’s plan and character and yet remain in sin. No matter how difficult this may be for us to understand (Luke 20:45–47), the more we know, the more accountable we will be. View Resource

  • Covenant Breakers Devotional

    Hebrews 3:16–17

    It is a sobering thought that every local church probably has people within it who profess Christ but in reality are far from the kingdom. Though we may not know who those people are, we must remain aware that they exist. Pray that all the people in your church may not only profess faith, but also possess it by God’s grace. View Resource

  • The Unpardonable Sin Devotional

    Matthew 12:22-32

    Are you afraid that you’ve committed the unpardonable sin? If you are concerned about it, you can be assured that you haven’t committed it. Have you purposely called the work of the Holy Spirit the work of the devil? Have you seen the truth about Christ, known it to be true, but called it a lie? If not, you have not committed this sin. View Resource

  • Those Who Fall Away Devotional

    1 Corinthians 10:12-13

    If you know someone who is a professing believer but who is in sin, there are two things you should do. Pray for that person to repent of his sin as David did before Nathan. You might even need to be the one to confront him. Second, hold your judgment as to his state in Christ. We are not given assurance of salvation for others. View Resource