• The Apostolic and Prophetic Word Devotional

    Ephesians 3:5

    The nature of the fuller revelation under the administration of the new covenant means that we must always interpret the Old Testament in light of the New Testament. As much as possible, we read the old covenant revelation through the lens of the new covenant, and that is why the church prizes the epistles. While we are studying Ephesians together, take some time to consider how Paul understood the old covenant. View Resource

  • Atoning for Iniquity Devotional

    Daniel 9:24–27

    Discussions of Daniel 9 often focus on calculating years, the delay of the seventieth week, and so on. All should agree, however, that the number 490 is at least partly symbolic of God’s determination in the fullness of time to offer a final atonement that culminates in eternal righteousness. Christ has offered this final atonement, gives us a taste of that age of righteousness by His Spirit, and will come again to make us unable to sin anymore. View Resource

  • Be Diligent Devotional

    2 Peter 3:14

    Only if we are in Christ will we be spotless and therefore pure enough to enter the world to come. His righteousness imputed to us in justification will be the only thing that secures our entry into heaven. However, our justification reveals itself in that we are concerned to be conformed to Christ’s blamelessness in our sanctification. As you rejoice in the gift of Jesus’ perfect righteousness, always remember that this gift must motivate you to manifest holiness yourself. View Resource

  • The Blood of Christ Devotional

    Hebrews 9:13–14

    All believers have struggled at one point or another with the assurance of their salvation. It is a mistake, however, to look to our inner feelings over against looking toward the One who guarantees salvation. We are sure of salvation because His atoning blood and indestructible life guarantee that He will keep His promise to save us. View Resource

  • Born of God Devotional

    1 John 5:1

    The Bible is clear that all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:21). All who trust in Jesus Christ alone are true believers, even though disagreement may exist about issues not central to His identity. These issues may include things like the end times, sacraments, and church government. Do you love those who are outside of your denomination? Pray that God would give you a loving heart toward all His people. View Resource

  • Born of Him Devotional

    1 John 5:1

    When we are sure we are born of God we can be more sure we will overcome the world. This will lead us to live the Christian life more confidently and see many answers to prayer as we pray more and more according to God’s will (1 John 5:13–15). Take some time today to review the teaching of 1 John and thank Him for the lessons we have learned. Ask the Lord to increase your assurance so you may overcome the world for the sake of the kingdom. View Resource

  • The Bread of Life Devotional

    John 6:22-59

    The first time we feed on Christ by faith, putting our trust in Him alone for salvation, we are brought out of the kingdom of darkness into the light. We are sustained in the faith that saves us as we continue to feed on the Savior, learning from Him as we read God’s Word and hear it preached, and as we experience His presence among His people through the sacraments. If we regularly taste and savor Jesus, we can be assured of our salvation. View Resource

  • The Bread of Life Devotional

    John 6:22–59

    Many of us can remember when we first trusted Christ for salvation. Too often, however, we forget that Christ also keeps us in our faith and will not allow His people to fall away. In prayer, confess your absolute dependence on Christ’s sustaining power and thank Him for His grace that keeps you. View Resource

  • Canceling Our Debt Devotional

    Colossians 2:13-14

    That God no longer regards us as guilty, because of our union with Christ, does not mean that He has overlooked our sin, for He has judged it in the flesh of His Son, whose perfect righteousness is credited to our account. Let us therefore walk in the freedom He has purchased for us, not thinking that we must do things to make Him love us but endeavoring to please Him because of the great love He showed us when we were yet sinners. View Resource

  • Confidence in Christ Devotional

    Hebrews 4:14

    The book of Hebrews tells us to hold to our confession of faith not because we are able to do so but because Christ’s power will make us stand firm. We cannot trust in our ability to work up faith in ourselves, but rather we can only receive it as a gracious gift of God. Ask the Lord to grant you greater faith and for a heart to receive it. View Resource

  • Consider Jesus Devotional

    Hebrews 12:3

    As you run for the prize of heaven have you ever found yourself weary? Perhaps you might even be weary now as you endure many problems and trials. Whether you feel weary now or strong, take some time to meditate on Jesus today. Let His faithfulness in the midst of adversity be your inspiration to continue running the race. View Resource

  • The Cornerstone and Foundation Devotional

    Ephesians 2:20

    Without the Word of God, we do not have access to the teaching of the Savior, and so Christians must always be known as people of the Book: men and women who believe and proclaim the teachings of the Old and New Testaments. Understanding this teaching is a lifelong process of reading Scripture, hearing it preached, encouraging other believers, and more. Are you doing all that you can to learn the Word of God? View Resource

  • The Door of the Sheep Devotional

    John 10:1-10

    There are many today who want to put more than one door on God’s sheepfold, usually by believing in the possibility of salvation for those who do not put their trust in Jesus alone (but who are sincere in their spiritual quest). To do this is not a sign of humility; rather, it denies the life-giving message of the gospel to others. May we stand firm for the truth that Christ alone can save lost human beings. View Resource

  • The Door of the Sheep Devotional

    John 10:1–10

    The pluralistic society we find ourselves in has no problem with God as long as there are many ways of accessing Him. It can be quite intimidating to proclaim that Jesus is the only way to the Father in this increasingly hostile environment. Ask God to give you the courage and strength to proclaim that Jesus is the only way wherever you are. View Resource

  • Faithful Like Moses Devotional

    Hebrews 3:1–2

    The New Testament teaches that Jesus is Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus speaks God’s Word to us, intercedes for us, and leads us where we should go. As you seek to live your life coram deo, confess your need for Christ to hold these offices on your behalf and remember that He will always speak to you, intercede for you, and lead you. View Resource