• Our Final Rescue From Affliction Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1:5–10

    At His return, Jesus “will take me and all his chosen ones to himself into the joy and glory of heaven” (The Heidelberg Catechism, A. 52). What greater comfort could there be than to know that we will live before the face of God forever, free from sin and all the pain that it causes? Let us pray that we will always long for this great day and that our longing for it will make us more willing to suffer for the kingdom whenever it is necessary. View Resource

  • The Return of Christ Devotional

    Titus 2:11–14

    Although the Spirit of God must work apart from our efforts to give us spiritual life, we are not to be passive recipients of God’s grace after we have trusted in Christ by faith alone. The new birth begins a lifelong process of sanctification in which we cooperate with the Holy Spirit to mortify sin, do good, and serve God. We properly wait for Jesus’ return by doing His will, not by sitting on our hands and wishing for an escape from this fallen world. View Resource

  • Our Hiddenness in God Devotional

    Colossians 3:3-4

    The world sees Christians as ignorant, backward, and even evil because God has concealed our identity to all except those who trust His only begotten Son. Because of the sin that still clings to us, however, sometimes we cannot see that God’s ways alone make up the future and are tempted to compromise. Let us recall that our true identity is hidden in the Lord and that goodness, as God defines it, will last forever. View Resource

  • Investing God’s Gift Devotional

    Matthew 25:14–30

    John Calvin says, “There will be no excuse of the indolence of those who both conceal the gifts of God, and waste their time in idleness.” Far too many professing Christians are content to sit around and not use their time, talent, and money for the kingdom. Are you one of these? Can the leaders in the church count on your service in one or more of its various ministries? If not, begin working today lest you meet the same fate as the unprofitable servant. View Resource

  • The Return of Christ Devotional

    Acts 1:6–11

    The sure hope of the Lord’s return has provided strength to many a suffering Christian. Knowing that Jesus will come again to consummate God’s kingdom helps us see the trials of life in their proper perspective and endure them for the sake of Jesus. When we are weighed down with illness or are suffering tribulation simply for being a follower of Christ, let us not focus on the pain of the suffering now but on the return of our Lord who will destroy death forever. View Resource

  • His Coming Devotional

    2 Peter 3:3–4

    Are you distressed by what appears to be an increasing amount of aberrational teaching in the church? While in one sense it is good to be disturbed by false doctrine, we must never think that its presence surprises God or can thwart His plan. Moreover, we cannot let the fact that false teaching will certainly arise make us complacent in fighting against it. Ask the Lord to increase your trust in Him so that you may stand firm and not worry when you encounter false doctrine. View Resource

  • When Christ Appears Devotional

    Hebrews 9:27–28

    Do you eagerly await Christ’s return (v. 28)? Or are you more concerned with storing up earthly treasures? Do you truly believe that Christ will bring a reality much better than the one we presently experience? Consider these things in prayer and ask the Lord to make you eagerly await His return. View Resource

  • The Return of the Lord Devotional

    1 Thessalonians 4

    Sometimes modern Christians are so enamored with the Second Coming that they overlook the ways Jesus comes to us today. The Bible says that Christ comes each Lord’s Day (Day of the Lord) to judge and restore His people. Consider how you can better prepare for each Lord’s Day worship as an anticipation of His Second coming. View Resource