• The Ministry of Presence Devotional

    1 Corinthians 2:1–5

    When God calls us to serve, He calls us to come alongside others and become a part of their lives. He uses us to hold each other up and to help others grow in their walk with Christ. Look at those who surround you, and discern who you need to serve. Deliberately plan to become a part of their lives so that you can fulfill His call. View Resource

  • The Need for Atonement Devotional

    1 Corinthians 2:1–5

    In other religions, such as Islam and Judaism, God simply waves sin away, not requiring payment for transgressions in order to forgive. This idea betrays a view of a Creator who is not really all that holy, who ultimately is willing to wink at sin or to accept imperfection before His judgment seat. Yet the Bible has the highest view of the Lord’s holiness. It teaches us that He is perfectly holy and demands from us what only He can graciously provide. View Resource

  • The Need for Atonement Devotional

    1 Corinthians 2:1–5

    “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” a masterful hymn by the Puritan Isaac Watts, includes the line: “Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ my God: all the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.” With the apostle Paul we should be most concerned to glory in the cross of Christ. Take some time to meditate today on the sufferings of Jesus and consider how the crucifixion reveals God and His glorious mercy. View Resource

  • Divine Illumination Devotional

    1 Corinthians 2:6-16

    Without the Holy Spirit’s work of illumination, we will never understand the Bible in a saving way. Many people read the Bible, know what it teaches, but never believe its message. It is not that they are somehow less intelligent. They do not believe because they have not been granted the ability to do so. We should thank God every day that He has granted us the capacity to trust in His Word, and may we ask Him to illumine our study every time we read it. View Resource

  • The Blessedness No One Has Imagined Devotional

    1 Corinthians 2:9–10

    The first question and answer of the Westminster Shorter Catechism tells us that our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. In glory, we will enjoy God face to face and experience His loveliness and holiness directly. This vision will be fully satisfying, and we will never tire of it. In eternity to come, we will continue to grow in our understanding of the Lord and our love for Him, and this process will never end. View Resource

  • Illumining Scripture Devotional

    1 Corinthians 2:10b–16

    In all of our study of Scripture, we must never forget our need of the Holy Spirit’s assistance. As we read God’s Word, let us pray that the Spirit would illumine it so that we would understand and apply it rightly. And let us pray for this illumination when we read Scripture together so that we will be led in paths of righteousness through the Scriptures. View Resource