• The Uncreated Word Devotional

    John 1:1–3

    Among other things, Scripture directs us in how to worship God and in how to please Him. That Scripture tells us that Jesus is God incarnate means that we can and must worship Him. Jesus is not merely a good teacher or moral example. He is the very God of the universe who is owed all of our worship and praise. Let us worship Him this day. View Resource

  • Does God Necessarily Exist? Devotional

    John 1:1–5

    The god of the philosophers is not the God of the Bible. We worship and serve no abstract First Cause but a loving Father. Yet, we also know that our loving God is the self-sufficient origin of all things. Praise God for His power that allows Him to create the complex beauty of the universe. View Resource

  • Arianism Devotional

    John 1:1–18

    Arius’ teaching — Arianism — is alive today in cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It may also be held unwittingly by Christians who have not received good teaching and believe, implicitly, that the Father is a “higher” God than the Son. But we must always be clear that the Father, Son, and Spirit are fully equal as to their essence. One is not “more God” than the other, but all are worthy of our unreserved worship and obedience. View Resource

  • Council of Nicea Devotional

    John 1:1–18

    The deity of Christ is very important. As God He is able to bring us face to face with the Father and restore to us that which has been marred in the fall. Moreover, because Christ is God, there is no idolatry going on when we worship Him. Those who view Him as an exalted created being actually deny monotheism, for they are positing the existence of more than one god. Let us with full confidence confess and proclaim the full deity of our Savior. View Resource

  • God the Son Devotional

    John 1:1–18

    Jesus calls those who serve Him His friends (John 15:13–15), but this should not lead us to see Christ as merely a friend. The One who is our friend is also our Lord, and we are to seek to worship and honor Him in all that we do. To be a Christian is to worship Jesus as God. View Resource

  • Logos Devotional

    John 1:1–18

    The idea that God is personal is a radical one indeed. Ultimate reality in Hinduism and Buddhism is impersonal. Islam and Judaism know something of a personal God due to the influence of the Bible on Muhammad and the rabbis, but the God presented in these religions is not consistently personal. Our God is personal, and we can have a true relationship with Him because He came to us in the person of Christ Jesus our Lord. View Resource

  • Logos Devotional

    John 1:1–18

    Eastern religions point to a god who is a nebulous force or impersonal substance. However, the Bible tells us that God is a personal God who gives meaning and purpose to all things. Pray that you would not let our culture’s infatuation with Eastern religions make you forget that we serve a personal God. View Resource

  • Not the Father Devotional

    John 1:1–18

    In considering the Reformation and biblical doctrine of Trinitarian monotheism, we will at several points reach a point where we can say no more. Because God transcends the limits of our creaturely minds, we cannot fully comprehend Him. This is a necessary facet of His greatness, and we should be overwhelmed by God’s greatness whenever we think on the Trinity. Knowing the greatness of God will fuel our worship. View Resource

  • The Prophet Who Incarnates God’s Word Devotional

    John 1:1–18

    There are many people who think they can have Jesus without having Scripture in their hearts and minds. But that is not possible. We need all of Scripture in order to have Jesus, for all of Scripture reveals something of His person and work to us. Do you love Scripture as you ought to? True love for Jesus inevitably leads us to a growing love for His Word. View Resource

  • The Word of Life and Light Devotional

    John 1:4–5

    To live and to know any truth at all is to benefit from the work of the Word of God. As Christians, we are blessed to openly acknowledge Jesus as the source of life and truth, but unbelievers benefit from life and truth even while failing to recognize that these things come from God alone. It is our job to remind those around us that life and light come from God and that the Lord calls us to repent and trust in Him to benefit from His life and light eternally. View Resource

  • The Witness to the Light Devotional

    John 1:6–9

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John: “All light finds its origin in Jesus Christ, who is the fountain of all truth.” Whenever people use reason and come to the knowledge of the truth, they are benefiting from Christ’s enlightening work even if they do not realize it. Because Christ is the ultimate source of the light of reason, we can reason with others about our faith, knowing that Jesus may grant them knowledge of saving truth. View Resource

  • The Right to Be Children of God Devotional

    John 1:10–13

    Augustine writes, “We were not born of God in the manner in which the Only-begotten was born of Him, but were adopted by His grace.” To be born again is an act of grace alone, and only God can bring us to new spiritual life. The evidence that we have been born again is that we believe in Christ. If you believe in Christ, you can know that you have been born again. View Resource

  • The Fatherhood of God Devotional

    John 1:12–13

    Far from the universalism at the core of Harnack’s definition of Christianity, true, biblical faith is essentially exclusivistic. There is only one God, and the only way to Him is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Our culture hates to hear this, preferring to believe in a god who disregards sin and who makes no demands. If you serve the only true God, then stand firm against those who say all roads lead to heaven. View Resource

  • God Our Father Devotional

    John 1:12–13

    The misunderstanding of the love and fatherhood of God that is so prevalent in our culture makes it hard for us to speak of these concepts and be heard rightly. As we seek to emphasize other biblical concerns like God’s justice and holiness, however, we must make sure that we never lose sight of the personal love, compassion, and tenderness that our Father has for His people. Spend some time today thinking on God’s great love and ask Him to keep you ever mindful of it. View Resource

  • Sonship by Nature Devotional

    John 1:12–14

    Even though we are not children of God by nature, we become His sons and daughters when we are united by faith to Christ Jesus. As such, we enjoy the immense privilege of calling God “Father” and understanding the special, providential care He has for each of us. Knowing that the Father has eternally begotten the Son assures us that we are united to One who is God’s Son by nature and, thus, that it is possible to become God’s children in Christ. View Resource