• Thinking of Home Devotional

    John 14:1–3

    “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9). The blessings the Lord has for us when He returns are far greater than anything we can possibly imagine. Our Savior has gone on ahead of us to prepare a place for us, first in heaven and then in the new heavens and earth. Set your mind on your reward today and let it remind you that the treasures of this life are fleeting. View Resource

  • Thoughts of Home Devotional

    John 14:1–3

    God is faithful and His Word is sure, so we need not fear that anything awaits believers after our deaths except heaven. Jesus sees our final dwelling with Him as so important that He has gone on before us to prepare this home for us. Ultimately, heaven will come to earth at the final resurrection and we will dwell with Him in a new creation forever (Rev. 21). But all Christians who die before this judgment are ushered into Christ’s immediate presence in heaven (Phil. 1:21–23). View Resource

  • Life After Death Devotional

    John 14:1–4

    In many ways, the world teaches us to dread the day of death. Yet while death in and of itself is an intruder in the created order and an enemy to the people of God, there is a sense in which we can legitimately look forward to the day on which we die because at that point we will enter into our eternal, heavenly dwelling. Unless the Lord returns beforehand, death represents the point at which we will first see God face to face. View Resource

  • Life After Death Devotional

    John 14:1–4

    It is possible to become so preoccupied with the cares of this world that we forget that our deaths are not the end. The sufferings and travails of life will one day give way to the bliss of heaven for all of those who trust in Jesus. How often do you contemplate the joys of eternal life? Spend some time today meditating on the fact that you will spend eternity with the Father. Let this knowledge motivate you to entrust all you have into His mighty hand. View Resource

  • Our Heavenly Home Devotional

    John 14:1–4

    Without belief in what God has revealed, people will have a wrong conception of the afterlife. Nevertheless, belief in the afterlife proves that even people with wrong views of life beyond the grave cannot forget about divine justice. Though we are to be loving and kind to our neighbors regardless of whether they are believers in Christ, we must not hesitate to proclaim that a reckoning with God awaits us after death and that only in Jesus can we pass through it into eternal bliss. View Resource

  • Is Christ the Only Way? Devotional

    John 14:1–6

    Pluralism is the cover that secular humanism has used to persuade Christians to give up their influence in society. Today it is politically incorrect to believe an “intolerant religion” that holds up ethical absolutes. Be willing to stand up and be called pejorative names in order to proclaim God’s standards in an age of pluralism. View Resource

  • The Only Way to God Devotional

    John 14:1–14

    Our belief in the trustworthiness of the Bible rests on our confidence that Christ is Truth itself. Those denying the Bible’s reliability are really denying Christ Himself. If you have friends claiming to be Christians but denying the Bible’s truth, help them see that real commitment to Christ means real commitment to the Scripture’s veracity. View Resource

  • The Godhood of the Spirit Devotional

    John 14

    If you don’t know much about the doctrine of the Trinity, consult with your pastor. You may also want to study a book on this subject or the Athanasian Creed, which summarizes the doctrine. Read this creed several times over the next week and become familiar with the historic doctrine of the Triunity of God. View Resource

  • The Way, the Truth, the Life Devotional

    John 14:6

    We have many good reasons to receive the Scriptures as trustworthy: archaeological evidence, sound historicity of the biblical books, the testimony of God’s people, the splendor of the content, and many more. However, we ultimately receive Scripture as the Word of God because the Holy Spirit speaks in and through Jesus to convince us of God’s revelation. If we profess to follow the Truth—Jesus Christ—then we must also follow what He calls the truth—the Bible. View Resource

  • God is Truth Devotional

    John 14:6-7

    Standing for the truth can be difficult because it is often unpopular to stand for what the Word of God says when the culture around us is running as fast as it can away from the Lord’s timeless principles. That is why we need to pray continually for the courage to stand firm on the teaching of Scripture and search the Word of God that we might accurately know what it says. If we do not know what it teaches, we cannot stand for its truth. View Resource

  • God Is Truth Devotional

    John 14:6–7

    Postmodern philosophy looks at how each person perceives things differently and concludes that no ultimate standards exist. The fact that we all have different perspectives only shows that we are not omniscient; yet it does not follow that no being can know or define truth. Have you succumbed to the implicit denials of truth in the culture? Ask God to help you know His truth and live it out by speaking honestly with everyone you know. View Resource

  • Truth Himself Devotional

    John 14:6–7

    Not only must we study the truth, we must also love the truth. If we refuse to love the truth (2 Thess. 2:10), we will not be saved. As we seek to know God’s truth, let us pray that the Lord would give us a love for His truth—even His hard truths—that we would serve Him faithfully and shine the light of His wisdom in this dark world. View Resource

  • Perichōrēsis Devotional

    John 14:8–11

    Our doctrine of perichōrēsis shows the perfect unity of God. Because the three persons cannot be pulled apart, we know that They are never at odds with one another. The Father is never opposed to the Son or the Holy Spirit. This perfect unity means we can trust that when one of Them speaks, He is revealing the same purpose as the other two. God is not divided against Himself but speaks coherently and in an absolutely trustworthy manner. View Resource

  • Believing God Devotional

    John 14:13–14

    There is no such thing as unanswered prayer for the Christian. God’s answer may be “no,” and we may not like that, but that does not mean the Lord has not answered our prayer. What we do know is that when God does say “no,” it is because the prayer we have offered is not a prayer that matches with His eternal will. But we also know that when the Lord answers “no,” it is ultimately because an answer of “yes” would not be good for us or His glory. View Resource

  • God’s Ongoing Work of Missions Devotional

    John 14:15–17

    We dare not rest on our own cleverness or organization when it comes to fulfilling the task of world missions. Though we are to use wisdom in how we approach the task of preaching the gospel to all nations, the success of our efforts depends wholly on the Spirit. Let us keep that in mind as we plan for and engage in evangelism and missions, praying for the Spirit to bless our work. View Resource