• Christmas in Time and Space Devotional

    Luke 2:1–7

    The Bible insists that the Son of God entered history at a specific point and remains united to a human nature in the person of Jesus Christ forever. This is radically different from the Hindu concept of incarnation, which says the gods enter history repeatedly in different forms. Moreover, the incarnation of Jesus is inseparably tied to history itself. We must be prepared to defend the historicity of these doctrines and others, as God’s acts in history are fundamental to Christian truth. View Resource

  • The Glory of Christmas Devotional

    Luke 2:8–20

    The shepherds were eager to see the Savior of the world, and we should be eager to see Him as well. This involves not only coming to Him in our conversions but also seeking His face each and every day of our lives. Though we will not see the fullness of His glory until we see Him face to face in heaven, we will nonetheless come to a fuller appreciation of this glory as we study His Word and pray to Him. Let us be diligent in these means of grace. View Resource

  • Savior Devotional

    Luke 2:11

    Too many people today think that God is not terribly concerned with sin and does not really get angry with His creation. But the book of Romans makes it clear that God’s wrath will be poured out upon unrepentant sinners. However, Jesus has borne this wrath in our place, and you are saved from it if you trust Him alone. View Resource

  • The Consolation of Israel Devotional

    Luke 2:22–35

    Only when we have seen the Messiah—when we have acknowledged Jesus for who He is and bowed in worship—will we be ready to meet our Creator. There is only one way to stand before God unafraid, and that is clothed in the perfect righteousness of Christ. If we have repented and believed on His name, we have nothing to fear in life or death. Have you seen the Messiah by faith? Have you come to trust Him at His word? Are you telling others that only He can save? View Resource

  • A Divine Vocation Devotional

    Luke 2:22–35

    Lest we think that Christ bore His pain with ease, let us remember that even Jesus asked for the cup of suffering to pass from Him (Luke 22:39–42). Yet He did this in faith, submitting to the Father’s will when it was clear that He alone could fulfill the call to suffer for the sake of His people. Like Jesus, we may ask for our suffering to pass, but whether it does or not we must always trust the Father and His good purposes for our suffering. View Resource

  • Our Divine Vocation Devotional

    Luke 2:22–35

    As the sin-bearer who was Himself perfectly innocent of all transgression, our Savior endured more suffering than any human being ever has or ever will. Scripture tells us that He persevered under suffering not because He relied on His own inherent deity but because He placed Himself completely into the hands of His Father. That is how we will persevere—not by relying on our own strength but by trusting in the Father and His good purposes for us. View Resource

  • Our Divine Vocation Devotional

    Luke 2:22–35

    Since God is absolutely sovereign over all and works all things according to His purposes (Eph. 1:11), we understand that every instance of suffering results from His calling upon us. This is true even when we do not know why we are suffering. The important thing is that He knows why we are suffering, and He is working to conform us to the image of Christ in the midst of our pain. For that we can always be grateful. View Resource

  • Blessings Through Christ Devotional

    Luke 2:22–38

    Our pluralistic and relativistic society pressures us to deny the exclusivity of Christ. However, we must not cave to the pressure to affirm other roads to salvation outside of conscious faith in Jesus. Consider a time when you had a clear opportunity to affirm that faith in Christ alone is the way of salvation but you were silent. Repent and meditate on John 14:6 that you might be prepared when a chance to show yourself to be faithful comes again. View Resource

  • Obedience In Childhood Devotional

    Luke 2:52

    From His first breath to His last, our Savior was committed to doing what was necessary for our salvation. He resolved always to obey His Father and never failed. Such commitment encourages us to trust Him with all that we have and are. If He is so committed to our salvation, we know that we are safe in His hands no matter what may come our way. View Resource