• Abounding in Hope Devotional

    Romans 15:13

    Even though the subjective experience of peace and joy will wax and wane to some degree over the course of our walk with Christ, we should nevertheless expect our sense of peace and joy to grow stronger as we mature in the faith. As we meditate on the surety of our hope to come, we will rejoice that there is treasure laid up for us in heaven and we will find more reasons to be at peace, knowing that this fallen world can threaten our peace only in a temporary sense. View Resource

  • Abraham Went Out Devotional

    Hebrews 11:8–10

    Jesus is our ultimate example of one who lived as a stranger in the Promised Land. By dwelling (or, “tabernacling”) among us (John 1:14), He became the ultimate example of the one who lived in tents in the land that was, by all rights, His. Read through the Gospels and let Jesus’ trust in the Father encourage you to trust Him as well. View Resource

  • Acceptable Sacrifice Devotional

    Hebrews 11:4

    Do you trust that God will provide for you? Do you believe that God will really give you all that you need? Take some time to look at the things you can offer to God — for example, time, money, or relationships. If you have been holding back in any of these areas, seek to give of them in ways that truly reflect trust in His provision. View Resource

  • After We Fail Devotional

    Mark 1:15

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  • All Enter through Him Devotional

    John 10:9

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  • The Assurance of Faith Devotional

    Romans 4:16-17

    Dr. R.C. Sproul has often noted that it is not enough merely to believe in God. We must also believe God, which means that we believe not only that He exists and can do what He says but that He will do what He says. This is the kind of faith that pleases God. Justifying faith believes that God will do what He says and declare us righteous in Christ. It thus carries with it a degree of assurance that His promises are true and reliable. View Resource

  • Augustine on Faith and Reason Part II Devotional

    Romans 1:18–32

    Faith and reason work in a reciprocal manner. Believing in God, we see new vistas of truth. As we reason through these vistas, our belief in God is further confirmed. We believe in order to understand because, like Paul and Augustine, we know that without affirming the existence of God and His law, we cannot make ultimate sense of the world around us. Let us put God first in all our thinking in order that we may reason well. View Resource

  • Becoming Heirs of the Kingdom Devotional

    Romans 4:13–15

    Romans 5 and 7 further develop the role of the law in regard to justification and its purpose in intensifying sin. For now it is enough to note that faith and works of the law are opposed in justification because even the good we do still falls short of God’s glory. Thus, to seek justification by the law invalidates God’s promise; it makes it impossible for sinners to find peace with the Lord because sinners cannot obey God perfectly. We look not to the law for our inheritance but to Christ. View Resource

  • Being Faithful Devotional

    Romans 1:16–17

    We often do not feel like righteous people, nonetheless we are declared righteous on account of our faith in Christ. As such, we must live a life that reflects this reality. If you have broken a promise recently, go apologize, and endeavor to behave in a trustworthy and loyal manner in all of your relationships. View Resource

  • Belief and Confession Devotional

    Romans 10:9-13

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage that the emphasis on believing with the heart shows that “faith is a firm and effectual confidence and not a bare notion only.” Saving faith is not simply knowing the truth about Jesus or believing the facts about His life, although these things are necessary. Saving faith also requires personal trust in Jesus for salvation, the belief that His work and promises apply to us specifically. If we believe such things, we are saved. View Resource

  • Believing in and Obeying the Son Devotional

    John 3:36

    None of us knows what tomorrow will bring, and that is why people must be urged to trust in Christ right now. Any time someone hears the gospel might be the last time they hear it, so we must urge people to repent and believe today when we give them the gospel. View Resource

  • Believing Versus Doing Devotional

    Galatians 3:10–14

    We can say with certainty that the one temptation that all people have in common is the temptation to believe we can make ourselves right with God, that our efforts, even when done with His help, are good enough to meet His standards. But the Lord does not ask us to be good enough; rather, we are to be perfect (Matt. 5:48). That means that only Christ’s perfect righteousness can suffice to put us in a right relationship with the Father. We must trust in Him and in Him alone. View Resource

  • Benefiting from God’s Message Devotional

    Hebrews 4:1-2

    Matthew Henry comments, “When we have heard the word, assenting to the truth of it, approving of it, accepting the mercy offered, applying the word to ourselves with suitable affections, then we shall find great profit and gain by the word preached.” Benefiting from the gospel depends on our believing and obeying. We must seek to be diligent listeners to the gospel, those who believe it with our whole hearts. View Resource

  • Blessings from Jacob Devotional

    Hebrews 11:21

    True persevering faith manifests itself in an attitude of worship through all seasons of life. Though the exact manifestation of this worship may differ depending on our circumstances, persevering faith always manifests its trust in worship. As you go through your day, look for ways you can worship God. View Resource

  • Blessings of Repentance Devotional

    Acts 3:19-20

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