• Help for the Tempted Devotional

    Hebrews 2:16-18

    Our Great High Priest knows our struggles and the temptations we face. He can relate to us in a way that none of the “saviors” proclaimed in other religions can. Because He has faced what we face, He knows exactly what we need to persevere in the face of temptation. He will give us what we need if we turn to Him when we are tempted, asking Him to help us hate and resist the sin that wants to entice us. View Resource

  • Deliverance from Death Devotional

    Hebrews 2:14-15

    John Calvin comments on the great comfort that we get from Hebrews 2:14–15. “For though the devil still lives, and constantly attempts our ruin, yet all his power to hurt us is destroyed or restrained. It is a great consolation to know that we have to do with an enemy who cannot prevail against us.” We need not fear the devil, because he can have no final victory over all who are united to Christ by faith alone. View Resource

  • The Ransom of Christ Devotional

    Matthew 20:20–28

    Bondage to sin and Satan is a horrible thing, but worse still is to be captive to divine wrath. We must be brought out from under this wrath in order to be freed from the other enslavements of sin. When we present the gospel, we must call people to recognize that the worst thing of all is to be under God’s holy wrath, and we must exhort them to believe in Christ, who paid the ransom price to liberate sinners from the wrath of God. View Resource

  • Atonement: Our Only Hope Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:17

    The need for an atonement is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. The religions of the world have practices that purport to atone for sin. Even atheists and agnostics try to offer some kind of atonement when they have wronged someone else, trying to make it up to the wronged person. But only Christianity offers a true and perfect atonement. We can rest in God’s grace because Christ fully atoned for all the sin of His people. View Resource

  • Unbroken Bones and a Pierced Side Devotional

    John 19:31–37

    At several points in John’s account of our Lord’s crucifixion, we read that the death of Jesus fulfilled messianic prophecy. In Christ’s sacrifice, God did exactly what He had promised. This should give us confidence to believe that Jesus is the Messiah and has atoned for the sins of all who believe in Him. Let us hold fast to this truth today, and if you have never trusted Christ alone for salvation, today is the day to do so. View Resource

  • Redemption Accomplished Devotional

    John 19:28-30

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John: “When [Jesus] said, ‘It is finished,’ He was saying not just that His life was over but that His mission had been fulfilled. His purpose in coming to earth and going to the cross was accomplished.” Because Jesus has accomplished redemption, we can be confident that in Him, God sees us as righteous and worthy of His kingdom. We can rest in His grace, knowing that Jesus has paid for all of our sin. View Resource

  • Overcoming the World in Christ Devotional

    John 16:33

    In his commentary on today’s passage, John Calvin exhorts us not to avoid the hard path of suffering for Christ. He reminds us that ultimately, we are safe in Christ’s hands, that “fighting under the banner of Christ, we are beyond all danger, even in the midst of the combat.” Let the world do its worst; if we are in Christ, we will be glorified with Christ. View Resource

  • The Glorification of the Son of Man Devotional

    John 13:31–33

    Without the cross, there is no Christianity. In the atoning death of Jesus is revealed the glory of our triune God, and if we do not preach the cross, then we are failing to glorify our Creator. When we share the gospel with others, we must emphasize the atonement, for in the atonement we see the character of God in His mercy and justice fully revealed. View Resource

  • The Moment of Judgment and Salvation Devotional

    John 12:31–32

    When Jesus says He draws “all people” to Himself in John 12:32, He means all people without distinction. That is, He means people from all kinds of backgrounds are drawn to Him, not each and every person. Jesus laid down His life for His people specifically, and this people includes those from every tribe and tongue. Christ’s kingdom embraces people who trust in Him and includes people from every culture. Therefore, so too must our churches. View Resource

  • Death and Glory Devotional

    John 12:20–26

    The hatred of the world that Jesus commends is not utter disdain for this present life but rather seeing this world in proper relation to the world to come. John Calvin comments, “To love this life is not in itself wrong, provided that we only pass through it as pilgrims, keeping our eyes always fixed on our object.” We live in the world but are not of the world, and we can enjoy what God gives us in this world provided we treasure Christ above all else. View Resource

  • Children of Abraham Devotional

    John 8:33–40

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John, “Christianity teaches that by nature we have sinful and corrupt natures that keep us in moral bondage.” This is why we need to be freed, and only the Son can free us. While we are outside of Christ, we cannot do what is truly pleasing to God. But if Christ frees us, we are then empowered to serve Him. If you are in Christ, you are freed to do what is right and reject what is wrong. Endeavor to do so today. View Resource

  • The Son of Man Lifted Up Devotional

    John 3:14–15

    People are looking for salvation in many different places—in their bank accounts, relationships, careers, families, and so on. There is, however, only one place where salvation can be found, and that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. To search for rest and ultimate fulfillment in anything else is to commit idolatry. Are you trusting in Christ alone today or are you looking for hope elsewhere? View Resource

  • The Hidden Messiah Devotional

    Matthew 16:20

    People today continue to expect the Messiah to be something He is not. Many think He approves of their sin when He is set against it. Others believe He has come primarily to bring a political form of salvation. However, Jesus came first to save us from our sin, and He will not come as conquering King until He returns. Let us take care not to expect wrong things of our Messiah, Jesus the Christ. View Resource

  • Shining God’s Glory Devotional

    2 Corinthians 5:21

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  • Penal Substitution Devotional

    Isaiah 53

    All people have a sense of guilt for their transgressions no matter how hard they try to suppress it. The only way to lose the weight of guilt is to have it removed through atonement. If you have trusted in Christ alone for salvation, you need not feel guilty before God this day, for He has paid for your sin. If you have not trusted Christ, your guilt will be removed when you rest in Him alone. View Resource