• Three Key Terms Devotional

    Psalm 12:6

    If you agree that one of today’s terms is true of Scripture, then you must agree that all of them are true. If the Bible is inspired, if it is breathed out by God as 2 Timothy 3:16–17 says, then it is necessarily infallible. And if Scripture is infallible, then it is necessarily inerrant. Without an inerrant revelation we could never be sure of God’s will for us. Spend some time studying the trustworthiness of Scripture so that you might be able to defend its inerrancy. View Resource

  • To Philemon and Company Devotional

    Philemon 1-3

    Take some time today to read through the entire epistle to Philemon. Consider how the different aspects of the letter combine to present Paul’s argument. Pick a verse or two to meditate upon; repeat it to yourself a few times and think on what it might mean. Pray that our time together in this epistle would help us to learn many helpful ways to grow in Christ and to develop a new appreciation for this important part of God’s Word. View Resource

  • To the Saints in Ephesus Devotional

    Ephesians 1:1-2

    Take some time today to read through Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians in preparation for our study in the days ahead. See if you can pick out some of the major themes in the letter and discern which of them you most need to hear at this point in your Christian walk. Ask God to open your eyes as we study the text together, and pray that He would bless us all with deeper insight into His character and ways. View Resource

  • The Treasure of God’s Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:61-68

    If we are wise, then we will treasure the Word greatly just as the author of Psalm 119 did. Wise people put the most value in those things that endure, and nothing is more enduring than the Word of God. After all, it comes from and is sustained by the eternal Lord of creation. With the many distractions life sends our way, it is easy not to treasure God’s Word, so let us pray that the Holy Spirit would enable us to see the true value of the Scriptures. View Resource

  • Truth and It’s Standard Devotional

    Luke 7:1–10

    Church history testifies that the church is healthiest when it is committed unwaveringly to the final authority of Scripture for faith and practice. Moreover, we will please God only to the degree that we affirm biblical authority, for if we doubt its authority, we will doubt its truth and relevance to our lives. Let us pray that the Lord would develop in us and in our congregations a firm commitment to the truth of His Word. View Resource

  • The Value of the Old Testament Devotional

    Romans 15:4

    Certain books and passages of Scripture have played greater roles in the history of theology than others; thus, it’s no surprise that some portions of the Bible are read more often than others. However, we must not make the mistake of thinking that there is any unimportant part of Scripture. The Holy Spirit inspired it all, and it is all given for our edification (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Let us therefore study the whole counsel of God and not just isolated portions of it. View Resource

  • Word and Sacrament Together Devotional

    1 Corinthians 11:23–25

    Many of us come from a background in which the sacraments were mere afterthoughts, so we are thankful when we find churches that take these ordinances of God seriously. Yet we must never prioritize the sacraments over the preaching of God’s Word. Instead, the preaching of God’s Word and the administration of the sacraments must go together. Let us not let eagerness to meet Christ in His sacraments cause us to neglect meeting Him in His Word. View Resource

  • The Word of God in Nature Devotional

    Psalm 19:1–6

    The fact that God has revealed Himself in nature gives a meaning and purpose to education that is impossible with non-Christian approaches. When we study science, math, photography, business, or any other subject, we are studying laws the Lord has revealed in and through the created order. All truth is God’s truth, whether we discover it in the Bible or in the natural sciences or liberal arts. View Resource

  • The Word of God in the Words of Men Devotional

    2 Peter 1:21

    John Calvin is known for his statement that God speaks to us in “baby talk,” explaining things to us on our level so that we will know and love Him. God has not told us everything, but what He has told us is true, and our language can be used to communicate the truth to us. Human beings wrote the Bible, but they were inspired by God such that their words are His words. Thus, to obey Scripture is to obey the Lord. View Resource

  • The Word of God in Times of Trouble Devotional

    Psalm 119:49–56

    John Calvin writes, “If we meditate carefully on [God’s] word, we shall live even in the midst of death, nor will we meet with any sorrow so heavy for which it will not furnish us with a remedy.” God’s Word assures us that if we are faithful to Him, He will bless us (Deut. 28:1–14), but it also gives us the good news that though we are incapable of being perfectly faithful to Him, He is faithful to us. He has given us Christ, in whom all blessings are guaranteed for those who rest in Him alone. View Resource