• Why God Sent His Son Devotional

    John 3:17–18

    We proclaim Christ as Savior because the primary purpose for His coming into the world was to provide salvation. Yet, we cannot forget that condemnation also results when people reject Him. As you share the gospel with others, take care to warn them that rejecting Christ as Savior will mean their eternal condemnation. View Resource

  • Jesus the Savior Devotional

    Acts 13:23

    What kind of salvation are we searching for? We want to be delivered from oppression and hardship. We want to be healed of our diseases. It is not inherently wrong to desire such things, but more than anything else, we need salvation from our sin and the wrath of God. If Jesus is our Savior, we have assurance of this salvation, and we can look forward to the day when He will redeem us from all our other foes. View Resource

  • John the Baptist Bears Witness to Christ Devotional

    John 1:29–34

    John the Baptist needed a special revelation from God to know who Jesus was, and this parallels the illumination that all sinners need if they are to see Jesus as Savior and believe in Him. While we must bear accurate witness to Christ, no one will believe our testimony, no matter how accurate it is, unless God opens the eyes of their hearts. Let us pray that He would do that for our loved ones who do not know Jesus as Savior. View Resource

  • Obedience In Suffering Devotional

    Hebrews 5:8–10

    The suffering that Christ endured at the hands of other men was unjust, and yet He endured it. Although there are times when we are called to fight back against unjust suffering, there are times when we are to endure it for the sake of gospel witness. Discerning what we should do in a given situation is difficult, so let us be in constant prayer that God would give us discernment for when and when not to submit to suffering. View Resource

  • Obedience Under The Law Devotional

    Galatians 4:4–5

    If we are in Christ, we are redeemed from the law and are “not under the law, as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified, or condemned” (Westminster Confession of Faith 19.6). We are now liberated to use the law according to the purpose for which God gave it to redeemed people—as a guide to holiness. We do not seek to obey the law to save ourselves but to manifest the holy character that God seeks from His redeemed children View Resource

  • Obedience In Temptation Devotional

    Luke 4:1-3

    As we grow in our knowledge of and love for God’s Word, we grow in our ability to recognize the sin in our own hearts and to identify temptation when it confronts us. Growing in God’s Word also shows us God’s glory, convincing us that He is better than anything sin has to offer. If we want to grow stronger against sin, we must grow in our understanding of God’s Word View Resource

  • Obedience In Baptism Devotional

    Matthew 3:13-15

    We are called to obey every command God has given us, but our obedience does not secure our salvation. Only the obedience of Christ can do that. Our obedience is a reflection of whether we are grateful for our Lord’s obeying God perfectly in our place. When we fail to obey, we are not showing gratitude for what Christ has done, so let us seek to obey God so that we may properly express thankfulness to our Savior. 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

  • Jesus The Last Adam Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:45

    Christ came not merely to restore us to what we were before Adam’s fall but to give us something better. As the last Adam, Christ restores what was lost and guarantees that we will never lose it again. He gives us His perfect righteousness and is now conforming us into His image. If we are in Christ, we should be thankful daily for all that Christ has brought back to us as the last Adam View Resource

  • Sparing Not His Son Devotional

    Romans 8:31-32

    God’s willingness to give up His own Son to death demonstrates unambiguously that He is for us. He is on our side, or better yet, we are on His side, and there is nothing that anyone or anything can do that will finally harm us. What looks like our loss and the victory of our enemies over us is only temporary, for the final victory is assuredly ours in Christ. John Calvin comments, “Having [God] as our defender, we need fear no harm.” View Resource

  • God’s Display of His Love Devotional

    Romans 5:6–8

    It is not merely that the perfect God-man died for imperfect people, though such is true as far as it goes. Instead, the perfect God-man died for those who hated His perfection, for those who were openly hostile to Him and refused to seek His perfect glory (Rom. 3:9–18). If it is so hard for us as sinners to love our enemies, what kind of love must God have to love His enemies in such a way? Full adoration is the only appropriate response to a God of such love. View Resource

  • The Crucifixion of Jesus Devotional

    Galatians 3:13–14

    In his commentary on Romans, Dr. R.C. Sproul writes, “If God were to give us what we earn, what we deserve, we would perish from His wrath, but thanks be to God that He gives to us what was earned by His Son. Jesus got what He did not deserve; we got what He did deserve—the righteousness that is by faith.” Christ’s supreme act of obedience in bearing God’s wrath gives us the greatest blessing, namely, eternal blessedness. Let us praise and thank Him this day. View Resource

  • Christ’s Descent into Hell Devotional

    Matthew 27:45–46

    Sin against an infinite being demands an infinite punishment in hell. In a few hours, Jesus suffered and exhausted the infinite punishment that impenitent people cannot exhaust even after an eternity in hell. He could do this because, in His deity as the Son of God, He is an infinite being. This is a great mystery, but as the Heidelberg Catechism states, it does assure us that we are fully delivered from the anguish and torment of hell in Christ (Q&A 44). View Resource

  • Saved Through Christ Alone Devotional

    John 3:36

    Paul, the great Apostle of justification by faith alone, commends the “obedience of faith” (Rom. 1:5) not because faith is a meritorious work that earns salvation but because to trust in Jesus alone is to follow His command. In obeying this command for faith, we actually reject any attempt to make a claim upon God for salvation, for true faith recognizes that we do not deserve His favor and must rely on the righteousness of Jesus for eternal life. View Resource

  • Paying for Our Sin Devotional

    1 Peter 3:18

    Christ not only died for us, He lived for us as well. Understanding this point helps to assure us of our salvation. We are, of course, called to please God through obeying His will. Nevertheless, we realize that the best of our obedience is still not enough. But if we understand that Christ has obeyed the Law perfectly in our place, we are released from worry about our righteous status and freed to love God and neighbor by His Spirit. View Resource