Devotions: Not Confusing the Means for the End

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me…” John 5:39 NASB These words of Jesus carry a startling implication: we can be people intensely in the scriptures and still miss everything. Everything....

How We Lose Our Life to Gain It

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 25 “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. (Matt. 16:24-25,...

Delighting God’s Heart this Christmas

“But without faith it is impossible to please him. For he that draws near to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them who seek him out.” (Hebrews 11:6, Darby Translation) “…must believe that he is…” That he is what? I believe the...

And On Earth, Peace

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Luke 2:13-14 This Christmas season, if you keep one thing in mind, may...

A Season of Hope

“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:45 NASB Advent is a season of waiting and expectation. It’s a season of remembering and reflecting. It’s a season of in-between. Living...