Daily Devotional 3-31-20

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

John 12:1-11 – The Bethany Trinity I love the family from Bethany!  It was obvious how much the Lord loved them and how much they loved Him in return.  In this love, both that which is received and that which is given, they are a picture of our lives lived in communion and love with the Holy Trinity.  For whatever we have received from God we are required to give back in gratitude and love. Before we turn to the picture of love, we must see the picture of...

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Daily Devotional 3-30-20

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

“He was numbered with the transgressors.” —Isaiah 53:12 Why did Jesus suffer himself to be enrolled amongst sinners? This wonderful condescension was justified by many powerful reasons. In such a character he could the better become their advocate. In some trials there is an identification of the counsellor with the client, nor can they be looked upon in the eye of the law as apart from one another. Now, when the sinner is brought to the bar, Jesus appears there...

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Daily Devotional 3-29-20

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Opening Our Ears to Hear God said to Isaiah: “Go and tell this people: ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’ Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed” (Isa. 6:9–10, NIV).  This type of judgment is articulated by Paul in Romans 1: “Since they did...

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Daily Devotional 3-28-20

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Bearing Spiritual Fruit By grace, God offers the righteousness of Christ to all who put their trust in Him. For all who believe, all who have faith in Him, the merit of Christ is reckoned to their account.  Does this exclude good works in the life of the believer? By no means. Our justification is always unto good works. Though no merit ever proceeds from our works, either those done before our conversion or those done afterward, good works are a...

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Daily Devotional 3-27-20

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

John 11:17-27 – The Resurrection of Martha I wonder a lot about how the Gospel comes down to us in particular, pre-packaged forms.  I wonder about how it is that certain semi-official versions of the Gospel became semi-official versions; about how and when John 3:16 became the verse of the Bible; about how Thomas became merely “Doubting Thomas”; about how faithful Joseph became the forgotten man of Christmas; and about how Mary came to be seen as the...

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