Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Daily Devotion: The Role of Grace in Salvation by J.E. Smith

Bible Reading: Ephesians 2:3-10 KJV 

Key Verse:  "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:"
- Ephesians 2:8 KJV

The role of Grace in salvation is central to Christian theology. Grace is an essential part of God’s character, and is closely related to His benevolence, love, and mercy. In this devotional, we will explore the role of Grace in salvation as described in the Bible.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Daily Devotion: The Vital Role of Jesus' Resurrection in Salvation by J.E. Smith

Bible Reading: Mark 16:1-8 KJV 

Key Verse:  "And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him."
- Mark 16:6 KJV

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a core belief of Christian faith and theology. It is a crucial component of our understanding of salvation and the forgiveness of sins. In this post, we will explore the importance of Jesus' resurrection and its relevance to salvation.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Daily Devotion: A Zeal for the Righteousness of God by Wil Pounds

Bible Reading: Romans 10:1-8 KJV 

Key Verse:  "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge."
- Romans 10:2 KJV

The apostle Paul prayed to God for the salvation of those who “...have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God” (Romans 10:2-3 KJV).

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Daily Devotion: You Have Not Passed This Way Before by Octavius Winslow

Bible Reading: Joshua 3:1-8 KJV 

Key Verse:  "Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore."
- Joshua 3:4 KJV

How solemn is the reflection that with a new cycle of time commences, with each traveler to Zion, a new and untrodden path! New events in his history will transpire- new scenes in the panorama of life will unfold- new phases of character will develop- new temptations will assail- new duties will devolve- new trials will be experienced- new sorrows will be felt- new friendships will be formed- and new mercies will be bestowed. How truly may it be said of the pilgrim journeying through the wilderness to his eternal home, as he stands upon the threshold of this untried period of his existence, pondering the unknown and uncertain future, "You have not passed this way heretofore!"

Friday, April 12, 2024

Daily Devotion: The Lamb Of God by Charles Spurgeon

Bible Reading: Revelation 14:1-8 KJV 

Key Verse:  "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads."
- Revelation 14:1 KJV

The apostle John was privileged to look within the gates of heaven, and in describing what he saw, he begins by saying, "I looked, and there before me was the Lamb!" This teaches us that the chief object of contemplation in the heavenly state, is "the Lamb of God." Nothing else attracted the apostle's attention, so much as that Divine Being, who has redeemed us by His blood. He is the theme of the songs of all glorified spirits and holy angels.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Daily Devotion: One Drop Of This Holy Anointing Oil by J.C. Philpot

Bible Reading: 1 John 2:22-29 KJV 

Key Verse:  "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."
1 John 2:27 KJV

Have you ever had a solitary drop of this holy anointing oil fall upon your heart? One drop, if it be but a drop, will sanctify you forever to the service of God. There was not much of the holy anointing oil used for the service of the tabernacle, when we consider the size and quantity of what had to be consecrated, for Moses had to anoint therewith the whole of the tabernacle of the congregation, as well as all the vessels, with all their various accessories. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Daily Devotion: The record of John concerning Christ by Favell Lee Mortimer

Bible Reading: John 1:19-34 KJV 

Key Verse:  "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
John 1:29 KJV

During the time of the Lord's temptation, John was preaching in the wilderness. Many supposed he was the promised Savior; for though he did no miracle, (John 10:41,) he was evidently a very wonderful prophet. There were in Jerusalem seventy chief men, who met together to consult about public matters, and who were called the council, or the Sanhedrin. These Jews were proud and unbelieving. They sent a company of priests and Levites to ask John who he was, probably supposing that he would readily answer people who filled holy offices, especially as he himself was a priest. But he did not wish men to honor him, and he plainly told these priests he was not the Christ. Then they wanted to know whether he was Elijah; for Malachi the prophet had declared that Elijah would come before Christ came, (4:5, 6.) But though John had come in the spirit and power of Elijah, he was not Elijah himself. The priests then asked him whether he was that prophet. What prophet did they mean? They meant to ask whether John was any one of the old prophets risen from the dead. He declared that he was not, and then told them who he was—A voice crying in the wilderness. But these priests were not satisfied with the answer—they wanted to know why he baptized, as if he were some great person, and had great authority. As they were of the sect of the Pharisees—those formal self-righteous people—they must have been much offended with John for having once called them a generation of vipers. John took this occasion to praise the Lord Jesus, and to speak of his greatness. He even told them that he stood among them, though they knew him not.

Daily Devotion: The Role of Grace in Salvation by J.E. Smith

Bible Reading: Ephesians 2:3-10 KJV   Key Verse:  " For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the g...