Devotionals


#15 Love of the First Place


Matthew 10:37 ESV Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. LOVE came for you, love solved you, love rescued you … Continue reading

#14 The Eternal Purpose is Love


If we could see that the whole of life is about love, we would see into the eternal purpose. God IS Love and He created out of love, for love. He is after you to love you. He pursues you … Continue reading

#13 We Need to Be Liberated


I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me… Galatians 2:20 AMPC My freedom from the world is my crucifixion ‘with Christ.’ … Continue reading

#12 Born in Love with the World


1 John 2:15-16 AMPC Do not love or cherish the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the … Continue reading

#11 What Not to Love


1 John 2:15 AMPC Do not love or cherish the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. In the New Testament, we are warned what NOT to … Continue reading

#10 Receive the Love of God


Mark 10:17-21 NASB …a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is … Continue reading

#9 The Exposure of Loves


Everything we do, we do for love. All that we are is because of what we love. The whole of life is the sifting of loves, the exposure of loves. Reading Mark 10:17-31 ESV (v. 23) And Jesus looked around … Continue reading

#8 Love Is the Gift of Freedom


Mark 10:21 (The Rich Young Ruler) Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in … Continue reading

#7 Abide in My Love


John 15:9 ESV As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love.  As Jesus was loved and lived in love, for love, from love…so He loves you, His born-again ones! In the same way, … Continue reading

#6 A Failure to Love God


After the Temptation and before the miracles, Jesus preached a sermon with a subject and a condition: From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17 NASB The subject … Continue reading

#5 Drink the Love of God


John 15:9 ESV As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love. Oswald Chambers in Faith: A Holy Walk – Drink deep and full of the love of God and you will not demand … Continue reading

#4 First We Were Loved, Now We Love


1 John 4:19 Message Bible First we were loved, now we love. God loved us first. There are three responses to the conviction of sin and the invasion of God’s love. I will not believe…(that I have sinned and) that … Continue reading

#3 He First Loved Us


1 John 4:19 NASB We love, because He first loved us.  We will never love unless we first know His love. But the old human nature that rejected Him and chose Satan lives in us, and that nature will die … Continue reading

#2 Receiving God’s Love


1 John 4:19 NASB We love, because He first loved us.  John the Baptist came first with the call for repentance: “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” When God brings the mirror of repentance, it is His … Continue reading

#1 The Lost Way


In the garden, we lost the real meaning of life and chose a path leading nowhere. We are born running on that endless path. So life becomes a pursuit of the ‘lost way,’ that purpose whose name we have forgotten. … Continue reading

Entering the Kingdom of the King


“‘Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven’ (Mt. 6:10). Jesus prayed for the kingdom. How astounding! We are so focused on the church that we’ve lost the kingdom.” Martha Kilpatrick, Entering the Kingdom Martha’s … Continue reading

#26 Our Secret Foundation


We have looked into discipleship and into the kingdom…and by no means are these subjects finished. But there is a secret foundation to both. Any structure is only as good as its foundation. Your hidden base determines the nature and … Continue reading

#25 The Kingdom Is at Hand


Matthew 4:17 NASB Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Literally, “at hand” meant that the kingdom had come close, it was standing before the people. The kingdom was present. Oh, to … Continue reading

#24 The Eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ


2 Peter 1:11 ESV …there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Years ago I searched for books on the kingdom. I found a number of books but … Continue reading

#23 Holy Spirit Provision


This morning I have a fresh appreciation of the Holy Spirit as the ONLY provision and the PERFECT provision of God for all our needs and all our responsibilities… From T. Austin-Sparks: “I may reason, and argue, and work things … Continue reading