DEVOTIONS – LOOKING FORWARD

2 Peter 3:13  “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” (NIV) At times, our world can be a very scary and unpredictable place. Changes challenge us constantly and most folks get...

DEVOTIONS – CHALLENGING THE CHURCH

Today’s Bible readings can be found here: Ezekiel 4:1-17 & 2 Peter 2:1-10. 2 Peter 2:2 Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. (NIV)    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find the letters at the end of the New...

DEVOTIONS – ALL OUR ANXIETIES

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. (NIV) The Greek word for anxiety is ‘merimna’ which means to be distracted, divided, to fall apart, or be split into pieces. It is a good description of something that we all experience when life hits...

DEVOTIONS – FIRST GENERATION

1 Peter 4:19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. (NIV) The First Christians must have been a very strong, faithful generation. They persevered through times of unjust persecution...

DEVOTIONS – LOVE WINS

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (NIV) This is one of my favorite verses in the New Testament. Being a dour Scottish Calvinistic Presbyterian, I often feel that my depravity, according to both Calvin &...

DEVOTIONS – DO NOT FEAR

Today’s Bible readings can be found at this link: Lamentations 5:1-22 & 1 Peter 3:13-22. 1 Peter 3:14 But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated. (NRSV) Fear is the instrument...
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