Category: Devotions

Week 1, Day 1: How One Skeptic Viewed Jesus

Choosing Friends From then on Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.” So when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The… Read more »

Introduction

The modern age brings with it many new ways to feed our souls with Scripture. Podcasts, Christian radio ministries, mp3 recordings, Bible apps, Bible reading plans, magazines, books, websites, and many translations of the Bible have made access to Scripture easier than ever before. Yet in the wake of these benefits, we face a dilemma: How do… Read more »

Week 5, Day 1: Reflect on Sunday

Personal Reflections on Generosity “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their… Read more »

Week 4, Day 5: The Epitome of Generosity

God Rewards our Giving! “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their… Read more »

Week 4, Day 4: The Aim of Generosity

Aiming is Everything! “Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and… Read more »

Week 4, Day 3: An Excitement for Generosity

The Indescribable Gift “Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints, for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them. But I… Read more »

Week 4, Day 2: The Impact of Generosity

Contagious Generosity “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as… Read more »

Week 4, Day 1: Reflect on Sunday

Personal Reflections on Encouragement “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have… Read more »

Week 3, Day 5: A Concern of Encouragement

Asleep on the Job “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have… Read more »

Week 3, Day 4: The Complexity of Encouragement

Cheerleader, Teacher, or Coach? “We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the… Read more »