Devotionals

A Bondservant of Jesus

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me… —Galatians 2:20These words mean the breaking and collapse of my independence brought about by my own hands, and the surrendering of my life to the supremacy of the L…

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Obedience or Independence?

If you love Me, keep My commandments. —John 14:15Our Lord never insists on obedience. He stresses very definitely what we ought to do, but He never forces us to do it. We have to obey Him out of a oneness of spirit with Him. That is why whenever our Lo…

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“You Are Not Your Own”

Do you not know that…you are not your own? —1 Corinthians 6:19There is no such thing as a private life, or a place to hide in this world, for a man or woman who is intimately aware of and shares in the sufferings of Jesus Christ. God divides the privat…

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The Trial of Faith

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed…nothing will be impossible for you. —Matthew 17:20We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, and it may be so in the initial stages. But we do not earn anything through faith— faith brings us into t…

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Faith

Without faith it is impossible to please Him… —Hebrews 11:6Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense in opposition to faith demonstrates a mistaken reliance on reason as the basis f…

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Substitution

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. —2 Corinthians 5:21The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy for us. Yet the New Testament view is that He took…

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Justification by Faith

If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. —Romans 5:10I am not saved by believing— I simply realize I am saved by believing. And it is not repentanc…

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The Method of Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations… —Matthew 28:19Jesus Christ did not say, “Go and save souls” (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but He said, “Go…make disciples of all the nations…

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What is a Missionary?

Jesus said to them again, “…As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” —John 20:21A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as He was sent by God. The great controlling factor is not the needs of people, but the command of Jesus. The s…

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Submitting to God’s Purpose

I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. —1 Corinthians 9:22A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man or woman of great worth and excellence in the midst of a multitude of meager and worthless things. Never pr…

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