Devotionals

The Proper Perspective

Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ… —2 Corinthians 2:14The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as he can get, but it must be the highest. Be careful that you vigorously maintain…

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Nothing of the Old Life!

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. —2 Corinthians 5:17Our Lord never tolerates our prejudices— He is directly opposed to them and puts them to death. We tend to think that God …

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Walking in Obedience to the Promptings of God’s Spirit and His Command to Love: Lessons from Burning Man

Walking in Obedience to the Promptings of God’s Spirit and His Command to Love: Lessons from Burning Man

Many of the people at Burning Man are searching for something to satisfy them spiritually

Burning Man is an annual festival that draws over 70,000 people to the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada, during the week leading up to Labor Day. One of the c..

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What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery

What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery

Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?

I knew that Karl Barth, arguably the greatest Protestant theologian of the 20th century, had a decades-long affair with his personal assistant, Charlotte von Kirschbaum. But I didn’t know some of the..

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The Witness of the Spirit

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit… —Romans 8:16We are in danger of getting into a bargaining spirit with God when we come to Him— we want the witness of the Spirit before we have done what God tells us to do.
Why doesn’t God revea…

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Impulsiveness or Discipleship?

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith… —Jude 20There was nothing of the nature of impulsive or thoughtless action about our Lord, but only a calm strength that never got into a panic. Most of us develop our Christianit…

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Raqqa liberated: Now what?

Raqqa liberated: Now what?

Syria (MNN) – With all of the hype surrounding North Korea, the tit-for-tat Twitter wars surrounding the White House and policy issues, the roar over what’s happening in the Middle East has been downgraded to less urgent news.

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Is God’s Will My Will?

This is the will of God, your sanctification… —1 Thessalonians 4:3Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me— is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me everything that has been made possible through the atone…

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The Unheeded Secret

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.” —John 18:36The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes from the systems of the world. This work insists upon endless en…

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The Key to the Missionary’s Devotion

…they went forth for His name’s sake… —3 John 7Our Lord told us how our love for Him is to exhibit itself when He asked, “Do you love Me?” (John 21:17). And then He said, “Feed My sheep.” In effect, He said, &#8220…

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