Devotionals – Jesus

Devotions on the Life of Jesus in the Bible.

Wise Men Worship the Good Shepherd

Wise men

Wise men sought to find and worship the newborn King. Wise men and women still seek to find worship and the King. Matthew 2:1-4 – Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem. saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

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The Christmas Story: Fears, Impossibility, & Truth

Christmas Story

My Christmas Story The Christmas season is my favorite. I have so many wonderful memories and wonderful memories are still being made. While growing up, Christmas tree shopping was the most fun. We normally went Christmas tree shopping on Thanksgiving. For my family, Christmas tree shopping initiated the Christmas season. I remember running between trees looking for the perfect tree. I remember the smell of the pine. I remember the sound of the saw. The excitement registered even higher when our flighty Louisiana weather allowed a chill in the air. …

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No Respecter of Persons

No Respecter of Persons

No Respecter of Persons is a character trait of Jesus.  The gospel of John magnifies the message to the “whoevers.” Jesus offer of God’s gift of eternal life, to “whoever will,” is threaded through the fabric of John’s gospel. If you have been a Christian or in church for long , you are probably familiar with John 3:16.

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Atonement: God’s Chosen Avenue

Atonement

Atonement is a Bible doctrine in which there is a covering of sin or removal of sin. Why is atonement necessary? Romans 3:23 says “all have sinned.” Therefore, relationship between man and God was impossible because of their two opposing natures. God was holy and perfect. Man was unholy and sinful. God developed a plan based on His desire to have relationship with us regardless of our flaws. God’s plan of atonement dealt with sin and made a way for us to come into His holy presence. He ordained blood …

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Son of God: The Divinity of Jesus

Son of God

Son of God: The True Identity and Divinity of Jesus Matthew 14:33 – Jesus’ disciples identified Him as the son of God. Matthew 26:63 – Peter identified Jesus as the Son of God. Matthew 27:54; Mark 15:39 – The centurion on guard at Jesus’ crucifixion identified Jesus as the Son of God. Mark 1:1 – The author of the gospel of Mark identified Jesus as the Son of God. Mark 3:11, 5:7; Luke 4:41, 8:28, – Evil spirits identified Jesus as the Son of God. Luke 1:32 – The angel, …

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Benefits of Knowing God & His Word

Benefits

Benefits From Psalm 119. Last week in my blog post, A Light In the Dark World, I challenged those willing to take that challenge to read, study, mediate on Psalm 119 searching for the benefits of God’s word. If you didn’t take the challenge then, it’s not too late now! Psalm 119   16 Benefits of God’s word according to Psalm 119 God’s Word: Cleanses our way keeps us from sinning against God Revives us Strengthens us Brings mercy to us Brings salvation to us Causes us to hope Gives …

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“Why did God send salvation in the form of a baby?”

Merry, Merry, Merry, Christmas! We are taking a break in our Quest For Wholeness series to honor this beloved Christmas holiday. Today’s blog post will be the only one for the week and focuses on one of the many reasons to celebrate. Next week we will pick back up where we left off in our Quest For Wholeness series. In 2004, I prepared to teach a Christmas message with the key question, “Why did God send salvation in the form of a baby?”

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