Today's Devotions

Showcase: Christmas

  • Christmas all over the world by Julie Moore +

    See how Christmas-y we are? In our house we loooove Christmas. You know those houses you pass that are covered Read More
  • 'Zat, you Christmas? by Julie Moore +

    I guess, as a Christian, I am supposed to be going around pointing out to everyone that Jesus is "the Read More
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Reflection

Straight, Bible-Believing Christians Can Undermine God’s Plan for Marriage Too by Erik Raymond

Erik RaymondIt seems that everyone has an opinion about Gay Marriage, and these opinions are rarely ambivalent. Christians have (and rightly so) been outspoken in their opposition to a redefinition of marriage. This recasting of the institution of marriage is not, we would argue, a progressive and healthy advancement but rather a disastrous detour from what biblical, therefore, right and good.

Read more: Straight, Bible-Believing Christians Can Undermine God’s Plan for Marriage Too by Erik Raymond

READING THE BIBLE THROUGH THE CROSS by Chan Kilgore

chan-finalIf we study Scripture for the wrong reasons, we risk pride and self-righteousness. Reading the Bible through the lens of the cross helps us understand Scripture in context and teaches us humility and hope.

What is your motivation for reading the Bible?

The first and correct answer of course is to know God. However, perhaps more than any spiritual discipline, Bible study can become a blind pursuit of self-righteousness. Our quest for the knowledge of God can subtly become a way in which we compare ourselves to other Christians. We can come to believe that our great knowledge of Scripture means that we are spiritually mature. J.I. Packer, in his classic work Knowing God, writes,

We need to ask ourselves: What is my ultimate aim and object in occupying my mind with these things?

Read more: READING THE BIBLE THROUGH THE CROSS by Chan Kilgore

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Favorites

  • Mysterious and Unknown: Our Great God Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchanging Mysterious and unknown Your boundless love unfailing In grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight Read More
  • Our Great God by Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchangingMysterious, and unknownYour boundless love, unfailingIn grace and mercy shownBright seraphim in endless flightAround Your glorious throneThey raise Read More
  • This is my Father's world by Fernando Ortega +

    This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of Read More
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Fernando Ortega +

    Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyThe King of creationO my soul, praise HimFor He is thy health and salvationAll ye Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Inerrancy of Scriptures by Dr. Wayne Grudem (Systematic Theology, ch5) +

    Below is an outline from Dr. Grudem's teaching on inerrancy; at the end of the outline is a link to Read More
  • The Joy of the Lord: God's Promise in Scriptures +

    Neh 8:10b For the joy of the Lord is your strength. Ps 5:11 But let all those that put their Read More
  • God Hears Us--Scriptures to Meditate On +

      For they cried to the God in the battle, and He was entreated of them; because they put their Read More
  • God's Favor and Sufficiency--Scriptures to Mediate On +

    Deut 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy Read More
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