Devotion - July 22, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 6:1b-11.

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Devotion - July 22, 2014

Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:1b-11


Sometimes we hear that we are forgiven and we still feel bad. When I was little and that happened to me, my dad would say, “Remember your baptism.” But I couldn’t remember it. When I got older, I realized that Dad meant, “Remember that you are baptized.”   

Baptism is not just simple water. It is water used by God’s command and connected to God’s Word.

Prayer: 

Dear Lord, when I hear that I am forgiven and I still feel bad, remind me that I am baptized, and keep me close to Jesus. Amen.

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Devotion - July 15, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 5:12,15.

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Devotion - July 15, 2014

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned...But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!

Romans 5:12,15

More Certain than Death

In a 1789 letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

A famous and often-quoted statement, but not entirely true.

Taxes cannot be said to be certain. Ruling authorities may or may not require the payment of taxes.

Prayer: 

O Lord, thank you for your undeserved love and the gift that comes by your grace—the gift of life through Jesus. May I live today in confidence, knowing that death has been overcome and life reigns. Through Jesus, Amen.

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Devotion - July 10, 2014

Daily devotion from Proverbs 10:19.

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Devotion - July 9, 2014

Daily devotion from Exodus 19:2-8a.

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Devotion - July 9, 2014

After the Israelites set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.

Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, "This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.

Prayer: 

LORD, you alone know my many faults, sins and shortcomings. Forgive me, O LORD, and renew my spirit each day that I may live for you more and more. Amen.

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Devotion - July 8, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 5:8.

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Devotion - July 8, 2014

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

When God Chose to Love Us

Some years ago, actor Harrison Ford starred in a motion picture entitled, Regarding Henry. Ford portrays a man by the name of Henry Turner. Henry is a successful Manhattan lawyer. He is also callous, cruel, adulterous, unethical and self-absorbed. His toxic personality made life miserable for his wife and daughter. The family is on the verge of collapse.

Prayer: 

Lord Jesus, at a time when I was nothing but sin, you died for me. Now I’m yours by faith alone. Move me by your Spirit to live my life for you. Amen.

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Devotion - July 1, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 4:20-21.

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