Devotion - March 14, 2015

If Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.

Romans 8:10


John Bacon was a sculptor. And he was a good one. In fact, even during Bacon’s lifetime, Great Britain recognized him as a genius. Some of the most famous places in England eagerly commissioned him to work his magic. Today his astounding sculptures live on. They continue to awe and inspire, from Oxford to Bristol Cathedral to Westminster Abbey and beyond.

John Bacon died in 1799.

Prayer: 

Lord Jesus, there are so many pressing matters in my life. Give me focus. Empower me to rivet my eyes of faith on what is truly important. Move me to fix my eyes on you. Amen.

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Devotion - March 14, 2015

Daily devotion from Romans 8:10.

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Devotion - February 28, 2015

Daily devotion from Romans 4:1-3,16-17.

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Devotion - February 28, 2015

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." … Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.

Romans 4:1-3,16-17


God picked Abraham, who was born hundreds of years after the Flood, for a special purpose. God said, “...

Prayer: 

Dear Holy Spirit, thank you for bringing me to believe in Jesus as my Savior through your holy Word and sacraments.  Please help me to appreciate always the rich faith heritage I have together with father Abraham.

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Devotion - February 21, 2015

Daily devotion from Romans 5:12-19.

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Devotion - February 21, 2015

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—for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. 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! Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

Romans 5:12-19


Your DNA (the information code that God employs to define every cell in your body) is exposed to damage from things such as sunlight, X-rays, hurtful chemicals in food, and the environment . . . and perhaps even by your cell phone. The result is that each cell has to repair as many as 500,000 DNA lesions every single day!

Prayer: 

Dear Jesus, thank you for the huge gift you have given me in reversing the effects of our sin-damaged DNA by giving me eternal life through faith in you. Walk with me each day and keep me always aware of the eternity that's coming. Amen.

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Devotion - January 23, 2015

Daily devotion from Romans 8:18.

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Devotion - January 23, 2015

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Romans 8:18

In Christ Jesus you are free! An earlier verse from Romans chapter 8 tells us: "There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (8:1). You are free from condemnation! Free from guilt! Free from every divine consequence for breaking God's law!

But do you feel free? You might not. Nothing is ever easy.

Prayer: 

Dear Lord, have mercy on me in my distress. Forgive my sins. Grant me relief, according to your will. Fill my heart with the sure hope of heaven, through Jesus Christ my Savior. Amen.

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Devotion - January 16, 2015

Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Romans 5:5


“I hope we have decent weather for our trip this weekend.” “I hope the wait at the restaurant isn’t too long tonight. I don’t want to miss the movie.” “I hope I get a raise this year.” “I hope the test results come back negative.”

There are many things that we hope for in our lives. Sometimes our hopes and dreams are realized.

Prayer: 

Gracious Lord, you know all of my hopes and dreams that have resulted in disappointment and heartbreak. Please send your Holy Spirit to comfort my heart and give me joy in the certain hope that comes from you. In Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen.

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Devotion - January 16, 2015

Daily devotion from Romans 5:5.

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