Devotion - April 8, 2014

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

Romans 8:18

The Comparison

This devotional thought is not for everyone. Rather it is for those of you who know what it is to suffer, because you are going through it right now.

As you read or listen to this message, some of you have joints that are screaming from rheumatoid arthritis. Some of you are miserable from chemotherapy.

Prayer: 

My Savior, stand beside me in my suffering. Strengthen me by your Spirit. Remind me that the pain is temporary. Remind me that the joy of heaven is eternal. Amen.

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Devotion - April 8, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 8:18.

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Devotion - April 1, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 8:1.

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Devotion - April 1, 2014

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1


In Rawlins, Wyoming, something unusual is waiting for you. What awaits is a guided tour of an old prison that closed in 1981. The entire tour is riveting. Anyone who has taken the tour, however, will tell you that your heart begins to beat a little faster when you climb the steps of a specific, small building. This is the death house.

Prayer: 

Dear Savior, because of you, only the joys of heaven await. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you! Amen.

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Devotion - March 18, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 4:1-5,13-17.
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Devotion - March 18, 2014

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." Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. … It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless, because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression. 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 4:1-5,13-17

You Gotta Have Faith

During the 1980’s singer George Michael had a catchy and popular hit song called “Gotta Have Faith.” While “Gotta Have Faith” is not a spiritual song, that song title does sum up nicely what God is saying through the apostle Paul in this section of Scripture.

In religious circles, and maybe even beyond, Abraham is pretty famous.

Prayer: 

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son Jesus to be my Savior. Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit working through your Word to give me faith that believes in Jesus as my Savior. Use that same powerful Word to keep me in the Christian faith until you bring me to my eternal home in heaven. Amen.

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Devotion - March 11, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 5:19.
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Devotion - March 11, 2014

“…through the obedience of the one Man the many will be made righteous.”

Romans 5:19

The One for The Many

Al Capone is a household name in American history. Al Capone is the notorious mob leader who ruled the city of Chicago with an iron fist in the 1920’s.

But there’s another name we would do well to know. The name of this man is Frank Loesch. Here is his story. It was the height of Al Capone’s power.

Prayer: 

Lord Jesus, when the curse of sin ruled us with an iron fist, you came. You shattered sin’s grip and washed us clean. Keep us close to you. And thank you! Amen.

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Devotion - February 13, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 8:35-39.

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Devotion - February 13, 2014

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:35-39

The Perfect Gift

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, now observed in many countries as a day celebrating love and affection.  Though the date may be different in different places, in most cases it has become a day on which cards and gifts are given as expressions of love.

Prayer: 

Dear Lord, thank you for convincing me that neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord. Amen.

For previous devotions in this series on the book of Romans, go here.

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