Category Archives: Daily devotional

Be vs. Do, pt. 5 – Faith to BE

November 13 The gospel message is that Jesus came to do everything necessary to make us vessels suitable for divine habitation. He came to deal (completely) with our sinfulness – and with everything that sin had done to effect our … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do, pt. 4 – The Whole Point

November 12 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…” (Eph. 2:10) We have been talking about being vs. doing – and the vital importance of seeing ourselves in light of God’s provision, through the … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do; pt. 3 – The Futility of Doing

November 9 “I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing…” (Romans 7:19) We have been talking about the importance of “being” rather than “doing.” Jesus came to … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do; pt. 2 – BE God’s Temple

November 6 “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) God calls us to a life of “being,” not doing. He is not looking for … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do

November 5 The very foundation of true Christianity involves a remarkable identity change for us who have embraced Jesus and what He has done for us. The New Testament is replete with polar contrasts… what we were (before Jesus) and … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are, pt. 7 – Light in the Lord

November 2 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8) Over the past two weeks we have been talking about the amazing contrast between what we were (before committing our hearts to Jesus) … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective on Halloween

Considering the day, I thought I would take a pause from our “Were vs. Are” Series to offer some thoughts on a day that is quite controversial in Christian circles… October 31 I have a friend who, many years ago, … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 6 – Whole

October 30 “…By His wounds you are healed.” (1Peter 2:24) We were once broken. Shattered. Twisted. Beaten down. Now we are healed. Whole. The very essence of healing, in the Scriptures, is a return to wholeness. Sickness. Disease. Mental illness. … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 5 – Holy

October 29 “For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” (Ephesians 1:4) There are two prominent thoughts expressed in this verse… One) God chose us to be His before … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 4 – Righteousness of God

October 26 “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Scripturally speaking, our salvation is a package deal. Included in the … Continue reading

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