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365 Devotional Entries

Fun for Me, Harmful to Another

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 20 "But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ" (1 Cor. 8:12). Our family enjoys playing cards, so when we have a get-together in our home, card playing just happens. A couple of years ago our family invited a group of single adults over for fun and fellowship. Playing cards happened. One young lady brought a friend we didn't know with her; nor... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 20

Sexual Immorality, the Body, and the Kingdom of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 19 It is not politically correct to question anyone's sexuality or to "call out" another believer for sexual sin. Yet the Apostle Paul was unafraid to address sexual immorality or any other sin practiced by anyone in the church. He instructed the Corinthian believers to dissociate themselves from those claiming to know Christ, but practicing sin, "But now I have written to you not to keep company with... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 19

A Young Church in a Pagan Culture

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 18 Corinth is a city filled with merchants, entertainers, philosophers, athletes, and ex-soldiers-many who are sexually immoral and idolatrous. Into this mix, armed only with the gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul the church planter enters, outnumbered 600,000 to one. The Corinthians' only hope is the Gospel; therefore, untempered by political correctness and without eloquence and alliteration, Paul preaches the... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 18

Living in Overtime

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 17 Watching a game go into overtime, especially during an end of the season bowl game, keeps viewers and players alike tensely on edge. Watching a replay of a past sporting event where you already know the outcome, however, is much more relaxing. Tension builds as followers of Jesus all over the world ask questions such as, "Are we living in the last days?" and, "Are we moving toward a one-world... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 17

A Dangerous Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 10 Saul shamelessly tracks down and arrests gospel-adherents. A dangerous gospel indeed! So dangerous, that after meeting the resurrected Christ, Saul becomes a gospel-adherent and a gospel-proclaimer. He too will experience the dangerous nature of the Gospel, "He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 17

Paul and an Unreached People Group

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 16 Paul encounters an unreached people group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers and idolators in Athens. To them, as with all unreached peoples, the teaching about "Jesus and the resurrection" is "foreign" and "strange" (Acts 17:18, 20). Paul's conversation with the Athenians demonstrates how to engage an unreached people group: Paul begins at the beginning of the story, with the... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 16

The Glorious Providence of God

The ONE YEAR® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 15 Conflict occurs when Paul rejects Barnabas' proposal that John Mark accompany them on their second missionary journey, to visit those who had responded to the Gospel on their previous journey. Paul counter-insists that John Mark not accompany them-"that they should not take with them the one who had departed from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work" (Acts 15:38). Because of John... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 15

Conflict Accompanies the Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 14 Two types of conflict occur in the early church: conflict over doctrine and conflict over mission strategy and personnel. Cultural distinctions often cause conflict between people groups. The early church faces this conflict when the believers from various backgrounds come together, and some Jewish/Pharisee-background believers demand that Gentile-background believers be circumcised and keep the law, "It is... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 14

Legalism is a False Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 13 "I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ" (Galatians 1:6-7). Paul writes to Gentile-background believers in Galatia to expose the danger of legalism-works-based righteousness. His message also confronts Jewish-background... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 13

1st Century Missions Strategy

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 12 The early church sent out her best teachers to reach the world for Christ, "As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them" (Acts 13:2). Saul and Barnabas go "on the road" with the gospel, but it isn't a road trip like that of Christian celebrities today. It is rugged and difficult. It is also a... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 12

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