Daily Devotionals

Stages of the Cross: Week 5 - Monday

When Jesus saw His mother standing there beside the disciple He loved, He said to her, "Dear woman, here is your son." And He said to this disciple, "Here is your mother." John 19:26-27a Can you imagine the sight? Jesus, hanging on a cross, looking at His beloved mother, Mary. Can you imagine...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 - Saturday

There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 As believers, we are on a rescue mission to bring as many people to faith in Christ as we possibly can. After all, how can we live any other way knowing that the lives of those...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 - Friday

"I tell you the truth, those who listen to My message and believe in God who sent Me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life." John 5:24 When given a gift, we do nothing to earn it, right? If we had to earn it, that gift...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 - Thursday

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever." Revelation 21:4 Right now, we are seeing just how broken, messed up, and full of pain this world is. Sickness and death seem to be all around us. Loneliness...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 - Wednesday

Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 I have a confession today: I do not like camping. Oh, I am all about bonfires and s'mores, but I am not a fan of the whole "sleeping in a tent" thing...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 - Tuesday

God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8 Who was the last person you bought a present for? Can you imagine if that person opened their present from you and then offered to pay you for the present? I certainly can't!...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 - Monday

And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with Me in paradise." Luke 23:43 Why is it that when certain people who have been miraculously rescued from a life full of sin come to Christ, our first instinct is to doubt them? We may often question their sincerity. We may doubt that God...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 3 - Saturday

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 I must confess that in our study of forgiveness this week, I realized that there is someone who I have not forgiven, even though I have not seen that person in years...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 3 - Friday

Those who have been born into God's family do not make a practice of sinning, because God's life is in them. So they can't keep on sinning, because they are children of God. 1 John 3:9 Yesterday we talked about the fact that because of Jesus' death and resurrection, He offers forgiveness. As we...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 3 - Thursday

But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9 I often have a difficult time apologizing. It is certainly humbling because apologizing requires that we admit that we were wrong to another person. It requires...

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