09/10/23 Daily Devotion – A benediction for life!

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV84) If you’re anything like me, the benediction simply means “the end.”  When I see it coming closer and closer in my Sunday bulletin, I know we are […]

09/09/23 Daily Devotions – ‘Finally, brothers…’

“Finally, brothers, good-bye. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV84) Who of us doesn’t want God’s love and peace present with us at all times? When we experienced it the first time it […]

09/08/23 Daily Devotion – Truth does matter!

“For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.” (2 Corinthians 13:8 NIV84) Take this sentence, “For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth,” to people at a university campus, a high school anywhere in the country, even the White House, and you would be surprised […]

09/06/23 Daily Devotion – False apostles

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Cor. 11:13&14 NIV84) It’s one thing to fight enemies that are outside your group. They are easy to recognize and, therefore, to deal with. But what do you do […]

09/05/23 Daily Devotion – Let’s do some boasting today!

“But, ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.’” (2 Corinthians 10:17 NIV84) Seriously, I understand the importance of biblical humility. I understand the importance of avoiding boasting in ourselves. When we place ourselves in the forefront, the picture is quite unbecoming. But what about boasting in the Lord? When was the last time you […]

09/03/23 Daily Devotion – God’s indescribable gift!

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Cor. 9:15 NIV84) It’s not that people haven’t tried. Writers of the Scriptures used adjectives like love, grace, mercy, hope, joy, peace, deep, wide, East and West in attempts to describe God’s gift to us. During the last 2,000 years, millions of poems, hymns, and books […]

09/02/23 Daily Devotion – The secret to stewardship!

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor. 9:7 NIV84) Stewardship is a tough thing for us Christians to grow into. It challenges us at the very line between faith and reason. God has created us to […]