06/01/22 Daily Devotion – True hope = Christ in you!

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27, NIV84) What is the “hope of glory”?  It is a hope that clings to the certainty that, just as Jesus lives within us through this life, we will […]

05/30/22 Daily Devotion – The hope that SAVES you!

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been […]

02/4/22 Daily Devotion – Conversational Witnessing!

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6, NIV) One of the most effective ways that we have to share the love of Christ with the people around us is in our everyday conversations. So, it is no surprise that this is […]

02/1/22 Daily Devotion – Why do you do what you do?

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17, NIV) Have you ever asked the question, “What am I doing all this for?”  This is a very important question. It is critical that we understand our […]

01/31/22 Daily Devotion – Are you Firmly Rooted?

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” (Col. 3:16 NIV) Paul’s appeal in this verse is for us to “let the word of Christ dwell in us […]

01/29/22 Daily Devotion – Peace!

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15 NIV) First, I want to say that I do not think the concept of “peace” in the Scriptures can be overemphasized. I believe the concept of true peace goes back to […]

01/28/22 Daily Devotion – You are chosen and loved by God!

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Colossians 3:12–14, […]

01/27/22 Daily Devotion – Daily Death to Self!

“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature…since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. ” (Colossians 3:5&10, NIV) This morning we continue to look at a repetitive theme for Paul.  […]