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 […]

08/29/23 Daily Devotion – Do you forget this, too?

“But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.” (2 Corinthians 7:6, […]

08/27/23 Daily Devotion – Why we ought to do good works!

“Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV84) There is only one way to rightfully teach and understand why we as Christians ought to do good works. All other approaches lead to bad practices […]

08/25/23 Daily Devotion – Watch those stumbling blocks!

“We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.” (2 Corinthians 6:3 NIV84) There is a bit of Paul that needs to rub off on all of us in ministry today. We seem to be driven by events, special-interest ministries and budgets. In the spirit of true discipleship, […]