June 2004 Previous Devotionals
The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
But Moses said to the LORD, "Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?"
Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"I [Darius King of Persia] issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
... I will celebrate before the LORD.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
"But will God really dwell on earth with men? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!"
But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.
... what counts is a new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.
But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven."