April 2009 Previous Devotionals
To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber...
I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God — that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.