Devotions: 3 John

A devotion based on 3 John 1:3. John was not just a theologian, he was a pastor. As much as he liked to talk about God, he also was very interested in what was happening […]

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Devotions: 2 John

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on 2 John 1:7. Not a lot of people read 2 John (less read 3 John) but there is some important teaching here. Some of it is a continuation of what John […]

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Devotions: 1 John

A devotion based on 1 John 1:8. John’s first letter is rich in practical theology. The letter is an attempt to demonstrate what the Christian life is supposed to look like. One of the areas […]

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Devotions: Jude

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Jude 3. Like James, Jude was a half-brother of Jesus. His letter may be short but is filled with both theological and pastoral truth. One of Jude’s main concerns is the […]

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Devotions: 2 Peter

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on 2 Peter 1:16. Peter came from humble beginnings as a fisherman from Galilee. He was called from his nets by Jesus and eventually became a part of Jesus’ inner circle. Despite […]

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Devotions: 1 Peter

A devotion based on 1 Peter 2:12. In his first letter, Peter writes to a church that is under pressure. They are experiencing persecution and it is making the Christian life difficult. It is always […]

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Devotions: James

A devotion based on James 3:9. The letter of James is one of the most practical letters in the New Testament. James, who was the half-brother of Jesus, was not interested in purely theoretical aspects […]

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Devotions: Hebrews

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Hebrews 4:15. The author of Hebrews is writing to Christians, probably of Jewish origin, who are struggling with their faith. Should they remain Christians or should they return to their former Judaism? […]

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Devotions: 1 Timothy

A devotion based on 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Paul lived in the Roman Empire which included something called the Pax Romana or Roman peace. This was a double-edged sword (pun intended). On one hand, some nations […]

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Devotions: 2 Thessalonians

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on 2 Thessalonians 1:3. A thanksgiving was a normal part of an ancient letter. Paul took what was a routine section of a letter and infused it with meaning. When Paul says […]

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Devotions: 1 Thessalonians

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on 1 Thessalonians 4:14. In 1 Thessalonians, Paul is dealing with a problem that is hard for us to imagine in our modern context. Christians in the early church thought that Jesus […]

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Devotions: Colossians

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Colossians 4:3. Paul was a super-Christian. He was so close to Jesus that whenever he wanted something he just needed to call in a favour. Paul was so powerful that his […]

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Devotions: Philippians

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Philippians 1:12-13. Paul had a rough life. A number of times in his life he went through some very difficult circumstances. Beatings, imprisonment, you name it, Paul had it. Philippians is […]

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Devotions: Ephesians

A devotion based on Ephesians 2:8-9. A key part of Paul’s theology is salvation of grace. This was very personal to Paul. As a Pharisee, Paul worked hard to fulfill the commandments of both the […]

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Devotions: Galatians

A devotion based on Galatians 1:6-7. These verses are key to the entire letter to the Galatians. Paul was upset the Galatians were considering abandoning the true Gospel of God. The Gospel that Paul preached […]

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Devotions: 1 Corinthians

A devotion based on 1 Corinthians 15:17. In this chapter, Paul is providing an extended treatment on the resurrection, both of Jesus and of believers at the return of Jesus. The reason for this is […]

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Devotions: Romans

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Romans 8:15. In this passage, Paul is describing the identity of the Christian. One of the things essential for the Christian is the Holy Spirit. But the Holy Spirit is not […]

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Devotions: Acts

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Acts 16:30. In this story, God releases Paul and Silas from jail in the city of Philippi. When the jailer discovered what had happened, he was prepared to commit suicide as […]

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Devotions: Malachi

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Malachi 1:8. The Old Testament provides very clear guidelines for the sacrifices offered to God. Because God is holy and righteous, only the best animals are to be sacrificed. In the […]

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Devotions: Zechariah

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Zechariah 4:6. Zechariah was prophesying during a very dark time for Judah. The nation had been destroyed. Although the exile was technically over and people were coming back, the situation was […]

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Devotions: Haggai

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Haggai 2:5. The context of this passage was a very difficult time for Judah. Although the exile was technically over, things were not as prosperous as people had hoped. The Temple […]

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Devotions: Zephaniah

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Zephaniah 3:9. Like many of the minor prophets, Zephaniah speaks of judgment. There will be judgment on both Judah and the nations. The nations are the gentiles or the non-Jewish peoples. […]

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