Devotionals

Enjoy our daily devotionals written by Pastor Randy Dubois of our Columbia City campus. You can also get these daily devotionals on Facebook, where Pastor Randy posts them daily on his personal Facebook. These devotionals can be used as another way to grow in your walk with Jesus and to grow in your understanding of God and His Word.

Life in the Spirit (Day 17)

Read Romans 8:1-17
 
   “Not guilty; let him/her go free.” What would those words mean to you if you were on death row? The fact is that the whole human race is on death row, justly condemned for repeatedly breaking God’s holy law. Without Jesus we would have no hope at all. But thank God! He has declared us not guilty and has offered us freedom from sin and power to do His will. 

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Struggling with Sin (Day 16)

Read Romans 7:14-25
 
   “Sold under sin” may be a reference to the old nature that seeks to rebel and be independent of God. If I, being a Christian, try to struggle with sin in my own strength, I will slip into the grasp of sin’s power. 

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God’s Law Reveals Our Sin (Day 15)

Read Romans 7:7-13
 
   Where there is no law, there is no sin, because people cannot know that their actions are sinful unless a law forbids those actions. God’s law makes people realize that they are sinners doomed to die, yet if offers no help. Sin is real, and it is dangerous. Imagine a sunny day at the beach. You plunge into the surf; then you notice a sign on the pier: “No swimming. Sharks.” Your day is ruined. Is it the sign’s fault? Are you angry with the people who put it up? The law is like the sign. It is essential, and we are grateful for it: but it doesn’t get rid of the sharks. 

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No Longer Bound By the Law (Day 14)

Read Romans 7:1-6
 
   When a person dies to the old life and accepts Christ as Savior, a new life begins. An unbeliever’s life is centered on his or her own personal gratification. Those who don’t follow Christ have only their own self-determination as their source of power. By contrast, God is at the center of a Christian’s life. God supplies the power for a Christian’s daily living. Believersfind that their whole way of looking at the world changes when they come to Christ. 

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Freedom to Obey God (Day 13)

Read Romans 6:15-23
 
   To obey with all your heart means to give yourself fully to God, to love Him with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind (Matthew 22:37). And yet so often our efforts to know and obey God’s commands can best be described as halfhearted. How do you rate your heart’s obedience? God wants to give you the power to obey Him with all your heart. 

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Jesus Gives The Great Commission (Day 70)

Read Mark 16:9-20
 
   When the two on the road finally realized who Jesus was, they rushed back to Jerusalem. It’s not enough to read about Christ as a personality or to study His teachings. You must also believe He is God, trust Him to save you, and accept Him as Lord of your life. This is the difference between knowing Jesus and knowing about Him. Only when you know Christ will you be motivated to share with others what He has done for you. 

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More Devotionals To Come!