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.


 

 

Paul’s Final Greetings (Day 26)

Read 1 Corinthians 16:19-24
 
   Aquila and Priscilla were tentmakers whom Paul had met in Corinth (Acts 18). They followed Paul to Ephesus and lived there with him, helping to teach others about Jesus (Romans 16). Many in the Corinthian church would have known this Christian couple. They are mentioned in Acts 18; Romans 16; and 2 Timothy 4. 

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Faith Brings Joy (Day 10)

Read Romans 5:1-11
 
   We now have peace with God, which may differ from peaceful feelings such as calmness and tranquility. Peace with God means that we have been reconciled with Him. There is no more hostility between us, no sin blocking our relationship with Him. Peace with God is possible only because Jesus paid the price for our sins through His death on the cross. 
Paul states that, as believers, we now stand in a place of highest privilege. Not only has God declared us not guilty; He has drawn us close to Himself. Instead of being enemies, we have become His friends: in fact, His own children (John 15; Galatians 4). 

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Mark: A Walk With Our Savior (Day 46)

Read Mark 11:1-11
 
THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY
 
This was Sunday of the week that Jesus would be crucified, and the great Passover festival was about to begin. Jews came to Jerusalem from all over the Roman world during this week-long celebration to remember the great exodus from Egypt (Exodus 12). Many in the crowds had heard of or seen Jesus and were hoping He would come to the Temple (John 11:55-57). 
 
Jesus did come, not as a warring king on a horse or in a chariot, but as a gentle, peaceable king on a donkey’s colt, just as Zechariah 9:9 had predicted. Jesus knew that those who would hear Him teach at the Temple would return to their homes throughout the world and announce the coming of the Messiah.
 
The people exclaimed “Hosanna,” literally meaning “to save us,” because they recognized that Jesus was fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9, and probably they were still looking for Jesus to save them from the Roman government. They did not realize that in shouting out “Save us,” was what Jesus was riding into Jerusalem to do: to die on a cross and save them from their sins. They spoke of David’s kingdom because of God’s words to David in 2 Samuel 7:12-14. The crowd correctly saw Jesus as the fulfillment of these prophecies, but they did not understand where Jesus’ kingship would lead Him. This same crowd cried, “Crucify Him!” when Jesus stood trial only a few days later.