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.


 

 

A Call to Orderly Worship (Day 21)

Read 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
 
   In worship, everything must be done with propriety and in an orderly fashion, especially when the gifts of the Holy Spirit are being exercised. When there is chaos and disorder in the church, God cannot work, for he is not a God of confusion but of peace. 

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The Jews and The Law (Day 5)

Read Romans 2:17-29
 
   Paul explained to the Jews that they needed to teach themselves, not others, by their law. They knew the law so well that they had learned how to excuse their own actions while criticizing others. But the law is more than a set of rules: it is a guideline for living according to God’s will. It is also a reminder that we cannot please God without a proper relationship with Him. As Jesus pointed out, withholding what rightfully belongs to someone else is stealing (Mark 7), and anyone who looks at a woman with lust in his eyes has committed adultery with her in his heart (Matthew 5). Before we accuse others, we must look at ourselves and see if sin, in any form, exists within us.

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Mark: A Walk With Our Savior (Day 41)

Read Mark 10:13-16
 
JESUS BLESSES THE CHILDREN
 
   To feel secure, all children need is a loving look and gentle touch from someone who cares. They believe us because they trust us. Jesus said that people should trust in Him with this kind of childlike faith. We do not have to understand all the mysteries of the universe; it should be enough to know that God loves us and provides forgiveness for our sin. This doesn’t mean that we should be childish or immature, but we should trust God with a child’s simplicity and receptivity. 
Jesus was often criticized for spending too much time with the wrong people: children, tax collectors, and sinners (Matthew 9; Luke 15 & 19), Some including the disciples, thought Jesus should be spending more time with important leaders and the devout, because this was the way to improve His position and avoid criticism. But Jesus didn’t need to improve His position. He was God, and He wanted to speak to those who needed Him most.