Short Devotion : 1 John 2:2

Short Devotion : 1 John 2:2

“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:2 Atonement is an activity that provides recompense for past wrongdoings. In the Old Testament, God required the Israelites to make sacrifices on the...
Short Devotion : Philippians 2:8

Short Devotion : Philippians 2:8

“And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:8 Jesus chose to die in obedience to God. Jesus’ sacrifice was “once and for all” (Hebrews 10:10). God doesn’t ask this of his people....
Short Devotion : Ephesians 5:2

Short Devotion : Ephesians 5:2

“Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:2 Jewish people were familiar with the “fragrant offerings” and sacrifices that were required in the Old Testament. Paul...
Communion : What is real love?

Communion : What is real love?

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins” (1 John 4:10 NLT) John starts with the words, “This is real love …” so John is about to describe love for us. But first, he wants us to...
Short Devotion: Luke 21:3

Short Devotion: Luke 21:3

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live...