Devotionals

12 Feb Acts 5:41

41 So they went on their way from the presence of the [a]Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name. What was Peter and the apostles’ response after being flogged by the religious leaders?  In what ways is their response consistent with Jesus’ instructions in Matthew...

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11 Feb Matthew 5:12

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Jesus concludes this section on persecution with instructions on how we should respond to persecution because of our living for Him…”rejoice and be...

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10 Feb Matthew 5:12

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Jesus goes on to describe some of the ways True Disciples should expect to be persecuted because of their relationship with Him?  Have...

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09 Feb 2 Timothy 3:12

12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. What is Paul’s message to Timothy relative to “all who desire to live a godly life” and the prospect for persecution?  In what ways have you experienced persecution for living a life that glorifies...

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08 Feb Matthew 5:10

10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This week we conclude our study of the Beatitudes with Jesus speaking of those “who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of...

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06 Feb Romans 12:17-18

17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. [a]Respect what is right in the sight of all men.18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. What is Paul’s direction relative to “conflict management” for the Christ followers in Rome?  Paul is giving...

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05 Feb Matthew 5:9

9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Jesus then said “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  Jesus was telling His disciples that the inner peace we have through Him should be evident to those in the...

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04 Feb 1 John 3:1-3

3 See [a]how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what...

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03 Feb Matthew 5:8

8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Jesus next spoke of the “pure in heart,” those who are set apart for God.  Jesus says the pure in heart will “see God.”  Have you accepted Christ and received His cleansing work in your life?  Are...

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02 Feb Ephesians 5:1-2

5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved [a]you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God [b]as a fragrant aroma. What does Paul tell the Christ followers in Ephesus to do in these verses?  When you consider God’s...

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