Devotionals

17 Feb Matthew 5:15

15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a [a]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Our faith in Christ was never intended to be covered up; rather, we are called to “give light” to those God places...

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16 Feb Matthew 5:14

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a [a]hill cannot be hidden; People who are being transformed by a personal relationship with Jesus are not to be hidden.  Just like a “city on a hill cannot be hidden,” Christ’s True Disciples need to be...

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15 Feb Matthew 5:13

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how [a]can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. After outlining the “principles” for living as Kingdom people and the...

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13 Feb 1 Peter 3:16

16 [a]and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. Peter shares two insights relative to persecution in this verse.  What does Peter say about a True Disciple’s attitude in...

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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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