Recently Added Devotionals

Following the presence of God
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 13, 2018

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
 
—Exodus 13:21

 
There are some people who believe that the Christian life should be an easy life. And yet, you and I know this isn’t a Scriptural perspective. After all, Jesus told us to expect life to be challenging.
 
But one of the extraordinary aspects of our faith is learning that God’s grace and presence are always with us… especially in the hard places. We see this so clearly in today’s verse where we find the newly liberated children of Israel being lead in daylight by a pillar of cloud, and at night by a pillar of fire.
 
Do you know what these two pillars are? They are the majestic presence of God, what’s known in Hebrew as the Shekinah glory of the Lord.
 
Can you imagine how comforting it must have been to look into the sky, by day or night, and see God’s glorious presence leading you? Do you wish God would lead you like that? Well, he can!
 
As you go through life’s dry and barren places, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and on his word. Step by step, you will discover the presence of almighty God leading you into all he has promised you.

AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE’S DRY AND BARREN PLACES, KEEP YOUR EYES FIXED ON JESUS AND ON HIS WORD.

 

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Victory is on the way!
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 12, 2018

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today.”
 
—Exodus 14:13

 
Do you know the saying, “Don’t just stand there, do something!”? Well, a while back I read a twist on this that said, “Don’t just do something, stand there!” I love this idea because human nature can make us panic and think, “I have to do something quick to save myself,” even if I don’t know what to do.
 
Well, I’m sure that had to cross the minds of the children of Israel. There they were with the Red Sea straight ahead of them and Pharaoh’s army about to overtake them. Panic had to be the theme of the day, but Moses wasn’t panicking.
 
While he may not have known exactly what God was going to do to deliver them from Pharaoh’s men, he knew that God was capable of the miraculous! So he spoke to God’s people and said, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today!”
 
And as you know, God did not disappoint! He parted the sea and allowed the Israelites to walk across on dry land. And when they had finished crossing, he vanquished their enemy before their eyes.
 
Listen! If you are in a dry and barren place wondering if you’re going to make it, just remember who’s fighting your fight!
 
“Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord!”

REMEMBER WHO’S FIGHTING YOUR FIGHT!

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Are you in a dry land?
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 9, 2018

Have you ever experienced times of spiritual drought in your life? Most of us have at some time, and it’s not unusual to feel like you’re stuck and getting nowhere fast. Well, I think this is probably just how the children of Israel felt when Moses was leading them toward the Promised Land.  

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God blesses unity!
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 8, 2018

Today’s verse contains one of the most remarkable statements recorded in Scripture. It says that God loves you and me just as he loves Christ Jesus. Isn’t that amazing? How does a perfect and holy God love us who are so imperfect and unholy? 

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The way to know God.
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 7, 2018

It’s an amazing thing to realize that we can know God. But do you know why it’s possible to know him? There’s really only one reason, and it’s because God wanted you and me to know him! 

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Your mighty advocate.
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 6, 2018

How would you feel right now if you knew that Jesus was in the room next to yours praying for you? Would you be filled with peace and confidence?

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Are Jesus’ priorities your own?
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 5, 2018

Do you know the priorities and passions of Jesus? Well, I’m sure many ideas come to mind, but Jesus actually revealed four priorities that were of upmost importance to him. And even more importantly, he has entrusted these priorities to you, me, and all Christ-followers.

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The crown of righteousness
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 2, 2018

It’s a wonderful thing to give your all to Christ and to live full-out for him. And that’s just the kind of life Jesus has called us to.

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Serve Him with confidence
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 1, 2018

The apostle Paul wrote the words of today’s verses while in prison and awaiting his execution. With clarity and strength of character Paul communicates that he is about to die, saying, "the time of my departure has come."

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Finding your purpose
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 31, 2018

Paul’s conversion to Christ is one of the greatest transformational encounters in all of Scripture. Do you remember the story?

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