Reading the Bible Together Can Change Your Life

Song of Songs 1:16a – Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful.  This is an excerpt from the new book “Real Romance: Sex in the Song of Songs”. To purchase the book, click here, and to access the sermon series that accompanies these devos and this book, click here.  I (Grace) had enough conviction left to … Read more

How is Jesus the hero of the Bible?

The opening line of Scripture introduces us to its Hero, God, who is revealed throughout the rest of the pages of Scripture. In the closing line of the New Testament we are reminded that our hope is in “The grace of the Lord Jesus”. Thus, the written Word of God reveals to us the incarnate … Read more

The Ground War of Ministry

Nehemiah 8:9 – And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. In … Read more

The Air War of Ministry

Nehemiah 8:4a – And Ezra stood on a wooden platform that they had made for the purpose. Ezra’s lengthy sermon summarized the Pentateuch (meaning book in five parts), the first five books of the Bible written by Moses. Listening to the sermon were every man and woman who was old enough to understand what was … Read more

6 Stages of Maturity

Genesis 29:28 – Jacob did so, and completed her week. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.  1 Corinthians 13:11 – When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. … Read more

Tricking the Trickster

Genesis 29:25 – And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?” In yesterday’s devo, we read how Jacob finally arrived at his uncle Laban’s house, seemingly free and … Read more

A Seven-Year Promise

Genesis 29:18 – Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” After beginning his relationship with God on the way, Jacob finally arrives at the home of his uncle Laban, who is the brother of his mother, Rebekah. There, Jacob is welcomed into the family. What transpires … Read more