Jesus, the Man, was truly human so that He might fulfill humanity’s obligations to God by completely obeying God’s Law and suffering and dying for human disobedience Key Text: Matthew 1:1 1 Corinthians 15:45, 47 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit... 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven. Romans 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the…
Discover the Joy of Gratitude with the "Give Thanks" Devotional
Does reading the headlines each day stress you out? Are you already anxious about the hectic holiday season? The Bible instructs us not to spend our lives worrying—but that’s easier said than done. In addition to trying not to worry, is there something active we can do to keep our focus centered on Christ and …
Devotional: How Is Your Eyesight
Most of the time, you do not purposely misunderstand those around you. Rather, you simply see them – and their strengths – with fuzzy eyesight.
Devotional from Pastor Jim Cymbala
Sunday, March 26, 2017 “I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me.” (Jeremiah 33:8 NIV) When people are looking to fill a spot in a company or a sports team or some type of artistic competition, they look for talent or some potential that could be developed in the person. They may also go by the person’s resume and references showing what others think of them, and by…
Journey for the Heart Devotional: Out of the Way
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Thriving in Babylon: A New Devotional About How to Live for Christ in a Godless Society
Are you anxious about the results of today’s US presidential election? It’s natural to feel a bit nervous about whether or not “your team” will carry the day. As Christians, we know that with God firmly in control, anxiety and worry should not have any controlling hold on our minds. But that’s a truth that …
New Devotional: Learn the Prayer That Changed a Nation with "The Daniel Prayer"
Do you feel like there’s something missing in your relationship with God? Do you look around at the state of your church, your community, and your country, and wonder what could possibly bring about revival? It’s prayer! That sounds like a good answer to most Christians—but if we’re honest, do we truly feel that our …
Our New Devotional Asks: How Did God Wire You to Handle Money?
Have you ever wondered why you are wired the way you are when it comes to your finances? Our new devotional, "Seven Money Types," helps you find the answer.
The adult education class I was leading had just started with an opening prayer. The topic was stewardship and the use of our time, talents, and treasures. I had decided beforehand to give the next person to enter the room a five-dollar bill as a gift. When the door opened, and a woman came in, I pulled out the bill and handed it to her. When she asked why, I replied, “It is a gift for you. Use it in any way you…
Are you in pain…and it’s hard to even see God, forget about trusting him, in it? “Dogs naturally trust their master’s love. Human beings are not always that smart. You can learn...
In order to tap the endless resources of God, the believer must exercise faith by acting in obedience to God's Word. As the Apostle Paul explained to the Romans, "faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17, NKJV). When one is prompted by the Word of God or by the leadership of the Spirit, obedience to that prompting is an expression of faith. Such a response enables one to enter into partnership with God, and gives the assurance…
George Mueller hadn't faced a situation quite like it. Before him were 120 orphans, expectantly seated at long dinner tables. But something at this mealtime tested the mettle of Mueller's heart. On the dinner plates at that table was...nothing but water. Eager faces looked toward him, as if to say, "What's for dinner?" But he didn't know; the cupboard was bare and the icebox was empty. There was no milk, and no money to buy food or drink What was George to do?…
February 20 Do you know me? Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Sometimes I wonder where you are. Sometimes I think that you must not care about me and all my troubles. But I know that your words are written in the Bible and they tell me that you are always with me; even if my …
What do you expect when you pray When we pray with earnest expectation, we are exercising our faith. The earnest prayer of righteous people produces powerful results (James 5:16, NLT), and the most earnest prayers come from us when we recognize our need for God. There can be a natural tendency to shrink back when praying for the seemingly impossible, but we must remember that nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). If we know the promises that God has given us, and…
The Pursuit Devotional
I am a big fan of movies. In fact, thereâs no better way for me to kill two hours than by enjoying an action-packed blockbuster with a bucket of popcorn and the biggest Diet Coke sold at the snack bar. I am particularly fond of car chase scenes. I continue to be amazed at how Hollywood can come up with yet another new and creative way to smash up a vehicle. And it is most thrilling when the good guys (usually the…
Extravagant Generosity Devotional Guide
Today in worship we began our new series, Extravagant Generosity. One of the hopes during this time is that you might consider ways in which God has extravagantly blessed you -- in good times and in the hard times. The staff and members of the leadership team of PUMC has written a devotional guide for you and your family to read and to meditate on. Although devotional books were handed out during the services today, it may be more convenient to have…
Lenten Devotional February 20
One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the…
Lenten Devotional March 10
At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you." He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.' In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day-for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!" "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone…