DAILY DEVOTIONS

The Wife
May 25th, 2022
Out of a healthy and loving relationship with the living Christ should flow the heart to obey the relationship imperatives that Paul sets forth in his letter to the Colossians. Here’s the first one:Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. (Colossians 3:18, NKJV)Three obvious points that need to be noted:This is directed to the wife – not the husbandA wife is to submit to HER ...
A Heathy Relationship with the Living Christ
May 24th, 2022
Ok, friends, let’s get right to it! Here are some qualities of a healthy relationship with the living Christ (and you could probably add some more):It’s a relationship initiated by Christ -- He loved us firstIt’s a growing relationship – not a perfect one – but one that will be completed at a later dateIt’s a relationship that is dependent on the working of the Holy Spirit in us – not our personal...
Religion vs Relationship
May 23rd, 2022
This week we’re going to get into some sticky, perhaps inconvenient, and often maligned words about relationships – all from a portion of Paul’s letter to the Colossians. But first, we need a bit of preparation, so we can approach those passages in the proper spirit.Christianity has taken quite a hit in recent decades; and I am confident it’s not a problem with the message. For some reason (and I ...
In the Spirit and In Truth
May 21st, 2022
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24, NIV)This is part of an interesting dialog between Jesus, a Jew, and an unnamed Samaritan woman with quite a relationship history. In Jesus’...
Let Them Eat Cake!
May 20th, 2022
This week we are discussing Colossians 3 as part of our “Jesus Is…” series.Recently my wife and I enjoyed a home-cooked meal at the home of some friends. The hostess is an excellent cook, so everything was delicious; but I need to talk about the strawberry cake. (Cue Homer Simpson - “Mmmmm… cake”.) This cake was fantastic and so rich that two slices that came home with us ended up being six servin...