Daily Devotionals with Bible Reading
Days of Heaven Upon Earth
A devotional by A. B. Simpson
Morning and Evening
A devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon
With a Bible reading for each Day
Daily Light On The Daily Path
A devotional by Samuel Bagster
A devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon
Counsel And Help
Making the Most of Life
Devotionals by J. R. Miller (1840-1912)
by Richard Sibbes
Read the Bible in Chronological Order
Old Testament New Testament
The Gospel of John – KJV
Also by John MacDuff
The Faithful Promiser
Grapes of Eschol
Our Daily Homily
A devotional of I Samuel – Job
by F. B. Meyer
Bible Thoughts & Themes
A great devotional from the Old Testament
by Horatius Bonar
Clarke's Scripture Promises
Great promises of the Bible
Compiled by Samuel Clarke
My Utmost for His Highest
A devotional by Oswald Chambers
Link used by permission
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose" by Jim Elliot
Missionary martyr who lost his life in the late 1950's trying to reach the Auca Indians of Ecuador
trivial npl 1 Things of little worth, importance or consequence.
But interesting and sometimes funny!
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Easter was early in 2008.
Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st Full Moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20th). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that the Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.
Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier, but that's pretty rare.
2008 was the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives, which was March 23rd! The last year it was this early was 1913, few of us were alive then. And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!
Here are the facts:
1. The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913.
2. The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818.
The following statement was found in the belongings of a young African Christian martyred for his faith.
Do you share this same commitment to Christ?
"I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lifted by prayer and labor by His power.
"My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, lamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living and dwarfed goals.
"My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is Heaven. My road is narrow; my way rough; my companions few; my Guide reliable; my vision clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the face of an adversary, negotiate at the table of an enemy, and ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
"I won't give up, shut up, or let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up and preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, HE WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM RECOGNIZING ME... MY BANNER WILL BE CLEAR!"
Short Messages by A. W. Tozer
SEEKING AFTER TRUTH
We live in a mixed-up kind of world in which many people are not at all sure of what they believe or what they ought to believe. Some churches advertise that way-you do not have to believe anything: "just be a seeker after truth." Some actually settle for poetry, siding with Edwin Markham who "saw his bright hand sending signals from the sun." I, for one, never had any such signals from God. We have Bibles everywhere and the gospel is preached faithfully. Yet men and women seek God in old altars and tombs-in dark and dusty places, and finally wind up believing that God is sending signals from the sun. Some folks get mad at me when I say that this kind of "seeking after truth" needs to be exposed. We need to double our efforts in telling the world that God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.It must be the Truth of God and the Spirit of God! Far from being an optional luxury in our Christian lives, the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit is a necessity!
In the scriptural accounts, there are many examples of men and women being tested, and I think it is plain that the Holy Spirit rarely tells a believer that he is about to be tested. Abraham was being tested when the Lord asked him to take his only son up into the mountain. He thought he was being ordered. He did not know he was being tested. Peter was unconsciously tested. Paul was tested and tried. There does come a time when we have heard enough truth and the Holy Spirit says, "Today this disciple is going to be tested." The people of Israel in their time of testing came to Kadesh-Barnea and instead of crossing into the promised land, they said, "We will not go over!" God simply let them make their own test and they flunked it! Are there any among us who have an honest desire to be Christlike? We should all be aware that every day is a day of testing. Some come to their own Kadesh-Barnea and turn back. What a solemn thought: that many of the persons whom God is testing will flunk the test!
More Short Messages
READING THE BIBLE
J. C. Ryle
1. READ THE BIBLE WITH AN EARNEST DESIRE TO UNDERSTAND IT.
Do not be content to just read the words of Scripture. Seek to grasp the message they contain.
2. READ THE SCRIPTURES WITH A SIMPLE, CHILDLIKE FAITH AND HUMILITY.
Believe what God reveals. Reason must bow to God's revelation.
3. READ THE WORD WITH A SPIRIT OF OBEDIENCE AND SELF-APPLICATION.
Apply what God says to yourself and obey His will in all things.
4. READ THE HOLY SCRIPTURES EVERY DAY.
We quickly lose the nourishment and strength of yesterday's bread. We must feed our souls daily upon the manna God has given us.
5. READ THE WHOLE BIBLE AND READ IT IN AN ORDERLY WAY.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable." I know of no better way to read the Bible than to start at the beginning and read straight through to the end, a portion every day, comparing Scripture with Scripture.
6. READ THE WORD OF GOD FAIRLY AND HONESTLY.
As a general rule, any passage of Scripture means what it appears to mean. interpret every passage in this simple manner, in its context.
7. READ THE BIBLE WITH CHRIST CONSTANTLY IN VIEW.
The whole Book is about Him. Look for Him on every page. He is there. If you fail to see Him there, you need to read that page again.