Daily Devotions

Fathers Should be Fun | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

09 Jan Fathers Should be Fun Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Philippians 3:20-4:1 – But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my…

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8 Reasons to Wake Up Cheerful Every Day – Christian Article

03 Jan 8 Reasons to Wake Up Cheerful Every Day Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Philippians 3:12-16 – Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward…

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Jesus Makes Proud People Humble – Christian Article

27 Dec Jesus Makes Proud People Humble Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Philippians 2:5-8 – Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to…

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A Christian On Earth is Like A Traveler in a Foreign Country – Christian Article

20 Dec A Christian On Earth is Like A Traveler in a Foreign Country Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Philippians 1:27-30 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything…

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Could Your Suffering Be a Christmas Gift? – Christian Article

13 Dec Could Your Suffering Be a Christmas Gift? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Philippians 1:15–18 – Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every way, whether in…

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Every Christian is a Servant and Saint: Part 2 – Christian Article

06 Dec Every Christian is a Servant and Saint: Part 2 Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Philippians 1:1 – To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi If you had to pick one word to describe how God sees you, which word would you pick? Most people, I would presume, would say that God sees them as a “sinner”. God sees you as a “saint”. This might be shocking and is likely not something you…

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Joy to the World? | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

02 Dec Joy to the World? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful one. We are reminded of this fact every time we are shopping at the store or sitting in church to hear the seasonal festive song “Joy to the World”. But, if we are honest, joy is often the one gift we want but don’t get for the holidays. One poll found the following (1): 88% of…

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Four MORE Reasons Fear Is a Fraud – Christian Article

20 Nov Four MORE Reasons Fear Is a Fraud Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Pastor Mark and Grace Genesis 3:4-5 – But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have…

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The Absalom Spirit | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

14 Nov The Absalom Spirit Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Pastor Mark and Grace 2 Samuel 15:2-6 – And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. And when any man had a dispute to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And when he said, “Your servant is of such and such a tribe in Israel,” Absalom would say to him, “See,…

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Paul and Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

11 Jun Paul and Peter Posted at 05:05h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 2:11-14 – But when Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.…

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7 Things I’m Learning Studying Galatians – Christian Article

As I’m spending a few months preaching verse-by-verse through Galatians, I’ve kept a running list of contrasts in my journal. Here’s the latest list: God’s Laws & Your Conscience.God’s laws are for everyone. Your conscience is for you. Everyone should abide by God’s laws. Only you should abide by your conscience.  When you bind other people by your conscience, you are adding to God’s laws and becoming a legalist. Closed Hand & Open Hand.There are closed-handed issues that all Christians…

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Christians and Ice Cream Come in Different Flavors – Christian Article

07 Jun Christians and Ice Cream Come in Different Flavors Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 2:7-10 – On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), and when James and Cephas and John,…

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Church Hurt | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

06 Jun Church Hurt Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 2:4-6 – Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in – who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery – to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. And from those who seemed to be influential…

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Christians and Counterfeits | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

05 Jun Christians and Counterfeits Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 2:4-6 – Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in – who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery – to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. And from those who seemed to be…

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God Communicates, Leaders Confirm, Enemies Criticize – Christian Article

28 May God Communicates, Leaders Confirm, Enemies Criticize Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:11-12 – …the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. Galatians 2:1-2 – Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up because of…

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3 Gospel & Culture Options – Christian Article

31 May 3 Gospel & Culture Options Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:6-7 – I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. Have you ever moved homes? If so, I’m guessing you got rid of a…

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Boats and Barnacles | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

30 May Boats and Barnacles Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 2:1-2 – Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain. I have a friend who…

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God’s Grace Creates Your Testimony – Christian Article

28 May God’s Grace Creates Your Testimony Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:22-24 – And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they glorified God because of me. When applying for a job, it’s in your best interests to highlight the good things you…

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Means of Grace | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

27 May Means of Grace Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Carrigan Galatians 1:3 – Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians 15:10 – But by the grace of God I [Paul} am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Have…

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God’s Gospel Creates Your Testimony – Christian Article

24 May God’s Gospel Creates Your Testimony Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:22-24 – And I [Paul] was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they glorified God because of me. In the days of the early church, perhaps the most feared man was named Saul. He…

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Calling vs. Job | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

23 May Calling vs. Job Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:16b – …in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw…

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Redemption vs. Religion | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

21 May Redemption vs. Religion Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:13-14 – For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. A zealous devotion to any religion based upon human effort instead of God’s grace might…

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Paul Was Predestined | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

22 May Paul Was Predestined Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:15-16a – But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me… Some people turn from sin to Jesus for eternal salvation while others remain in sin away from Jesus for eternal damnation. Why? One clue in Scripture is the frequent use of words that, in their Old Testament…

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Revelation vs. Speculation | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

20 May Revelation vs. Speculation Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:11-12 – For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For fun, I recently put the simple word “God” into a search engine. In the first page of results, I was given…

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Grace Means Being Saved By Jesus’ Works – Christian Article

14 May Grace Means Being Saved By Jesus’ Works Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Galatians 1:1-5 – Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the…

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