Daily Devotions

WHAT WAS PETER’S FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS LIKE?: A Study in 1 Peter – Christian Article

11 Jun WHAT WAS PETER’S FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS LIKE?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Like most relationships, the way we make a new friend is often by an old friend introducing us to someone they know but we do not. The same is true of what Christians call evangelism. In its simplest form, evangelism is someone who is friends with Jesus introducing a friend to Jesus so that they can be…

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Four Ways A Day Off is Practice for Heaven – Christian Article

04 Jun Four Ways A Day Off is Practice for Heaven Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Hebrews 4:9-11 – So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.  The entire point of Sabbath rest that is…

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What are the rewards awaiting Christians in Heaven? – Christian Article

29 May What are the rewards awaiting Christians in Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In this life, people are motivated to work hard and invest smart so that their efforts are rewarded with a return on investment. When it comes to eternity in God’s Kingdom of Heaven, however, there is a common misperception that all of one’s doing of the “good works” (Ephesians 2:10) that God has given us in this life are for naught…

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Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 5): 3 Reasons for Hope from the Bible – Christian Article

22 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 5): 3 Reasons for Hope from the Bible Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll One of the most painful counseling sessions I have ever sat in as a pastor was with a godly young couple. Sitting in my office, they began by smiling as we opened in prayer together. I had no idea what they wanted to discuss with me and so I asked them how I could serve…

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Will we be married in the Kingdom of Heaven? – Christian Article

15 May Will we be married in the Kingdom of Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll On earth, my favorite person is my wife Grace and my favorite place is wherever Grace is. We’ve been together since March 12, 1988. Thinking about life without her for one day, let alone eternally every day, sounds more like hell than heaven to me. Many people feel the same, which is why they wonder if they will still be…

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Heaven is a Garden: Everyone at the Park, Golf Course, Or On Vacation Wants Jesus – Christian Article

04 May Heaven is a Garden: Everyone at the Park, Golf Course, Or On Vacation Wants Jesus Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Genesis 2:8 – God planted a garden in Eden…and there he put the man whom he had formed. Revelation 22:1-2 – The angel showed me the river of the water of life…flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of…

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Resurrection #3: How Did Old Testament Jews View the Afterlife? – Christian Article

08 Apr Resurrection #3: How Did Old Testament Jews View the Afterlife? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Judaism believed in the resurrection of an individual from death in the middle of history. Rather, their understanding was that their entire nation alone would rise from death together at the end of history. William Lane Craig’s lengthy studies of the resurrection of Jesus Christ culminated in the publishing of two scholarly books on the issue.26 Craig asserts: “Jewish…

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How Daniel Dealt with Office Politics – Christian Article

13 Mar How Daniel Dealt with Office Politics Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Daniel 6:6-9 –Then these high officials and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, “O King Darius, live forever! All the high officials of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for…

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God Will Not Be Mocked – Christian Article

06 Mar God Will Not Be Mocked Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Daniel 5:1-4 – King Belshazzar made a great feast for a thousand of his lords and drank wine in front of the thousand. Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink…

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See the Demonic Spirit of Babylon Still at Work Today – Christian Article

24 Feb See the Demonic Spirit of Babylon Still at Work Today Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll The Bible does not just tell us what happened in the past, but rather what always happens. In Daniel 3, a demonic counterfeit king named Nebuchadnezzar ruling over a demonic counterfeit kingdom called Babylon tries to replace King Jesus and the Kingdom of God with one state religion typified by a ninety-foot golden statue of himself to be bowed…

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Jesus is King | Pastor Mark Driscoll – Christian Article

17 Feb Jesus is King Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Daniel 2:44-45 – And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no…

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Prophetic Insights On Iraq and Iran Today From Daniel – Christian Article

10 Feb Prophetic Insights On Iraq and Iran Today From Daniel Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Daniel 2:12-16 – The king was angry and very furious, and commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be destroyed. So the decree went out, and the wise men were about to be killed; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them. Then Daniel replied with prudence and discretion to Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard,…

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Daniel’s Like a Rural Homeschool Kid Forced to Work at a Vegas Casino – Christian Article

03 Feb Daniel’s Like a Rural Homeschool Kid Forced to Work at a Vegas Casino Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Daniel 1:5-7 – The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king. Among these were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah of the…

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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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