Category Archives: Christian Service

Daily devotionals and thoughts that pertain to our duties as a child of God.

Devotional: ‘Rewarded for Faithful Suffering’

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Hebrews 10:32 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. ESV

Since the earliest days of the church, there have been those who have hated Christians. Jesus said – “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.” (John 15:18) The persecution of Christians began with the martyrdom of a young man named Stephen (see Acts 6-7) and it continues on even until today. I have read that there were more Christians martyred during the 20th century, than all the other nineteen centuries combined.

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Devotional: ‘Here I Raise My Ebenezer’

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1 Samuel 7:12 Afterwards, Samuel took a stone and set it upright between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, explaining, “The Lord has helped us to this point.” 13 So the Philistines were subdued and did not invade Israel’s territory again. The Lord’s hand was against the Philistines all of Samuel’s life. 14 The cities from Ekron to Gath, which they had taken from Israel, were restored; Israel even rescued their surrounding territories from Philistine control. There was also peace between Israel and the Amorites. CSB

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Devotional: ‘Serving With the Right Motives’ pt. 1

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Matthew 19:27 Then Peter responded to Him, “Look, we have left everything and followed You. So what will there be for us?” 28 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: In the Messianic Age, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses, brothers or sisters, father or mother, children, or fields because of My name will receive 100 times more and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first. CSB

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Devotional: ‘Joshua – A Man Full of Commitment’

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Joshua’s life was full of adventure. He witnessed the plagues, the giving of the Law and the people constantly complaining. He saw a river parting, not once, but twice. He watched the mighty walls of Jericho crash as the people shouted. He saw Achan and his family die from their stoning. Most of all, he had a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus. Few human beings have ever experienced more than Joshua.

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Devotional: ‘Joshua – A Man Full of Courage’

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Many great things can be said of the man named Joshua who is found in the Old Testament. Joshua was a man full of humility, full of faith, full of the Spirit and full of courage.

Exodus 17:8 At Rephidim, Amalek came and fought against Israel. 9 Moses said to Joshua, “Select some men for us, and go fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the hilltop with God’s staff in my hand.” 10 Joshua did as Moses had told him, and fought against Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 While Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, but whenever he put his hand down, Amalek prevailed. 12 When Moses’ hands grew heavy, they took a stone and put [it] under him, and he sat down on it. Then Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other so that his hands remained steady until the sun went down. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his army with the sword. 14 The Lord then said to Moses, “Write this down on a scroll as a reminder and recite it to Joshua: I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek under heaven.” CSB

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Devotional: ‘The Love of God’

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When Hudson Taylor was director of the China Inland Mission, he often interviewed candidates for the mission field. On one occasion, he met with a group of applicants to determine their motivations for service. “And why do you wish to go as a foreign missionary?” he asked one. “I want to go because Christ has commanded us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,” was the reply. Another said, “I want to go because millions are perishing without Christ.” Others gave different answers. Then Hudson Taylor said, “All of these motives, however good, will fail you in times of testings, trials, tribulations, and possible death. There is but one motive that will sustain you in trial and testing; namely, the love of Christ”. (Source Unknown)

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