All Devotionals
  • The Test of a True Friend

  • THE TEST OF A TRUE FRIEND -  

    So when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did for the people, he said, "What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit, and all the people stand before you from morning until evening?" So Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you do is not good." - Exodus 18:14, 17


    Antisthenes, the cynic philosopher, use to say, "There are only two p...

    Dr. Woodrow Kroll served as President and Senior Bible Teacher at Back to the Bible from 1990-2013. Author of more than 50 books, Dr. Kroll's passion is to increase Bible literacy in America by engaging people in the Bible and connecting them with the Author. His clear, incisive teaching of the Word keeps him in demand as a speaker all over the world. - See more at: http://www.backtothebible.org/authors/woodrow-kroll#sthash.7Yrcap6W.dpuf

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  • SEEKING GOD'S WILL

  • SEEKING GOD'S WILL -  

    BY THEODORE EPP

    In Strength for the Journey

    1 Samuel 30:1-8, 18-26

    When David and his men found Ziklag burned with fire and their wives and their children gone, they wept. This was a bitter blow to all of them. David in particular, however, tasted the bitterness of being without God's protection.

    He had been miraculously taken care of on many other occasions, but now that protecti...

    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • Love and Punishment

  • Love and Punishment -  

    This devotional was written by Jim Liebelt

     

    For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. —2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)

     

    I read an illustration of a small boy who was always late coming home from school. His parents warned him that he would face punishment if he came home late again. The ne...

    This devotional originally appeared in “HomeWord with Jim Burns” on Crosswalk’s Family Devotional section. For more information about HomeWord with Jim Burns devotionals, please visit us online.

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  • Lord, Liar, Lunatic?

  • Lord, Liar, Lunatic?  

     

    I and the Father are one. — John 10:30

     

    On a flight, the woman seated next to me saw me reading the Bible. She was curious and asked me pointblank if I really believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God. I replied that I indeed believed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Then she asked, "Isn't it difficult for you to intellectually believe such a ...

    Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. 

    Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California. 

    More of Jim Burns: www.homeword.com


  • Glory in the Morning

  • GLORY IN THE MORNING -  

    In Lessons on Living

    And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord. - Exodus 16:7


    Some days make you wonder if you should have stayed in bed. You cut yourself shaving, you spill coffee on your clothes, you have a computer crash at work, you receive overdue notices in the mail, and your son breaks his arm on the jungle gym at school. It's enough to make you want to c...

Dr. Woodrow Kroll served as President and Senior Bible Teacher at Back to the Bible from 1990-2013. Author of more than 50 books, Dr. Kroll's passion is to increase Bible literacy in America by engaging people in the Bible and connecting them with the Author. His clear, incisive teaching of the Word keeps him in demand as a speaker all over the world. - See more at: http://www.backtothebible.org/authors/woodrow-kroll#sthash.7Yrcap6W.dpuf

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  • Lasting Relationships

  • Lasting Relationships -  

    by Ron Moore

    One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. - Proverbs 18:24

    Companions are a dime a dozen. Just provide the external hooks of good food and a game to watch, and you have all kinds of companions hanging around. Add the social externals of position, status, and wealth and the room is crowded. Even C...

    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • Living in Rhythm

  • Living in Rhythm-  

    This devotional was written by Mike DeVries

    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

    The television series Dancing with the Stars is already in its tenth season, yet it remains extremely popular, consistently landing in the top 10 rated television shows each week. Over the years, the p...

    This devotional originally appeared in “HomeWord with Jim Burns” on Crosswalk’s Family Devotional section. For more information about HomeWord with Jim Burns devotionals, please visit us online.

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  • Living By Your New Nature

  • Living By Your New Nature -  

    This devotional was written by Jim Liebelt   

     

    But I tell you, "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father in heaven." —Matthew 5:44-45

     

    The story has been told of a man who while hiking in a desert, stumbled upon a rattlesnake that had become hopelessly wedged between a boulder and some limbs from a fa...

    This devotional originally appeared in “HomeWord with Jim Burns” on Crosswalk’s Family Devotional section. For more information about HomeWord with Jim Burns devotionals, please visit us online.

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  • Living in Jesus

  • Living in Jesus -  

    This devotional was written by Jim Grams   

     

    I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. —John 15:4

     

    Jesus said, “Abide in me, and I in you.”

     

    Is it possible that being a follower of Christ is summed up in that one simple command? It sounds so elementary and so easy to just obey...

    This devotional originally appeared in “HomeWord with Jim Burns” on Crosswalk’s Family Devotional section. For more information about HomeWord with Jim Burns devotionals, please visit us online.

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  • Living Beyond the Circumstance

  • Living Beyond the Circumstance - 

     

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:6-7

     

    Kathleen’s parents are getting a divorce. Matt’s mom is an alcoholic. Lindsey’s dad was fired fro...

    Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. 

    Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California. 

    More of Jim Burns: www.homeword.com