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Daily Devotionals By Oswald Chambers

I indeed baptize you with water…but He…will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. —Matthew 3:11

Have I ever come to the point in my life where I can say, “I indeed…but He…”? Until that moment comes, I will never know what the baptism of the Holy Spirit means. I indeed am at the end, and I cannot do anything more— but He begins right there— He does…

Posted: 2017-08-22

James MacDonald: Walk in the Word Audio

Walk in the Word, the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. James MacDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in the suburbs of Chicago, emphasizes the precise exposition of God's Word and life application. Igniting passion in the people of God through the proclamation of truth is not just our motto—it's our daily commitment! Through audio, video, web, printed resources, and listener events, Walk in the Word provides personal and practical teaching that leads listeners to the transforming power of God's Word.

It's tempting to think that when we accept Jesus, life will automatically be okay. But what happens when everything goes south? In this message, James MacDonald looks at the Apostle Paul and offers helpful insight on surviving tough opposition. Follow James MacDonald: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJamesMacDo... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmacdonald Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pastorjames... Other Ministry Channels: Vertical Church Band: https://www.youtube.com/user/Vertical... Vertical Church Films: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4yx... Resources: Our Journey Blog (weekly): http://www.jamesmacdonald.com/teachin... Vertical Church Blog (for pastors): http://blog.jamesmacdonald.com James MacDonald Books: http://store.jamesmacdonald.com/s-4-b... Bible Studies: http://store.jamesmacdonald.com/s-27-... Watch More From James: Sermon Clips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Listen to our FREE podcast: Apple Podcast: http://www.jamesmacdonald.com/podcast/ Mail us stuff to our P.O. Box: http://www.jamesmacdonald.com/contact/ Pastor James MacDonald preaches without apology straight from the pages of Scripture, provoking Christians to think and act on their faith. His Bible-teaching ministry, Walk in the Word, launched on as a radio broadcast in 1997, with the mission of "igniting passion in the people of God through the proclamation of truth."
Posted: 2017-07-24

Truth For Life Daily Devotional

A daily devotional from "Morning and Evening," written by C.H. Spurgeon and updated and revised by Alistair Begg.

Song of Songs 5:8

Such is the language of the believer panting after present fellowship with Jesus-he is sick for his Lord. Gracious souls are never perfectly at ease except when they are in close communion with Christ; for when they are away from Him, they lose their peace. The nearer to Him, the nearer to the perfect calm of heaven; the nearer to Him, the fuller the heart is, not only of peace, but of life and vigor and joy, for these all depend on constant fellowship with Jesus. What the sun is to the day, what the moon is to the night, what the dew is to the flower, such is Jesus Christ to us. What bread is to the hungry, clothing to the naked, the shadow of a great rock to the traveler in a sun-scorched land, such is Jesus Christ to us. And therefore if we are not consciously one with Him, we should not be surprised if our spirit cries in the words of the Song, "I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am sick with love."

This earnest longing after Jesus has a blessing attending it: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness";1 and therefore, supremely blessed are those who thirst for the Righteous One. Blessed is that hunger, since it comes from God: If I do not experience the blessedness of being filled, I will come again in my emptiness and eagerness until I am filled with Christ. If I do not yet feed on Jesus, I will continue to hunger and thirst after Him. There is a hallowedness about that hunger, since it sparkles among the beatitudes of our Lord. But the blessing involves a promise. These hungry ones "shall be satisfied" with what they desire. If in this way Christ causes us to long after Him, He will certainly satisfy those longings; and when He does come to us, as come He will, how sweet it will be!

1Matthew 5:6

Devotional material is taken from “Morning and Evening,” written by C.H. Spurgeon, revised and updated by Alistair Begg. Copyright (c) 2003, Good News Publishers and used by Truth For Life with written permission. Today’s Bible Reading material is taken from McCheyne Bible reading plan and used by Truth For Life with permission. Scripture quotations are taken from Holy Bible: English Standard Version, copyright (c) 2001, Good News Publishers.

Posted: 2017-08-22

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