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TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE combines scriptural insights from the past and present to reveal God's truth for your life today. Writers such as C.S. Lewis and Billy Graham, Charles Haddon Spurgeon and Carolyn Custus James, John Bunyan and Rob Bell address...
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TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE combines scriptural insights from the past and present to reveal God's truth for your life today. Writers such as C.S. Lewis and Billy Graham, Charles Haddon Spurgeon and Carolyn Custus James, John Bunyan and Rob Bell address similar topics, for a timeless and relevant devotional experience each day. It includes 260 daily devotions, 52 weekend devotions designed to enhance spiritual formation and flexible readings so you choose the length of your devotional time. It also features book introductions, contributor biographies, a subject index to help you easily locate topics, a presentation page and easy-to-read, two-column format.
The Holy Bible, Today's New International Version' TNIV Copyright 2001, 2005 by International Bible Society . All rights reserved worldwide. Today's Devotional Bible Copyright 2006 by The Zondervan Corporation All rights reserved Published by Zondervan Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530, U.S.A. www.zondervan.com The "TNIV" and "Today's New International Version" trademarks are the property of International Bible Society. Use of either trademark requires the permission of International Bible Society. Up to 500 verses of the TNIV may be quoted in any form without written permission, provided that the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible, or more than 25% of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows: Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, Today's New International Version' TNIV Copyright 2001, 2005 by International Bible Society . All rights reserved worldwide. When TNIV quotations are used in non-commercial media such as bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media used in churches, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (TNIV) must appear at the end of each quotation. Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceed the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by, International Bible Society, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Permission requests for commercial use within the U.S. and Canada that exceed the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by, Zondervan, 5300 Patterson Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49530. All rights reserved. 06 07 08 09 10 11 - 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The Birth of Jesus Christ 1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi d from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east e and have come to worship him." 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is f rom the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, b because he will save his people from their sins." 22 All this took place to f ulf ill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" c-which means, "God with-us." 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is f rom the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, b because he will save his people from their sins." 22 All this took place to f ulf ill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" c-which means, "God with-us." 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commande
Today's Devotional Bible provides deep daily devotions and powerful weekend reflections that help readers deepen their relationship with God. Filled with writings that are at once timely and timeless, this is a devotional Bible for every believer---because unlike any other devotional Bible available, this one focuses the rich wisdom of yesterday and today on the broad, enduring issues of life and spiritual growth. Features: * Complete TNIV text---timeless truth, today's language * 260 daily devotions include both a classic writer such as Martin Luther, C. S. Lewis, Hannah Whitall Smith, or Jonathan Edwards and a contemporary voice such as Philip Yancey, Carolyn Custis James, Rob Bell, or Lisa Harper each writing on the same topic * 52 weekend devotionals deepen each reader's relationship with Christ through reflective meditations
Obedience to God is such a heavenly art, so utterly foreign to our nature, and the path in which the Son himself learned it was so slow and long, that we must not wonder if it does not come at once. Nor must we wonder if it needs more time at the feet of the Master in meditation and prayer and waiting---in dependence and self-sacrifice---than most people are ready to give. But let us give it. In Christ Jesus heavenly obedience has become human again. Obedience has become our birthright and our life-breath. So let us cling to him, let us believe and claim his abiding presence. With Jesus Christ who learned obedience as our Savior, with Jesus Christ who teaches obedience as our Master, we can live lives of obedience. This is a lesson we cannot study too earnestly. His obedience is our salvation; in him, the living Christ, we find it and partake of it moment by moment. Matthew 7:1--29 or Matthew 7:15-20, 24-25 Whatever the ultimate explanation of it, the most telling thing about the contemporary Christian is that he or she simply has no compelling sense that understanding of and conformity with the clear teachings of Christ is of any vital importance to his or her life, and certainly not that it is in any way essential. We---including multitudes who have distanced themselves from any formal association with him---still manage to feel guilty with reference to those teachings, with a nervous laugh and a knowing look. But more often than not, I think, such obedience is regarded as just out of the question or impossible . . . Individual Christians still hear Jesus say, 'Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock,' standing firm against every pressure of life (Matthew 7:24--25). How life-giving it would be if their understanding of the gospel allowed them simply to reply, 'I will do them! I will find out how I will devote my life to it! This is the best life strategy I ever heard of !' and then go off to their fellowship and its teachers, and into their daily life, to learn how to live in his kingdom as Jesus indicated was best. If You Believe Matthew 17:14-21 read/meditate Read this story slowly three times. The first time focus on the father. See the story from his perspective. The next time see the situation from Jesus' perspective. The third time put yourself in the place of the disciples. Think of a few words that would describe how each perspective is distinctive: What would have been each person's strongest feelings or personal stake in the situation? prayer Lay before God the situations in your life in which you feel desperate (like the father) or that you don't seem to be making any headway (like the disciples). Ask him if any of your struggle has to do with a lack of faith and take a moment to listen honestly for the answer. Then take another moment to allow him to fill you with faith, believing that he is the source of everything you need. contemplate Most of us, at one time or another, have believed in something that didn't come to pass. Consider a time in your life like that. How do Jesus' words apply to all of life, including those disappointments? What does it mean that a mustard seed of faith can move a mountain? Faith is not a feeling. It is not even the feeling that something is going to happen in answer to our prayers. Faith may be easier to exercise when such feelings are present. Nevertheless, eelings of that sort never constitute faith. Faith is a response on our part, the obedient response of our wills to who God is and what He says. --- John White