“All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.” — Colossians 1:6 (NIV) As we struggle in the United States to properly identify ourselves as Christians in our culture, it is good…

“To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.” — Colossians 1:2 (NASB) This morning we begin a series of devotions on the book of Colossians. This is a letter written by the apostle Paul. It was common, in those days, to have a…

“‘As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,’ declares the Lord, ‘so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,’ says the Lord.” — Isaiah 66:22–23 (NIV) “So will your name ……

“All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations.” — Isaiah 65:2 (NIV) Now, here is a verse that describes the problem of our age. We pursue our own imaginations into ways that are not good and that put us into an…

“Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” — Isaiah 64:8 (NIV) There are 66 chapters in the book of Isaiah, and we are in the 64th chapter. In this 64th chapter we come across some really good news. They finally…

“Then his people recalled the days of old, the days of Moses and his people — where is he who brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit among them?” — Isaiah 63:11 (NIV) This verse marks not just a key thought in the book…

“I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us — yes, the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.” — Isaiah 63:7 (NIV) This verse should serve…

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day…

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear.” — Isaiah 59:1 (NASB) What do we say about our current condition, and worse yet, what do we say about God, when we say there is nothing God can do? Is there a more…

“‘If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy…

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