Daily Devotional
Our daily devotionals are written with the needs of the believer in mind. Allow our devotionals to lift your spirit and provide nourishment to your soul while reinforcing your relationship with God.
 
 

Oct 21 THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  FREEDOM FOREVER IN CHRIST

Oct 21 THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  FREEDOM FOREVER IN CHRIST  

Romans 6:18 “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”

Once we are free in Christ, it remains an everlasting freedom as we remain in Him.  Although the 13th Amendment was established in 1865 to abolish slavery in the United States, there still was a need to implement civil rights.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 established freedom and equality for all and prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  We are still seeking this equality as a society today.  But the finished work of Jesus Christ has made it possible to remain free without the need to fight again for that freedom as long as we stay in Him.

Alethia Lee



Oct 20 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  GLORIFYING GOD’S GOODNESS

Oct 20 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  GLORIFYING GOD’S GOODNESS

Romans 6:17 “But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”

In today’s times, social media and the worldly things around us portray a sinful lifestyle as  acceptable. Pornography, homosexuality, and drug abuse are glorified on television and through music daily. We, as saints of God, have to remember that obedience to the Lord and His Word is our key to salvation.  We must not become consumed by sinful habits being glorified in society.  Instead, glorify the goodness of God in the presence of society and show them the benefits of a sanctified life- a life that never gets old.

Kenneth Reese, Jr.



Oct 19 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  PRACTICING SIN IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THE CHILD OF GOD

Oct 19 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  PRACTICING SIN IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THE CHILD OF GOD

Romans 6:15 “What then?  Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?  God forbid.”

Adam’s sin caused all men (humankind) to be born with a fallen (sin) nature, separating man from God.  Grace has been extended to man through both the precious blood of Jesus and the new birth experience.  Man now has the privilege to be partakers of our Lord and Savior’s divine nature (II Peter 1:4).  Because of this God-given extention of grace to us and the renewing of our minds, we should not pursue the old fallen nature but God’s divine nature.  Let us strive toward spiritual perfection (maturity) and not draw back to the practices of sin (Hebrews 6:1, 10:38-39). 

Anthony Barnes



Oct 18 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  LIVING UNDER GOD’S GRACE

Oct 18 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  LIVING UNDER GOD’S GRACE

Romans 6:14 “ What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.”

We are living in turbulent times.  This year of 2020 has shown us that only by God’s grace are we surviving this year of uncertainty.  We as saints, are protected from the dangers of this world by God’s grace. Sin is no longer our master for we are no longer subject to the law of sin which enslaves us to sin. We are now restored, revived, and repurposed for God’s master plan.

Debra Townsend



Oct 17 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  SALVATION, A CONTINUOUS TRANSFORMATION

Oct 17 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  SALVATION, A CONTINUOUS TRANSFORMATION

James 4:8 “Draw nigh to Go, and he will draw nigh to you.  Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

Notice the word “NIGH” in the text, which means NEAR. As Christians, we are united with Christ by our faith.  But sin creates a barrier which fractures our relationship with Him.  If ignored, sin will ultimately remove us from our relationship with God, as stated in Romans 8:13; “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:  but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”  Saints, as we repent and remain faithful in Christ, may we keep our hearts pure, maintain a life of consecration to Him with the confession of our sins and separate ourselves from the world.  We thank you Lord for your grace, mercy, and the unconditional love you show us, though we are not worthy; continue working and cleansing us, for we are nothing without you!

Aaron Manning



Oct 16 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  ABOVE AVERAGE

Oct 16 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD:  ABOVE AVERAGE

Romans 6:13 “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”

Have you ever found yourself wanting to blend in with the rest of the crowd because that is the simpler and easier option at the moment?  When we walk with God, this is not an option because we have to live, act, and think differently from the crowd.   As an educator, many things that others do in the public eye, I cannot, and as saints we also have to keep the same mindset.  Although it may seem easy to just want to blend in with what everyone is doing, even if for just a moment, remember that you have a choice to let your light shine before men.  Making the right choice is not always easy, but we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  

Crystal Forte



Oct 15 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH

Oct 15 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH

Romans 6:12 “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.”

As Christians, we are dead to sin and alive to Christ.  Paul encourages all believers to take this important truth and expect it to be so.  Be dead to sin and be alive in Christ Jesus!  Stay on course with God by continuing to fast, pray and read your Word daily.  God leads us to righteousness!

Dalikia Shields



Oct 14 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: NOT WHAT I USED TO BE

Oct 14 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: NOT WHAT I USED TO BE

Romans 6:11 “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

We are to strive to be like Christ who took on sin that we could have eternal life through Him.  We must deny our flesh and all worldly influences so that we can live the life that God intended for us.  I was lost, living in a sinful state, but one day I found out there was only one way to God.  I found out that I could have eternal life by repenting of my sins, being buried in that liquid grave in Jesus’ name, and receiving the power of the Holy Ghost.  My life changed forever and I am no longer bound, but free to live, and to live again. 

Sharon Ervin



Oct 13 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: ALL THINGS NEW

Oct 13 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: ALL THINGS NEW

Romans 6:8 “Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:”

”Behold all things are become new” (2 Cor. 5:17)!  According to Romans 6:8, Christ died unto sin once and likewise, we should be dead also unto sin, but alive unto Christ Jesus. The old life is buried and in our new life we have a new walk, new talk, new heart, and a new mind!  But as we face oppositions on this journey, we must study and obey God’s Word to keep the new life from going back to the old again. So remember, in order to keep the NEW man alive, we must keep the OLD man buried.

Rita Watkins



Oct 12 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: DEAD, BUT YET I LIVE! 

Oct 12 ~ THE NEW LIFE SHOULD NEVER GET OLD: DEAD, BUT YET I LIVE! 

Romans 6:7 “For he that is dead is freed from sin.”  

Over 41 years ago, I lived a life that was not pleasing unto God-a life full of sin. Once I repented and was baptized in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, my sins were buried with Him. When you bury something it’s usually dead, and that burial freed me from my sins.  Romans 6:11 tells us, “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” All who follow His burial shall be in the likeness of his death and in the likeness of his resurrection.      

Yvette Edwards