Devotionals

Devotion for Week Of June 21, 2010 - One Life to Lose - Nathan Hale 1755 – 1776

One Life to Lose - Nathan Hale
1755 – 1776

Romans 14:8, “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.”

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Tradition states that Nathan Hale said this before his hanging on September 22, 1776. Unfortunately, he himself didn’t write it down. It was passed on secondhand, third-hand, cousin-of-an-uncle-of-a-friend-of-a-brother-style until it made it into the annals of history.

Devotion for Week of June 7, 2010 - Government by the Gospel Plymouth, Massachusetts Spring 1623

Government by the Gospel
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Spring 1623

II Thessalonians 3:10, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Susanna Winslow, walking down the dirt road that served as the main street in Plymouth, Massachusetts, was lost in thought. Walking toward the common cornfield, she thought of the past winter, when food was in such short supply that the Pilgrims had been reduced to a daily ration of five kernels of corn apiece.

Devotion for Week of May 24, 2010 - What Is True of Christ is True of You

What Is True of Christ is True of You

John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:”

Since you are a saint in Christ by God’s calling, you share in Christ’s inheritance. That which is true of Christ is now true of you, because you are in Christ. It’s part of your identity.

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