God’s Sovereignty and His Glory

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Friday Night Devotional by Geo Ng, 4/22/16

“I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2

God is sovereign. He orders everything, controls everything, and rules over everything.

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Firm Convictions


Friday Night Devotional by Will Chen, 4/15/16

Truth is objective. We believe this wholeheartedly as Christians. The Word of God is intrinsically true and needs no additional validation for its veracity. We must have this conviction as we are inundated with worldly opinions, especially at a college campus. But how is it that truth actually affects our lives? Is it enough to know bible verses, doctrine, and theology? Is the sum of the Christian life simply knowing about the objective truths of Scripture?

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Do You Pray?


Friday Night Devotional by David Chow, 4/1/2016

Penned in his famous booklet, “A Call To Prayer,” J.C. Ryle asks the reader again and again three simple words, “DO YOU PRAY?” He goes on to emphasize the importance of prayer as absolutely needful to a man’s salvation, as one of the surest marks of a true Christian, as a source of great encouragement, as the secret of eminent holiness, and as one of the best means of happiness and contentment. He also states that there is no spiritual activity more neglected than prayer and to neglect it is one great cause of spiritual backsliding. If prayer is so important to the Christian life, then stop and ask yourself the question, DO YOU PRAY?

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The Power of Prayer


Friday Night Devotional by Michael Teng, 3/5/16

When we think about examples of the effective power of prayer, it is difficult not to think of the miraculous life of Elijah. Elijah was a prophet who prayed often and prayed boldly for God’s power to be revealed. As a result, his ministry was marked by miracle after miracle after miracle after miracle. Some of these miracles included resurrecting people from the dead, calling down fire from heaven, supernatural provision of food, and parting of the Jordan river. Above all, Elijah was one of the only people in history never to taste death, and was brought directly to heaven in a whirlwind (1 & 2 Kings). Often when we read about Elijah, we are left wondering what kind of unique and pious man he had to be for these miracles to occur.

However, James almost underwhelmingly states: “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly…” (James 5:17)

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Tossed To and Fro


Friday Night Devotional by David Chow, 2/26/16

Have you ever been on a boat hit by heavy waves, or in a car during a blizzard where the wind pushed the vehicle side to side? I have been in both situations and it is as if I had no control of my life whatsoever. One moment I was being pushed to the right and the next pulled to the left. During both situations I attempted to do whatever I could to be planted to the ground, to be stable and to not sway.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told


Friday Night Devotional by William Kwok, 2/19/2016

Although there are many narratives in the Bible, there is one central underlying story that ties all the different threads of Scripture together. From Genesis to Revelation, Scripture reveals the story of God’s purpose and plan for redeeming mankind from sin.

The story begins with Creation and the Fall, as Scripture describes how God created the entire universe in six days. After creating everything, God observes His creation and He declares that it is good. However things soon change when Adam disobeys and sins against God. This results in all of creation being corrupted by sin.

However, God did not leave us without hope.

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Blessed is the Man…


Friday Night Devotional by Daniel Stevens, 2/12/16

What is the happy life? It’s a question raised by philosophers and theologians, economists and politicians. And really, it’s a question that everyone tries to answer. The major you pick, the job you pursue, the relationships you form – all of it is an attempt to find the happy life. All of it is an attempt to find what the right combination of things in this world is so that you can be happy.

But what does Scripture say the happy life is? What, in the words of God, makes for a happy human life?

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Making Time to Pray


Friday Night Devotional by Kevin Nishinaga, 2/5/2016

Are you busy? Too busy to pray? You probably wouldn’t say that out loud, but what do your prayer habits demonstrate? Consider Christ’s example:

“But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.” (Luke 5:16, NASB)

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Genuine Love and Humble Service

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Friday Night Devotional by Mike Dai, 1/30/2016

As those in the inner-most circle of Jesus, the disciples were certainly familiar with His remarkable works. In John’s gospel alone, they witnessed Jesus heal a paralytic man, multiply fish and bread to feed five thousand, walk on water, and raise Lazarus from the dead. In John 13, on the day before His crucifixion, Jesus and His disciples gathered together for the Feast of the Passover in the upper room, where Jesus would do something equally astonishing to His miraculous works.

[Jesus] rose from supper. He laid aside His outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around His waist. Then He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet…” (Jn 13:4-5)

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