Devotional Thoughts

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This week

At Calvary – Episode 48 – WMU Reaches Out

The WMU of Minnesota-Wisconsin reaches out to Afghan refugees, the concerns and opportunities that such ministry provides, and have you thought about how ministering together as a family can open the door to share the gospel? These thoughts and some things from the Scripture that just make you say, “Huh?!” This is what we will…

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Devotionals from…
Charles Swindoll
Greg Laurie
Proverbs 31 Ministries
Charles Spurgeon
Tony Evans
John Piper
John MacArthur
R.C. Sproul

Our devotional highlight for this week is from Charles Spurgeon note: all links will take you away from this site and to the the websites chosen by the devotional for Bibles and cross references).

Colossians 1:28
Perfect in Christ Jesus.

Do you not feel in your own soul that perfection is not in you? Does not every day teach you that? Every tear which trickles from your eye, weeps “imperfection”; every harsh word which proceeds from your lip, mutters “imperfection.”

You have too frequently had a view of your own heart to dream for a moment of any perfection in yourself. But amidst this sad consciousness of imperfection, here is comfort for you — you are “perfect in Christ Jesus.”In God’s sight, you are “complete in Him;” even now you are “accepted in the Beloved.”

But there is a second perfection, yet to be realized, which is sure to all the seed. Is it not delightful to look forward to the time when every stain of sin shall be removed from the believer, and he shall be presented faultless before the throne, without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing? The Church of Christ then will be so pure, that not even the eye of Omniscience will see a spot or blemish in her; so holy and so glorious, that Hart did not go beyond the truth when he said — 

“With my Saviour’s garments on, Holy as the Holy One.”

Then shall we know, and taste, and feel the happiness of this vast but short sentence, “Complete in Christ.” Not till then shall we fully comprehend the heights and depths of the salvation of Jesus. Doth not thy heart leap for joy at the thought of it? Black as thou art, thou shalt be white one day; filthy as thou art, thou shalt be clean. Oh, it is a marvellous salvation this!

Christ takes a worm and transforms it into an angel; Christ takes a black and deformed thing and makes it clean and matchless in His glory, peerless in His beauty, and fit to be the companion of seraphs. O my soul, stand and admire this blessed truth of perfection in Christ.