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Calling: Growing to Maturity

Righteous knowledge is key to spiritual health. Verse 14 in today’s reading begins a contrast by describing bad spiritual health, or immaturity.

Calling: Using Spiritual Gifts to Build Up the Church

The spiritual gifts of believers are the building materials of the church. That is, with our Spirit-given gifts, we serve the church and build up one another.

Calling: Living Worthy of Our Salvation

To live worthy of our salvation, then, means to value God above all else. Obedience to His commands follows from that.

Paul’s Prayer: All Glory to God!

Paul’s prayer in today’s reading, Romans 16:25–27, or Psalms 145 through 150 could help set the for our requests, petition, and praise.

Daily Devotion: The Household of Christ

Make this your prayer focus today, and invite others in your church or small group to join you in praying for growth in the household of Christ.

Devotion: Salvation Includes the Gentiles

Before salvation in Christ, the Gentiles were “separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God”

Devotion: Salvation is by Grace Through Faith

For you are saved by grace through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.

God’s Purpose: To Seal Us With His Spirit

The Spirit of God is a seal, deposit guaranteeing our inheritance, marking us as God’s property, or more accurately, as His family members and heirs.

God’s Purpose: To Redeem and Forgive Us

God’s eternal purpose in salvation is to redeem and forgive us — one of the most joyful truths of the Christian faith!

Daily Devotion: God’s Purpose – To Choose and Adopt Us

It must be noted that all of God's purposes for us is Christ-centered. The blessings are in Christ. God chose us in Christ.