Posts with the tag “jesus”
The Reason for the Season
by Cameron Stevens on December 20th, 2021
God sent His only Son in to this world to die. We all too often get caught up in the lights, the presents, the cookies, and eggnog. We tend to forget that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ, but it doesn't end there.
A Christmas Devotion
by Cameron Stevens on December 13th, 2021
One of the greatest mysteries that our Heavenly Father performed was the incarnation of His Son, Jesus Christ! The Almighty Jehovah humbled Himself...
Do not let your heart be troubled
by Cameron Stevens on August 16th, 2021
In this day and age, there is way more on our plates than we can handle. And that can be an extremely discouraging thing. Or it can be a very encouraging thing. It just depends on how you look at it all.
by Cameron Stevens on June 28th, 2021
It's okay to talk about Christmas in June, right?! Well, in any case...
I Am Forgiven
by Cameron Stevens on April 12th, 2021
It's amazing to me when I think about the fact that I've been set free! No, I wasn't in jail. Rather, I've been set free from the bondage of sin. To some, this may seem odd. To those that do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, they won't be able to understand the freedom that takes place when you surrender your life to Him.
I Love You Most!
by Cameron Stevens on April 5th, 2021
Whenever I would visit with my Nana, we always end our visit with the following exchange: Me: "I love you." Nana: "I love you more." Me: "I know you do, and I can't compete with that." There is something about those words that always resonates with me. No matter what I do or what I say, there is nothing that can make my Nana love me any less. Much like my relationship with my Heavenly Father.
by Cameron Stevens on March 29th, 2021
This year, April 2 represents Good Friday. The day that we commemorate Jesus Christ's death on the cross. One of the most gruesome, torturous punishments ever devised by man. Crucifixion rips the human body and mind to shreds. What it's really about is suffocation and humiliation.
Stewardship (Part 1)
by Cameron Stevens on March 1st, 2021
Stewardship is not a term many people use outside of the church, and when used, typically refers to taking care of your finances. Knowing it can refer to so much more, I wanted to dive in to this term, and through God's Word, see the different ways this can apply this to our lives.
The Splendor of His Suffering
by Cameron Stevens on November 9th, 2020
This past Sunday, I challenged the church to rest in God's Word. Not to answer any specific question(s), just to be still in the presence of God and listen to his voice through His Word. So my desire in this devotion is to allow God's Word to speak for itself...Jesus Christ's death and resurrection is something that time itself is dependent upon. The centrality of the history of mankind points to his life, death, and resurrection. I pray this speaks to your heart and brings some realization that you do not have to live in the bondage of your sin.
The Highest Motivation
by Cameron Stevens on October 19th, 2020
What motivates you to do the things you do? The motivation to do something long term is difficult due to the circumstance, feeling, or other "force" that inspired the motivation is long gone. There is a quote that has been filtering around social media, that goes something like this: "Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you."
Lost and Found
by Cameron Stevens on October 12th, 2020
Out of our foolishness, we wander away. Because of carelessness, we become misplaced. Out of our disobedience, betrayal, and selfishness, we live our own life according to our own self-gratification only to find we are dead in our ways. But God... Because of His love for us, He finds us in our loneliness. Because of His desire for us, He searches for us that we would be found safe. Because of His joy in us as His sons and daughters, He longingly waits for us to return home.
by Cameron Stevens on October 5th, 2020
“They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.” (Titus 1:16) Where does that sit with you? How are we to then live? If your answer is “like Christ”, then you ought to walk in the same manner as He walked, correct? If you are unclear as to what that looks like in the practical, daily sense, get to know your Savior.
A Deeper Relationship
by Cameron Stevens on September 21st, 2020
To be a Christian. To be "like" Christ. A disciple. A follower of Jesus. What does this all mean? It was a long time ago, in a career far, far away that the Lord spoke very clear to me. I was at an administrator's conference when He spoke the following phrase to me: "exist to serve". In searching scripture, God directed me to 1 John 2:6 which states, "The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked." Little did I know how important this would become to my personal faith in Jesus today.
The Light Inside
by Cameron Stevens on September 7th, 2020
Everyone has sung the old children’s song 'This Little Light of Mine' in church before. It’s a cute rendition to explain that we are to let our light shine for Jesus. As St. Francis of Assisi is credited with saying, “Preach the gospel to all the world, and if necessary, use words.” It’s a great challenge for us all to live our faith and present the actions and love of Jesus to the world around us. However, what we’re talking about here is not so much the light that you let shine, but the light that is within you.
by Cameron Stevens on August 31st, 2020
Two things I've always tried to hold on to in my relationship with Jesus are these terms: Consistency and Constancy. First, let me say that I am in no way claiming to be an expert on this issue. I only speak to this because of my consistent and constant failure as a Christian. The reason these two words are near and dear to me is because I classify them as "road signs" as opposed to definitions of character. Let me explain what I mean.