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Weekly Family Devotion

What is glorification?

What is glorification? “Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him as He is.” — 1st John 3:2 Answer: When God completes our salvation, setting believers totally free from temptation, and making them like Jesus. They will…

What does the Holy Spirit do in the life of believers after they become Christians?

What does the Holy Spirit do in the life of believers after they become Christians? “All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons… The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children…” — Romans 8:14-16 Answer: The Holy Spirit assures, empowers, and guides the Christian. He assures Christians that they are saved. He empowers Christians in developing…

What is sanctification?

What is sanctification? “Some of you were like this; but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” — 1st Corinthians 6:11 Answer: When a person is born again, he or she is set apart from everything else for God. This begins a process of growing…

What is adoption?

What is adoption? “But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name.” — John 1:12 Answer: When a person becomes a Christian, God makes him or her part of His eternal family. While everyone is God’s offspring in the general way of being His creation, only Christians…

What is justification?

What is justification? “Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” — Romans 5:1 Answer: To be pardoned of sin and declared right with God. Sinners are justified on the basis that Christ paid their penalty on the cross. Only those who trust Christ for salvation are justified.      …

What is regeneration?

What is regeneration? “Jesus replied, ‘I assure you: Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” — John 3:3 Answer: The word “regeneration” means new life and is another way of saying, “born again”. The Holy Spirit makes people alive to God, and fixes their broken “want to”. This changes the direction of a person’s life.    …

What is saving faith?

What is saving faith? “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift–not from works, so that no one can boast.” — Ephesians 2:8-9 Answer: Faith is trusting Jesus to do things for you that you cannot do for yourself. Faith is trusting Jesus to forgive you, to change your life, and to…

What is repentance?

What is repentance? “Therefore repent and turn back, that your sins may be wiped out so that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” — Acts 3:19 Answer: Repentance is a sincere change of mind and of attitude in which the sinner turns to God from sin.           (Taken from “Know the Truth:60 Questions…