Devotionals by Dick Woodward

MBC Daily Devotional

The Workmanship of God

 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” - (Ephesians 2:10)

The founding elder of the first church for which I was the pastor was a home builder. He did beautiful work and when a couple wanted him to build their home he would take them to a beautiful home he had built and say to them “By the grace of God this is by workmanship.” The verse above is saying to all of us who are followers of Christ that our risen living Christ would like to point to each of us and say “This is My workmanship!”

We are all a work of Christ in progress. In addition to that thought this verse is stating that when we came to faith and were saved by grace through the faith our Lord gave us, He created us for good works. In fact we’re told that before He saved us he had already planned that we would do those works for Him.

I don’t know about you but that truth excites and inspires me greatly! We’re so selfish and self-centered that when we come to faith our focus is often on what trusting Christ to be our Savior is going to mean to us. Many followers of Christ have the attitude “What have you done for me lately?” The Apostle Paul had the right vision when he met the risen Christ on the road to Damascus and asked the question, “Lord, what do you want me to do for you?”

As a follower of Christ have you been asking and seeking to know what those works are your Lord and Savior had planned for you when He saved you by grace?


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The Mini Bible College (MBC) serves as International Cooperating Ministries’ (ICM) core curriculum for nurturing believers and assisting the spiritual growth of the Church worldwide. Pastor and teacher Dick Woodward has a unique approach to making the scriptures come alive, cutting through denominational and cultural boundaries. The audio teachings, which cover Genesis through Revelation, provide a devotional approach to the scriptures and is easily understood by those with little education and those who are very educated. MBC has been translated into 26 languages spoken by over 4 billion people with more languages in development.

About Dick Woodward

In the late 1970s, when his mega-church ministry seemed at its zenith, Pastor Dick Woodward was afflicted with a rare degenerative disease of the spinal cord that slowly and steadily left him a bedfast quadriplegic. In spite of huge obstacles and crippling limitations in his life, he remains active in small groups, mentoring, and writing Bible study materials.

Pastor Woodward received his B.A. degree from Biola University and did graduate work at San Jose State University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of many devotional and inspirational booklets. His expository survey of the scriptures, known as the Mini Bible College (MBC), has been translated into 26 languages and used around the world to nurture and assist church growth.

This husband, father of five and grandfather, who celebrated his 80th birthday in 2010, often says,"The less I can do, the more the Lord does."

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