Devotionals by Bob Christopher, Bob Davis and Richard Peifer

The best way forward is through faith in him, the one who loves you and gave himself for you.

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Hear


Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen (Jude 24, 25).

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Believe


We all stumble in life.
 
We make mistakes. We sin. We give in to temptations and the desires of the flesh.
 
We don’t like it when we do.
 
And we will do and try about anything to keep it from happening again.
 
But it does.
 
And when it does, the guilt and shame and fear says to us to try harder and do better.
 
That is a sharp contrast to the encouragement of the Word.
 
Listen to these words from Jude.
 
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory (Jude 1:24, 25).
 
Trying harder sounds like the wise approach. Paul acknowledged that in his letter to the Colossians: “These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh” (Colossians 2:23).
 
In other words, rules like “do not handle, do not taste, do not touch” do not work.
 
We don’t have the discipline, the strength or will-power to say “no’ to sin in and of ourselves.
 
But we have Jesus. He is able to keep us from stumbling. The best way forward is through faith in him, the one who loves you and gave himself for you.
 

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Live


The world throws all types of temptations at you on a daily basis. The desires of the flesh tug at you from within. You know these aren’t for you as a child of God. There is only one person who can keep you from stumbling, and his name is Jesus. Today, thank him that he is living in you and trust him to keep you standing.

In Him,

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Bob Christopher

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About Bob Christopher, Bob Davis and Richard Peifer


Bob Christopher
: Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Bob grew up in a Christian home and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13. During his high school and college years, Bob’s deepest desire was to be “God’s guy” and yet he struggled with the question of how to live the Christian life.

His "roller-coaster" experience in living the Christian life eventually led him to a bible study where he discovered what he was missing—the life of Jesus Christ.

Bob says: “Salvation isn’t a self-improvement program. Salvation is receiving and experiencing new life altogether. It’s a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ based on His love and truth”.

Bob Davis: In the summer of 1977, at the age of 33, Bob Davis met the living Christ and invited Jesus to take control of his life. Much of his first five years in Christ found Bob attending Bible conferences and seminars, listening to Christian radio, and performing volunteer ministry services.

Bob spent many years in the fields of broadcasting and audio production for Christian radio and as a result of this work, the message of grace penetrated his heart and he embraced his new life in Christ.

Bob says: “I thank God I’ve had the opportunity to serve these many years. It has been an incredible journey of learning, growth, and opportunity for ministry.”

Richard Peifer: Born in Riverside, California and raised in the Seventh-day Adventist church, Richard grew up with a keen understanding of and desire to keep The Law. Even with a degree in Ministerial Studies, Richard had to face the truth – he knew lots of theological and biblical facts, but there was no reality of the abundant life Jesus promised. He left ministry and spent the next twenty-six years in the high tech industry.

During this time, Richard and his wife, Lois, studied to discover what they really believed. The more Richard learned about the love and grace of God, the more he wanted to help others leave the bondage of legalism and rest in the finished work of Christ Jesus.

Richard says: “This statement by James Ryle has been the undergirding message of my ministry: Grace is the empowering presence of God, enabling me to be who He has called me to be and to do what He has called me to do.”

Andrew Farley: Andrew is a member of the Basic Gospel board of directors, senior pastor of Ecclesia: Church Without Religion in Lubbock, Texas, and bestselling author of five Christian books. Andrew is a weekly contributing host of Basic Gospel and shares the life-changing message of the finished work of Jesus Christ in a calm, sometimes comical, always passionate way.

Andrew says: “Basic Gospel Radio proclaims the finished work of Jesus Christ and the beautiful, liberating implications of what it means for us to live under God’s new covenant of grace.”


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