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ESOCS Devotional 5 February 2023: Wickedness Grieves God

ESOCS Devotional 5 February 2023 TEXT: GENESIS 6:5-22 MEMORY VERSE: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”.  Genesis 6:5  The earth was no longer the perfect paradise that God had intended. It was frightening to see […]

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ESOCS Devotional 4 February 2023: The Oneness of All Believers

ESOCS Devotional 4 February 2023 TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:1-32 MEMORY VERSE: “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”  Ephesians 4:4-6  Our text […]

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ESOCS Devotional 3 February 2023: God’s Blessing Is For All

ESOCS Devotional 3 February 2023 TEXT: ISAIAH 56:1-8 MEMORY VERSE: “Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, ‘The Lord hath utterly separated me from His people: neither let the eunuch say, behold, I am a dry tree.’” Isaiah 56:3  Within the period this book was written, […]

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ESOCS Devotional 2 February 2023: Greater Than, and Above the Law

ESOCS Devotional 2 February 2023 TEXT: MATTHEW 12:1-8 MEMORY VERSE: “For the son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.” Matthew 12:8 The creator is always greater than his creation. Jesus is greater than the law, and above it. He made it and gave it; thus, He has the authority to overrule every […]

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ESOCS Devotional 1 February 2023: Fulfill Your Vow to God

ESOCS Devotional 1 February 2023 TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 1:20-28 MEMORY VERSE: “Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.” 1 Samuel 1:28 KJV Just like making new year resolutions without keeping them as with many people, […]

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ESOCS Devotional 31 January 2023: A Life of Glory and Righteousness

ESOCS Devotional 31 January 2023 TEXT: 1 JOHN 1:1-10 MEMORY VERSE: “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 KJV Walking in fellowship with the light of God promotes […]

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ESOCS Devotional 30 January 2023: The Church, Present-Day Israel

ESOCS Devotional 30 January 2023 TEXT: AMOS 9: 8-15 MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord says, ‘A day is coming when I will restore the kingdom of David, which is like a house fallen into ruins. I will repair the walls and restore it. I will rebuild it and make it as it was long ago.’” Amos 9:11 […]

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ESOCS Devotional 29 January 2023: Love is Greater Than All

ESOCS Devotional 29 January 2023 TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 13: 1-13 MEMORY VERSE: “I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains – but if I have no love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2 GNB In our text, […]

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ESOCS Devotional 28 January 2023: Jesus, the Good Shepherd

ESOCS Devotional 28 January 2023 TEXT: JOHN 10: 1-11 MEMORY VERSE: “I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 NIV Browsing through the prophetic books of Ezekiel, Micah, and others, we discover that several Old Testament scriptures have indications that God would someday send a shepherd […]

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ESOCS Devotional 27 January 2023: The Church is One Body

ESOCS Devotional 27 January 2023 TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-31 MEMORY VERSE: “So that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.” 1 Corinthians 12:25 IKJV A fundamental truth is that the natural human body is one, but with many members. Such members of […]

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ESOCS Devotional 26 January 2023: Misguided Use of Spiritual Gifts

ESOCS Devotional 26 January 2023 TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-11 MEMORY VERSE: “The Spirit gives one person the power to work miracles; to another, the gift of speaking God’s messages; and yet another, the ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. To one person he gives […]

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ESOCS Devotional 25 January 2023: Every Storm Obeys Him

ESOCS Devotional 25 January 2023 TEXT: LUKE 8:16-39 MEMORY VERSE: “The disciples went and woke Him, saying, ‘Master, we’re going to drown.’ He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided and all was calm.” Luke 8:24 NIV Jesus is by all standards the Light of the world. His extreme […]

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ESOCS Devotional 24 January 2023: Christ is More Than All

ESOCS Devotional 24 January 2023 TEXT: PHILIPPIANS 3: 1-14 MEMORY VERSE: “But all those things that I might count as profit I now reckon as loss for Christ’s sake.” Philippians 3:7 GNB The Old Testament version of holiness was by claim of self-righteousness, through strict obedience to the Law. But the response of Christ to […]

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ESOCS Devotional 23 January 2023: Oh Sinner! Repent and Live

ESOCS Devotional 23 January 2023 TEXT: ISAIAH 48:12-22 MEMORY VERSE: “Oh, that you had listened to My commandments! Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like waves in the sea.” Isaiah 48: 18 NLT God’s mercy is from everlasting to everlasting. It is not His will […]

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ESOCS Devotional 22 January 2023: The Day of the Lord

ESOCS Devotional 22 January 2023 TEXT: AMOS 5:6-24 MEMORY VERSE: “How terrible it will be for you who long for the day of the Lord! What good will that day do you? For you, it will be a day of darkness and not of light.” Amos 5:18 GNB Prophet Hosea’s ministry was mainly against those […]

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ESOCS Devotional 21 January 2023: Becoming All Things to Everyone

ESOCS Devotional 21 January 2023 TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 9: 15-27 MEMORY VERSE: “Among the weak in faith I became weak like one of them, in order to win them. So I became all things to all people, that I may save some of them by whatever means are possible. All this I do for the […]

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ESOCS Devotional 20 January 2023: God Hates Sorcery and Witchcraft

ESOCS Devotional 20 January 2023 TEXT: ISAIAH 47:10-15 MEMORY VERSE: “You are powerless in spite of the advice you get. Let your astrologers come forward and save you – those people who study the stars, who map out the zones of the heavens and tell you from month to month what is going to happen […]

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ESOCS Devotional 19 January 2023: Social Concern of Christian Ministry

ESOCS Devotional 19 January 2023 TEXT: LUKE 7: 11-23 MEMORY VERSE: “And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her. And He said to her, ‘Do not weep’” Luke 7:13 IKJV Luke was very careful, and down to earth in his reports of the activities of Jesus. He particularly showed interest in the […]

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ESOCS Devotional 18 January 2023: Marriage Preferred to Sexual Immorality

ESOCS Devotional 18 January 2023 TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 7:25-40 MEMORY VERSE: “I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few restrictions as possible.” 1 Corinthians 7:35 NLT Right from Bible times, men and women chose […]

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ESOCS Devotional 17 January 2023: Christian Ministry and Sexual Standards

ESOCS Devotional 17 January 2023 TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 7:1-24 MEMORY VERSE: “But because there is so much immorality, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:2 GNB In view of the fact that there is this natural strong sexual drive within the human individual, men […]

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