Touch of Faith Ministry morning
devotions are taken from the book God's Amazing Grace By written by Ellen G.
The Gracious Invitation, January 18 —
Our world recognizes territorial lines, caste system and aristocracy. God
does. Pastor Ephraim reminds us that Christ invites all to join Him in
Heaven. Scripture says, "Come unto me, ALL ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.
An Inheritance in Heaven, January 17 —
Pastor Ephraim explains that some people are more interested in preserving
temporal things than they are in the eternal kingdom promised by God. He
reminds us that God's kingdom is "an inheritance incorruptible, and that
fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1:4.
The Royal Robe, January 16 —
Many churches teach that keeping God's law is no longer necessary. What
they fail to realize is the connection between the law and God's robe of
righteousness that is given to the saints. Scripture says, "And to her
(the called out ones) was granted that she should be arrayed in fine line,
clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints."
By God's Grace, January 15 —
Pastor Ephraim unpack the subject of grace. He explains why grace was
necessary and when it was given. He looks at some of the misconception of
grace and explains why the legalism fails to benefit from it. He reminds
us that we are "being justified freely by His grace through redemption
that is in Christ Jesus." Romans 3:24.
Entrance Requirement, January 14 —
What does God require in order for anyone to get to heaven? Some think
that it is obedience, while others say "a well order life." Jesus said,
"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God." John 3:3. Pastor Ephraim explains what it means
to be born again. You might be surprised with his answer.
Our Top Priority,
January 13 —
Pastor Ephraim explains that when a person does not priority things
correctly, he can miss out on great things. He wants us to know that the
same can happen with heaven. If we don't make it our top priority, we will
miss it. Scripture says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew
Its Principle of
January 12 —
Many Christians have been taught that because Jesus died on the cross
God's law has become null and void. The idea that they now have to obey
God's law has become offensive. It this so? Did Christ's death on the
cross void God's law and guarantee automatic entrance into heaven? Pastor
Ephraim points to Romans 7:12 where we are told that "the law is holy, and
the commandment holy, and just, and good" as we look at the principles of
Like Mustard Seed,
January 9 —
Pastor Ephraim explains what transpires within a person after coming to
Lord. He shows that like the mustard seed which starts off small but grows
into the mightiest of herbs, so does the Power of God in the believers
life. "The kingdom of heaven," Jesus said, "is like a grain of mustard
seed, ... which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it
is the greatest among herbs," Matthew 13:31, 32.
God's Kingdom in
January 8 —
Pastor Ephraim explains that God's kingdom is developed within His people.
He explains that society cannot change unless it is changed from within by
God. He reminds us of the words of Christ, "Behold, the kingdom of God is
within you." Luke 17:21.
For Sinners Only,
January 2 —
Pastor Ephraim explains what Grace is and why it is so important for our
salvation. He shows that while grace and mercy are similar they are
different. He also explains why grace is only for sinners. Scripture
reminds us, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to
News of the Kingdom, January 1 —
Pastor Ephraim explores the
good news about heaven and how we will get there. Scripture says, "And
Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching
the gospel of the kingdom" Matthew 4:23.