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Our relationship with Jesus is crucial. We prioritise prayer, seeking knowledge about Him, and aligning our lives with His path.
Daily time with God is essential. That’s why we created CBN DEVO.
Discover our devotionals, Bible studies, and discipleship videos at CBN Europe. Find hope, encouragement, and guidance for your journey, no matter the season.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our FAQ for some more information on our devotionals
What is a devotional?
The word ‘devotion’ means ‘profound dedication’ and ‘earnest attachment to a person or cause’.*
We believe that, when we give our lives to Jesus and receive his salvation, we are to follow Him. This means profoundly dedicating ourselves to being in earnest attachment to Him in order that we can know Him better and follow Him closer.
A devotional is simply a means to this end.
Devotionals usually come in written form with an audio option and perhaps some visuals to support the specific theme. They are predominantly designed to help you learn more about Jesus and explore more and more areas of your faith.
*Source = dictionary.com
What is a Bible Study?
A Bible study is a gathering or a structured program where individuals or a group of people come together to study and explore the Bible. The primary purpose of a Bible study is to deepen your understanding of the teachings, stories, and principles of the Bible.
Overall, a Bible study provides an opportunity for individuals or a community of believers to delve into the teachings of the Bible, gain spiritual insights, strengthen their faith, and foster discussion and fellowship with others who share a similar interest in studying the Scriptures.
Why do I need to do a devotional?
We believe that devotionals enable you to deepen your relationship with Jesus, know Him better and grow as a follower of Jesus.
How often should I be doing a devotional?
For optimum spiritual growth, daily.
The Bible is described as our daily bread (read Matthew 6:11).
We wouldn’t go a day without eating so why would we neglect the Word of God for even a day?
How do you do a Bible study?
Completing a Bible study typically involves a systematic and thoughtful approach to studying the Scriptures.
For example, you can choose a passage or topic from the Bible, read and reflect on what you have read, research the context, ask questions, take notes and – perhaps most importantly – apply what you have discovered to your life.
I don't have time to do a daily devotional, what should I do?
There are some seasons in life when a daily devotional may be a little bit of a stretch.
My advice in this instance is to do what you can.
Maybe you just read a verse or two and pray whilst you are out and about, in your heart.
Don’t beat yourself up. The purpose of a devotional is for you to grow closer to God. This can be achieved by remaining connected to Him throughout your day in small snippets, or in a long session of devoted prayer, worship and study.
Which devotional or Bible study should I do?
The best way to figure out which devotional or Bible study to choose out of the many that exist is to pray and ask God.
We go through different experiences and seasons in life and the best way to discern which resource will best support us during each season is to pray and seek God.
How long should a devotional be?
Devotionals can be anything from 3 days long to 30 days long to a year or two.
Measure and assess your availability and commitment levels and perhaps choose a devotional that will challenge you slightly, but not put you under too much pressure.
Can I do more than one devotional?
You may choose to do 2 7-day devotionals side by side, one in the day and one in the evening.
It’s entirely up to you and what you feel is right in the season you are in.
Which translation of the Bible should I use?
The choice of which translation of the Bible to use ultimately depends on your personal preferences and specific needs. There are numerous translations available, each with its own approach to translating the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts into English or other languages. Here are a few popular translations and some information about them:
- King James Version (KJV): This translation, published in 1611, is widely regarded for its literary excellence and historical significance. It uses traditional language and has had a significant impact on English literature and religious vocabulary. However, its language can be archaic and less accessible to modern readers.
- New International Version (NIV): The NIV is a widely used and highly readable translation. It seeks to balance accuracy with contemporary language and has gained popularity for its clarity and accessibility.
- English Standard Version (ESV): The ESV aims for a more literal translation, preserving the sentence structure and original wording as much as possible. It strives for accuracy and readability while maintaining a more formal tone.
- New Living Translation (NLT): The NLT is a dynamic equivalence translation that focuses on conveying the meaning of the original texts in a clear and contemporary manner. It is designed to be highly readable and accessible, making it suitable for both study and devotional reading.
These are just a few examples, and there are many other translations available, each with its own strengths and characteristics. It can be helpful to compare different translations and consider factors such as readability, accuracy, theological preferences, and the purpose for which you intend to use the translation (e.g., personal study, public reading, academic study, devotional reading, etc.). Some people also find it beneficial to consult multiple translations for a more comprehensive understanding.
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