Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles

Director of Back to God Ministries International

Rev. Kurt Selles is the director of Back to God Ministries International, the ministry that brings you these Today devotions. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary and received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Before joining Back to God Ministries, Kurt served as the director of the Global Center at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he also taught missions. For 19 years prior to that, he served as a missionary in Taiwan and China. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, have three children.

October 31, 2017

The Reformation: A Call to Faithfulness

Philippians 1:3-11
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

October 30, 2017

Living for God’s Glory

1 Corinthians 10:23-33
Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

October 29, 2017

Glory to No Other

Ephesians 3:14-21
To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

October 28, 2017

Soli Deo Gloria: To God Be the Glory!

Romans 11:33-36
From him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

October 27, 2017

Sharing Our Faith

Matthew 28:16-20
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

October 26, 2017

Growing in Faith

2 Peter 3
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever!

October 25, 2017

Faith and Action

James 2:14-26
Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

October 24, 2017

The Nature of Saving Faith

Romans 3:21-31
We maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

October 23, 2017

Sola Fide: Faith, the Channel of Grace

Ephesians 2:1-9
It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

October 22, 2017

Sealed by the Holy Spirit

2 Corinthians 1:12-22
He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

October 21, 2017

Given by the Holy Spirit

John 3:1-21
Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

October 20, 2017

Grace for Sinners

Mark 2:13-17
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

October 19, 2017

Grace Brings Justice and Mercy

John 19:28-30
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

October 18, 2017

Chosen From Before Creation

Ephesians 1:3-14
He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.

October 17, 2017

The Father’s Love and Mercy

Luke 15:11-32
This son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

October 16, 2017

The Lord Comes Looking for Us

Luke 15:1-7
Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.

October 15, 2017

Grace of the Triune God

2 Corinthians 13:11-14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

October 14, 2017

Sola Gratia: Salvation by Grace Alone

Ephesians 2:1-9
It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

October 13, 2017

Prophet, Priest, and King

Matthew 28:16-20
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

October 12, 2017

Salvation in No Other Name

Acts 4:1-12
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven . . . by which we must be saved.

October 11, 2017

Christ’s Death on the Cross

Hebrews 9:11-28
He has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.

October 10, 2017

The Perfect Savior

1 John 3:1-6
You know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.

October 9, 2017

We Need a Savior

Romans 3:21-31
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

October 8, 2017

Solus Christus: Christ Alone

Luke 24:36-49
Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.

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