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Kurt Selles

Director of Back to God Ministries International

Kurt Selles is the director of Back to God Ministries International, the parent organization of ReFrame Media, which publishes the Today devotions. Kurt is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and Vanderbilt University. Kurt previously served as director of the Global Center at Beeson Divinity School, where he also taught missions. He also served as a missionary in Taiwan and China. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, have three adult children.

December 31, 2018

Coming on the Clouds of Heaven

Mark 14:53-62
You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.

December 30, 2018

The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:17-37
I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

December 29, 2018

Light of the World

John 8:12-18
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

December 28, 2018

Bread of Life

John 6:25-35
I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

December 27, 2018

Seeking the Comfort of Israel

Luke 2:22-35
Simeon . . . was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

December 26, 2018

The Gift of Salvation

Matthew 2:1-12
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

December 25, 2018

The Word Became Flesh

John 1:1-14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

December 24, 2018

Joy to the World!

Luke 2:8-20
I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

December 23, 2018

Hope for the Future

Luke 1:26-38
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”

December 22, 2018


Matthew 3:1-12
John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

December 21, 2018


Nehemiah 2:1-20; 6:15-16
The surrounding nations were afraid . . . because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.

December 20, 2018


Habakkuk 3:17-19
The sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to tread on the heights.

December 19, 2018


Jeremiah 8:22-9:3
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?

December 18, 2018

Call to Obedience

Isaiah 6:1-10
I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips . . . and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.

December 17, 2018

Faithfulness and Deliverance

2 Kings 18:1-8
Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah. . . .

December 16, 2018

Threat of False Gods

1 Kings 18:15-46
“How long will you waver . . . ? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

December 15, 2018

A Shepherd

1 Samuel 16:1-13
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”

December 14, 2018

Beginning of the Monarchy

1 Samuel 9:14-17
The Lord said to [Samuel], “This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.”

December 13, 2018

Unlikely Heroes

Judges 6:1-14
When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

December 12, 2018

Fall of Jericho

Joshua 6:1-20
When the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded . . . “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!”

December 11, 2018

The Torah at Sinai

Exodus 19:1-8
Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.

December 10, 2018

Passover and Exodus

Exodus 12
On that very day the Lord brought the Israelites out of Egypt.

December 9, 2018

God’s Leadership

Exodus 3:1-10
So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.

December 8, 2018

God’s Providence

Genesis 45:1-7
God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

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