Day 6/16 – Perform for the Correct Audience

Obedience to Christ  – Romans 12:1 (ESV)  “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”  Romans 12:1 “The Christian life requires hard work. Our sanctification is a process wherein we are coworkers with God. We have the… [More…]

Day 6/4 – Never Say No to God

Who are you? … what do you dwell on?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so ishe…”  Proverbs 23:7 “Jesus here tells us we cannot be assured of entrance into heaven unless we do the will of His Father. Note with me that, like the children of Israel, the people to whom He refers… [More…]

Day 6/2 – Testing and Surrender

His Light in you  – Mathew 5:16  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Mathew 5:16 “Mercy is the setting aside of justice, it is not the setting aside of consequences. The mercy of God does not eliminate the consequences  of the sin. If you stand… [More…]

Day 5/28 – Argument of the Skeptic

Invest for the Long Term…Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven  – Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV  “19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break… [More…]

Day 5/27 – Faith and Reason

Good Works  – Matthew 5:16 (ESV)  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 “God charges the state with the task of justice, the individual with forgiveness. When the state seeks to be merciful, oppression and… [More…]

Day 5/25 – Used by God

Faith  – Romans 4:20-21 (ESV)  “No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised.”  Romans 4:20-21 Jesus “…tells us in Matthew 24: 35, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words… [More…]

Day 5/4 – The Sentence of Death

Put Christ First  – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”   Matthew 6:33 “Let them see You in me;  Let them hear You when I speak; Let them feel You when I sing; Let them see You; let them see You in me.”  J… [More…]

Day 5/3 – The Ministry of Suffering

His Help in Temptation  – Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV). “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word. With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments! I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”   Psalm 119:9-11 “If… [More…]

Day 4/30 – Letting Others Invest

His Provision  – Romans 8:32 (ESV)  “He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?”  Romans 8:32 “Sin is not simply making bad choices or mistakes. Sin is having the desire in our hearts to do the will of the… [More…]

Day 4/29 – What Is The Ministry?

His Peace  – 1 Peter 4:7 (ESV)  “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”  1 Peter 4:7 “…all who encounter Christ have this two­ pronged response of unworthiness and a willingness to follow His leadership.  If either is lacking, your regeneration should be held in doubt.” Walter… [More…]