Day 6/23 – Tired of the Battle

Fellowship  – Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV). “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:24-25 “I want the joy of knowing that I am doing… [More…]

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 6/3 – Only the Secure Can Be Humble

Die to self  – John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭‬‬ The Bible “…within the covers of that single book are all the answers to all the problems that face… [More…]

Day 5/30 – The Double Edge of Responsibility

Trials & Testing  – James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”  James‬ ‭1:2-4 “Why are you here?  The whole of Scripture asserts that this life is… [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 5/24 – Who is Watching?

Faith  – Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)  “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6 “Your mind controls your emotion and your will determines what you think, i.e., what the mind chooses to think about or dwell… [More…]

Day 5/18 – Doing Things For God

Humility  – Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)  “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4  “Jesus Christ is sovereign over earth, but what we do on earth has profound spiritual implications for… [More…]

Day 5/11 – Controlling The Work Of God

Serve Others  – 2 Corinthians 4:5 (ESV)  “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”  2 Corinthians 4:5 “Much of the modern church is ashamed to mention such countercultural topics as the differing roles of the sexes, disciplining wayward believers for disobedience, and extramarital sex or… [More…]

Day 4/11 – On Being A Prey

All Have Sinned  – Romans 3:23 (ESV)  “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”  Romans 3:23 “You often hear people talking about the hypocrites and sinners in church.  You should no more expect good people in church than you should expect well people in hospitals.  Believers gather in the “office” of the Great Physician because… [More…]

Day 3/30 – Teaching by Example

Christ the Center 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.    2 Corinthians 5:17  “Jesus didn’t wait until we got better to die for us. He died when we were in our most unlovely state. The person… [More…]