Day 4/13 – Hope In vs. Hope For

Sin’s Penalty  – Romans 6:23 (ESV)  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23 “People can accept, distort, manipulate, and reject whatever evidence they see.  Your only reliable gauge remains God’s Word.  If He said it, you can count on His doing it. Are you… [More…]

Day 4/3 – Accountability!

The Word 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  2 Timothy 3:16 “Nothing in the Bible remotely suggests the idea that we should seek “happiness.” …But there is plenty written about seeking Holiness:  “Pursue Holiness, without which no… [More…]

Day 2/17 – The Reward of Faith

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 “We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”  John R W… [More…]

Day 1/22 – Samson and Samuel

Witnessing  – Matthew 4:19 (ESV)  “And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Matthew 4:19 “Apart from Divine initiative, you cannot know God. “It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” I Corinthians 1:21       You will never believe foolishness.  Only when God opens your eyes… [More…]

Day 1/20 – Following the Recipe

Fellowship  – Matthew 18:20 (ESV)  “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20 “If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” I Corinthians 3:15 — “Many passages of Scripture teach that there is eternal accountability… [More…]

Day 1/16 – The Biblical Basis of Significance

The Word  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”  2 Timothy 3:16 “…what the mind chooses to think about or dwell on is controlled by the will.  You can choose to meditate on the goodness of God or on your wounded… [More…]

Day 1/13 – Those That God Destroys

Christ the Center  – Galatians 2:20 (ESV)  “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Galatians 2:20 “If you accept the blessed… [More…]

Day 1/9 – Learning Obedience

Is there fruit?  – James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James‬ ‭1:22 “You take into eternity the essence of what you are in the process of becoming in this life. The process of sanctification is not just for your temporal existence; it has far-reaching implications for the quality of… [More…]

Day 1/7 – Love and Hate

Our life Manual  – “Your Word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”  Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ ‭NKJV‬ ‬“The story or each person’s encounter with God differs with the variety of snowflakes or fingerprints.  Nevertheless, all who encounter Christ have this two­ pronged response of unworthiness and a willingness to follow His leadership.  If either is… [More…]

Day 1/6 – Your Thought Life

Ministry is the Believer’s privilege & responsibility   – “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”  II Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Let His Light in you shine.  ——:///// +++ This email contains, sequentially: Memory Verse (above), Daily Devotion from “Thoughts From The Diary of A Desperate Man”… [More…]