Day 11/21 – Playing with Fire

Loving God Means Obeying His Commandments  – II John‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “…that we love one another.” “This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.”  II John‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‬  ‬  “You can easily become possessive of that which God gives you,… [More…]

Day 11/20 – Doing Hard Things

Eternal Word  – II John‬ ‭1:2‬ NKJV  “because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:” II John‬ ‭1:2‬  ‬  Miracles: “There may be times when your heart longs for outward manifestations of His power.  Remember, if they are for you, you are asking Him to let you walk by sight rather than faith,… [More…]

Day 11/19 – Acts and Consequences

God of our Salvation  – II Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NKJV. “who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,”‬‬  II Corinthians‬ ‭1:10  ‬  “Culture plays a powerful role in the life of the church, and you can easily mistake the words of God’s servants for the… [More…]

Day 11/18 – Lending to the Lord

Who made who?  –  Romans 9:20 “But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to Him who formed it, ‘Why did You make me like this?’””  Romans 9:20  ‬  “The Enemy only wants the answer to one question: What will it take to bring your commitment to Christ to an end?  What… [More…]

Day 11/17 – Condemned by Grace

Do you want Wisdom & Understanding?  –  Job 28:28 And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding.’  ‬  “For the most part, understanding Scripture is not a difficult task.  When you meet those who refuse to interpret the Bible in a clear, straightforward way–allowing the text to make its case–it may… [More…]

Day 11/16 – Is the Price too High?

Only God in you can control your tongue  – James‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”  James‬ ‭3:8 ‬  “The believer who knows that God will judge the sinner and fails to alert the lost of his impending judgment; that believer God will judge because of… [More…]

Day 11/15 – The Need for a Doctor

How do you handle correction?  – Proverbs‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.”  Proverbs‬ ‭17:10 ‬  “If you accept God’s call to be His servant, you must understand that in your eyes your life here on earth counts for nothing.  You must die to self, holding your life… [More…]

Day 11/14 – Foolish Persuasion

The Impossible Made Possible – Luke 1:‬37 NKJV  “For with God nothing will be impossible.”  Luke 1:‬37 ‬ ‭‬‬ “If you are living in willful disobedience to God, you forfeit your right to be assured of your salvation.  Your soul is in peril, and the best thing you can do is repent and seek God’s forgiveness.” Walter A.… [More…]

Day 11/13 – Affluence and Despair

Who are you? …really?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”  Proverbs 23:7 ‬ ‭‬‬ “The day you choose to become proactively engaged in winning the lost and discipling the saved, the war with the Enemy heats up. Go ahead, attend church, sing in the choir; attend religious programs. No problem, because you… [More…]

Day 11/12 – God Reveals Himself

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 ‭‬‬ “Your self-denial does not attract a watching world.  Many walk around in self­ deprivation, scaring those who meet them.  Nor do… [More…]

Day 11/11 – Fear and Pride

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 “Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price… [More…]

Day 11/10 – Keeping Score

Purity  – Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  Philippians 4:8 “The followers of Christ have always known that helping… [More…]

Day 11/9 – Biblical Gifts

Trusting God  – Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”   Philippians‬ ‭4:6 “How much do you have to HATE somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?”   Penn Jillette What’s our takeaway?  1. I cannot say I love… [More…]

Day 11/8 – Death to Self

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 “The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become… [More…]

Day 11/7 – Emotional Leaks

Do You Really Believe?  – Revelation‬ ‭3:14-16‬ ‭NKJV  ““… These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I… [More…]

Day 11/6 – Your Standard of Living

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 11/5 – Caution vs. Unbelief

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 “You cannot know what you do not know unless God reveals it to you.” … “Never become frustrated with the non-Christian’s inability… [More…]