Day 8/31 – The Importance of a Vow

Bear Fruit, a Qualification  – John 15:4 NKJV  “Abide in Me, and I (Jesus) in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 John 8:36  says: “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”  “This is the… [More…]

Day 8/28 – Competition and Oppression

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 “Faith in Christ is not blind submission, but intelligent assent.  You cannot follow Christ without the use of your reason.  “Try the spirits whether they are of God.” I John 4:1    Testing requires the use… [More…]

Day 8/21 – Unity and Union

Who are you? …really?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so ishe…”  Proverbs 23:7 “You can no longer view people “after the flesh.”  All are of equal worth and significance in the economy of God, and you must view them through that lens. This does not come naturally.  You must discipline yourself to treat people with… [More…]

Day 8/16 – An Inconsistent Bible

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 “I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit.… [More…]

Day 7/30 – Manipulation

Give Generously  – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (ESV)“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  2 Corinthians 9:6-7 “It’s crazy, if you think about it. The… [More…]

Day 7/9 – Opportunity to Leave

His Spirit  – 1 Corinthians 2:12 (ESV)  “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.”  1 Corinthians 2:12 “Following Jesus has always been hard.  After delivering His discourse on the bread of life, “many of His disciples went… [More…]

Day 7/7 – A Time to Disobey

Assurance of Salvation  – John 5:24 (ESV)  “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”   John 5:24 “Heaven is not a reward, it is a gift.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”)   ——:///// +++ A history… [More…]

Day 6/26 – False Impressions

All Have Sinned  – Romans 3:23 (ESV)  “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”  Romans 3:23 Do we let our culture/traditions supersede God’s commands? Jesus speaking in Mark 7:6-9 said: 6 … “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:    These people honor me with their lips,     but their… [More…]

Day 5/1 – Blessing God

His Provision  – Philippians 4:19 (ESV)  “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19 “If you accept the Blessed hope promised by God, you must reject the hope of the world.”    Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be found… [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 3/16 – A Time of Testing

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 “Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover He is the Rock at the bottom.” Tony Evans ——:///// +++ This email contains,… [More…]

Day 2/14 – The Blessing of Imputed Sin

His Provision  – Philippians 4:19 (ESV)  “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19 “Man is never more insecure than when he cannot create, measure, and control. The work of man can be created, measured, and controlled, but the work of God cannot.  If you try you… [More…]

Day 1/30 – The Man Who Talked Too Much

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9 You seek to please others for Jesus’ sake, but only in so far as you… [More…]