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 10/6 – A Clean Conscience (Part Two)

His Faithfulness  – Numbers 23:19 (ESV)  “God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?”  Numbers 23:19 Jesus says in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that… [More…]

Day 10/5 – A Clean Conscience (Part One)

His Faithfulness  – Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV) The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-23 “God will never do for you what you can do for yourself.  What can be done by man will not be done by Christ; Jesus never… [More…]

Day 9/27 – Inner Renewal

Must Receive Christ  – John 1:12 (ESV). “But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God,”  John 1:12 “I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”  Martin Luther ——://///… [More…]

Day 9/26 – Earthen Vessels

Salvation Not by Works  – Titus 3:5 (ESV)  “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,”  Titus 3:5 “The ability to be a disciple is ours through the resources of Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1: 3); 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 8/16 – 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 8/10 – The Discipline of the Father

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 “When you make Jesus the standard, the more you grow in Christ the more aware you are of your depravity.”    Walter A.… [More…]

Day 8/9 – A Man Sent From God

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard.”  Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A… [More…]

Day 7/19 – The Fruit of Sin

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 “A… [More…]

Day 7/13 – Biblical Relationships

His Faithfullness  – Numbers 23:19 (ESV)  “God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?”  Numbers 23:19 “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren… [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 7/2 – Contrasting Ministries

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 Biblical “Commandments are by their nature clear and concise; you find them in the imperative… [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 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 3/20 – Spiritual Warfare

Who are you? … what do you dwell on? Proverbs 23:7 NKJV “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”  Proverbs 23:7 “I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program,… [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…]