Day 7/20 – A Time of Testing

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 “Whenever… [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 7/2 – 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 6/27 – The Desire to Retire

All Have Sinned  – Isaiah 53:6 (ESV). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6 “People argue that some of the biblical commands are cultural; they apply to the culture of that day, but not to ours.… [More…]

Day 6/18 – Interpreting Scripture

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 “The myth of progress has come at the expense of developing the soul, leading instead to moral and spiritual degeneration. Distracted by a deluge of unimportant information, we… [More…]

Day 6/17 – Manipulation and Influence

Obedience to Christ  – John 14:21 (ESV)  “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” John 14:21 “…Herein lies the cardinal difference between the moralizing religions and Jesus’ offer to us… Jesus… [More…]

Day 6/10 – Subjective Application

Life is but a vapor in eternity  – Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Psalms‬ ‭90:12  “Highly opinionated people are often willful people.  They have a keen sense of what is right, but risk being unwilling to submit their standards to the Lordship of Christ.  Strong opinions can… [More…]

Day 6/7 – Positive and Negative Commands

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 ‬‬ “Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”   James 1:2-3   “God will never place you… [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 5/26 – How God Punishes

Good Works  – Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:9-10 “Anyone who takes his faith seriously… [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 5/15 – An Attitude That Pleases God

Develop A World Vision  – Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:19-20… [More…]

Day 5/3 – The Ministry of Suffering

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 “If… [More…]

Day 4/29 – What Is The Ministry?

His Peace  – 1 Peter 4:7 (ESV)  “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”  1 Peter 4:7 “…all who encounter Christ have this two­ pronged response of unworthiness and a willingness to follow His leadership.  If either is lacking, your regeneration should be held in doubt.” Walter… [More…]

Day 4/24 – Perpetual War

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 “If you respect God but do not fear Him, you will consider His commandments negotiable.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++… [More…]