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 8/12 – Legalism

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 “God brings suffering into your… [More…]

Day 8/3 – The Spirit Departed

Love  – 1 John 3:18 (ESV)  “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”  1 John 3:18 “Most Christians never associate joy with repentance. But repentance is actually the mother of all joy in Jesus. Without it, there can be no joy. Yet, any believer who walks in repentance will… [More…]

Day 7/18 – Holiness

His Help in Temptation  – Hebrews 2:18 (ESV)  “For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.”  Hebrews 2:18 “Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ… [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 6/29 – Who is Meeting Your Needs?

Sin’s Penalty  – Hebrews 9:27 (ESV)  “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,”  Hebrews 9:27 “…it’s easier to make an informed decision about our next smart phones than to examine the darkness of our souls and expose them to the Light that has come into the world. It’s easier… [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 6/26 – 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 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 4/25 – Submit To Your Husbands

His Strength  – Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)  “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 “Paul says, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of… [More…]

Day 4/14 – The Sins of the Father

Sin’s Penalty  – Hebrews 9:27 (ESV)  “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,”  Hebrews 9:27 God calls EVERY Believer to the Ministry  – ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:11-12‬ says:‭ “And He Himself (Jesus) gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for… [More…]

Day 3/7 – The Value of Knowledge

Honesty – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 3/7/2019   “…sometimes God chooses to bless us and make us people of integrity in the midst of abominable circumstances, rather than change our circumstances.”  D A Carson (“Don Carson”) ——:///// +++ This email contains, sequentially: Memory… [More…]