Day 7/22 – Signs and Wisdom

Put Christ First  – Luke 9:23 (ESV)  “And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”  Luke 9:23 “God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are not afraid to put ourselves in situations… [More…]

Day 7/21 – The Experience of Believing

Put Christ First  – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”   Matthew 6:33 “Because He calls you to be the friend of sinners, and because you become like the people with whom you associate, it is imperative that you counter-balance your association with… [More…]

Day 7/12 – Worship

His Faithfulness  – Lamentations 3:22-23 mESV) 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 “Your only chance of finishing the race well rests in your eliminating all options. Until you are  convinced in the depths of your soul that an… [More…]

Day 7/10 – Unnecessary Grief

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 “The door to discipleship opens both ways.  Jesus will hold the door open for you to enter, or… [More…]

Day 7/8 – A Lesson on Miracles

His Spirit  – 1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)  “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”  1 Corinthians 3:16 “Jesus says, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in… [More…]

Day 7/3 – Sensing a Need

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 “I eagerly concede that good, Bible-teaching churches exist today, and I am grateful for them. Tragically, they are the… [More…]

Day 7/1 – The Importance of Action

Christ Paid the Penalty  – 1 Peter 3:18 (ESV)  “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the Righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,”  1 Peter 3:18 “…idolization of change and progress, have led the church to believe that preservation is… [More…]

Day 6/28 – Finding God

Sin’s Penalty  – Romans 6:23 (ESV)  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23 “God interrupt whatever we are doing so that we can join You in what You’re doing” Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be found… [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 5/28 – Argument of the Skeptic

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 5/11 – Controlling The Work Of God

Serve Others  – 2 Corinthians 4:5 (ESV)  “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”  2 Corinthians 4:5 “Much of the modern church is ashamed to mention such countercultural topics as the differing roles of the sexes, disciplining wayward believers for disobedience, and extramarital sex or… [More…]

Day 5/4 – The Sentence of Death

Put Christ First  – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”   Matthew 6:33 “Let them see You in me;  Let them hear You when I speak; Let them feel You when I sing; Let them see You; let them see You in me.”  J… [More…]

Day 2/17 – The Reward of Faith

Put Christ First  – Matthew 6:33 (ESV). “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  Matthew 6:33 “We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”  John R W… [More…]

Day 1/1 – Happy New Year! — Knowing the Ways of God

‭‭II Timothy‬ ‭4:1-5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will… [More…]