Day 12/14 – Encountering God

Witnessing  – Matthew 4:19 (ESV)  “And he said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Matthew 4:19 +++ “God did not give you your vocation for the purpose of making money.  Our Lord clearly teaches in His Sermon on the Mount that He will provide for your needs so that you can be profitably… [More…]

Day 12/6 – Showing Favoritism

Obedience to Christ  – Romans 12:1 (ESV)  “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”  Romans 12:1 +++ “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians… [More…]

Day 10/29 – Three Kinds of Progress

Purity  – Ephesians 5:3 (ESV)  “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.”  Ephesians 5:3 “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 worked needless miracles.  The miraculous only begins… [More…]

Day 9/19 – Worth of the Individual

All Have Sinned  – Romans 3:23 (ESV)  “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”  Romans 3:23 “Do I live as carelessly and worldly as unbelievers while professing to be a follower of Jesus? If so, I am exposing Christianity to ridicule and leading people to speak evil of the Holy Name by which… [More…]

Day 8/7 – Ministering and Learning

Purity  – 1 Peter 2:11 (ESV)  “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.”  1 Peter 2:11 “When we become overly concerned about our appearance, our spiritual reputation, our coolness, and our acceptance, we are living as citizens of this world rather than as… [More…]

Day 7/6 – The Peril of Self-reformation

Assurance of Salvation  – 1 John 5:13 (ESV)  “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.”  1 John 5:13 “God gives you promises to encourage you to do His will, not so you can talk Him into doing your bidding.” Walter… [More…]