Day 6/2 – Testing and Surrender

His Light in you  – Mathew 5:16  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Mathew 5:16 “Mercy is the setting aside of justice, it is not the setting aside of consequences. The mercy of God does not eliminate the consequences  of the sin. If you stand… [More…]

Day 5/27 – Faith and Reason

Good Works  – Matthew 5:16 (ESV)  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 “God charges the state with the task of justice, the individual with forgiveness. When the state seeks to be merciful, oppression and… [More…]

Day 5/17 – Dispensing God’s Grace

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 “You cannot be knowingly disobedient to Jesus and experience fellowship with Him. Your prayer for forgiveness, after salvation, is not to be saved again, but for restoring the relationship. Your sin has separated… [More…]

Day 5/16 – Repentance and Salvation

Love  – John 13:34-35 (ESV)  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35 “If you desire a satisfactory relationship with God,… [More…]

Day 5/10 – Measuring the Work of God

Serve Others  – Mark 10:45 (ESV)  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 “An axiom of Scripture is: Steward the temporal; give your life in exchange for the eternal. Keep the value of your possessions in proper perspective; they… [More…]

Day 3/10 – Fear and Love

Faith Romans 4:20-21 (ESV) No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.  Romans 4:20-21 “We are lost when human opinion means more to us than God’s.”   D A Carson (“Don Carson”)… [More…]

Day 2/13 – The Captivity of Job

His Provision  – Romans 8:32 (ESV)  “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”  Romans 8:32 “If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, He would have sent an economist. If He had perceived that our greatest… [More…]

Day 1/31 – Seeing God Clearly

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 “You can easily become obsessive of that which God gives you, forgetting that He gave it to you to… [More…]

Day 1/18 – Justice, Mercy, and Consequences

Prayer  – John 15:7 (ESV)  “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”  John 15:7 “You may feel that because your heart does not condemn you that God is well pleased with your life; your heart may not condemn you, but that does not… [More…]

Day 1/17 – Justice and Mercy

The Word  – Joshua 1:8 (ESV)  “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”  Joshua… [More…]

Day 1/15 – The Need for Forgiveness

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 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” – Luke… [More…]

Day 1/14 – The Law of The Harvest

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 “You cannot be knowingly disobedient to Jesus and experience fellowship with Him. Your prayer for forgiveness, after salvation, is not… [More…]

THE NEW MILLENNIUM – LET US BEGIN ANEW

When minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: “Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance.” We know Your Word says,” Woe on those who call… [More…]