Day 11/16 – Is the Price too High?

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 ‬  “The believer who knows that God will judge the sinner and fails to alert the lost of his impending judgment; that believer God will judge because of… [More…]

Day 11/15 – The Need for a Doctor

How do you handle correction?  – Proverbs‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.”  Proverbs‬ ‭17:10 ‬  “If you accept God’s call to be His servant, you must understand that in your eyes your life here on earth counts for nothing.  You must die to self, holding your life… [More…]

Day 11/14 – Foolish Persuasion

The Impossible Made Possible – Luke 1:‬37 NKJV  “For with God nothing will be impossible.”  Luke 1:‬37 ‬ ‭‬‬ “If you are living in willful disobedience to God, you forfeit your right to be assured of your salvation.  Your soul is in peril, and the best thing you can do is repent and seek God’s forgiveness.” Walter A.… [More…]

Day 11/13 – Affluence and Despair

Who are you? …really?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”  Proverbs 23:7 ‬ ‭‬‬ “The day you choose to become proactively engaged in winning the lost and discipling the saved, the war with the Enemy heats up. Go ahead, attend church, sing in the choir; attend religious programs. No problem, because you… [More…]

Day 11/12 – God Reveals Himself

Die to self  – John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭‬‬ “Your self-denial does not attract a watching world.  Many walk around in self­ deprivation, scaring those who meet them.  Nor do… [More…]

Day 11/11 – Fear and Pride

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 “Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price… [More…]

Day 11/10 – Keeping Score

Purity  – Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  Philippians 4:8 “The followers of Christ have always known that helping… [More…]

Day 11/8 – Death to Self

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 “The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become… [More…]

Day 11/6 – Your Standard of Living

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 11/5 – Caution vs. Unbelief

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 “You cannot know what you do not know unless God reveals it to you.” … “Never become frustrated with the non-Christian’s inability… [More…]

Day 11/2 – Teachability

Faith  – Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)  “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6 “God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado… [More…]

Day 10/28 – The Limits of Patience

Humility  – 1 Peter 5:5-6 (ESV)  “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you,”  1 Peter… [More…]

Day 10/18 – Justification by Faith

Be Steadfast  – Hebrews 12:3 (ESV)  “Consider Him who endured from sinners such hostility against Himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”  Hebrews 12:3  “The Bible teaches that God is a glorious, self-manifesting God. The whole purpose of the devotional life is to see His majesty and become absorbed with His glory. … God has… [More…]

Day 10/11 – Parental Authority

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 “Are you responsible for meeting your own needs, or do you look to God alone?  Before you give an answer, remember the following: … your needs are insatiable and can never… [More…]

Day 10/7 – Self-Justification

His Peace  – Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)  “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”  Isaiah 26:3 “An understanding of the grace of God results in works. But the works are a response to God — not a means of getting God to respond to them.  ‘I labor more abundantly than… [More…]

Day 10/6 – A Clean Conscience (Part Two)

His Faithfulness  – Numbers 23:19 (ESV)  “God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?”  Numbers 23:19 Jesus says in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that… [More…]

Day 10/5 – A Clean Conscience (Part One)

His Faithfulness  – Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV) 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 “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… [More…]