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 6/29 – 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 6/21 – Testing One Another

Prayer  – Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)  “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 Godly shame: …”we have lost our capacity for shame,… [More…]

Day 6/18 – Interpreting Scripture

The Word  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”  2 Timothy 3:16 “The myth of progress has come at the expense of developing the soul, leading instead to moral and spiritual degeneration. Distracted by a deluge of unimportant information, we… [More…]

Day 6/11 – Two Kinds of Vessels

Is there Fruit in your life?  – James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James‬ ‭1:22 “How we read the Scripture is of integral importance because it determines whether or not we are tethered to the underlying spiritual reality of the universe, which is grounded in the authority of God.… [More…]

Day 6/8 – The Disobedient Prophet

Ministry is the Believer’s privilege & responsibility   – II Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”  II Timothy 4:2 “Reason’s first order is to understand revelation; but its second order is to subordinate itself to that revelation. But in today’s church, revelation must… [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 5/31 – Awakening Appetites

Trusting God  – Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”   Philippians‬ ‭4:6 “Lukewarm deeds result from attempting to harmonize the wisdom and morality of the world (cold) with the wisdom and morality of God (hot).” from “The Discipline of Delusion: How… [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 5/25 – Used by God

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 Jesus “…tells us in Matthew 24: 35, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words… [More…]

Day 5/22 – Hope and Skepticism

Honesty  – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 “No matter who we are, we all have presuppositions that we are forced to base our lives on but cannot prove. It is as though God has woven faith into the fabric of the universe.… [More…]

Day 5/18 – Doing Things For God

Humility  – Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)  “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4  “Jesus Christ is sovereign over earth, but what we do on earth has profound spiritual implications for… [More…]

Day 5/14 – Faith and Reason

Develop World Vision  – Acts 1:8 (ESV)  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8 “The prophet Daniel serves as an example of how to thrive in a hostile culture.… [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 5/8 – Contributing To The Work of God

Be Steadfast  – 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)  “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:58 “There are at least two ways to judge if a church is apostate: 1) Is what it teaches biblically true? and 2)… [More…]