Day 8/28 – Competition and Oppression

Eternal Word  – II John‬ ‭1:2‬ NKJV  “because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:” II John‬ ‭1:2‬ “Faith in Christ is not blind submission, but intelligent assent.  You cannot follow Christ without the use of your reason.  “Try the spirits whether they are of God.” I John 4:1    Testing requires the use… [More…]

Day 8/21 – Unity and Union

Who are you? …really?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so ishe…”  Proverbs 23:7 “You can no longer view people “after the flesh.”  All are of equal worth and significance in the economy of God, and you must view them through that lens. This does not come naturally.  You must discipline yourself to treat people with… [More…]

Day 8/20 – The Uniqueness of Grace

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 ‭‬‬ “Like many of you, the universe continues to overwhelm me”.  If you look for our nearest neighboring galaxy, its Andromeda.  “The… [More…]

Day 8/17 – An Ill-defined Bible

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 “God rewards on the basis of faithfulness to opportunity; labor, not results.”  Walt Heinrich  ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be found… [More…]

Day 8/12 – Legalism

Good Works  – Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:9-10 “God brings suffering into your… [More…]

Day 8/4 – Out of Control

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  “If I see alright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament.… [More…]

Day 7/29 – The Path to Heaven

Give Generously  – Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)  “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10 “The results of ‘letting the Word of Christ dwell in you richly’ (Colossians 3) being exactly the same as being… [More…]

Day 7/24 – The Inadequacy of Reason

Separate From the World  – Romans 12:2 (ESV)  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2  “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not… [More…]

Day 7/16 – A Sense of Ownership

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 “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”  Francis Chang ——:///// +++ A… [More…]

Day 7/2 – Contrasting Ministries

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 Biblical “Commandments are by their nature clear and concise; you find them in the imperative… [More…]

Day 6/10 – Subjective Application

Life is but a vapor in eternity  – Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Psalms‬ ‭90:12  “Highly opinionated people are often willful people.  They have a keen sense of what is right, but risk being unwilling to submit their standards to the Lordship of Christ.  Strong opinions can… [More…]

Day 6/6 – Law and Request

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 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good… [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 5/24 – Who is Watching?

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 “Your mind controls your emotion and your will determines what you think, i.e., what the mind chooses to think about or dwell… [More…]