Day 10/8 – Guilt and Shame

His Peace  – 1 Peter 4:7 (ESV)  “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”  1 Peter 4:7 “When God bestows His abundance upon you, He expects you to be grateful, for you are blessed.  But never forget that that is only half the equation; the more you… [More…]

Day 9/28 – Handling Disappointment

Must Receive Christ  – Revelation 3:20 (ESV). “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.”  Revelation 3:20 “You cannot know until after you believe and speak; that is the order: believe, speak, know.  You cannot… [More…]

Day 9/27 – Inner Renewal

Must Receive Christ  – John 1:12 (ESV). “But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God,”  John 1:12 “I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”  Martin Luther ——://///… [More…]

Day 9/15 – The Divine Dwelling Place

Fellowship– Matthew 18:20 (ESV)“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20 “The Scriptures unanimously declare the self-sufficiency of God. “If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.” {Psalms 50:12}   We, His creatures, can add nothing to Him or… [More…]

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 8/4 – 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 7/27 – The Quest for Autonomy — II

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  “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”    Martin Luther  — Where’s your priorities? Although it may seem counter-intuitive,… [More…]

Day 7/14 – Mutual Acceptance

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 “…there will be times in your life when God will test you.  You cannot predict what that testing looks like, but you can prepare for it, by trusting God in the little things; the… [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 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…]