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 9/24 – Tempting God

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  “Christianity is a religion of rescue. It is designed for the desperate. It is… [More…]

Day 9/14 – The Value of Self-discipline

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 “If you want that splendid power in Prayer, you… [More…]

Day 9/9 – Do Good to the Undeserving

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 “Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the… [More…]

Day 8/31 – The Importance of a Vow

Bear Fruit, a Qualification  – John 15:4 NKJV  “Abide in Me, and I (Jesus) in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 John 8:36  says: “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”  “This is the… [More…]

Day 8/25 – Marriage or Celibacy

Do you want Wisdom & Understanding?  –  Job 28:28 And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that iswisdom, And to depart from evil isunderstanding.’  “”… Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar … ”   Romans 3:4    There are times when people say, ‘I prayed and nothing happened.’ ‘I had devotions and it’s not working.’ ‘I… [More…]

Day 8/15 – An Illogical Bible

Do You Really Believe?  – Revelation‬ ‭3:14-16‬ ‭NKJV  ““… These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I… [More…]

Day 7/6 – The Peril of Self-reformation

Assurance of Salvation  – 1 John 5:13 (ESV)  “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.”  1 John 5:13 “God gives you promises to encourage you to do His will, not so you can talk Him into doing your bidding.” Walter… [More…]

Day 6/27 – The Desire to Retire

All Have Sinned  – Isaiah 53:6 (ESV). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6 “People argue that some of the biblical commands are cultural; they apply to the culture of that day, but not to ours.… [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 5/22 – 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 4/17 – The Return of Christ

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  “God doesn’t need a lot to do a lot. All David had was five stones.… [More…]

Day 2/16 – Faith and God’s Promises

His Help in Temptation  – Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV). “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”   Psalm 119:9-11 “The… [More…]

Day 2/15 – Walking By Faith

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 “All of us would be wiser if we would resolve never to put people down, except on our prayer lists.”    D A Carson (“Don Carson”) ——:///// +++ This email… [More…]

Day 1/26 – Legitimate Expectations

Sin’s Penalty  – Romans 6:23 (ESV)  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23 “When you live in sin, the past experience of God’s deliverance does not help in building confidence during current crises.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++ This email contains, sequentially:… [More…]