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 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 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 8/30 – Contentment

Belief in Action  – II John‬ ‭1:9-11‬ ‭NKJV  “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet… [More…]

Day 8/27 – A Life of Vanity

God of our Salvation  – II Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NKJV. “who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,”‬‬  II Corinthians‬ ‭1:10 “…God’s work is found in individuals, not institutions.  …  God’s Church is comprised of those in whom He has done an eternal work of regeneration,… [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 8/19 – An Illustration of Grace

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 “You will carry into eternity the product of your investment in this life. Life is too short and the stakes too high to live mediocre lives.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”… [More…]

Day 8/8 – Parable of the Vineyard

Honesty  – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:15 “God calls you to invest in the lives of others.  If you are a follower of Christ… [More…]

Day 8/7 – Ministering and Learning

Purity  – 1 Peter 2:11 (ESV)  “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.”  1 Peter 2:11 “When we become overly concerned about our appearance, our spiritual reputation, our coolness, and our acceptance, we are living as citizens of this world rather than as… [More…]

Day 8/6/2019 – God’s Mystery

Purity  – Ephesians 5:3 (ESV)  “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.”  Ephesians 5:3 “When God calls you to something, He is not always calling you to succeed, He’s calling you to obey! The success of the calling is up to Him; the obedience is up… [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 7/18 – Holiness

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 “Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ… [More…]

Day 7/15 – The Inquiring Heart

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 “Everything you go through as a Christian is a training exercise behind which God has a divine purpose. He did not save you so that you could cruise into… [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 6/26 – False Impressions

All Have Sinned  – Romans 3:23 (ESV)  “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”  Romans 3:23 Do we let our culture/traditions supersede God’s commands? Jesus speaking in Mark 7:6-9 said: 6 … “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:    These people honor me with their lips,     but their… [More…]

Day 6/7 – Positive and Negative Commands

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 ‬‬ “Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”   James 1:2-3   “God will never place you… [More…]

Day 5/30 – The Double Edge of Responsibility

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 “Why are you here?  The whole of Scripture asserts that this life is… [More…]