Day 8/10 – The Discipline of the Father

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 “When you make Jesus the standard, the more you grow in Christ the more aware you are of your depravity.”    Walter A.… [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 1/28 – Ruled By Men

Christ Paid the Penalty  – Romans 5:8 (ESV)  “…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:8 “You should read and study God’s Word like you read the morning newspaper.  The context gives  you the meaning of the words.  Let the text make its case.  Don’t try and… [More…]