Day 10/12 – Jesus and the Leper

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 Real… [More…]

Day 9/26 – Earthen Vessels

Salvation Not by Works  – Titus 3:5 (ESV)  “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,”  Titus 3:5 “The ability to be a disciple is ours through the resources of Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1: 3); the… [More…]

Day 9/25 – Grief and Anger

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 can make the very worst things that ever happened in your life to work… [More…]

Day 9/22 – We Faint Not

Sin’s Penalty  – Hebrews 9:27 (ESV)  “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,”  Hebrews 9:27  “Becoming a Christian is free of charge. It costs the believer absolutely nothing: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not… [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 8/20 – 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 8/18 – The Foundation of Grace

Purity  – Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  Philippians 4:8  “And some believed the things which were spoken, and… [More…]

Day 8/16 – An Inconsistent Bible

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 “I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit.… [More…]

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 8/9 – A Man Sent From God

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard.”  Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A… [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 8/2 – Repentance

Love  – John 13:34-35 (ESV)  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35 “… our marriage problems are not really marriage… [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 7/10 – Unnecessary Grief

His Strength  – Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)  “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 “The door to discipleship opens both ways.  Jesus will hold the door open for you to enter, or… [More…]