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 8/19 – 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 8/18 – 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 8/11 – Confrontation

Faith  – Romans 4:20-21 (ESV)  “No unbelief made Him waver concerning the promise of God, but He grew strong in his faith as He gave glory to God,fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised.”  Romans 4:20-21 “What is fruit? Galatians 5:22 defines it as love — love which is joy, love which is… [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 7/29 – The Path to Heaven

Give Generously  – Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)  “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10 “The results of ‘letting the Word of Christ dwell in you richly’ (Colossians 3) being exactly the same as being… [More…]

Day 7/23 – Message and Messenger

Separate From the World  – 1 John 2:15-16 (ESV)  “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is… [More…]

Day 7/22 – Signs and Wisdom

Put Christ First  – Luke 9:23 (ESV)  “And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”  Luke 9:23 “God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are not afraid to put ourselves in situations… [More…]

Day 6/24 – Increased Responsibility

Witnessing  – Matthew 4:19 (ESV)  “And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Matthew 4:19 What is Truth? …”Jesus tells us that the way to life is through the Truth: “I am the way, and the Truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:… [More…]

Day 6/19 – Law of the Harvest

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…]

Day 6/10 – Subjective Application

Life is but a vapor in eternity  – Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Psalms‬ ‭90:12  “Highly opinionated people are often willful people.  They have a keen sense of what is right, but risk being unwilling to submit their standards to the Lordship of Christ.  Strong opinions can… [More…]

Day 5/31 – Awakening Appetites

Trusting God  – Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”   Philippians‬ ‭4:6 “Lukewarm deeds result from attempting to harmonize the wisdom and morality of the world (cold) with the wisdom and morality of God (hot).” from “The Discipline of Delusion: How… [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…]

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 3/7 – The Value of Knowledge

Honesty – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 3/7/2019   “…sometimes God chooses to bless us and make us people of integrity in the midst of abominable circumstances, rather than change our circumstances.”  D A Carson (“Don Carson”) ——:///// +++ This email contains, sequentially: Memory… [More…]