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 8/20 – 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 8/17 – An Ill-defined Bible

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 “God rewards on the basis of faithfulness to opportunity; labor, not results.”  Walt Heinrich  ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be found… [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 8/7 – 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 8/4 – 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 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 7/31 – Manipulation — II

Develop A World Vision  – Acts 1:8 (ESV)  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8 “You struggle in your faith simply because it is faith.  Dying to self is a… [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 7/24 – The Inadequacy of Reason

Separate From the World  – Romans 12:2 (ESV)  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2  “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not… [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…]