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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
RefillsThe believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. —Acts 13:52
Monday, September 29, 2014
Dress Your Dreams in Denimby Charles R. SwindollWhatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. Colossians 3:23-24
What does the job require?What do you expect of me?What is the deadline?What are the techniques?Or "how" . . .How does it work?How long will it take?How much does it cost?How fast can it go?
Sunday, September 28, 2014
More . . ."He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart. —Ecclesiastes 3:11
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Sacrament of Broken Seedby Charles R. SwindollFor we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. Titus 3:3-8
His feather flame doused dullby icy cold,the cardinal hunchedinto the rough, green feederbut ate no seed.Through binoculars I sawfestered and uselesshis beak, brokenat the root.Then two: one blazing, one gray,rode the swirling weatherinto my visionand lighted at his side.Unhurried, as if possessingthe patience of God,they cracked sunflowersand fed himbeak to wounded beakchoice meats.Each morning and afternoonthe winter long,that odd triumvirate,that trinity of need,returned and atetheir sacramentof broken seed.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Acting Decisively, Part Twoby Charles R. SwindollFor the Lord God helps Me,Therefore, I am not disgraced;Therefore, I have set My face like flint,And I know that I will not be ashamed. Isaiah 50:7
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Acting Decisively, Part Oneby Charles R. SwindollWe Will Serve the Lord”“Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Heartbreak . . . and GloryLazarus is dead. And for your sakes, I'm glad I wasn't there, for now you will really believe. —John 11:14–15
Monday, September 22, 2014
Grace—True As EverAnd we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. —Romans 8:28
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Where the Power IsThe message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. —1 Corinthians 1:18
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Unlimited AccessBecause of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory. —Romans 5:2
Friday, September 19, 2014
It's Already YoursHope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. —Romans 5:5
Thursday, September 18, 2014
You Don't Have to Work for ItWhen people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners. —Romans 4:4–5
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Take It to the BankWe rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort.—Philippians 1:3
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Innovation, Part Twoby Charles R. SwindollTherefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Monday, September 15, 2014
Innovation, Part Oneby Charles R. SwindollContrast the Upright and the WickedWhoever loves discipline loves knowledge,But he who hates reproof is stupid. Proverbs 12:1
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Gone for GoodHe will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. —Micah 7:19
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Lapses of FaithWhat does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." —Romans 4:3
Friday, September 12, 2014
AcceptedHe made us accepted in the Beloved. —Ephesians 1:6
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Start Where You Are, Part Two
by Charles R. Swindoll
And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says,
“This is the new covenant I will make
with my people on that day,* says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”*
Then he says,
“I will never again remember
their sins and lawless deeds.”*
And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.
A Call to Persevere
And so, dear brothers and sisters,* we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death,* Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.