Two Identities

September 21 Two Identities I stand in the very presence of God. (Luke 1:19 ) Have you ever said something you really wished you could take back? Ever thrown out a phrase that you’d give anything to be able to retract? If so, then I’m sure you can relate to…

Two Choices

September 20 Two Choices God will generously provide all you need. (2 Corinthians 9:8 ) If you didn’t know better, you’d think the apostle Paul worked for Norman Vincent Peale. Some of his writings seem to come right out of the The Power of Positive Thinking. Look at this one…

Two Stories

September 19 Two Stories I am the Lord, and I will free you from your slavery. (Exodus 6:6 ) Look at the message God sent Moses to give to the Israelites enslaved in Egypt: “I am the Lord, and I will free you from your slavery in Egypt. I will…

Working Out Salvation

September 18 Working Out Salvation Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. (Philippians 2:12 , niv) “Therefore, my dear friends … continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,” Paul writes to the Christians at Philippi. And the sentence has since become the perfect life-verse…

A Holy Ambush

September 15 A Holy Ambush He will convince the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. (John 16:8 ) Have you ever been ambushed by the Holy Spirit? Have you ever experienced a time when you were simply minding your own business and God’s…

Church at Philadelphia

September 13 Church at Philadelphia I have opened a door for you that no one can shut. (Revelation 3:8 ) When Israel was allowed to return to Jerusalem after being exiled by the Babylonians, their greatest desire was to rebuild the Temple. To the Jews the Temple represented their connection…

Church at Sardis

September 12 Church at Sardis They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. (Revelation 3:4 ) What was the message that God’s prophets brought to Israel? What was the primary intent behind their numerous warnings to God’s people? The Bible dedicates over four hundred pages to the…

Church at Thyatira

September 11 Church at Thyatira You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray. (Revelation 2:20 ) The church at Thyatira allowed itself to be influenced by its culture. It was a blue-collar city, home to cloth makers, cloth dyers, and simple potters. The…
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