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June 23, 2019
#683 – Wise Counsel and Guidance (Proverbs 20:18)
May we surround ourselves with others who give us wise counsel, and may we, by God's grace, be able to give wise guidance to those around us.
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3 min
June 22, 2019
#682 – The Purpose of the Lord will Stand (Proverbs 19:21)
It is good to know that it is only the purpose of the all-wise God that will stand. Let's submit our plans to His purpose.
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4 min
June 21, 2019
#681 – Seek and Find (Jeremiah 29:13)
God, give us grace to seek and be satisfied in You. May we boast only in You.
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3 min
June 20, 2019
#680 – Known Before we were Born (Jeremiah 1:4–5)
Before we were formed in the womb, we were known by God. We praise God for His love for us. May He help us to show this love for every single life in the world.
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5 min
June 19, 2019
#679 – Saved for a Purpose (2 Kings 19:19)
You are not saved without reason. You have been saved so that His glory will be made known among all the peoples of the earth.
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6 min
June 18, 2019
#678 – Devotion to God Alone (2 Kings 17:33)
Lord, help us to worship You and only You. Give us grace to flee the temptation of pledging our lives to anything other than You.
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3 min
June 17, 2019
#677 – Christ, Our Shepherd and Security (Micah 5:4–5)
By God's grace, we dwell securely under the care of the Good Shepherd. May His name be made known to the ends of the earth.
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4 min
June 16, 2019
#676 – The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower (Proverbs 18:10)
God is our refuge and strength. May we run to Him and see that we are secure in His grace.
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5 min
June 15, 2019
#675 – Tremble at His Word (Isaiah 66:2)
Lord, remove our pride and selfishness that we may be humble and contrite, trembling at Your Word.
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4 min
June 14, 2019
#674 – Proclaiming Good News Wherever We Go (Isaiah 52:7)
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'"
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5 min
June 13, 2019
#673 – Transgressions Blotted Out (Isaiah 44:22)
God, help us to take sin seriously but realize that you have covered our sins through Christ. We have been forgiven and freed from sin.
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5 min
June 12, 2019
#672 – Send Me (Isaiah 6:8)
Father, cause the posture of our hearts be that of Isaiah. May each of us say each day, "Here I am! Send me."
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4 min
June 11, 2019
#671 – Cry out to God (Joel 1:14)
Are we willing to cry out to God day and night? Lord, help us to be desperate for You.
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5 min
June 10, 2019
#670 – Seek Me and Live (Amos 5:4)
Life is not found in seeking the pleasures, pursuits, and plaudits of this world. No, life is found in seeking God.
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4 min
June 9, 2019
#669 – Allured by God's Love (Hosea 2:13–14)
We love Him because He first loved us. God has looked down on us and rather than condemning us, He condemned Christ.
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6 min
June 8, 2019
#668 – Repent and Believe (Jonah 3:10)
Anyone who turns from sin and trusts in Christ will be saved from God's judgment and will be with Him forever. Who can you share this news with today?
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June 7, 2019
#667 – Sharing God's Love for Sinners (Jonah 1:1–3)
Lord, help us not to be like Jonah. Keep us from prejudice toward any people when it comes to opening our mouths and proclaiming the good news of Christ.
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6 min
June 6, 2019
#666 – One God Over All (2 Kings 5:15)
We are tempted to live for many things, but there is only one true God who is worthy of our worship.
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4 min
June 5, 2019
#665 – Christ is Coming Back (2 Kings 2:11–12)
There is coming a day when the trumpet will sound and Christ will come back for His bride. Until He returns, may we be faithful to Him.
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June 4, 2019
#664 – Aligning with God's Word (1 Kings 22:12)
When you are in a church gathering, at a conference, or reading a book, test what you hear. If it does not align with God's Word, do not believe it.
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5 min
June 3, 2019
#663 – You are Never Alone (1 Kings 19:4–5)
Even in the depths of discouragement and depression, God is with you. Know that in whatever you are walking through, God has not stopped loving you.
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7 min
June 2, 2019
#662 – Honoring God and Our Families (Proverbs 17:6)
May we bring glory to God in the way that we care for our families.
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4 min
June 1, 2019
#661 – The Lord, He is God (1 Kings 18:37–39)
We pray in faith that God will call His people according to His purpose. Let's pray that by God's grace many will turn in Christ declaring, "The Lord, He is God."
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5 min
May 31, 2019
#660 – Hearing and Doing the Word (1 Kings 17:5)
May we, like Elijah, hear God's Word and obey God's Word.
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3 min
May 30, 2019
#659 – Wholly Following Christ (1 Kings 11:6)
Let's pray that God will help us not to let sin have a foothold in our lives. May we wholly follow Christ.
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3 min
May 29, 2019
#658 – Fixing Our Eyes on God (Proverbs 31:25)
We are prone to be anxious, but when we fear God we do not have to be afraid of the future.
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5 min
May 28, 2019
#657 – Using Words Wisely (Proverbs 16:24)
Lord, help us to build up others with our words today.
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3 min
May 27, 2019
#656 – Honoring God with Our Firstfruits (Proverbs 3:9)
With all that God has given you—regardless of what or how much—see it as a gift from Him and belonging to Him to be used for His honor and glory.
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4 min
May 26, 2019
#655 – Unrighteous Anger (Proverbs 16:32)
We often view anger as a display of strength and power. But the Bible says that it is better to be slow to anger and self-controlled. May we examine our lives for areas where we struggle with unrighteous anger toward one another.
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5 min
May 25, 2019
#654 – Wisdom Implies Humility (Proverbs 1:5)
The foolish think they have it figured out. We must humbly submit to God's Word knowing that there we obtain guidance.
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4 min
May 24, 2019
#653 – God's Glory Among the Nations (1 Kings 8:41–43)
Even tucked away in 1 Kings, we see God's heart for the nations. He is worthy of the praise of all the peoples on the earth.
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6 min
May 23, 2019
#652 – In Awe of God's Wisdom (1 Kings 3:28)
We lack wisdom. May we constantly pray to God that we may walk in His wisdom.
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5 min
May 22, 2019
#651 – Living with Courage (1 Kings 2:2–3)
Let's trust God's Word even when it is not easy, knowing that we will experience God's goodness.
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May 21, 2019
#650 – The Song of Creation (Psalm 148:7–8)
All of creation obeys its Maker. May we join in this song ascribing to God the honor that only He is due.
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5 min
May 20, 2019
#649 – Knitted Together by God (Psalm 139:13–14)
We praise God for crafting us together. He has made everyone fearfully and wonderfully in His image. May we promote the beauty and wonder of Psalm 139 throughout the world.
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6 min
May 19, 2019
#648 – A Simple and Significant Verse (Proverbs 15:22)
As we make decisions, it is good to live in community with those who fear God and are depending on Him through His Word.
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5 min
May 18, 2019
#647 – The Beauty of God's Word (Psalm 119)
There is so much treasure to be found in Psalm 119. Let's pray some of these verses over our lives.
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4 min
May 17, 2019
#646 – Storing up God's Word (Psalm 119:11)
How are you internalizing Scripture? O God, make us a people who store up Your Word in our hearts.
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5 min
May 16, 2019
#645 – Delighting in God's Word (Psalm 1:1–2)
We pray that by God's grace we will saturate our souls with meditation on God's Word day and night.
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6 min
May 15, 2019
#644 – Who Shall Ascend the Hill of the Lord? (Psalm 24:3–4)
In Christ we are made clean. Through His merits, we can draw near to the throne of God and ascend the hill of the Lord.
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7 min
May 14, 2019
#643 – Appealing to God for Mercy (Psalm 51:1)
We are sinners who defy God, yet He invites us to appeal for mercy because of His steadfast love.
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5 min
May 13, 2019
#642 – Displeasing God (2 Samuel 11:27)
Lord help us to see areas of our lives where we are not pleasing You.
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5 min
May 12, 2019
#641 – A Tranquil Heart (Proverbs 14:30)
In Christ we can be free from bone-rotting envy. May God give us grace to rest in Christ.
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5 min
May 11, 2019
#640 – The Kindness of the King (2 Samuel 9:7–8)
We who were once enemies of God have been invited to eat at His table now, for all our days in this life, and for all of eternity.We who were once enemies of God have been invited to eat at His table now, for all our days in this life, and for all of eternity.
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6 min
May 10, 2019
#639 – Prayer Based on Promises (2 Samuel 7:27–29)
Lord, help us to trust Your promises as we learn to pray with boldness, courage, and faith according to Your Word.
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7 min
May 9, 2019
#638 – The Lord is Our Shepherd (Psalm 23:1–3)
Why does God lead us in paths of righteousness? For His name's sake. He leads us for our good and ultimately for His glory.
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7 min
May 8, 2019
#637 – Live Looking to God (2 Samuel 2:1)
May we humbly go before God asking for Him to guide our every step, trusting that this will bring glory to Christ.
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5 min
May 7, 2019
#636 – He Will Provide (1 Samuel 28:6–7)
God, help us truly to seek You alone knowing that You will provide and draw us into deeper intimacy with You.
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6 min
May 6, 2019
#635 – Trust in God's Timing (1 Samuel 24:7)
We are prone to try and take matters into our own hands. We need wisdom and patience to walk in step with the Spirit and in obedience to God's Word.
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4 min
May 5, 2019
#634 – Walk with the Wise (Proverbs 13:20)
Let's pray to the end that we will be surrounded by wise companions who delight in God and His Word.
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4 min
May 4, 2019
#633 – The Danger of Deception (1 Samuel 21:1–2)
Might we in our own lives take sin as seriously as God does.
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4 min
May 3, 2019
#632 – God upon the Throne (1 Samuel 19:10)
Jesus has conquered sin and death. He rules and reigns even now. We know that one day our suffering will pass and we will be in His arms for all of eternity.
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5 min
May 2, 2019
#631 – The Danger of Defying God (1 Samuel 17:26)
The Philistines defied God. David trusted God and lived for the glory of the Lord. May we see the futility of defying God and grow in our dependence on Him.
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9 min
May 1, 2019
#630 – God Looks on the Heart (1 Samuel 16:7)
Father, please make our hearts to be more like yours. May we grow in our affection for Christ and for others.
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4 min
April 30, 2019
#629 – After God's Heart (1 Samuel 13:13–14)
The way to life is living according to God's Word. Lord, help us to trust that following You is for our good.
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5 min
April 29, 2019
#628 – A Posture of Humility (1 Samuel 9:21)
May we lay our pride down daily before God. Let's pray for lives that are marked by humility in light of God's grace.
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4 min
April 28, 2019
#627 – A Wise Man Listens to Advice (Proverbs 12:15)
We all have blind spots. God uses others in our lives to help us see that which we cannot see on our own.
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4 min
April 27, 2019
#626 – Speak, Lord, for Your Servant Hears (1 Samuel 3:9)
God has given us His Word. We do not have to wait for some audible voice. Amid the busyness of our week, may our lives be dictated by listening to God's Word.
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4 min
April 26, 2019
#625 – Children Belong to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:27–28)
Children are wonderfully made by God and belong to Him. May we pray for children in the church and throughout the world to be saved by God's grace through Christ.
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4 min
April 25, 2019
#624 – Tragedy into Triumph (Ruth 4:14)
Know that even through times of tragedy, loss, and brokenness, you can trust God. Suffering in this world will be far outweighed by glory that is to come.
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5 min
April 24, 2019
#623 – A Picture of Redemption (Ruth 2:20)
Jesus has the right, resources, and resolve to redeem us from sin and bring us into the family of God. All glory be to Christ.
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6 min
April 23, 2019
#622 – The Power of God's Presence (Judges 16:20)
If you are in Christ, you are not alone. God will never leave you nor forsake you.
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7 min
April 22, 2019
#621 – A Dangerous Phrase (Judges 14:1–3)
God, save us from doing what seems right in our own eyes. Please help us to see through the lens of Your Word and live according to it.
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5 min
April 21, 2019
#620 – The Grave Has Been Conquered (Romans 10:9)
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
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4 min
April 20, 2019
#619 – Apart from Him We Can Do Nothing (Judges 6:15)
God has called each of us to do that which can only be accomplished in His power at work in us.
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5 min
April 19, 2019
#618 – For God So Loved the World (Judges 4:1)
We deserve judgment, but Jesus has taken this judgment upon Himself. Through Christ's work we have everlasting life.
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5 min
April 18, 2019
#617 – Passing the Gospel to the Next Generation (Judges 2:10)
The book of Judges shows us the danger of failing to pass the gospel on to the generation that will follow.
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5 min
April 17, 2019
#616 – We Will Serve the Lord (Joshua 24:14–15)
Our lives should be marked by devotion to God. May God use our lives today as His servants for His purposes.
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4 min
April 16, 2019
#615 – The Seriousness of Sin (Joshua 7:1)
When we sin against God, it does not just affect us. Lord, help us to see the seriousness of sin and run to the Savior.
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3 min
April 15, 2019
#614 – Are You on God's Side? (Joshua 5:13–14)
May we keep from thinking that this life is primarily about us. God teach us to pray according to Your will. Help us to seek Your will above all else.
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5 min
April 14, 2019
#613 – Capturing Souls (Proverbs 11:30)
When we share the gospel we are helping lead others to a road of eternal life with God. May we point people from death to life.
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5 min
April 13, 2019
#612 – Consecrated for Christ (Joshua 3:5)
May we be constantly consecrated before God. Lord, set us apart daily to be used to play our part in the accomplishment of Your puurpose.
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4 min
April 12, 2019
#611 – Meditating on God's Word (Joshua 1:8)
We want good success according to God's Word and not according to this world. Might God make us a people who are marked by meditation on His Word.
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4 min
April 11, 2019
#610 – Knowing God Face to Face (Deuteronomy 34:10)
Through Christ's work on the cross in our place, we are afforded intimacy with God. We can know Him face to face.
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4 min
April 10, 2019
#609 – Choose Life (Deuteronomy 30:15–20)
God help us to choose life and to spread life for the glory of Jesus Christ. May we learn from the foolishness of those who have gone before us.
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4 min
April 9, 2019
#608 – Not by Bread Alone (Deuteronomy 8:3)
Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
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5 min
April 8, 2019
#607 – God's Word on Display (Deuteronomy 6:6–9)
Look for opportunities to constantly speak of God's Word. Lord, help us to saturate our public lives with Your Word.
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3 min
April 7, 2019
#606 – The Harvest is Plentiful (Proverbs 10:5)
Let's pray for laborers to be sent by God out into the harvest.
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4 min
April 6, 2019
#605 – The God who Fights for You (Deuteronomy 3:22)
How do you fight fear? By trusting in the God who fights for you. If God is for us, who can be against us?
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4 min
April 5, 2019
#604 – Called and Equipped (Deuteronomy 1:17)
We cannot fulfill what God has called us to on our own. However, by God's grace and power at work within us, we can. All glory be to Christ.
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April 4, 2019
#603 – God's Character on Display (Numbers 35:34)
Jesus has commissioned us to go to the nations. Let's pray that God's character will be on display in the church and that God's glory will be made known in places where Christ has not yet been praised.
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6 min
April 3, 2019
#602 – When the End Doesn't Justify the Means (Numbers 20:10–11)
Like Moses, there is a temptation for us not to do God's work God's way. Lord please help us to value Your Word more than a pragmatism that sees efficiency and effectiveness as supreme.
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5 min
April 2, 2019
#601 – He Sees Our Hearts (Numbers 16:4–5)
May God deliver us from the temptation to make it look as though we are holy instead of actually pursuing holiness. God help us to be holy before You.
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3 min
April 1, 2019
#600 – Choose Faith over Fear (Numbers 14:9)
We are prone to be anxious and afraid. The exhortation of Scripture is to take God at His Word. Lord, help us to trust in You. Replace our fear with faith.
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4 min
March 31, 2019
#599 – Knowledge of the Holy One (Proverbs 9:10)
Wisdom flows from seeing God for who He is and responding to Him appropriately. May God help us to have a perspective that is centered on the knowledge of Him.
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5 min
March 30, 2019
#598 – Empowered by the Spirit (Numbers 11:29)
We have been empowered by the Spirit of God to speak and proclaim His Word.
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5 min
March 29, 2019
#597 – Humble Confession (Leviticus 26:40–42)
What do you need to confess before God right now? Lord, help us to walk in constant confession of sin.
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4 min
March 28, 2019
#596 – Observe All My Statutes (Leviticus 19:37)
We go to God's Word, not looking for suggestions to consider, but for commands to obey.
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5 min
March 27, 2019
#595 – Covered by Christ (Leviticus 16:34)
Every bitter thought and every sinful deed has been covered by Christ's work on the cross. Trust in Him alone to save you from your sins.
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6 min
March 26, 2019
#594 – Our God is Glorious (Leviticus 9:23)
May we long to see more and more of God's glory. Lord, forgive us for neglecting your glory.
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4 min
March 25, 2019
#593 – The Guidance of God (Exodus 40:36–38)
In these verses we see a picture of God leading His people step by step. He has given us His Spirit and leads us today.
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4 min
March 24, 2019
#592 – Loved by Wisdom (Proverbs 8:17)
May our lives be characterized by a God-centered and Bible-saturated wisdom. Let's pray to the end that we will walk wisely in every area of our lives.
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4 min
March 23, 2019
#591 – Reflecting the Glory of God (Exodus 34:34–35)
We become like what we behold. The more we focus on Christ, the more He will be reflected in our lives.
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4 min
March 22, 2019
#590 – Selfless Intercession (Exodus 32:32)
We are prone to stay silent in fear when it comes to sharing the gospel. Let's put ourselves aside, calling out to God on behalf of others that we may boldly proclaim Christ to them.
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4 min
March 21, 2019
#589 – Set Apart for God's Purpose (Exodus 30:30)
Let us pray that God will set our lives apart for service to Him. May our lives look entirely different from the world around us for the glory of Jesus Christ.
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3 min
March 20, 2019
#588 – Guard Against Casually Approaching God (Exodus 28:35)
We are tempted to neglect the seriousness of the privilege of calling upon God. May God help us to have right reverence when it comes to approaching Him.
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6 min
March 19, 2019
#587 – Nothing in My Hand I Bring (Exodus 26:34)
Access has been granted to us—by the mercy of God—to come to Him. He has made a way for us to be accepted in His sight.
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5 min
March 18, 2019
#586 – A Substitute Sacrifice (Exodus 24:8)
The blood of Christ has sealed the New Covenant. Thanks be to God that we are made clean in Christ and are united to Him forever.
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8 min
March 17, 2019
#585 – A Deadly Allure (Proverbs 7:21–23)
Let's pray that God will keep us from toying with sin. May we take God at His Word and flee from adultery and every temptation.
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4 min
March 16, 2019
#584 – No Other gods Before Me (Exodus 20:3)
May God help us not to exchange His glory for lesser things. God alone is worthy of our ultimate devotion.
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5 min
March 15, 2019
#583 – God Our Sustenance (Exodus 16:15)
God is our provider and our ultimate source of sustenance.
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4 min
March 14, 2019
#582 – A Picture of God's Power (Exodus 14:31)
When sinners turn from sin and trust in Jesus, we see God's power to save on display. Only He can transform lives by bringing sinners from death to life.
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4 min
March 13, 2019
#581 – The Spotless Sacrifice (Exodus 12:23)
The only way to be delivered from the judgment we deserve is to take refuge in Jesus Christ. He is the spotless sacrifice.
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March 12, 2019
#580 – The Root of Every Sin (Exodus 10:3)
Pride is on display when we sin against God. We think we know what is best. The antidote to sin is humility, so let us ask God for this.
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4 min
March 11, 2019
#579 – The Danger of Self-Exaltation (Exodus 9:17)
In each of our lives, we are tempted to live for our purposes instead of God's praise.
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6 min
March 10, 2019
#578 – A List Like This (Proverbs 6:16–19)
Let us ask God to help us to hate what He hates. May God purify and sanctify us so that none of these things characterize our lives.
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4 min
March 9, 2019
#577 – He Hears Your Cries (Exodus 6:5)
God will show Himself faithful to all His promises. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is faithful.
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4 min
March 8, 2019
#576 – The Sovereignty of God and Man's Responsibility (Exodus 4:21)
Thanks be to God that, in this mystery of His sovereignty and man's responsibility, He has provided our salvation in Jesus.
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5 min
March 7, 2019
#575 – "I AM" Sent Me (Exodus 3:14)
God is not dependent on anyone or anything. He is immutable, and He is with you.
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5 min
March 6, 2019
#574 – Bound for the Promised Land (Genesis 50:25)
Everything looks very different when your eyes are fixed, not just on today, but on what will matter ten trillion years from now.
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March 5, 2019
#573 – Let the Nations be Glad (Genesis 49:10)
We take the gospel to the nations because to Him shall be the obedience of all peoples. Jesus is worthy of the praise of every tribe and tongue.
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March 4, 2019
#572 – God Keeps His Promises (Genesis 46:27)
The promises of God are sure. They are surer than anything else in this world. You can count on His Word.
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4 min
March 3, 2019
#571 – Intoxicated in Love (Proverbs 5:18–19)
Let us pray for ever-increasing intoxication to mark marriages.
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4 min
March 2, 2019
#570 – Not You but God (Genesis 45:8)
Joseph realizes that his brothers meant evil, but God meant it for good. Questions may arise as we journey through life in a fallen world, but the conclusion is clear: Trust in Christ.
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5 min
March 1, 2019
#569 – Our Good and His Glory (Genesis 42:6)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.
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5 min
February 28, 2019
#568 – Fruitful in Affliction (Genesis 41:52)
Affliction can be a field where fruit grows. Affliction is unavoidable in a fallen world, but even in this, God can cause your life to bear fruit.
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4 min
February 27, 2019
#567 – You are Not Alone (Genesis 39:20–23)
Regardless of the circumstances in your life, you can hold fast to the promise of God that He is with you. Know that you can trust Him.
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5 min
February 26, 2019
#566 – Pointing to Christ (Genesis 37:26–27)
Always see the Bible in the context of a bigger story of redemption in Jesus Christ. The story of your life is intended to point people to the story of God's love in Jesus.
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February 25, 2019
#565 – A New Name (Genesis 35:10–12)
Just as God gave Jacob a new name, He is gracious to us and has provided our salvation in Christ. May we never cease to be overwhelmed by God's grace that He has poured out on us.
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5 min
February 24, 2019
#564 – Get Wisdom (Proverbs 4:7–8)
It is wise to seek wisdom. In whatever we do today, we need wisdom. We are driven to pray to this end.
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3 min
February 23, 2019
#563 – Boldly Asking for Blessing (Genesis 32:26)
We see Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32. Might we boldly seek God's face, crying out to Him day and night.
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5 min
February 22, 2019
#562 – From Barrenness to Blessing (Genesis 30:22)
Let us pray in a multitude of ways that God will take barrenness and turn it into blessing.
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5 min
February 21, 2019
#561 – Communion with God (Genesis 28:16–17)
Christ dying on the cross in our place has given us access to God. We constantly have communion with God.
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4 min
February 20, 2019
#560 – The Forfeits of Sin (Genesis 25:31–34)
We are prone to exchange intimacy with God for immediate gratification. God, help us to value intimacy with You over the fleeting pleasure of this world.
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4 min
February 19, 2019
#559 – Grant Us Success Today (Genesis 24:12)
We are hopeless apart from God. We need His intervention daily. Let us pray that God will continually conform us more into the image of Christ each day.
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5 min
February 18, 2019
#558 – His Only Son (Genesis 22:2)
God sent Jesus to be the substitutionary sacrifice for us. God's only Son was given to atone for our sins. See the love of God for you.
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5 min
February 17, 2019
#557 – Help Us to Trust in You (Proverbs 3:5–6)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall make straight your paths.
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3 min
February 16, 2019
#556 – Praying for Healing (Genesis 20:17)
We pray to the God who is sovereign over the health of everyone. It is entirely right to pray in faith for healing. May God help us to pray in faith, trusting that He knows what is best.
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February 15, 2019
#555 – The Privilege of Intercession (Genesis 18:22)
God has ordained prayer as a means by which He acts. God responds to our praying so may we be encouraged by the privilege we have in prayer.
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February 14, 2019
#554 – God's Grace for the Nations (Genesis 17:5)
God wants His glory to be made known among all the nations. May we be faithful to pray for the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth.
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February 13, 2019
#553 – God is Committed to You (Genesis 15:18)
God is faithful to His promises. Christ's commitment to His bride is sealed by the blood He shed on the cross.
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February 12, 2019
#552 – A Willingness to Obey (Genesis 12:4)
Let us pray that God will help us to value obedience to Him above all else.
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4 min
February 11, 2019
#551 – My Eye Sees You (Job 42:5–6)
Might we know and trust God more as a result of walking through pain, sorrow, and suffering.
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February 10, 2019
#550 – The Paths of the Righteous (Proverbs 2:20)
God, help us to walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. We are prone to wander, but God will keep us for our good and His glory.
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3 min
February 9, 2019
#549 – The Author of all Wisdom (Job 38:36)
While we lack wisdom, knowledge, and perspective, we can always trust God and His perfect wisdom.
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5 min
February 8, 2019
#548 – Blessed be the Name of the Lord (Job 1:20–22)
Let's pray for grace to respond to sorrow and sadness with worship. Through Christ, we know that even death does not have the final say. May we worship in the face of sorrow and death.
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5 min
February 7, 2019
#547 – Praying for the Unreached (Genesis 9:7)
God wants His grace and goodness to fill the earth. We must devote ourselves to getting God's gospel where Christ has not been proclaimed.
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6 min
February 6, 2019
#546 – Sin is Serious (Genesis 7:20–22)
The wages of sin is death. Thanks be to God for His mercy that Jesus has endured the flood of God's wrath due us. We have been freed and forgiven.
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February 5, 2019
#545 – Seek God in Worship (Genesis 4:26)
When people call upon the Lord there is grace, mercy, hope, and reconciliation to be found.
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February 4, 2019
#544 – Multiply and Fill the Earth (Genesis 1:28)
Christians are commanded to take the gospel to image bearers who have not trusted in Christ, that they too may have salvation and be conformed more into the image of Christ.
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6 min
February 3, 2019
#543 – The Beginning of Wisdom (Proverbs 1:7)
God-fearing worship leads to God-given wisdom. Wisdom begins with worship of God. We will only see things in the world wisely when we seek God worshipfully.
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February 2, 2019
#542 – Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord (Habakkuk 3:17–18)
Even in the midst of great sorrow and suffering, because of Christ conquering sin and death, we can take joy in the God of our salvation.
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6 min
February 1, 2019
#541 – As the Waters Cover the Sea (Habakkuk 2:14)
As Christians we have confidence that a day is coming when the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
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4 min
January 31, 2019
#540 – God Hears Our Cries (Habakkuk 1:6)
We can pray honestly before God knowing that He cares for us even when we do not understand.
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6 min
January 30, 2019
#539 – Marriage and Family According to God's Word (Numbers 36:6)
We live in a culture that is very confused about marriage and family. May the marriages and families of Christians be directed by God's Word for the good of the church and the glory of Christ.
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January 29, 2019
#538 – Freedom in Christ (Numbers 35:28)
What can free us from the judgment we deserve? The death of our Great High Priest frees us from bondage to sin. Jesus atones for all our sins and has reconciled us to God.
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January 28, 2019
#537 – Unique Stewardship (Numbers 34:1–2)
May God help us to glorify Him with all that He has entrusted to us wherever we find ourselves in this life.
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4 min
January 27, 2019
#536 – God's Loving Leadership (Numbers 33:1–2)
It is humbling to reflect upon how God has faithfully directed our steps. May God give us grace to trust Him for all our days.
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4 min
January 26, 2019
#535 – Sin Will Find You Out (Numbers 32:23)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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January 25, 2019
#534 – Vengeance Belongs to God (Numbers 31:1)
We look to God as the ultimate Judge who will never let us down and will ultimately bring about justice.
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January 24, 2019
#533 – Praying for Marriages (Numbers 30:16)
We pray for God's grace and mercy to cause marriages to thrive all throughout the church.
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4 min
January 23, 2019
#532 – Intentional Rest and Focus on God (Numbers 29:1)
What intentional regular focused rest are you getting in your life? We need rest from ordinary work and focused time crying out to Him.
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January 22, 2019
#531 – A Daily Offering (Numbers 28:1–3)
May we view today as an offering before our King. May He be glorified in our lives each day.
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January 21, 2019
#530 – Qualified by the Spirit (Numbers 27:18)
All of God's people are empowered by the Spirit of God. We have the very Spirit of God indwelling us. May we live today in light of this reality.
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5 min
January 20, 2019
#529 – Obey God (Numbers 26:64–65)
God help us to obey you. Keep us from disobedience. May we have courage to trust and follow You.
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4 min
January 19, 2019
#528 – Jealous for His Glory (Numbers 25:10–11)
The beauty of the gospel is that God shows jealousy for His glory by showering love on us through Christ's finished work.
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January 18, 2019
#527 – Knowledge of the Most High (Numbers 24:16)
In Christ, we have knowledge of the Most High. We have the privilege of knowing God forever. May this privilege never grow old in our hearts.
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4 min
January 17, 2019
#526 – The Immutability of God (Numbers 23:19)
We are fallible, but God is not. He is perfect in all of His ways, and what He says is always true.
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January 16, 2019
#525 – Guard Against Greed (Numbers 22:21)
We must never be driven by desire for more money at the expense of faithfulness to God.
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January 15, 2019
#524 – Look and Live (Numbers 21:8–9)
We find life by looking to a picture of death. Jesus went to the cross to bear our sins and die the death we deserve. Only in Him do we find life.
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January 14, 2019
#523 – Pray for Leaders (Numbers 20:12)
The mantle of leadership has been given by God to be stewarded under His authority.
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January 13, 2019
#522 – The Clean for the Unclean (Numbers 19:7)
Jesus has exposed Himself fully to the stain of our sin. He became unclean so that you and I could be made clean.
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January 12, 2019
#521 – Give Generously (Numbers 18:25–26)
All Christians are to give sacrificially and generously for the building up of the church and the spread of the gospel.
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4 min
January 11, 2019
#520 – Everything Depends on Jesus (Numbers 17:8)
Only in Christ can sinners find righteousness and life. Let us pray that every facet of our lives will be marked by total identification in Jesus.
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4 min
January 10, 2019
#519 – Standing in the Gap (Numbers 16:48)
May we be a people who stand in the gap interceding for others. Might we pray for those around us and throughout the world who have not testified to the goodness of God's Son.
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6 min
January 9, 2019
#518 – A God-Centered Perspective (Numbers 15:32–35)
We have too small a view of the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. Father, help us by your grace to flee from sin and run to You.
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5 min
January 8, 2019
#517 – Faith over Fear (Numbers 14:31–33)
Fear keeps us from experiencing all that God wants us to experience. Let us pray that God will deliver us from fear that we may walk in obedience to Him.
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January 7, 2019
#516 – A Picture of Faith (Numbers 13:30)
Faith believes the Word of God, faith trusts the power of God, and faith is willing to obey God's Word. May we be men and women who take God at His Word.
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January 6, 2019
#515 – Humility and Faithfulness (Numbers 12:3–8)
The path to intimacy with God is paved by humility before Him. Let us pray that God will remove pride from us and that we will be found faithful in all that has been given to us.
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January 5, 2019
#514 – More than Able (Numbers 11:23)
Our God is sovereign over all and is more than able to do all that He desires for His glory.
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January 4, 2019
#513 – Sound the Trumpet (Numbers 10:10)
May we be a people who are constantly crying out to God.
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January 3, 2019
#512 – Hear the Word of the Lord (Numbers 9:8)
In all of the decisions we have to make, let us look to God and His Word for wisdom.
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January 2, 2019
#511 – Gifts to the Church (Numbers 8:19)
All Christians have been given to the church as a gift from God for the good of the church and the glory of Christ.
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4 min
January 1, 2019
#510 – God Speaks Through His Word (Numbers 7:89)
When we open up the Bible we find the very words of God. May God help us to focus on His Word and meditate on it day and night.
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4 min
December 31, 2018
#509 – Blessed and Kept in Grace and Peace (Numbers 6:24–26)
This passage beckons a confident comfort for followers of Christ. We are blessed and kept by God. He is gracious to us and has given us His peace.
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December 30, 2018
#508 – Jesus Cleanses the Unclean (Numbers 5:1–4)
Jesus alone is able to take the most unclean and make them clean. He has taken our sins upon Himself to make wretched sinners clean in Him.
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December 29, 2018
#507 – Every Member is Gifted (Numbers 4:49)
Take comfort in the truth that every member of the body matters. You have been gifted for the building up of the church and the spread of the gospel.
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4 min
December 28, 2018
#506 – The Perfect High Priest (Numbers 3:2–4)
Jesus paid the price for our sins and has made us right before God. We are commissioned now as a royal priesthood to proclaim the grace of Christ in all the world.
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December 27, 2018
#505 – Centered on God (Numbers 2:1–2)
May every part of our lives revolve around the presence and glory of God. Lord, help us to live with our eyes fixed on You.
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3 min
December 26, 2018
#504 – All that God Commanded (Numbers 1:54)
It should be our prayer that God will help us not to live according to our ways but to obey all that He has commanded.
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3 min
December 25, 2018
#503 – Advent: He will Save His People from Their Sins (Matthew 1:21)
Praise God for saving us through Jesus Christ. On this Christmas, let us pray for the spread of this good news to the ends of the earth.
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5 min
December 24, 2018
#502 – Advent: The Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8)
The child in the manger is God. He has existed for all time and will reign forever as Lord Almighty.
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December 23, 2018
#501 – Advent: A Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14–16)
Because of Christ fulfilling all righteousness and dying in our place at the cross, we can boldly approach the throne of grace in our time of need.
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December 22, 2018
#500 – Advent: For Your Sake He Became Poor (2 Corinthians 8:9)
Let's be intentional to turn our attention during this Advent season toward those in urgent physical need around us. May we be compelled by the Spirit of God in us to give sacrificially.
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December 21, 2018
#499 – Advent: The Most Important Message (1 Corinthians 15:3–4)
Christ died for our sins and rose from the grave in victory. Let's pray that God will give us boldness to proclaim this message of first importance.
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December 20, 2018
#498 – Advent: Lord of All (Romans 10:12–13)
Salvation is available for anyone who will trust in Christ. May God use us to make His gospel known in our neighborhoods and among the nations.
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December 19, 2018
#497 – Advent: The Word Became Flesh (John 1:14)
The most astounding reality in the world is that God became flesh and dwelt among us. Praise God that we have glimpsed His glory full of grace and truth in the person of Christ.
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December 18, 2018
#496 – Advent: They were Writing about Me (Luke 24:24–27)
The whole Bible is about Jesus. Everything on the landscape of human history revolves around Him. His first coming changed everything, and His second coming will consummate everything.
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December 17, 2018
#495 – Advent: Divine Appointment (Luke 2:4–7)
As we think about the coming of Christ this season, be amazed by the promises that led to the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ. All of this happened just as God had said.
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3 min
December 16, 2018
#494 – Advent: He Came to Serve You (Mark 10:45)
Jesus came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. Praise God that He is where our help comes from for all our days.
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December 15, 2018
#493 – Advent: The Wonder of the Incarnation (Matthew 1:20)
The incarnation should compel us worship in awe that God has provided a way to reconcile us to Himself in Jesus.
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December 14, 2018
#492 – Advent: Born a Child and yet a King (Micah 5:2)
Jesus is a perfect ruler who has always been and forever will be. He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death. He came to save people from every tribe and tongue.
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December 13, 2018
#491 – Advent: The Reality of Restoration (Amos 9:11)
God is gradually conforming us more into the image of Christ. One day this rebuilding and repairing process will be complete. We will be free from sin and see God as He is.
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December 12, 2018
#490 – Advent: An Everlasting Covenant (Jeremiah 32:40)
All who trust in Christ are brought into a relationship with God that will last forever. Right now and always, God is working for your good.
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December 11, 2018
#489 – Advent: Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:2–4)
Jesus was smitten by God and afflicted. Humanly speaking, there was nothing that would draw us to Him. He became like us yet was without sin. He has conquered sin and death and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
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6 min
December 10, 2018
#488 – Advent: Comforted in Christ (Isaiah 40:1–2)
There is no condemnation for us in Christ because Christ was condemned in our place. We deserve judgment, but in Christ we receive comfort for today and for all eternity.
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December 9, 2018
#487 – Advent: The Fully Obedient Son (1 Kings 9:4–5)
Because of Christ's sinlessness, He is the qualified substitute. Christ's death in our place makes us right before God and frees us from sin. Let's pray that God will continue to conform us into the image of Christ.
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5 min
December 8, 2018
#486 – Advent: His Kingdom is Forever (2 Samuel 7:12–13)
Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall, but the rule and reign of Christ will never end.
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4 min
December 7, 2018
#485 – Advent: A Flawed Family Tree and a Faithful God (Ruth 4:13–17)
Let us pray that God will cause His gospel to go forth and bear fruit in all the world, that His kingdom will continue to expand.
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December 6, 2018
#484 – Advent: The One True King (Judges 21:25)
The people of God could not find a ruler who could satisfy their longings. Jesus Christ came as the King of kings whose ways are right and ultimately for our good. In Him our deepest needs are met.
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December 5, 2018
#483 – Advent: Until the Son of God Appears (Numbers 24:17)
The Old Testament anticipates the coming of a perfect King. Christ fulfilled this prophecy, and He rules over us as our King and Savior.
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December 4, 2018
#482 – Advent: Out of Bondage (Exodus 15:19)
Exodus anticipates Christ's coming to save sinners from ultimate slavery so they can experience ultimate freedom.
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December 3, 2018
#481 – Advent: A Promise Fulfilled (Genesis 15:1–5)
God fulfilled His promise to Abram as Christ died and rose from the grave that sinners from every tribe and tongue may turn from sin and trust in Him.
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December 2, 2018
#480 – Advent: Sin and the Hope of a Savior (Genesis 3:1–6)
Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, but God graciously promised that He would send a Savior to remedy the curse of sin and reconcile sinners to Himself.
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December 1, 2018
#478 – Worship Him Alone (Jeremiah 51:15–17)
We are quick to give away our worship to things that are unworthy of our affection. Let us call on God to guard us from idolatry that we may worship Him alone, the one true God.
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December 1, 2018
#479 – God's Word Will Always Prove True (Jeremiah 52:4)
All that Jeremiah prophesied proved true. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.
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4 min
November 30, 2018
#477 – God's Wrath is Real (Jeremiah 50:25)
We need a right view of God's wrath. Jesus has endured the wrath due sinners. God's wrath is real but He has provided a substitute for those who trust in Him.
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5 min
November 29, 2018
#476 – Don't Trust in Fleeting Things (Jeremiah 49:4)
Trusting in possessions or position in this world is a recipe for disaster. God help us not to boast in anything other than Christ.
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3 min
November 28, 2018
#475 – The Effects of Sin on Children (Jeremiah 48:4)
The effects of sin and oppression and injustice and war in the world do not just impact adults—they impact children as well.
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4 min
November 27, 2018
#474 – Interceding on Behalf of Sinners (Jeremiah 47:6)
God's judgment is coming upon sinners, and we are driven to pray and plead for God's mercy, to intercede on their behalf.
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4 min
November 26, 2018
#473 – God's Gracious Discipline (Jeremiah 46:28)
May we receive God's discipline and respond to it in a way that glorifies Him, knowing that it is ultimately good for us.
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4 min
November 25, 2018
#472 – Save Us from Focus on Ourselves (Jeremiah 45:5)
God, help us to live with urgency for others today that we may contend for the faith.
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November 24, 2018
#471 – Humility, Fear, and Obedience (Jeremiah 44:10)
We pray for humility before God, a fear of Him, and a hatred of sin that will lead to obedience of all His commands.
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4 min
November 23, 2018
#470 – Examine Your Life (Jeremiah 43:4)
In what areas of your life are you directly disobeying God's Word? Lord, help us to trust and obey You.
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3 min
November 22, 2018
#469 – His Ways More Than Ours (Jeremiah 42:20–21)
Do we really want to obey God, or do we hope that God will bless what we want to do? He knows what is best for us. God, help us to long for your ways and to delight in You.
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November 21, 2018
#468 – The Severity of Selfishness (Jeremiah 41:2)
We are tempted to look out for our own interests rather than the interests of others. May we wage war on selfishness for the good of others and the glory of Christ.
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November 20, 2018
#467 – God's Infallible Word (Jeremiah 40:2)
God help us to believe Your Word even when we are tempted to doubt and help us to proclaim it when we are tempted to be silent.
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3 min
November 19, 2018
#466 – A Pretty Simple Truth (Jeremiah 39:18)
The essence of the Christian message is trust in God and be saved.
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5 min
November 18, 2018
#465 – You can Trust Him (Jeremiah 38:6)
Even when all around your soul gives way, Jesus is your hope and stay. Even in the mud, you can rest in Him.
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November 17, 2018
#464 – A Prayer for the Persecuted (Jeremiah 37:15)
Like Jeremiah, we have brothers and sisters throughout the world who are imprisoned because of their faith. Let's pray for them to persevere that the gospel may continue to go forth and bear fruit in all the world.
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November 16, 2018
#463 – Hear from God (Jeremiah 36:11–12)
We need God's Word from the time we wake up until we lay down again at night. May we be a people who submit to His authority.
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4 min
November 15, 2018
#462 – God Our Father (Jeremiah 35:14)
By God's grace we are His children. Let us see His commands as good for us that we may trust and obey Him.
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4 min
November 14, 2018
#461 – Repent and Run from Sin (Jeremiah 34:11)
Our sin is so pervasive. We need Jesus every moment of every day. May God help us to flee sin and run to Him.
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November 13, 2018
#460 – Confident in Christ Forever (Jeremiah 33:20–22)
Christ's sacrifice on the cross seals your union with Him forever and ever. He is our King and our Great High Priest.
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5 min
November 12, 2018
#459 – Nothing is too Hard for God (Jeremiah 32:17)
God is sovereign over all, and nothing is too hard for Him. He will bring about salvation among all the peoples of the earth.
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November 11, 2018
#458 – A New Covenant in Christ (Jeremiah 31:34)
Wherever you find yourself, you have the privilege of knowing God through Jesus. He remembers our sins no more.
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November 10, 2018
#457 – No Longer Slaves to Sin (Jeremiah 30:8–9)
Christ has liberated us from the yoke of sin and has burst its bonds by standing in our place at the cross.
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4 min
November 9, 2018
#456 – Our Future and Hope in Christ (Jeremiah 29:11–13)
God has plans for your welfare. This plan is for you to follow Christ, seeking first the kingdom of God.
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November 8, 2018
#455 – Don't Minimize Messages of Judgment (Jeremiah 28:8–9)
Let's be clear when engaging the lost that judgment is coming, but peace is possible in Christ. God, please help the gospel not to be far from our lips.
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November 7, 2018
#454 – Supreme Confidence (Jeremiah 27:5)
God is sovereign over all nations and all rulers. We have supreme confidence and complete hope in Him, knowing that one day we will be with Him forever.
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November 6, 2018
#453 – The Whole Counsel of God (Jeremiah 26:2)
Jeremiah was commanded not to hold back a word. May God help us to boldly proclaim the fullness of His Word knowing that even difficult passages are for our good.
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November 5, 2018
#452 – Jesus Drank the Cup (Jeremiah 25:15)
Jesus drank the cup of the wine of God's wrath due sinners. Because of Christ's work on the cross we are called the righteousness of God in Him.
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November 4, 2018
#451 – Delight in Him (Jeremiah 24:7)
By God's grace we have been given a heart to know Him. May our relationship with God be marked not by religious duty, but by delighting in Him.
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November 3, 2018
#450 – The Lord is Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5–6)
God promised an unrighteous people that He would send a King to be their righteousness. By God's grace, in Christ, we find rest for our souls.
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November 2, 2018
#449 – A House Built on Righteousness (Jeremiah 22:13)
How are you building your house? Pray that God will help your life to reflect God's compassion for the poor and needy.
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November 1, 2018
#448 – The Way of Life (Jeremiah 21:8)
The way of death is sin, but in Christ we know the way of life. Through faith in Jesus, our lives are hidden with Christ in God.
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October 31, 2018
#447 – Persecuted for Proclaiming Christ (Jeremiah 20:1–2)
We have brothers and sisters all over the world facing persecution. When one part of the body hurts, the whole body hurts. Let's pray for them and for their families.
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October 30, 2018
#446 – Turn from Sin and Trust in Him (Jeremiah 19:15)
By God's grace through faith in Christ you can be saved. See the weight of the reality that if you do not turn from sin and trust in Him, judgment is coming.
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October 29, 2018
#445 – Clay in the Potter's Hand (Jeremiah 18:5–6)
May it be our prayer for God to make us vessels for His glory knowing that He is conforming us more into the image of Christ.
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October 28, 2018
#444 – Desperately Sick and Deceitful Hearts (Jeremiah 17:9)
We are prone to wander and to leave the God we love. Let's pray that God will daily conform our hearts more to the heart of Christ.
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October 27, 2018
#443 – My Strength, My Stronghold, and My Refuge (Jeremiah 16:19)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
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October 26, 2018
#442 – Feed on God's Word (Jeremiah 15:16)
Has God's Word become a joy to you and is it the delight of your heart? Praise God that He has called us by name and may we grow in our dependence on Him through delighting in His Word.
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October 25, 2018
#441 – We Acknowledge Our Wickedness (Jeremiah 14:20)
Christians must repent, confessing to God how we have sinned against Him. He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us.
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October 24, 2018
#440 – At the Root of All Our Sin (Jeremiah 13:9)
In a sense, pride can be found at the root of all our sin. Let's call upon God for humility in each of our lives.
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3 min
October 23, 2018
#439 – Faithful to Forgive (Jeremiah 12:16)
God is gracious and merciful. Even when we sin against Him, He welcomes us to flee sin and return to Him.
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October 22, 2018
#438 – Pray for the Persecuted (Jeremiah 11:21)
We have brothers and sisters all around the world who risk their lives to make the gospel known in difficult contexts. Let's pray for boldness for them and for us to proclaim Christ.
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October 21, 2018
#437 – None Like You (Jeremiah 10:6–7)
All nations are nothing before God. He alone is perfect in all of His glorious ways. He rules and reigns over all.
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October 20, 2018
#436 – Boast in God (Jeremiah 9:23–24)
We are tempted at every turn to boast in things other than God. May we see the foolishness of this and boast only in Jesus Christ.
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October 19, 2018
#435 – My Heart is Sick (Jeremiah 8:18)
May we be filled with grief over those who do not know Christ and those who do not have access to the gospel.
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October 18, 2018
#434 – The Good Life (Jeremiah 7:23)
We must hear God's Word and obey Him. We know that the only way for it to be well with us is to trust and obey.
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October 17, 2018
#433 – Take Pleasure in God's Word (Jeremiah 6:10)
God help us to hear the clear message of judgment due sin and to rest in the finished work of Christ.
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October 16, 2018
#432 – An Appalling and Horrible Thing (Jeremiah 5:30–31)
It is possible for leaders in the church not to speak the Word of God and for people to love it. God, keep us from this. May we be led by Your Word.
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4 min
October 15, 2018
#431 – The Weight of What is Coming (Jeremiah 4:19)
Christians must sound the alarm and proclaim Christ because of the weight of judgment coming for those who do not trust in Jesus.
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5 min
October 14, 2018
#430 – Shepherds after God's Own Heart (Jeremiah 3:15–18)
Let's ask God for pastors who will feed the flock with the knowledge and understanding. We want pastors who will teach God's Word faithfully for the glory of Christ.
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5 min
October 13, 2018
#429 – The Fountain of Living Waters (Jeremiah 2:11–13)
We foolishly look to be satisfied by broken cisterns. Let's pray that God will help us to seek satisfaction only in Him.
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3 min
October 12, 2018
#428 – God is with You (Jeremiah 1:4–8)
Like Jeremiah, you may feel insufficient and inadequate, but God promises that He is with you to help, deliver, strengthen, and comfort you.
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5 min
October 11, 2018
#427 – Equipping You for His Will (Hebrews 13:20–21)
Call out to God who in His grace has saved you in Christ, that He will equip you to do his will and to please Him.
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4 min
October 10, 2018
#426 – The Race Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1–2)
May we look to Jesus and wage war on sin as we run the race set before us, longing to see Christ glorified in our lives.
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4 min
October 9, 2018
#425 – He Rewards Those Who Seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)
The God who rules and reigns over all is the One who rewards those who seek Him. Let us long to seek God and find our reward in Him.
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4 min
October 8, 2018
#424 – Stir Up One Another (Hebrews 10:24–25)
Don't approach church with a consumeristic attitude, but approach church seeking how you can help stir up others in love and good works.
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October 7, 2018
#423 – Waiting for Him (Hebrews 9:27–28)
Jesus has come and paid the price for our sins. We know He is coming again so we wait for Him and work to proclaim the gospel around the world.
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October 6, 2018
#422 – Know The Lord (Hebrews 8:11)
By God's grace through Christ we know Him. May we grow in our knowledge of and our love for Him.
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4 min
October 5, 2018
#421 – Jesus Our Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25)
Jesus lives to make intercession for you and me. He is dispensing the blessings of God in our lives.
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4 min
October 4, 2018
#420 – Persevere with Faith (Hebrews 6:11–12)
May we call out to God knowing He will supply grace for us to patiently persevere whatever comes our way in this life.
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4 min
October 3, 2018
#419 – Maturity in God's Word (Hebrews 5:12–14)
We cannot be content to drink spiritual milk like infants and not grow in our feasting on God's Word.
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3 min
October 2, 2018
#418 – Sympathetic Resonance (Hebrews 4:14–16)
When we walk through temptations and trials, we have a Great High Priest who echoes our hurts and trials. We can approach His throne boldly and there find grace and mercy in our time of need.
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4 min
October 1, 2018
#417 – Help Our Unbelief (Hebrews 3:19)
In the face of temptation, may we turn from sin and trust in Christ. We want to experience all that God has designed for us through faith in Him.
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3 min
September 30, 2018
#416 – The Destruction of Death (Hebrews 2:14–15)
Jesus came to conquer death and has given us eternal life. We are no longer bound to the fear of death, but will be united with Christ in His resurrection.
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5 min
September 29, 2018
#415 – He Sat Down (Hebrews 1:3)
The One who upholds the universe took on human flesh and lived the life we could not live. He died for sinners, ascended on high, and sat down having finished the work He came to do.
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4 min
September 28, 2018
#414 – The Goodness of God (Leviticus 27:34)
God is gracious in giving us His Word. His commandments are just and right. His commands are for our good.
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September 27, 2018
#413 – I Will Walk Among You (Leviticus 26:12)
In Christ, we experience joyful communion with God and have been freed to obey Him.
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3 min
September 26, 2018
#412 – The Year of Jubliee (Leviticus 25:9–10)
Jesus has covered our sins and brought us from death to life. In Him we have freedom and joy. May we spread this jubilee to the ends of the earth.
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4 min
September 25, 2018
#411 – Hallowed Be Your Name (Leviticus 24:16)
May we not be casual in our approach of God and let us be sensitive to ways that God's name is being misused around us.
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4 min
September 24, 2018
#410 – Work Hard and Rest Well (Leviticus 23:3)
The Bible teaches that work and rest are both good and necessary. May God be honored by our work and rest.
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5 min
September 23, 2018
#409 – Trust and Obey (Leviticus 22:20)
God defines what is and what is not acceptable. May we hear God's Word and obey it.
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5 min
September 22, 2018
#408 – Honoring God's Name in This World (Leviticus 21:6)
What are we communicating about the nature of God to the world around us?
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5 min
September 21, 2018
#407 – The Lord Who Sanctifies You (Leviticus 20:8)
Let's ask God to conform us more into the image of Christ. May we look more like Christ today than we did yesterday.
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3 min
September 20, 2018
#406 – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself (Leviticus 19:18)
Think about how much we love ourselves. The revolutionary command of the Bible is to love others like that.
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6 min
September 19, 2018
#405 – Keep My Statutes and Walk in Them (Leviticus 18:3–4)
We are called to worship God alone. We must be aggressive to make sure we are not accommodating our lives to look like the rest of the world.
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5 min
September 18, 2018
#404 – Nothing But The Blood (Leviticus 17:11)
We deserve to die, but Jesus died in our place and we have life in Him through His blood shed for us. May we make this gospel known.
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September 17, 2018
#403 – He Remembers Our Sins No More (Leviticus 16:21–22)
The price for our disobedience to God has been paid, and our sins are covered. Not only this, but through Christ our sins have been taken away.
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7 min
September 16, 2018
#402 – Live Clean in Christ (Leviticus 15:31)
Are we zealous to be pure? Have we grown complacent with our sin? God, make us clean and help us to live pure before You and one another.
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4 min
September 15, 2018
#401 – Instruments of God (Leviticus 14:1–3)
We must not quarantine our homes and churches of those who are viewed as unclean and outcast in the world around us. We must go to them.
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September 14, 2018
#400 – Made Clean by Christ (Leviticus 13:45–46)
Christ did not avoid the leper but went to Him. Christ redeems us and makes vile sinners clean.
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5 min
September 13, 2018
#399 – The Next Generation Knowing Christ (Leviticus 12:3)
Let us call out to God on behalf of families and children, that God will save kids through Christ and set them apart for His purpose.
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4 min
September 12, 2018
#398 – Be Holy (Leviticus 11:44–45)
We belong to God and have been bought with a price. God, help us not to live for our own purposes but to live set apart for the glory of Christ.
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4 min
September 11, 2018
#397 – The Severity of Sin (Leviticus 10:1–3)
May we pray to God, pleading for help to kill sin rather than treating it lightly.
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4 min
September 10, 2018
#396 – Glimpsing the Glory of God (Leviticus 9:6)
Christ has made it possible for us to have a continual glimpse of the glory of God. May we long to see more of the glory of God in our lives.
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4 min
September 9, 2018
#395 – A Royal Priesthood (Leviticus 8:30)
Jesus has made purification for sins and we are covered by His righteousness. We have access to God through Christ and we are set apart for His purpose.
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4 min
September 8, 2018
#394 – Giving Thanks to God (Leviticus 7:11–12)
If we are not expressing continual gratitude to God it is likely a sure sign there is something wrong in our communion with God.
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5 min
September 7, 2018
#393 – Sin Against Others is Sin Against God (Leviticus 6:2)
May we confess our sins accordingly to others and to God.
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4 min
September 6, 2018
#392 – The Necessity of Testifying (Leviticus 5:1)
We are called, equipped, and empowered by the very Spirit of God to testify to the goodness of Christ and His gospel. God, help us not to sin with our silence.
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5 min
September 5, 2018
#391 – Prone to Sin (Leviticus 4:27–28)
We sin in ways we do not even realize. We rejoice that God has covered our sin in Christ and ask for grace to avoid intentional and unintentional sin.
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4 min
September 4, 2018
#390 – Giving Our Best to God (Leviticus 3:1)
Jesus is without blemish and uniquely qualified to save sinners. In response to this, we must live our lives for His renown.
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4 min
September 3, 2018
#389 – A Pleasing Aroma to God (Leviticus 2:9)
May our lives be living sacrifices that are pleasing to God.
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2 min
September 2, 2018
#388 – The Full and Final Sacrifice (Leviticus 1:4)
Leviticus points us to the need for atonement. In Christ, our sins have been atoned for, and we are welcomed into His presence.
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5 min
September 1, 2018
#387 – Joy Comes with the Morning (Psalm 30:5)
God, give us grace to trust that a day is coming when our sorrow will turn to joy and we will be with You forever.
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4 min
August 31, 2018
#386 – The Voice of God (Psalm 29:4)
The same voice that spoke the world into existence speaks to us through the pages of the Bible.
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4 min
August 30, 2018
#385 – To You, O Lord, I Call (Psalm 28:1)
If God did not hear us, we would go to hell. By God's grace, He hears us and attends to our needs.
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4 min
August 29, 2018
#384 – We Want God (Psalm 27:4)
Do we primarily see God as useful? Or do we see God primarily as beautiful? We must come to God to get God.
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August 28, 2018
#383 – The Importance of Integrity (Psalm 26:11)
How do we grow in integrity? By the redeeming grace of God. We need Christ to help make us people of integrity.
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3 min
August 27, 2018
#382 – Make us Humble (Psalm 25:9)
The key to being led in what is right and being taught the way of God is humility.
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3 min
August 26, 2018
#381 – Clean Hands and a Pure Heart (Psalm 24:3–4)
None of us can stand before God on our own merit. In Christ, we can ascend the hill of the Lord and stand in His holy place.
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5 min
August 25, 2018
#380 – The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23:1)
If God is our Shepherd, what else could we want?
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4 min
August 24, 2018
#379 – Separated for Our Salvation (Psalm 22:1)
Jesus was forsaken on the cross to save us. He was separated from God so that we never will be.
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4 min
August 23, 2018
#378 – The Joy of His Presence (Psalm 21:6)
You have unhindered access to God through Christ's work on the cross and are able to constantly commune with Him.
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4 min
August 22, 2018
#377 – Worthy of Our Trust (Psalm 20:7)
Do not settle for trusting in what will only lead to despair. Trust in the One who will not put you to shame.
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3 min
August 21, 2018
#376 – God's Word Revives the Soul (Psalm 19:7)
Greater than God's revelation of Himself in the world is God's revelation of Himself in His Word.
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3 min
August 20, 2018
#375 – I Love You, O Lord, My Strength (Psalm 18:1)
The Sovereign King of Kings who upholds the universe and rules forever is our strength.
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4 min
August 19, 2018
#374 – Behold His Face (Psalm 17:15)
We know that amid the sorrows and sufferings of this life, we can trust that a day is coming when we will see God as He is.
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4 min
August 18, 2018
#373 – Fullness of Joy (Psalm 16:11)
God's plan for your life involves fullness of joy in His presence and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.
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3 min
August 17, 2018
#372 – Our Counselor (Psalm 16:7)
The God of the universe, in His Word, calls Himself our counselor.
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3 min
August 16, 2018
#371 – In Christ Alone (Psalm 15:1)
Only through Jesus Christ can we be welcomed into the presence of God. In Him, we have communion with God.
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4 min
August 15, 2018
#370 – None Who Does Good (Psalm 14:1–3)
We are all corrupt, but God has shown us great mercy in Christ.
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5 min
August 14, 2018
#369 – Bountiful Blessings (Psalm 13:6)
Ponder in your own life how God has dealt bountifully with you.
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3 min
August 13, 2018
#368 – The Danger of Our Lips (Psalm 12:3)
We are tempted at every turn to boast or to use our words for evil rather than good.
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3 min
August 12, 2018
#367 – Transcendent and Immanent (Psalm 11:4)
God rules and reigns over us. He is intricately involved in the very details of our lives.
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5 min
August 11, 2018
#366 – The King of Justice (Psalm 10:17–18)
Let's pray that we will care for the afflicted in the way our Savior does.
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4 min
August 10, 2018
#365 – In the Palm of His Hand (Psalm 9:20)
God is sovereign over all and we remember that all authorities in this world will bend the knee before Him.
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August 9, 2018
#364 – Made in God's Image (Psalm 8:3–4)
The God over all creation has made you as one who reflects Him more so than anything else in creation.
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4 min
August 8, 2018
#363 – The Righteous Judge (Psalm 7:11)
God feels indignation every day. Put your hope in the One who will faithfully bring forth justice.
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4 min
August 7, 2018
#362 – My Bones are Troubled (Psalm 6:2)
In the middle of your languishing, know that God is gracious and good.
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4 min
August 6, 2018
#361 – You Hear My Voice (Psalm 5:3)
From the time we wake up in the morning might we call out to God for His gracious leadership in our lives.
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4 min
August 5, 2018
#360 – In Peace (Psalm 4:8)
Amid the chaos and hectic schedule of every day life, we can lie down in peace knowing that we belong to God.
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4 min
August 4, 2018
#359 – The Lord Sustained Me (Psalm 3:5)
You woke up this morning because God sustained you. Let that transform your perspective on today and every day.
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4 min
August 3, 2018
#358 – The Nations Belong to Him (Psalm 2:8)
Our prayer must be that Jesus will receive the praise He is due among every tribe and tongue. The nations are His heritage and the ends of the earth are His possession.
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August 2, 2018
#357 – Day and Night (Psalm 1:1–2)
Let us be a people who meditate on God's Word day and night that we may revel in the inexhaustible truths of the glory of God.
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3 min
August 1, 2018
#356 – The Exclusivity of Christ (John 14:6)
Look for an opportunity today to share with someone that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
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3 min
July 31, 2018
#355 – If You Have Love for One Another (John 13:34–35)
The distinguishing mark of a disciple of Christ is love for others. When we love God, we will have His love for those around us.
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4 min
July 30, 2018
#354 – Adoring Christ (John 12:3)
Is our time with God duty or delight? Let's ask God for grace to delight in Him, meditating on His Word day and night.
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4 min
July 29, 2018
#353 – Do You Believe This? (John 11:25–26)
Jesus is the resurrection and the life. He has conquered sin and death. Will you take Him at His Word?
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3 min
July 28, 2018
#352 – The Good Shepherd (John 10:10–11)
Jesus has laid down His life for the sheep and as a result we are given abundant life in Him.
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3 min
July 27, 2018
#351 – Eyes to See (John 9:39–41)
We cannot see rightly without God. We are blind to our sin and its danger and are in desperate need of God's grace.
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3 min
July 26, 2018
#350 – He Never Leaves Me (John 8:29)
By God's grace we can trust that He will never forsake us. Let's long to live every day to please Him.
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2 min
July 25, 2018
#349 – River of Living Water (John 7:37–39)
In Christ's death and resurrection we are afforded the very Spirit of God. May rivers of living water flow from us today.
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3 min
July 24, 2018
#348 – The Bread of Life (John 6:35)
Whoever comes to Christ will never be hungry and whoever believes in Him shall never thirst.
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4 min
July 23, 2018
#347 – Don't Glory in Others (John 5:44–45)
We must value obedience to God more than the applause of men. Glorying in our Redeemer far surpasses the praise of men.
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3 min
July 22, 2018
#346 – Lift Up Your Eyes (John 4:34–35)
The fields are white for harvest. Let us pray to the end that by God's grace we will take living water to the thirsty.
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4 min
July 21, 2018
#345 – He Must Increase (John 3:30)
We should pray that God will help us to want people to think less about us and only about Him. Let's long to live for the increase of Christ and the decrease of ourselves.
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3 min
July 20, 2018
#344 – His Glory Manifested (John 2:11)
Christ's first miracle at Cana compels us to ponder the ways in which God has manifested His glory in our lives.
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5 min
July 19, 2018
#343 – The Right to Become Children of God (John 1:12)
By God's grace through faith in Christ, we have been given the right to become children of God.
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4 min
July 18, 2018
#342 – Enter In (Exodus 40:34–35)
Because Jesus dwelt among us and paid the price for our sin at the cross, we are free in Him. We no longer have to stand back but can enter into the presence of the glory of God.
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4 min
July 17, 2018
#341 – As God Commanded (Exodus 39:42–43)
We should long for the commentary on each of our lives to be one of obedience to the commands of God.
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4 min
July 16, 2018
#340 – Known and Loved by God (Exodus 38:25–26)
We often feel as if we are merely a number in a massive world, but by God's grace we are known and loved by Him.
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6 min
July 15, 2018
#339 – New Mercy (Exodus 37:9)
We are in need of the mercy of God in every aspect of our lives.
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4 min
July 14, 2018
#338 – Generosity in the Church (Exodus 36:3–7)
Let us pray to the end that by God's grace we might overflow with generosity for the glory of Christ in the church and among the nations.
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4 min
July 13, 2018
#337 – A Generous Heart (Exodus 35:5)
Don't you want to be described before God as one who has a generous heart?
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4 min
July 12, 2018
#336 – A God Merciful and Gracious (Exodus 34:6–8)
God abounds in steadfast love for His people, forgiving us of our trespasses and sins through Christ.
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4 min
July 11, 2018
#335 – My Presence Will Go with You (Exodus 33:14–16)
Moses does not want to take one step apart from the fullness of the presence of God. Is the same true of us?
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3 min
July 10, 2018
#334 – God-Ordained Intercession (Exodus 32:14)
We must be on our knees calling out to God for His gospel to penetrate the unengaged and unreached people groups of the world.
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6 min
July 9, 2018
#333 – Gifts by Grace (Exodus 31:1–6)
God has gifted all of His people to play all kinds of different roles in glorifying Him throughout the world.
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6 min
July 8, 2018
#332 – Make Me Clean (Exodus 30:21)
We are plagued by sin and faced with temptation at every turn. We need Jesus to make us clean.
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3 min
July 7, 2018
#331 – Set Apart for God's Purposes (Exodus 29:21)
By the blood of Christ, we enter into the presence of God. In Christ, we are distinct from the world and must pray to the end that God will help us live for His glory.
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4 min
July 6, 2018
#330 – Guide Our Hearts (Exodus 28:30)
When faced with decisions in all of life, God invites us as His people to ask Him to guide our hearts.
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3 min
July 5, 2018
#329 – Specific Instructions (Exodus 27:1)
We are to worship God in accordance with what He has prescribed in His Word.
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5 min
July 4, 2018
#328 – Mercy Made Known (Exodus 26:33–34)
Let us pray for family members, friends, co-workers, and any people in our sphere of influence that the mercy of God might be made known in their lives through Christ.
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5 min
July 3, 2018
#327 – Meeting with God by Mercy (Exodus 25:22)
We can approach the mercy seat of God only because of Christ's finished work. He has made a way for sinners to experience the presence of God.
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5 min
July 2, 2018
#326 – The Presence of God (Exodus 24:17–18)
Christ has made a way for sinners to access God. We can constantly commune with God because of Christ's work.
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4 min
July 1, 2018
#325 – Pray for Patience (Exodus 23:29–30)
We are prone to impatience and discontentment so we must ask God for grace that we might not lean on our own understanding.
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3 min
June 30, 2018
#324 – Orphans, Sojourners, and Widows (Exodus 22:21–22)
God has ordained for His church to care for these groups of people. We must seek out ways to love orphans, sojourners, and widows.
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4 min
June 29, 2018
#323 – The Law That Leads to Life (Exodus 21:1)
God gives us His Word that leads to life, so it is good and right for us to listen to His law and obey it.
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2 min
June 28, 2018
#322 – Fear That Marks Our Lives (Exodus 20:20)
When we trust in Jesus to forgive us from our sins, we no longer need to fear the judgment of God. At the same time, our relationship with God is designed to be marked by love, reverence, and awe which leads us away from doing anything that would dishonor Him.
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4 min
June 27, 2018
#321 – Treasured Possession (Exodus 19:5–6)
For believers, God treasures us as His children, and we belong to Him.
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4 min
June 26, 2018
#320 – A Plurality of Leaders (Exodus 18:23)
The biblical precedent for leadership in the church is that it is immensely valuable to have a plurality of leaders.
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4 min
June 25, 2018
#319 – We Need Community (Exodus 17:12)
None of us are called to live the Christian life in isolation.
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4 min
June 24, 2018
#318 – The Gracious Provision of God (Exodus 16:19–20)
Might we pray to the end that God will help us to trust in His provision day by day.
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5 min
June 23, 2018
#317 – The Lord is My Strength and Song (Exodus 15:2)
We should be infused with praise in response to God's grace in our lives.
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5 min
June 22, 2018
#316 – The Lord Will Fight for You (Exodus 14:14)
When we find ourselves at a dead end like the people of God in Exodus 14, we can rest assured that as God fights for us.
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4 min
June 21, 2018
#315 – God's Loving Guidance (Exodus 13:21–22)
As a follower of Christ, you have the Spirit of God in you.
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5 min
June 20, 2018
#314 – Be Faithful to Pass Down Faith (Exodus 13:8)
We have a responsibility to get the gospel to the next generation. Let us pray that God will give us grace to be faithful in this.
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4 min
June 19, 2018
#313 – Christ Our Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:13)
In Christ, the wrath of God passes over us because it has been poured out on Him.
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4 min
June 18, 2018
#312 – The Lord Gave Favor (Exodus 11:3)
Only God can give us favor. Let us be on our knees praying to him day and night for favor from God for His glory.
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4 min
June 17, 2018
#311 – Temptations to Compromise (Exodus 10:24)
We must trust God and fight the temptation to obey only partially or when it is convenient.
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4 min
June 16, 2018
#310 – Zealous for His Name to be Known (Exodus 9:16)
God raises up workers for the spread of His renown to the ends of the earth.
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5 min
June 15, 2018
#309 – Pleading in Prayer (Exodus 8:13)
May we never pray like it is just religious routine. God hears your cries and is working all things according to the counsel of His will.
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5 min
June 14, 2018
#308 – One God Who Reigns (Exodus 7:5)
God is worthy of the praise of every person on the planet. The glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
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4 min
June 13, 2018
#307 – The Promises of God (Exodus 6:6–8)
You can trust God. He has shown time and time again that He always delivers on His promises.
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5 min
June 12, 2018
#306 – Long-term Good and Glory (Exodus 5:22–23)
Obedience to God may lead to worse circumstances in the short-term.
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5 min
June 11, 2018
#305 – Is it not I, the Lord? (Exodus 4:10–12)
God never calls us to something that He does not equip us to do.
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4 min
June 10, 2018
#304 – I Will be with You (Exodus 3:11–12)
Our comfort rests not in who we are but in God. Apart from Him we can do nothing.
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5 min
June 9, 2018
#303 – The God Who Hears and Helps (Exodus 2:23)
The Bible teaches us that we can call out to God and rest assured that He hears our cries.
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3 min
June 8, 2018
#302 – Never Forget God's Faithfulness (Exodus 1:8)
We must remember God's faithfulness towards us to fuel our trust in Him now and in the future.
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3 min
June 7, 2018
#301 – God Meant it for Good (Genesis 50:19–20)
In the middle of a world filled with evil and sin, God is working for good.
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4 min
June 6, 2018
#300 – Where History is Headed (Genesis 49:9–10)
Even in Genesis, we are told of the promise that one day people from every tribe and tongue will bow before Jesus.
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4 min
June 5, 2018
#299 – A Lineage of Faith (Genesis 48:14–16)
Let's pray for faithfulness to pass the gospel on to future generations.
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3 min
June 4, 2018
#298 – No Reason to Worry (Genesis 47:27)
Even when God provides, we are prone to be preoccupied with worrying about our next need.
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June 3, 2018
#297 – The Guiding Presence of God (Genesis 46:3–4)
There are so many unknowns in life, but through it all we can trust that God is with us and for us.
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June 2, 2018
#296 – Always at Work (Genesis 45:5)
Even through times that seem pointless and only hurtful, God is always working and His plans can be trusted.
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June 1, 2018
#295 – An All-Sufficient Substitute (Genesis 44:33–34)
From the line of Judah came a King who stood in our place and redeemed us from the penalty of sin.
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May 31, 2018
#294 – Unmerited Favor (Genesis 43:33)
By God's grace in Christ, we know God and are His forever.
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May 30, 2018
#293 – God's Will is Guaranteed (Genesis 42:9)
God's purposes cannot be thwarted and His promises will come to pass.
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May 29, 2018
#292 – Fruitful in Affliction (Genesis 41:52)
God brings about fruit in the lives of believers even in the most devastating of times.
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May 28, 2018
#291 – Trust During Trials (Genesis 40:8)
Through great tribulation, Joseph had an unwavering trust in God.
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May 27, 2018
#290 – The Lord Was with Him (Genesis 39:2–3)
Joseph was comforted by the reality that God was with him. As believers we have the very Spirit of God dwelling in us.
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May 26, 2018
#289 – Unable to Hide Sin (Genesis 38:24)
God knows the wickedness of your secret sin but has provided atonement through Christ.
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May 25, 2018
#288 – Bringing About Good (Genesis 37:28)
In the life of Joseph and throughout Scripture, we see God plotting for good even amidst tragic situations.
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May 24, 2018
#287 – A Lasting Effect (Genesis 36:1)
Our relationship with God affects the people around us.
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May 23, 2018
#286 – Second Chances (Genesis 35:1–3)
God is so gracious when we have sinned against Him; He comes to us, forgives us, and restores us to Himself.
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May 22, 2018
#285 – Seek Revenge or Trust God as Judge (Genesis 34:25)
We are so tempted, when we have been treated unfairly, to seek revenge and begin a pattern of sin. But it's a whole different mindset to trust God as Judge instead.
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May 21, 2018
#284 – Stopping Short (Genesis 33:18–20)
See the danger of stopping short of what God has called you to do. Let's pray that God will open our eyes to areas of our lives where we are tolerating sin.
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May 20, 2018
#283 – God's Steadfast Love and Faithfulness (Genesis 32:9–12)
Like Jacob, we are unworthy of the love God has shown us, but can trust in His promises and rest in the grace that is in Him.
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May 19, 2018
#282 – Do not Respond to Sin with Sin (Genesis 31:19-20)
We must have a heightened awareness of how prone we are to respond to evil with evil. We must depend on God to fight this battle.
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May 18, 2018
#281 – Love that Endures (Genesis 29:20)
It is intended by God for spouses to delight in one another with love.
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May 17, 2018
#280 – Access to God (Genesis 28:12–14)
In Christ, we have received a love that will not let us go. Like Jacob, we received blessing without measure.
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May 16, 2018
#279 – Sovereign Mystery (Genesis 27:24)
There is great comfort knowing that sin cannot thwart God's purposes. God is plotting for the joy of His people and the glory of His name.
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May 15, 2018
#278 – He Will Make Your Paths Straight (Genesis 26:1–2)
God knows what is best for you and He will never lead you astray.
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May 14, 2018
#277 – Infertility and the Faithfulness of God (Genesis 25:21)
God gives and sustains life. Amid the hurt of infertility Christians can hold fast to the truth that God is for us.
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May 13, 2018
#276 – Marriage, Singleness, and God's Providence (Genesis 24:67)
Regardless of relationship status, God's Providence is good and He can be trusted that what He ordains is right.
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May 12, 2018
#275 – Mourning with Hope (Genesis 23:2)
The reality of life in a fallen world is that death is certain, but followers of Christ long for the day when God will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
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May 11, 2018
#274 – Nothing Withheld from God (Genesis 22:15–18)
Abraham's example of obedience exhorts Christians to entrust God with our lives.
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May 10, 2018
#273 – He Always Fulfills His Promises (Genesis 21:1)
All our hopes rest in One who always delivers on His Word. We revel in this comfort.
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May 9, 2018
#272 – Sinners to the Core (Genesis 20:12–13)
We are prone to all evils. We must trust in God amid temptations to compromise the truth.
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May 8, 2018
#271 – The Wrath of God is Real (Genesis 19:24)
God's wrath cannot be taken lightly, but the good news of the gospel is that His mercy is afforded to those who trust in Christ.
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May 7, 2018
#270 – Heed His Warnings (Genesis 19:14)
God graciously warns us of the danger of sin. We must heed these warnings and flee to Christ.
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May 6, 2018
#269 – Appealing to God's Justice (Genesis 18:25)
In a world of injustice, we must pray to the just Creator and Redeemer for His kingdom to come and His will to be done.
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May 5, 2018
#268 – Is Anything too Hard for God? (Genesis 18:14)
This rhetorical question in Scripture reminds us how God is working all things together according to the counsel of His will.
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May 4, 2018
#267 – Good News for the Nations (Genesis 17:6)
Jesus came to save sinners, but this good news is not known among many peoples throughout the world. We must pray and we must go.
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May 3, 2018
#266 – He Looks After You (Genesis 16:13)
Even in great sorrow and pain, God's Word tells us He is with us and for us.
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May 2, 2018
#265 – Counted as Righteous (Genesis 15:6)
Only through faith in Christ can sinners be counted as righteous.
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May 1, 2018
#264 – A Priest and King (Genesis 14:18–20)
Even in the book of Genesis, we see a picture of One who would come to redeem His people and rule and reign forever.
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April 30, 2018
#263 – Don't Flirt with Sin (Genesis 13:12–13)
Far too often we toy with sin rather than fleeing from it.
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April 29, 2018
#262 – God's Blessing is not Just for You (Genesis 12:3)
God's blessing did not stop with Abraham, and the same is to be true of the Christian. God's blessing is intended to spread through His people.
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April 28, 2018
#261 – The Danger of Disobedience (Genesis 11:2–4)
We must give attention to our tendencies to disobey and be selective with God's commands.
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April 27, 2018
#260 – Praying for People Groups (Genesis 10:5)
A day is coming when people from every tribe and tongue will surround the throne of God in praise. This drives our prayer.
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April 26, 2018
#259 – The Pervasiveness of Sin (Genesis 9:20–21)
Sin is always an issue. We are constantly facing temptation so we long for the day when we will be freed from the presence of sin.
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April 25, 2018
#258 – The Sign of the Covenant (Genesis 9:16)
God has given a visible picture that reminds the people of God of His covenant.
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April 24, 2018
#257 – Great is Thy Faithfulness (Genesis 8:21-22)
God is sustaining all of creation and will continue to do so until the new heavens and the new earth.
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April 23, 2018
#256 – All That God Commanded (Genesis 7:5)
God knows what is best for us. In light of this, we must obey all that He has commanded.
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April 22, 2018
#255 – God's Covenant (Genesis 6:17–18)
Amid judgment, we see a picture of God's faithfulness in providing protection for His people from the wrath that is deserved.
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April 21, 2018
#254 – The Grievance of God (Genesis 6:5–6)
We all know the world is not as it should be, but sin and its effects are not just external. We are all plagued to the core and need a new heart.
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April 20, 2018
#253 – Walk with God (Genesis 5:24)
We want the commentary on our lives to say we walked with God.
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April 19, 2018
#252 – Examine Your Heart (Genesis 4:8)
Sin is detrimental to us individually and corporately. We must take the effects of sin seriously and repent.
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April 18, 2018
#251 – The First Gospel (Genesis 3:15)
Sin ruined the intimacy between God and man, but God promised He would send One to restore that intimacy.
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April 17, 2018
#250 – Created for His Presence (Genesis 3:10)
We are prone to run from God rather than communing with Him, the purposing for which we were made.
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April 16, 2018
#249 – They Shall Become One (Genesis 2:24)
Marriage in the church must be shaped by the Word not by the world.
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April 15, 2018
#248 – Work and Rest (Genesis 2:2–3)
Believers are to work hard, but must see the necessity of resting responsibly.
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April 14, 2018
#247 – In the Image of God (Genesis 1:27)
We are created uniquely in God's image and are meant for relationship with Him.
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April 13, 2018
#246 – In the Beginning, God (Genesis 1:1)
God is from everlasting to everlasting, the Creator and Sustainer of all things.
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April 12, 2018
#245 – To Him Who is Able (Jude 1:24–25)
Jude's letter ends in a doxology that glorifies the only One who can keep us and present us blameless before God for all eternity.
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April 11, 2018
#244 – Awaiting Ultimate Mercy (Jude 1:20–21)
In these verses, Jude gives a prescription for how we are to endure and pray as we anticipate Christ's return.
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April 10, 2018
#243 – Contend for the Faith (Jude 1:3)
Believers are called to cling to God's Word and to not waver in defending the truth of the gospel.
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April 9, 2018
#242 – Faithfully Play Your Part (Romans 16:6–15)
Paul takes time to mention less known members in the church. We should be encouraged that we are all valued by God and have been given a role in taking the gospel to the nations.
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April 8, 2018
#241 – Where Christ Has Not Been Named (Romans 15:20-21)
We should pray that by God's grace, we might have the ambition of Paul to get the gospel where it has not yet gone.
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April 7, 2018
#240 – Pursuing Peace (Romans 14:19)
We must strive to honor God in our relationships, not being quarrelsome but pursuing peace and building up others.
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April 6, 2018
#239 – Instituted by God (Romans 13:1)
Government exists for good. We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us.
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April 5, 2018
#238 – A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
Worship is more than what happens when we gather together with the church, it is a daily presenting of ourselves in submission before God.
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April 4, 2018
#237 – Maintaining Our Awe of God (Romans 11:33)
We must avoid falling prey to losing sight of the glory of God and His grace that we experience right relationship with Him.
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April 3, 2018
#236 – How Will They Hear? (Romans 10:14-15)
There are 2.8 billion people who have little to no access to the gospel. They will not hear unless we take the gospel to them.
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April 2, 2018
#235 – We Need the Mercy of God (Romans 9:16)
Regardless of how well we perform, our will and work can never make us right before God.
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April 1, 2018
#234 – Holy Week: Resurrection Sunday (John 20:11-18)
Christ has conquered death and united us with Him. In light of the reality of the resurrection, we live in this hope.
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March 31, 2018
#233 – Holy Week: Saturday (Matthew 27:57-66)
Even amid uncertain circumstances, we know that God is faithful to deliver on all His promises.
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March 30, 2018
#232 – Holy Week: Good Friday (Matthew 27:45-50)
Jesus stood at the cross separated from God, so that those who trust in Him never will be.
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March 29, 2018
#231 – Holy Week: Thursday (Luke 22:14-20)
Jesus institutes a new meal, telling of His sacrifice for and redemption of sinners.
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March 28, 2018
#230 – Holy Week: Wednesday (Psalm 2)
Leaders plotted to bring Christ's ministry to an end, but the schemes of man cannot stop purposes of God.
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March 27, 2018
#229 – Holy Week: Tuesday (Matthew 21:23-27)
Jesus knows everything about us, yet He loves us and calls us His own.
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March 26, 2018
#228 – Holy Week: Monday (Mark 11:15-19)
Jesus cleansing the temple serves as a warning to us all against removing God from the center of worship.
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March 25, 2018
#227 – Holy Week: Palm Sunday (John 12:12-15)
Jesus enters Jerusalem in an unexpected way, surrounded by the praises of people who would soon scoff at His name.
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March 24, 2018
#226 – God is Working for Our Good (Romans 8:28–30)
Everything we face, even suffering, is used by God for our eternal good.
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March 23, 2018
#225 – Thanks be to God (Romans 7:24-25)
Christ has saved us from the penalty of sin. We now combat sin not merely by saying no, but by running to Christ.
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March 22, 2018
#224 – Raised to Walk in Newness of Life (Romans 6:4)
We have been given new life in Christ and are called to live each day in light of that reality.
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March 21, 2018
#223 – Peace with God (Romans 5:1)
Because of Christ's work on the cross, we are justified and enjoy peace with God.
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March 20, 2018
#222 – Belief (Romans 4:3)
This is how God intends us to live—by believing Him.
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March 19, 2018
#221 – The Essence of the Gospel (Romans 3:23–25)
Though you have sinned against a holy God, you can be justified by the grace of God—it's a gift made possible through Christ.
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March 18, 2018
#220 – Kindness that Leads to Repentance (Romans 2:4)
The riches of His kindness toward us are intended to lead us to run from sin.
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March 17, 2018
#219 – Obligated to Proclaim (Romans 1:14–16)
Ownership of the gospel creates an obligation with the gospel. We owe the gospel to the nations.
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March 16, 2018
#218 – Our Lives Remembered (Nehemiah 13:31)
In the end, what we want is to have lived for the good of others and for the glory of God's name.
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March 15, 2018
#217 – Rejoicing with Great Joy (Nehemiah 12:43)
In Christ, we have been given a joy that supercedes circumstances.
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March 14, 2018
#216 – Every Member Matters (Nehemiah 11:19)
We should draw great comfort from the reality that the God of the universe values us.
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March 13, 2018
#215 – A Covenant Community (Nehemiah 10:28–29)
Christians are called to join together for growth in Christ and for the advancement of His gospel to the ends of the earth.
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March 12, 2018
#214 – Corporate Confession (Nehemiah 9:33–34)
Prayer is not merely an individual matter, but a corporate one. It is a means for the people of God to confess sin and revel in God's grace.
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March 11, 2018
#213 – Reverence and Awe for God's Word (Nehemiah 8:5–6)
God has revealed Himself through His Word, which is cause for great worship and adoration.
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March 10, 2018
#212 – Faithfulness and the Fear of God (Nehemiah 7:2)
We should want it to be said of us that we were faithful in all avenues of life, living in the fear of God.
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March 9, 2018
#211 – Flee from Sin (Nehemiah 6:13)
Our sin never affects just us. Giving in to temptation can not only jeopardize our work and reputation, but even that of God.
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March 8, 2018
#210 – Strengthen My Hands (Nehemiah 6:9)
This short prayer encourages us that God invites us to bring all our petitions to Him regardless of how big or small they may seem.
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March 7, 2018
#209 – Battling Selfishness (Nehemiah 5:7)
We are prone to look out for our interests and not the interests of others.
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March 6, 2018
#208 – Always be on Guard (Nehemiah 4:17-18)
Even in the midst of what is seemingly mundane, we must always be aware that we are involved in spiritual warfare.
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March 5, 2018
#207 – Persevering in the Ordinary (Nehemiah 3:3)
Following God isn't always glamorous, but it's good, right, and God-honoring to be faithful and obedient even in the day-to-day tasks.
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March 4, 2018
#206 – Enabled by God for Obedience (Nehemiah 2:19–20)
When God calls you to do something, you can be confident that He will enable to do what He's called you to do.
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March 3, 2018
#205 – Prayer and Fasting for the Sake of God's Name (Nehemiah 1:4)
Like Nehemiah, we should pray and fast for the sake of God's name.
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March 2, 2018
#204 – Come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20)
Christ has promised His return, and so until that day, we wait eagerly with hope.
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March 1, 2018
#203 – The Greatest Aspect of Heaven (Revelation 21:3)
We will dwell with God forever––that is what makes heaven so glorious.
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February 28, 2018
#202 – The Book of Life and the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15)
Everyone will either face eternal judgment or enjoy eternal life depending on whether they belong to Jesus Christ.
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February 27, 2018
#201 – Christ, Our Conquering King (Revelation 19:11–16)
Christ will return in power to bring judgment to His enemies and to bring final salvation for His people.
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February 26, 2018
#200 – The Kingdoms of this World are Passing (Revelation 18:10)
In an instant, God will bring to an end the kingdoms of this world. Therefore, we put all our trust in Him.
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February 25, 2018
#199 – The Seduction of Immorality and Idolatry (Revelation 17:6)
Satan entices us with that which looks good, but in the end sin leads to death.
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February 24, 2018
#198 – Like a Thief in the Night (Revelation 16:15)
Christ is coming back, so we should live with vigilance and expectancy.
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February 23, 2018
#197 – A Song for All Ages (Revelation 15:3)
God's people will forever praise Him for His great and awesome deeds.
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February 22, 2018
#196 – Blessed Are Those Who Die in the Lord (Revelation 14:13)
Because Christ has conquered death, all those who are in Him are blessed, even in death.
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February 21, 2018
#195 – A Picture of Hell's Eternality (Revelation 14:11)
God's eternal judgment should lead us to live soberly, compassionately, and with the gospel on our lips.
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February 20, 2018
#194 – Endure in Faith (Revelation 13:10)
The book of Revelation is a call to endure when it's not easy to follow Christ.
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February 19, 2018
#193 – Christ's Blood Covers Us (Revelation 12:10–11)
There's coming a day when our accuser will be thrown down and silenced, and we will stand on the merit of the blood of Jesus.
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February 18, 2018
#192 – Our God Wins (Revelation 11:15)
In the end, the day will come when the kingdom of this world becomes the Kingdom of our Lord. And He shall reign forever.
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February 17, 2018
#191 – Bittersweet (Revelation 10:10)
At the same time that God's Word is sweet, it is also sobering.
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February 16, 2018
#190 – The Danger of Refusing to Repent (Revelation 9:20–21)
God graciously warns us of sin's terrible consequences so that we might repent.
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February 15, 2018
#189 – The Power of Prayer (Revelation 8:3–5)
God hears the prayers of His people, and He will one day cause His kingdom to be consummated on earth.
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February 14, 2018
#188 – A Great Multitude from Every Nation (Revelation 7:9–10)
One day a great multitude from every nation will give praise to God and to the Lamb for their salvation.
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February 13, 2018
#187 – The Cry of the Martyrs (Revelation 6:9–11)
Like martyrs who have gone before us, we ask God for grace to persevere in faith.
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February 12, 2018
#186 – Singing a New Song to the Lamb (Revelation 5:9)
Christ has purchased people from every tribe with His blood, and therefore we sing a new song.
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February 11, 2018
#185 – Holy Holy Holy (Revelation 4:8)
God is incomparable to anything else.
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February 10, 2018
#184 – Receiving Reproof (Revelation 3:19)
We welcome God's discipline and reproof in our lives as evidence of His love for us.
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February 9, 2018
#183 – Imprisoned for the Gospel (Revelation 2:10)
Suffering, tribulation, trials, and imprisonment are possibilities and even realities for many followers of Christ in the world.
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February 8, 2018
#182 – There's Coming a Day (Revelation 1:7–8)
There's coming a day when Jesus will return and will bring an end to suffering, evil, and injustice. We live in light of that day.
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February 7, 2018
#181 – Urgent Need (Titus 3:14)
God's Word is calling us to open our eyes to urgent need and to devote ourselves to good works.
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February 6, 2018
#180 – Grace-filled Training (Titus 2:11–12)
It's the grace of God working in us that empowers us to live godly lives.
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February 5, 2018
#179 – Praying for Our Pastors (Titus 1:5–9)
As our pastors submit to God's leadership over the church, we pray for them and submit to their leadership within the church.
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February 4, 2018
#178 – Among All Nations (Isaiah 66:18)
We pray, give, go, and live toward seeing God's salvation known among all nations because we know that's where all history is headed.
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February 3, 2018
#177 – Characteristics to Mark Us (Isaiah 66:2)
We humble ourselves before God and tremble at His Word; this is what He is looking for in our lives and what we pray would mark our churches.
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February 2, 2018
#176 – A Warning Against Disobedience (Isaiah 65:12)
We have a tendency in our hearts to choose what we delight in instead of what God delights in. And God warns us against this.
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February 1, 2018
#175 – The Potter and the Clay (Isaiah 64:8)
God uses all things in our lives to mold us, make us, and shape us. And we can trust Him because He's a good Father.
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January 31, 2018
#174 – Recounting God's Steadfast Love (Isaiah 63:7)
We should regularly bring to mind God's faithfulness and His love toward us.
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January 30, 2018
#173 – Keep Praying for God's Redemption (Isaiah 62:6–7)
We should continually plead with God in prayer to bring about the consummation of His promised redemption.
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January 29, 2018
#172 – Jesus, the Spirit-Anointed Deliverer (Isaiah 61:1–3)
Jesus is the long-promised, Spirit-anointed deliverer of God's people.
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January 28, 2018
#171 – The Lord Will Hasten the Day (Isaiah 60:22)
In light of the devastation of sin, our hope is that the Lord will bring about His salvation.
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January 27, 2018
#170 – When Truth Stumbles (Isaiah 59:14)
When God's truth is spurned in the public square, and in our own lives, the results are disastrous.
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January 26, 2018
#169 – Dead Rituals and True Righteousness (Isaiah 58:6-8)
God calls us not merely to go through religious routines, but to show justice and mercy to those in need.
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January 25, 2018
#168 – Path to Peace (Isaiah 57:21)
"Peace with God is found in obedience to God. When we turn from God, toward sin, we are turning away from peace and toward unrest."
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January 24, 2018
#167 – Holiness of God, Humility of Man (Isaiah 57:15)
If we want to know God and walk with Him, we should put ourselves low and be contrite in spirit before Him.
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January 23, 2018
#166 – A House of Prayer (Isaiah 56:7)
Our lives, as followers of Christ and as churches, should be marked by prayer.
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January 22, 2018
#165 – Transform Our Thoughts (Isaiah 55:8–9)
We are prone to think differently than God thinks, so we need to ask Him to reorient our ways to His will.
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January 21, 2018
#164 – Relationship Marked by Delight (Isaiah 54:5)
We haven't been called to cold, monotonous religion; we have been called to a marriage relationship with the Lord of hosts.
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January 20, 2018
#163 – Prone to Wander (Isaiah 53:6)
We are prone to turn aside from God's way to our own way. But Jesus has paid the price for every time we've wandered.
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January 19, 2018
#162 – Beautiful Feet (Isaiah 52:7)
There are people all around us who need good news, and we have peace to publish and salvation to make known.
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January 18, 2018
#161 – God Our Comfort (Isaiah 51:12)
We are afraid of all kinds of things in this world, but the God over the world says we have nothing to fear because He is our comfort.
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January 17, 2018
#160 – Power to Save (Isaiah 50:2)
No matter how far people are gone in sin, no one is beyond the power of God to save.
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January 16, 2018
#159 – Engraved on the Palms of His Hands (Isaiah 49:16)
God has us always before Him, and He cares for us and remembers us constantly.
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January 15, 2018
#158 – God's Glory through His Grace (Isaiah 48:9–11)
God is driven with zeal for His own glory, for He alone is worthy of all glory.
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January 14, 2018
#157 – Proper Perspective (Isaiah 47:9)
God can remove pictures of power and prestige in this world in an instant. We need to put our hope in Him alone.
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January 13, 2018
#156 – The God Who Has No Equal (Isaiah 46:5)
God cannot compare to anyone or anything, for He is utterly unique.
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January 12, 2018
#155 – God's Gracious Call to the Nations (Isaiah 45:22)
In His grace, God calls all nations to turn to Him for salvation.
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January 11, 2018
#154 – Return to Me (Isaiah 44:22)
When we turn to God in repentance, God forgives our sins.
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January 10, 2018
#153 – Fear Not, I Am with You (Isaiah 43:1–3)
God's people will face trials, but we have the promises of God's presence and salvation.
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January 9, 2018
#152 – Guard Us from Idolatry (Isaiah 42:8)
God alone deserves our worship, so we should flee every form of idolatry.
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January 8, 2018
#151 – No Reason to Fear (Isaiah 41:10)
Those who have trusted in Christ have nothing to fear, for God is our Helper; He promises to uphold us.
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January 7, 2018
#150 – Everlasting (Isaiah 40:28–31)
We have no strength apart from God whose might is everlasting.
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January 6, 2018
#149 – God's Word Will Stand Forever (Isaiah 40:8)
Live today for that which will matter forever by spending time in God's everlasting Word.
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January 5, 2018
#148 – The Temptation of Selfishness (Isaiah 39:8)
We are tempted to always look at things around us through the lens of how they affect us rather than others.
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January 4, 2018
#147 – God Hears the Prayers of His People (Isaiah 38:4–5)
God, who is all-wise and all-powerful, hears our prayers. So pray with confidence.
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January 3, 2018
#146 – So That Your Name May Be Known (Isaiah 37:20)
God aims to make His glory known in all the earth. We should long to be used to that end.
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January 2, 2018
#145 – The World's Empty Promises (Isaiah 36:16)
The world promises us many things, but only God provides ultimate satisfaction.
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January 1, 2018
#144 – Everlasting Joy on Their Heads (Isaiah 35:10)
God's gracious salvation brings everlasting joy for His people.
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December 31, 2017
#143 – A Sobering Picture of Judgment (Isaiah 34:10)
God's judgment in hell is eternal, so trust in Jesus and tell others about Him.
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December 30, 2017
#142 – God, Be My Strength (Isaiah 33:2)
God is our strength, for we are weak and needy.
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December 29, 2017
#141 – A Shelter from the Storm (Isaiah 32:1–2)
Jesus, our righteous king, provides us with protection and ultimate satisfaction.
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December 28, 2017
#140 – Don't Trust in the Things of this World (Isaiah 31:1)
We should trust in God, not the things of this world, for strength and provision.
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December 27, 2017
#139 – The Lord Waits to Be Gracious to You (Isaiah 30:18)
God delights to pour out His grace on His people.
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December 26, 2017
#138 – Hiding from the Lord's Counsel (Isaiah 29:15)
Don't hide from the counsel of the Lord; heed it because it leads to life.
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December 25, 2017
#137 – The Counsel and Wisdom of the Lord (Isaiah 28:29)
Every moment of every day, we can come to the Lord who is excellent in wisdom and perfect in counsel.
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December 24, 2017
#136 – Evil Will Be No More (Isaiah 27:1)
There is coming a day when the Lord will slay evil.
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December 23, 2017
#135 – One Driving Desire (Isaiah 26:8)
Be driven with one desire—that the glory of God would be made known in and through us.
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December 22, 2017
#134 – Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3–4)
Amidst the turmoil, there is a peace to be found in God that nothing in this world can rob you of.
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December 21, 2017
#133 – Death Swallowed Up (Isaiah 25:7–9)
One day death itself will be no more, and God Himself will wipe away our tears.
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December 20, 2017
#132 – The Effects of Sin (Isaiah 24:5–6)
The effects of sin are all around us—in our lives, in our families, in our culture—which leads us to hope in Christ.
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December 19, 2017
#131 – Warning to the Wealthy (Isaiah 23:9)
Apart from God and His goodness and grace, we have nothing.
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December 18, 2017
#130 – Ultimate Satisfaction (Isaiah 22:12–13)
We're surrounded by fleeting pleasures, but only God can fully satisfy and completely fulfill us.
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December 17, 2017
#129 – Sure Foundation (Isaiah 21:16–17)
Whatever God says in His Word will stand.
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December 16, 2017
#128 – Demonstrate What You Profess (Isaiah 20:2)
There should be a relationship between our profession of faith in Christ and our demonstration of what it means to walk in Christ.
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December 15, 2017
#127 – The Mercy of Discipline (Isaiah 19:22)
God, in His mercy, disciplines us so that we might return to Him and be healed.
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December 14, 2017
#126 – Where All of History is Heading (Isaiah 18:7)
All nations will bow before God. This is where history is heading.
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December 13, 2017
#125 – The Futility of Our Idols (Isaiah 17:7)
We must flee the idols of this world and trust the one true God.
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December 12, 2017
#124 – The Compassion of God (Isaiah 16:9)
God has compassion on sinners and desires their salvation.
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December 11, 2017
#123 – Mercy in the Midst of Judgment (Isaiah 15:5)
We deserve the just wrath of God and yet He loves us and shows us mercy in the midst of judgment.
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December 10, 2017
#122 – God's Promises Will Stand (Isaiah 14:24)
God, in His providence, plans and purposes certain things, and He brings those things to pass. We can trust His promises.
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December 9, 2017
#121 – Weeping and Wailing (Isaiah 13:6)
God's judgment is near, so may our weeping and wailing turn into witnessing so that others might be found in Him on that day.
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December 8, 2017
#120 – Joyously Drawing from the Well (Isaiah 12:3)
God has made salvation possible for us, and we can draw from those wells with joy every day, all day.
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December 7, 2017
#119 – The Praise of the Nations (Isaiah 11:10)
Jesus will be made known and praised and proclaimed among all nations of the world.
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December 6, 2017
#118 – Run from Sin (Isaiah 10:4)
Run from sin that you have become comfortable with and live a life of repentance.
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December 5, 2017
#117 – Unto Us a Child Is Born (Isaiah 9:6–7)
Look for opportunities to bring joy to others through true and timely words.
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December 4, 2017
#116 – Fear God (Isaiah 8:13)
We are tempted to be afraid of many things, but when we realize who God is and that He's with us, we don't have to fear man.
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December 3, 2017
#115 – God With Us (Isaiah 7:14)
God has miraculously come to His people in the person of His Son through a young virgin.
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December 2, 2017
#114 – My Life Belongs to You (Isaiah 6:8)
Once God graciously saves us, we should naturally desire to be used by Him.
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December 1, 2017
#113 – A People Marked by Justice (Isaiah 5:7)
God loves His people deeply, but expects them to act justly.
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November 30, 2017
#112 – Complete and Beautiful Restoration (Isaiah 4:4–6)
God restores His people from the penalty and the power of sin.
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November 29, 2017
#111 – Open Defiance (Isaiah 3:9)
We need to be careful that we're not openly flaunting or taking pride in sin.
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November 28, 2017
#110 – Stop Trusting Man (Isaiah 2:22)
God's people are tempted to put their ultimate trust in men instead of putting their trust in Him.
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November 27, 2017
#109 – Repent of Sin (Isaiah 1:18–20)
God, in His grace, has designed for us to experience life and goodness in Him. We must repent.
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November 26, 2017
#108 – Make Disciples (Matthew 28:18–20)
Our purpose on this earth is to go today and introduce more people to Jesus.
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November 25, 2017
#107 – His Forsakenness for Our Reconciliation (Matthew 27:46)
Jesus has endured our forsakenness on our behalf so that we can be reconciled to God.
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November 24, 2017
#106 – Pouring Ourselves Out (Matthew 26:6–7)
The sacrificial, selfless devotion of our lives is a beautiful thing before God.
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November 23, 2017
#105 – Be Ready for Christ's Return (Matthew 25:13)
The reality of Christ's imminent return should compel us to be ready and faithful.
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November 22, 2017
#104 – A Testimony to All Nations (Matthew 24:14)
God has promised that the gospel will be proclaimed throughout the world, and so we pray and live to that end.
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November 21, 2017
#103 – Live to Exalt Christ, Not Yourself (Matthew 23:12)
We are constantly tempted to exalt ourselves, so we must pray for humility.
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November 20, 2017
#102 – The Primary Command (Matthew 22:35–38)
The primary command God intends to govern our lives is to walk in a love relationship with Him, not out of duty but delight.
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November 19, 2017
#101 – The Temple's Purpose (Matthew 21:12–13)
Jesus is passionate about our lives being focused on seeking God.
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November 18, 2017
#100 – Jesus Came to Serve Us (Matthew 20:28)
Jesus did not come to be served, but rather to serve weak and needy sinners.
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November 17, 2017
#99 – Walking Away from Eternal Treasure (Matthew 19:22)
A rich young ruler walks away from eternal treasure for the sake of temporary pleasure.
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November 16, 2017
#98 – Jesus' Promise in Church Discipline (Matthew 18:20)
Jesus promises to be with us as we call fellow church members to repentance
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November 15, 2017
#97 – Trusting in God's Power, Not Our Own (Matthew 17:19–21)
Nothing is impossible for those who trust in the power of God to accomplish the will of God.
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November 14, 2017
#96 – Upon this Rock (Matthew 16:18)
Jesus is building His church, and the gates of hell cannot stop Him.
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November 13, 2017
#95 – The Danger of Vain Worship (Matthew 15:8–9)
It is possible to worship God in vain, with hearts that are far from Him.
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November 12, 2017
#94 – Jesus Working through Us (Matthew 14:19)
God puts His power and love on display through His people.
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November 11, 2017
#93 – Christ, Our Treasure (Matthew 13:44)
Jesus is worth more than everything this world offers us.
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November 10, 2017
#92 – Christ, Our Servant (Matthew 12:17–21)
God in the flesh has come to people who are bruised and battered and doesn't crush us but serves us with His mercy.
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November 9, 2017
#91 – The Yoke of Christ (Matthew 11:28–30)
Jesus has invited us to be in the yoke with Him, to experience His power, strength, grace, and mercy working in and through us on a moment-by-moment basis.
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November 8, 2017
#90 – Fearless Faith (Matthew 10:28)
If we have already died with Christ and we are so focused on eternity, nothing man can do to us even matters.
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November 7, 2017
#89 – A Plentiful Harvest (Matthew 9:37–38)
The problem is not that the harvest isn't ready to hear, it's that the laborers are few. So we pray to the Lord of the harvest.
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November 6, 2017
#88 – Fasting and Longing for the Bridegroom (Matthew 9:14–15)
Fasting expresses our longing for Christ, our Heavenly Bridegroom.
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November 5, 2017
#87 – The Cost of Following Jesus (Matthew 8:18–22)
Jesus calls every follower to live with unconditional trust and undivided affection for Him.
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November 4, 2017
#86 – Your Father Knows What's Best (Matthew 7:7–11)
We can trust God's goodness in prayer, even when we don't get what we asked for.
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November 3, 2017
#85 – The Primary Purpose of Prayer (Matthew 6:7–8)
The primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know Someone.
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November 2, 2017
#84 – The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3–12)
We pray that our lives would be marked by these characteristics.
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November 1, 2017
#83 – Fishers of Men (Matthew 4:19)
Making disciples is a basic essential of what it means to be a disciple.
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October 31, 2017
#82 – An Eternal Reality (Matthew 3:12)
The King has come to save us, but if we don't turn and trust in Him, we will experience His wrath and punishment forever.
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