Day 40: Faith in Action pt. 2
on July 26th, 2024
Scripture:Matthew 7:24-27 Those people who are listening to Me, those people who hear what I say and live according to My teachings—you are like a wise man who built his house on a rock, on a firm foundation. When storms hit, rain pounded down and waters rose, levies broke and winds beat all the walls of that house. But the house did not fall because it was built upon rock. Those of you who are li...  Read More
Day 39: Faith in Action pt. 1
on July 25th, 2024
Scripture:James 2:26 Removing action from faith is like removing breath from a body. All you have left is a corpse.James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.James 2:17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.Consider:What is James’ blunt teaching in these verses? Why this emphasis?How well is your faith being translated into action?What is ...  Read More
Day 38: Church pt. 3
on July 24th, 2024
Scripture:Acts 4:32-35 During those days, the entire community of believers was deeply united in heart and soul to such an extent that they stopped claiming private ownership of their possessions. Instead, they held everything in common. The apostles with great power gave their eyewitness reports of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Everyone was surrounded by an extraordinary grace. Not a single...  Read More
Day 37: Church pt. 2
on July 23rd, 2024
Scripture:1 Corinthians 12:27 You are the body of the Anointed, the Liberating King; each and every one of you is a vital member.Romans 12:4-5 For in the same way that one body has so many different parts, each with different functions; we, too—the many—are different parts that form one body in the Anointed One. Each one of us is joined with one another, and we become together what we could not be...  Read More
Day 36: Church pt. 1
on July 22nd, 2024
Scripture:Hebrews 10:24-24 Let us consider how to inspire each other to greater love and to righteous deeds, not forgetting to gather as a community, as some have forgotten, but encouraging each other, especially as the day of His return approaches.Consider:What is the clear teaching in this Scripture?How are you doing with gathering together weekly with other believers?What is an action step you ...  Read More
Day 35: Children of God
on July 21st, 2024
Scripture:Galatians 3:26 It is your faith in the Anointed Jesus that makes all of you children of God.Romans 8:14 If the Spirit of God is leading you, then take comfort in knowing you are His children.Romans 8:15 You see, you have not received a spirit that returns you to slavery, so you have nothing to fear. The Spirit you have received adopts you and welcomes you into God’s own family. That’s wh...  Read More
Day 34: Rest pt. 3
on July 20th, 2024
Scripture:Psalm 46:10 “Be still, be calm, see, and understand I am the True God. I am honored among all the nations. I am honored over all the earth.”Psalm 52:5-7 My soul quietly waits for the True God alone because I hope only in Him. He alone is my rock and deliverance, my citadel high on a hill; I will not be shaken. My salvation and my significance depend ultimately on God; the core of my stre...  Read More
Day 33: Rest pt. 2
on July 19th, 2024
Scripture:Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Put My yoke upon your shoulders—it might appear heavy at first, but it is perfectly fitted to your curves. Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. When you are yoked to Me, your weary souls will find rest. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.Consider:What kind of rest can only Jesus...  Read More
Day 32: Rest pt. 1
on July 18th, 2024
Scripture:Genesis 2:1-3 So now you see how the Creator swept into being the spangled heavens, the earth, and all their hosts in six days. On the seventh day—with the canvas of the cosmos completed—God paused from His labor and rested. Thus God blessed day seven and made it special—an open time for pause and restoration, a sacred zone of Sabbath-keeping, because God rested from all the work He had ...  Read More
Day 31: Faith pt. 3
on July 17th, 2024
Scripture:Romans 10:17 So faith proceeds from hearing, as we listen to the message about God’s Anointed.Luke 17:5 The Lord’s Emissaries: 5 We don’t have enough faith for this! Help our faith to grow!Romans 1:17 You see, in the good news, God’s restorative justice is revealed. And as we will see, it begins with and ends in faith. As the Scripture declares, “By faith the just will obtain life.”Consi...  Read More
Day 30: Faith pt. 2
on July 16th, 2024
Scripture:Ephesians 2:8-9 For it’s by God’s grace that you have been saved. You receive it through faith. It was not our plan or our effort. It is God’s gift, pure and simple. You didn’t earn it, not one of us did, so don’t go around bragging that you must have done something amazing.Romans 10:14-17 How can people invoke His name when they do not believe? How can they believe in Him when they have...  Read More
Day 29: Faith pt. 1
on July 15th, 2024
Scripture:Hebrews 11:1-3 Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen. 2 It was by faith that our forebears were approved. 3 Through faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God; everything we now see was fashioned from that which is invisible.Hebrews 11:6 Without faith no one can please God because ...  Read More
Day 28: The Gospel pt. 4
on July 14th, 2024
Scripture:Romans 8:1 Therefore, now no condemnation awaits those who are living in Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King.Romans 5:1 Since we have been acquitted and made right through faith, we are able to experience true and lasting peace with God through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, the Liberating King.Titus 3:7 All of this happened so that through His grace we would be accepted into God’...  Read More
Day 27: The Gospel pt. 3
on July 13th, 2024
Scripture:Romans 3:10-13 Here’s what Scripture says: No one is righteous—not even one. There is no one who understands the truth; no one is seeking after the one True God. All have turned away; together they’ve become worthless. No one does good, not even one. What comes out of their mouths is as foul as a rotting corpse; their words stink of flattery. Viper venom hides beneath their lips.Romans 3...  Read More
Day 26: The Gospel pt. 2
on July 12th, 2024
Scripture:John 14:6 I am the path, the truth, and the energy of life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.Acts 4:12 There is no one else who can rescue us, and there is no other name under heaven given to any human by whom we may be rescued.Romans 10:9 So if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth ...  Read More
Day 25: The Gospel pt. 1
on July 11th, 2024
Scripture:John 3:16 For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life.Romans 5:8 But think about this: while we were wasting our lives in sin, God revealed His powerful love to us in a tangible display—the Anointed One died for us.Ephesians 2:8-9 For it’s by God’s grace th...  Read More
Day 24: Prayer pt. 5
on July 10th, 2024
Scripture:Mark 11:24 So listen to what I’m saying: Whatever you pray for or ask from God, believe that you’ll receive it and you will.Matthew 21:22 If you believe, whatever you ask for in prayer will be granted.Matthew 17:20 …I tell you this: if you had even a faint spark of faith, even faith as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and because of your ...  Read More
Day 23: Prayer pt. 4
on July 9th, 2024
Scripture:Romans 8:26-27 A similar thing happens when we pray. We are weak and do not know how to pray, so the Spirit steps in and articulates prayers for us with groaning too profound for words. Don’t you know that He who pursues and explores the human heart intimately knows the Spirit’s mind because He pleads to God for His saints to align their lives with the will of God?Consider:What is the Ho...  Read More
Day 22: Prayer pt. 3
on July 8th, 2024
Scripture:I Timothy 2:1-4 So, first and foremost, I urge God’s people to pray. They should make their requests, petitions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all humanity. Teach them to pray for kings (or anyone in high places for that matter) so that we can lead quiet, peaceful lives—reverent, godly, and holy— all of which is good and acceptable before the eyes of God our Savior who desires for every...  Read More
Day 21: Prayer pt. 2
on July 7th, 2024
Scripture:Matthew 6:9-139  Your prayers, rather, should be simple, like this:Our Father in heaven,        let Your name remain holy.10     Bring about Your kingdom.    Manifest Your will here on earth,        as it is manifest in heaven.11     Give us each day that day’s bread—no more, no less—12     And forgive us our debts        as we forgive those who owe us something.13     Lead us not into t...  Read More
Day 20: Prayer pt. 1
on July 6th, 2024
Scripture:Matthew 6:5-8 Likewise, when you pray, do not be as hypocrites who love to pray loudly at synagogue or on street corners—their concern is to be seen by men. They have already earned their reward. When you pray, go into a private room, close the door, and pray unseen to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not go on and on...  Read More
Day 19: Scripture pt. 3
on July 5th, 2024
Scripture:Psalm 19:7-117 The Eternal’s law is perfect,    turning lives around.His words are reliable and true,    instilling wisdom to open minds.8 The Eternal’s directions are correct,    giving satisfaction to the heart.God’s commandments are clear,    lending clarity to the eyes.9 The awe of the Eternal is clean,    sustaining for all of eternity.The Eternal’s decisions are sound;    they are ...  Read More
Day 18: Scripture pt. 2
on July 4th, 2024
Scripture:Hebrews 4:12 The word of God, you see, is alive and moving; sharper than a double-edged sword; piercing the divide between soul and spirit, joints and marrow; able to judge the thoughts and will of the heart.Consider:What does this passage teach about the power of God’s word?What are the specific purpose for Scripture in this verse?Prayer focus:Praise God for his life-giving Word. Ask th...  Read More
Day 17: Scripture pt. 1
on July 3rd, 2024
Scripture:2 Timothy 3:16-17 All of Scripture is God-breathed; in its inspired voice, we hear useful teaching, rebuke, correction, instruction, and training for a life that is right so that God’s people may be up to the task ahead and have all they need to accomplish every good work.Consider:What does this passage teach about the authority of God’s word?What are the specific purposes for Scripture ...  Read More