Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Worship

1 Chronicles 16:23-25 Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be held in awe above all gods.

The Power of Praise

  PSALM 119:164 – Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE POWER OF PRAISE.  First, we need to dismiss two things about today’s scripture.  The Psalmist is not assigning a “quota” on his praise. It isn’t rigid formality that is saying, “Okay, Lord, I am going to praise You seven times today.” …

This Is The Christian Life

EPHESIANS 5:1-2 – Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.  The Christian life is defined by the Apostle Paul in today’s scripture. It may be understood as “A walk in…

Effective Christian Living Demands Heavenly-Minded Thinking

PHILIPPIANS 1:21-26 – For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in…

Three Marks of Loving the Lord

EPHESIANS 6:24 – Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THREE MARKS OF LOVING THE LORD.  It is why we were created.  It is why we are saved.  It will be our purpose and privilege throughout eternity in the new heavens and earth.  And it makes perfect sense!   This “it” is…

It Is Really True

2 SAMUEL 22:17-20 – “He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he…

Our Toughest Battle

PSALM 115:1 – Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!”   THEME OF THE DAY:  OUR TOUGHEST BATTLE.  The Christian life is a war.  Daily we enter spiritual battlefields with our spiritual foes having one single objective; disobedience to the exhortation found in the opening…