Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Character

Christian character is the characteristics of a Christian striving to follow Christ’s example.

A Chief Tactic Of Spiritual Enemies

2 CORINTHIANS 2:11 – So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. THEME OF THE DAY. A CHIEF TACTIC OF SPIRITUAL ENEMIES. Christians are a warring people, not in a worldly violent way, but in the context of seeing life as it really is and engaging life as it really is – a…

Getting Ready For The Day

PSALM 118:24 –This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. THEME OF THE DAY. GETTING READY FOR THE DAY. Every person has routines in their lives. We are truly creatures of habit. And it is good to have routines. They build discipline and help us accomplish things of necessity in life. Routines may…

Let Suffering Do Its Good Work

PSALM 119:67 – Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your Word. THEME OF THE DAY. LET SUFFERING DO ITS GOOD WORK. Let’s take a journey back to a beautiful garden. It was perfect. Really. No thorns, no poison ivy . . . it was paradise. God made it so and then placed His choice and prized creation…

Our Ever-Changing Frames

2 SAMUEL 6:5-14 – And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. 6 And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7 And the…

The Totality Of Our Depravity

PSALM 51:1–2 – Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! THEME OF THE DAY. THE TOTALITY OF OUR DEPRAVITY. Today’s scripture is the Psalm of Repentance written by David in his heart-wrenching sorrow over his sin with…

The Seriousness Of Life

ECCLESIASTES 12:13-14 – The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. THEME OF THE DAY. THE SERIOUSNESS OF LIFE. Imagine for a moment this picture. Last night, we were awakened by…