Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Psalm 34:1-10 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (10/17/2017)...


"Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries."

Warren Wiersbe


Psalms 34:1-10 (NLT) I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. 


I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. 


Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.




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Monday, October 16, 2017

Ephesians 5:16-17, (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (10/16/2017)...

"What if you woke up this morning and had only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"
Max Lucado

Psalms 136:26 (NLT) Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.

Ephesians 5:16-17, 20 (NLT) Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do...And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Matthew 3:16-18 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (10/13/2017)...


"Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. Christianity is not a white man's religion and don't let anybody ever tell you that it's white or black. Christ belongs to all people; He belongs to the whole world."

Billy Graham


John 3:16-18 (NLT) For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.


Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT) Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Job 2:8-10 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (10/12/2017)...


"It's a weak faith that only serves God in times of blessing. The book of Job teaches us that true faith, genuine faith, great faith is revealed only when we serve and trust God in the hard times, the times of suffering, loss, and opposition. That's the kind of faith that makes the world sit up and take notice."

Ray Stedman


Job 2:8-10 (NLT) Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” 

But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.


 Job 1:20-22 (NLT) Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, "I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” 

In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.”



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Luke 8:11-15 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (10/11/2017)...


"The Bible. Know it in your head. Stow it in your heart. Show it in your life. Sow it in the world."

J. Vernon McGee


John 12:24-26 (The Message/paraphrase) Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.

If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward anyone who serves me.


Luke 8:11-15 (NLT) This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God’s word. The seeds that fell on the footpath represent those who hear the message, only to have the devil come and take it away from their hearts and prevent them from believing and being saved. The seeds on the rocky soil represent those who hear the message and receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they believe for a while, then they fall away when they face temptation. The seeds that fell among the thorns represent those who hear the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they never grow into maturity. And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.




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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

1 Peter 5:8-9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (10/10/2017)...


"No matter how many pleasures Satan offers you, his ultimate intention is to ruin you. Your destruction is his highest priority."

Erwin W. Lutzer


James 4:7-8 (NLT) So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.


1 Peter 5:8-9 (NLT) Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.




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Monday, October 9, 2017

1 John 2:15-17 (NLT)..;

FROM TODAY'S READING (10/9/2017)...


"In our universe there is God and there are people and things. We were made so that we should worship God, love people and use things. However if we worship ourselves, we will ignore God, start loving things and begin to use people."

Warren Wiersbe 


1 Samuel 12:24 (NLT) But be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.


1 John 2:15-17 (NLT) Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.




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