Jul 092012
 
Day 28 | What The World Offers

Don’t fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love it’s corrupt ways don’t have the Father’s love living within them. All the things the world can offer to you – the allure of pleasure, the passion to have things, and the pompous sense of superiority – do not come from the Father. These are the rotten [...]

Jul 022012
 
Day 27 | Live In The Light

The one who claims to be in the light while hating a brother or sister is in the darkness even now. The person loving a brother and sister stays in the light, and there is nothing in the light that causes a person to stumble. 1 John 2:9-10 (CEB) I’ve noticed a trend in this Bible study series regarding “The Light.” Several of the topics contain [...]

Jun 212012
 
Day 26 | The Path Jesus Walked

My little children, I’m writing these things to you so that you don’t sin. But if you do sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one. He is God’s way of dealing with our sins, not only ours but the sins of the whole world. This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments. The one [...]

Jun 202012
 
Day 25 | No Condemnation

John 8: 1-19 The Pharisees brought a woman to Christ who had committed adultery. They were zealous in their desire not only to judge her sin, but to subject her to a gruesome death as well. *Note, It is common for those that are indulgent to their own sin to be severe against the sins of others. ~Matthew Henry~ When Jesus addressed the crowd His [...]

Jun 122012
 
Day 24 | Shake Off The Dust

However, the Jews provoked the prominent women among the Gentile God-worshippers, as well as the city’s leaders. They instigated others to harass Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their district. Paul and Barnabas shook the dust from their feet and went to Iconium. Because of the abundant presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, the disciples were overflowing with happiness. Acts 13:42-52 (CEB) [...]

Jun 112012
 
Day 23 | Spiritual Growth Process

2 Peter 1:5-11 As mentioned previously, faith is the starting point of the Christian’s life, for it by faith that we are called. We’re cleansed of our sins and our sinful nature. As God’s chosen we are made partakers of Christ’s divine nature.  In these verses, Peter is reminding us of the virtues we should seek to cultivate and demonstrate in order that we may [...]

Jun 102012
 
Day 22 | Put Your Light On A Stand

  Luke 11:29-36 This one gave me a bit of trouble. I understood verses 29-32. Christ was berating the large crowd that had gathered because He knew they had not come to be instructed or enlightened by his teachings but rather they came hoping to see miracles and signs that would convince them of His truths. He said they were wicked and would receive nothing [...]