Pray the Word with David Platt

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Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray. Featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

Episode Date
#316 – The Lord Will Fight for You (Exodus 14:14)
281
When we find ourselves at a dead end like the people of God in Exodus 14, we can rest assured that as God fights for us.
Jun 22, 2018
#315 – God's Loving Guidance (Exodus 13:21–22)
300
As a follower of Christ, you have the Spirit of God in you.
Jun 21, 2018
#314 – Be Faithful to Pass Down Faith (Exodus 13:8)
277
We have a responsibility to get the gospel to the next generation. Let us pray that God will give us grace to be faithful in this.
Jun 20, 2018
#313 – Christ Our Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:13)
297
In Christ, the wrath of God passes over us because it has been poured out on Him.
Jun 19, 2018
#312 – The Lord Gave Favor (Exodus 11:3)
283
Only God can give us favor. Let us be on our knees praying to him day and night for favor from God for His glory.
Jun 18, 2018
#311 – Temptations to Compromise (Exodus 10:24)
250
We must trust God and fight the temptation to obey only partially or when it is convenient.
Jun 17, 2018
#310 – Zealous for His Name to be Known (Exodus 9:16)
324
God raises up workers for the spread of His renown to the ends of the earth.
Jun 16, 2018
#309 – Pleading in Prayer (Exodus 8:13)
340
May we never pray like it is just religious routine. God hears your cries and is working all things according to the counsel of His will.
Jun 15, 2018
#308 – One God Who Reigns (Exodus 7:5)
299
God is worthy of the praise of every person on the planet. The glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Jun 14, 2018
#307 – The Promises of God (Exodus 6:6–8)
326
You can trust God. He has shown time and time again that He always delivers on His promises.
Jun 13, 2018
#306 – Long-term Good and Glory (Exodus 5:22–23)
343
Obedience to God may lead to worse circumstances in the short-term.
Jun 12, 2018
#305 – Is it not I, the Lord? (Exodus 4:10–12)
291
God never calls us to something that He does not equip us to do.
Jun 11, 2018
#304 – I Will be with You (Exodus 3:11–12)
300
Our comfort rests not in who we are but in God. Apart from Him we can do nothing.
Jun 10, 2018
#303 – The God Who Hears and Helps (Exodus 2:23)
224
The Bible teaches us that we can call out to God and rest assured that He hears our cries.
Jun 09, 2018
#302 – Never Forget God's Faithfulness (Exodus 1:8)
236
We must remember God's faithfulness towards us to fuel our trust in Him now and in the future.
Jun 08, 2018
#301 – God Meant it for Good (Genesis 50:19–20)
246
In the middle of a world filled with evil and sin, God is working for good.
Jun 07, 2018
#300 – Where History is Headed (Genesis 49:9–10)
243
Even in Genesis, we are told of the promise that one day people from every tribe and tongue will bow before Jesus.
Jun 06, 2018
#299 – A Lineage of Faith (Genesis 48:14–16)
227
Let's pray for faithfulness to pass the gospel on to future generations.
Jun 05, 2018
#298 – No Reason to Worry (Genesis 47:27)
292
Even when God provides, we are prone to be preoccupied with worrying about our next need.
Jun 04, 2018
#297 – The Guiding Presence of God (Genesis 46:3–4)
268
There are so many unknowns in life, but through it all we can trust that God is with us and for us.
Jun 03, 2018
#296 – Always at Work (Genesis 45:5)
254
Even through times that seem pointless and only hurtful, God is always working and His plans can be trusted.
Jun 02, 2018
#295 – An All-Sufficient Substitute (Genesis 44:33–34)
320
From the line of Judah came a King who stood in our place and redeemed us from the penalty of sin.
Jun 01, 2018
#294 – Unmerited Favor (Genesis 43:33)
224
By God's grace in Christ, we know God and are His forever.
May 31, 2018
#293 – God's Will is Guaranteed (Genesis 42:9)
320
God's purposes cannot be thwarted and His promises will come to pass.
May 30, 2018
#292 – Fruitful in Affliction (Genesis 41:52)
262
God brings about fruit in the lives of believers even in the most devastating of times.
May 29, 2018
#291 – Trust During Trials (Genesis 40:8)
352
Through great tribulation, Joseph had an unwavering trust in God.
May 28, 2018
#290 – The Lord Was with Him (Genesis 39:2–3)
292
Joseph was comforted by the reality that God was with him. As believers we have the very Spirit of God dwelling in us.
May 27, 2018
#289 – Unable to Hide Sin (Genesis 38:24)
318
God knows the wickedness of your secret sin but has provided atonement through Christ.
May 26, 2018
#288 – Bringing About Good (Genesis 37:28)
295
In the life of Joseph and throughout Scripture, we see God plotting for good even amidst tragic situations.
May 25, 2018
#287 – A Lasting Effect (Genesis 36:1)
246
Our relationship with God affects the people around us.
May 24, 2018
#286 – Second Chances (Genesis 35:1–3)
244
God is so gracious when we have sinned against Him; He comes to us, forgives us, and restores us to Himself.
May 23, 2018
#285 – Seek Revenge or Trust God as Judge (Genesis 34:25)
257
We are so tempted, when we have been treated unfairly, to seek revenge and begin a pattern of sin. But it's a whole different mindset to trust God as Judge instead.
May 22, 2018
#284 – Stopping Short (Genesis 33:18–20)
310
See the danger of stopping short of what God has called you to do. Let's pray that God will open our eyes to areas of our lives where we are tolerating sin.
May 21, 2018
#283 – God's Steadfast Love and Faithfulness (Genesis 32:9–12)
264
Like Jacob, we are unworthy of the love God has shown us, but can trust in His promises and rest in the grace that is in Him.
May 20, 2018
#282 – Do not Respond to Sin with Sin (Genesis 31:19-20)
252
We must have a heightened awareness of how prone we are to respond to evil with evil. We must depend on God to fight this battle.
May 19, 2018
#281 – Love that Endures (Genesis 29:20)
293
It is intended by God for spouses to delight in one another with love.
May 18, 2018
#280 – Access to God (Genesis 28:12–14)
289
In Christ, we have received a love that will not let us go. Like Jacob, we received blessing without measure.
May 17, 2018
#279 – Sovereign Mystery (Genesis 27:24)
323
There is great comfort knowing that sin cannot thwart God's purposes. God is plotting for the joy of His people and the glory of His name.
May 16, 2018
#278 – He Will Make Your Paths Straight (Genesis 26:1–2)
277
God knows what is best for you and He will never lead you astray.
May 15, 2018
#277 – Infertility and the Faithfulness of God (Genesis 25:21)
259
God gives and sustains life. Amid the hurt of infertility Christians can hold fast to the truth that God is for us.
May 14, 2018
#276 – Marriage, Singleness, and God's Providence (Genesis 24:67)
313
Regardless of relationship status, God's Providence is good and He can be trusted that what He ordains is right.
May 13, 2018
#275 – Mourning with Hope (Genesis 23:2)
257
The reality of life in a fallen world is that death is certain, but followers of Christ long for the day when God will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
May 12, 2018
#274 – Nothing Withheld from God (Genesis 22:15–18)
269
Abraham's example of obedience exhorts Christians to entrust God with our lives.
May 11, 2018
#273 – He Always Fulfills His Promises (Genesis 21:1)
178
All our hopes rest in One who always delivers on His Word. We revel in this comfort.
May 10, 2018
#272 – Sinners to the Core (Genesis 20:12–13)
198
We are prone to all evils. We must trust in God amid temptations to compromise the truth.
May 09, 2018
#271 – The Wrath of God is Real (Genesis 19:24)
305
God's wrath cannot be taken lightly, but the good news of the gospel is that His mercy is afforded to those who trust in Christ.
May 08, 2018
#270 – Heed His Warnings (Genesis 19:14)
249
God graciously warns us of the danger of sin. We must heed these warnings and flee to Christ.
May 07, 2018
#269 – Appealing to God's Justice (Genesis 18:25)
223
In a world of injustice, we must pray to the just Creator and Redeemer for His kingdom to come and His will to be done.
May 06, 2018
#268 – Is Anything too Hard for God? (Genesis 18:14)
297
This rhetorical question in Scripture reminds us how God is working all things together according to the counsel of His will.
May 05, 2018
#267 – Good News for the Nations (Genesis 17:6)
257
Jesus came to save sinners, but this good news is not known among many peoples throughout the world. We must pray and we must go.
May 04, 2018
#266 – He Looks After You (Genesis 16:13)
279
Even in great sorrow and pain, God's Word tells us He is with us and for us.
May 03, 2018
#265 – Counted as Righteous (Genesis 15:6)
240
Only through faith in Christ can sinners be counted as righteous.
May 02, 2018
#264 – A Priest and King (Genesis 14:18–20)
268
Even in the book of Genesis, we see a picture of One who would come to redeem His people and rule and reign forever.
May 01, 2018
#263 – Don't Flirt with Sin (Genesis 13:12–13)
235
Far too often we toy with sin rather than fleeing from it.
Apr 30, 2018
#262 – God's Blessing is not Just for You (Genesis 12:3)
311
God's blessing did not stop with Abraham, and the same is to be true of the Christian. God's blessing is intended to spread through His people.
Apr 29, 2018
#261 – The Danger of Disobedience (Genesis 11:2–4)
386
We must give attention to our tendencies to disobey and be selective with God's commands.
Apr 28, 2018
#260 – Praying for People Groups (Genesis 10:5)
331
A day is coming when people from every tribe and tongue will surround the throne of God in praise. This drives our prayer.
Apr 27, 2018
#259 – The Pervasiveness of Sin (Genesis 9:20–21)
264
Sin is always an issue. We are constantly facing temptation so we long for the day when we will be freed from the presence of sin.
Apr 26, 2018
#258 – The Sign of the Covenant (Genesis 9:16)
222
God has given a visible picture that reminds the people of God of His covenant.
Apr 25, 2018
#257 – Great is Thy Faithfulness (Genesis 8:21-22)
300
God is sustaining all of creation and will continue to do so until the new heavens and the new earth.
Apr 24, 2018
#256 – All That God Commanded (Genesis 7:5)
267
God knows what is best for us. In light of this, we must obey all that He has commanded.
Apr 23, 2018
#255 – God's Covenant (Genesis 6:17–18)
340
Amid judgment, we see a picture of God's faithfulness in providing protection for His people from the wrath that is deserved.
Apr 22, 2018
#254 – The Grievance of God (Genesis 6:5–6)
308
We all know the world is not as it should be, but sin and its effects are not just external. We are all plagued to the core and need a new heart.
Apr 21, 2018
#253 – Walk with God (Genesis 5:24)
280
We want the commentary on our lives to say we walked with God.
Apr 20, 2018
#252 – Examine Your Heart (Genesis 4:8)
278
Sin is detrimental to us individually and corporately. We must take the effects of sin seriously and repent.
Apr 19, 2018
#251 – The First Gospel (Genesis 3:15)
344
Sin ruined the intimacy between God and man, but God promised He would send One to restore that intimacy.
Apr 18, 2018
#250 – Created for His Presence (Genesis 3:10)
266
We are prone to run from God rather than communing with Him, the purposing for which we were made.
Apr 17, 2018
#249 – They Shall Become One (Genesis 2:24)
269
Marriage in the church must be shaped by the Word not by the world.
Apr 16, 2018
#248 – Work and Rest (Genesis 2:2–3)
227
Believers are to work hard, but must see the necessity of resting responsibly.
Apr 15, 2018
#247 – In the Image of God (Genesis 1:27)
252
We are created uniquely in God's image and are meant for relationship with Him.
Apr 14, 2018
#246 – In the Beginning, God (Genesis 1:1)
251
God is from everlasting to everlasting, the Creator and Sustainer of all things.
Apr 13, 2018
#245 – To Him Who is Able (Jude 1:24–25)
201
Jude's letter ends in a doxology that glorifies the only One who can keep us and present us blameless before God for all eternity.
Apr 12, 2018
#244 – Awaiting Ultimate Mercy (Jude 1:20–21)
215
In these verses, Jude gives a prescription for how we are to endure and pray as we anticipate Christ's return.
Apr 11, 2018
#243 – Contend for the Faith (Jude 1:3)
282
Believers are called to cling to God's Word and to not waver in defending the truth of the gospel.
Apr 10, 2018
#242 – Faithfully Play Your Part (Romans 16:6–15)
282
Paul takes time to mention less known members in the church. We should be encouraged that we are all valued by God and have been given a role in taking the gospel to the nations.
Apr 09, 2018
#241 – Where Christ Has Not Been Named (Romans 15:20-21)
288
We should pray that by God's grace, we might have the ambition of Paul to get the gospel where it has not yet gone.
Apr 08, 2018
#240 – Pursuing Peace (Romans 14:19)
218
We must strive to honor God in our relationships, not being quarrelsome but pursuing peace and building up others.
Apr 07, 2018
#239 – Instituted by God (Romans 13:1)
282
Government exists for good. We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us.
Apr 06, 2018
#238 – A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
222
Worship is more than what happens when we gather together with the church, it is a daily presenting of ourselves in submission before God.
Apr 05, 2018
#237 – Maintaining Our Awe of God (Romans 11:33)
230
We must avoid falling prey to losing sight of the glory of God and His grace that we experience right relationship with Him.
Apr 04, 2018
#236 – How Will They Hear? (Romans 10:14-15)
279
There are 2.8 billion people who have little to no access to the gospel. They will not hear unless we take the gospel to them.
Apr 03, 2018
#235 – We Need the Mercy of God (Romans 9:16)
250
Regardless of how well we perform, our will and work can never make us right before God.
Apr 02, 2018
#234 – Holy Week: Resurrection Sunday (John 20:11-18)
366
Christ has conquered death and united us with Him. In light of the reality of the resurrection, we live in this hope.
Apr 01, 2018
#233 – Holy Week: Saturday (Matthew 27:57-66)
453
Even amid uncertain circumstances, we know that God is faithful to deliver on all His promises.
Mar 31, 2018
#232 – Holy Week: Good Friday (Matthew 27:45-50)
399
Jesus stood at the cross separated from God, so that those who trust in Him never will be.
Mar 30, 2018
#231 – Holy Week: Thursday (Luke 22:14-20)
370
Jesus institutes a new meal, telling of His sacrifice for and redemption of sinners.
Mar 29, 2018
#230 – Holy Week: Wednesday (Psalm 2)
359
Leaders plotted to bring Christ's ministry to an end, but the schemes of man cannot stop purposes of God.
Mar 28, 2018
#229 – Holy Week: Tuesday (Matthew 21:23-27)
377
Jesus knows everything about us, yet He loves us and calls us His own.
Mar 27, 2018
#228 – Holy Week: Monday (Mark 11:15-19)
346
Jesus cleansing the temple serves as a warning to us all against removing God from the center of worship.
Mar 26, 2018
#227 – Holy Week: Palm Sunday (John 12:12-15)
367
Jesus enters Jerusalem in an unexpected way, surrounded by the praises of people who would soon scoff at His name.
Mar 25, 2018
#226 – God is Working for Our Good (Romans 8:28–30)
288
Everything we face, even suffering, is used by God for our eternal good.
Mar 24, 2018
#225 – Thanks be to God (Romans 7:24-25)
221
Christ has saved us from the penalty of sin. We now combat sin not merely by saying no, but by running to Christ.
Mar 23, 2018
#224 – Raised to Walk in Newness of Life (Romans 6:4)
257
We have been given new life in Christ and are called to live each day in light of that reality.
Mar 22, 2018
#223 – Peace with God (Romans 5:1)
205
Because of Christ's work on the cross, we are justified and enjoy peace with God.
Mar 21, 2018
#222 – Belief (Romans 4:3)
244
This is how God intends us to live—by believing Him.
Mar 20, 2018
#221 – The Essence of the Gospel (Romans 3:23–25)
287
Though you have sinned against a holy God, you can be justified by the grace of God—it's a gift made possible through Christ.
Mar 19, 2018
#220 – Kindness that Leads to Repentance (Romans 2:4)
195
The riches of His kindness toward us are intended to lead us to run from sin.
Mar 18, 2018
#219 – Obligated to Proclaim (Romans 1:14–16)
277
Ownership of the gospel creates an obligation with the gospel. We owe the gospel to the nations.
Mar 17, 2018
#218 – Our Lives Remembered (Nehemiah 13:31)
196
In the end, what we want is to have lived for the good of others and for the glory of God's name.
Mar 16, 2018
#217 – Rejoicing with Great Joy (Nehemiah 12:43)
250
In Christ, we have been given a joy that supercedes circumstances.
Mar 15, 2018
#216 – Every Member Matters (Nehemiah 11:19)
290
We should draw great comfort from the reality that the God of the universe values us.
Mar 14, 2018
#215 – A Covenant Community (Nehemiah 10:28–29)
329
Christians are called to join together for growth in Christ and for the advancement of His gospel to the ends of the earth.
Mar 13, 2018
#214 – Corporate Confession (Nehemiah 9:33–34)
303
Prayer is not merely an individual matter, but a corporate one. It is a means for the people of God to confess sin and revel in God's grace.
Mar 12, 2018
#213 – Reverence and Awe for God's Word (Nehemiah 8:5–6)
279
God has revealed Himself through His Word, which is cause for great worship and adoration.
Mar 11, 2018
#212 – Faithfulness and the Fear of God (Nehemiah 7:2)
200
We should want it to be said of us that we were faithful in all avenues of life, living in the fear of God.
Mar 10, 2018
#211 – Flee from Sin (Nehemiah 6:13)
206
Our sin never affects just us. Giving in to temptation can not only jeopardize our work and reputation, but even that of God.
Mar 09, 2018
#210 – Strengthen My Hands (Nehemiah 6:9)
232
This short prayer encourages us that God invites us to bring all our petitions to Him regardless of how big or small they may seem.
Mar 08, 2018
#209 – Battling Selfishness (Nehemiah 5:7)
205
We are prone to look out for our interests and not the interests of others.
Mar 07, 2018
#208 – Always be on Guard (Nehemiah 4:17-18)
245
Even in the midst of what is seemingly mundane, we must always be aware that we are involved in spiritual warfare.
Mar 06, 2018
#207 – Persevering in the Ordinary (Nehemiah 3:3)
235
Following God isn't always glamorous, but it's good, right, and God-honoring to be faithful and obedient even in the day-to-day tasks.
Mar 05, 2018
#206 – Enabled by God for Obedience (Nehemiah 2:19–20)
223
When God calls you to do something, you can be confident that He will enable to do what He's called you to do.
Mar 04, 2018
#205 – Prayer and Fasting for the Sake of God's Name (Nehemiah 1:4)
290
Like Nehemiah, we should pray and fast for the sake of God's name.
Mar 03, 2018
#204 – Come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20)
211
Christ has promised His return, and so until that day, we wait eagerly with hope.
Mar 02, 2018
#203 – The Greatest Aspect of Heaven (Revelation 21:3)
244
We will dwell with God forever––that is what makes heaven so glorious.
Mar 01, 2018
#202 – The Book of Life and the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15)
297
Everyone will either face eternal judgment or enjoy eternal life depending on whether they belong to Jesus Christ.
Feb 28, 2018
#201 – Christ, Our Conquering King (Revelation 19:11–16)
286
Christ will return in power to bring judgment to His enemies and to bring final salvation for His people.
Feb 27, 2018
#200 – The Kingdoms of this World are Passing (Revelation 18:10)
258
In an instant, God will bring to an end the kingdoms of this world. Therefore, we put all our trust in Him.
Feb 26, 2018
#199 – The Seduction of Immorality and Idolatry (Revelation 17:6)
256
Satan entices us with that which looks good, but in the end sin leads to death.
Feb 25, 2018
#198 – Like a Thief in the Night (Revelation 16:15)
245
Christ is coming back, so we should live with vigilance and expectancy.
Feb 24, 2018
#197 – A Song for All Ages (Revelation 15:3)
247
God's people will forever praise Him for His great and awesome deeds.
Feb 23, 2018
#196 – Blessed Are Those Who Die in the Lord (Revelation 14:13)
248
Because Christ has conquered death, all those who are in Him are blessed, even in death.
Feb 22, 2018
#195 – A Picture of Hell's Eternality (Revelation 14:11)
226
God's eternal judgment should lead us to live soberly, compassionately, and with the gospel on our lips.
Feb 21, 2018
#194 – Endure in Faith (Revelation 13:10)
235
The book of Revelation is a call to endure when it's not easy to follow Christ.
Feb 20, 2018
#193 – Christ's Blood Covers Us (Revelation 12:10–11)
279
There's coming a day when our accuser will be thrown down and silenced, and we will stand on the merit of the blood of Jesus.
Feb 19, 2018
#192 – Our God Wins (Revelation 11:15)
271
In the end, the day will come when the kingdom of this world becomes the Kingdom of our Lord. And He shall reign forever.
Feb 18, 2018
#191 – Bittersweet (Revelation 10:10)
227
At the same time that God's Word is sweet, it is also sobering.
Feb 17, 2018
#190 – The Danger of Refusing to Repent (Revelation 9:20–21)
223
God graciously warns us of sin's terrible consequences so that we might repent.
Feb 16, 2018
#189 – The Power of Prayer (Revelation 8:3–5)
199
God hears the prayers of His people, and He will one day cause His kingdom to be consummated on earth.
Feb 15, 2018
#188 – A Great Multitude from Every Nation (Revelation 7:9–10)
297
One day a great multitude from every nation will give praise to God and to the Lamb for their salvation.
Feb 14, 2018
#187 – The Cry of the Martyrs (Revelation 6:9–11)
207
Like martyrs who have gone before us, we ask God for grace to persevere in faith.
Feb 13, 2018
#186 – Singing a New Song to the Lamb (Revelation 5:9)
357
Christ has purchased people from every tribe with His blood, and therefore we sing a new song.
Feb 12, 2018
#185 – Holy Holy Holy (Revelation 4:8)
257
God is incomparable to anything else.
Feb 11, 2018
#184 – Receiving Reproof (Revelation 3:19)
271
We welcome God's discipline and reproof in our lives as evidence of His love for us.
Feb 10, 2018
#183 – Imprisoned for the Gospel (Revelation 2:10)
303
Suffering, tribulation, trials, and imprisonment are possibilities and even realities for many followers of Christ in the world.
Feb 09, 2018
#182 – There's Coming a Day (Revelation 1:7–8)
324
There's coming a day when Jesus will return and will bring an end to suffering, evil, and injustice. We live in light of that day.
Feb 08, 2018
#181 – Urgent Need (Titus 3:14)
259
God's Word is calling us to open our eyes to urgent need and to devote ourselves to good works.
Feb 07, 2018
#180 – Grace-filled Training (Titus 2:11–12)
211
It's the grace of God working in us that empowers us to live godly lives.
Feb 06, 2018
#179 – Praying for Our Pastors (Titus 1:5–9)
255
As our pastors submit to God's leadership over the church, we pray for them and submit to their leadership within the church.
Feb 05, 2018
#178 – Among All Nations (Isaiah 66:18)
250
We pray, give, go, and live toward seeing God's salvation known among all nations because we know that's where all history is headed.
Feb 04, 2018
#177 – Characteristics to Mark Us (Isaiah 66:2)
249
We humble ourselves before God and tremble at His Word; this is what He is looking for in our lives and what we pray would mark our churches.
Feb 03, 2018
#176 – A Warning Against Disobedience (Isaiah 65:12)
230
We have a tendency in our hearts to choose what we delight in instead of what God delights in. And God warns us against this.
Feb 02, 2018
#175 – The Potter and the Clay (Isaiah 64:8)
221
God uses all things in our lives to mold us, make us, and shape us. And we can trust Him because He's a good Father.
Feb 01, 2018
#174 – Recounting God's Steadfast Love (Isaiah 63:7)
209
We should regularly bring to mind God's faithfulness and His love toward us.
Jan 31, 2018
#173 – Keep Praying for God's Redemption (Isaiah 62:6–7)
282
We should continually plead with God in prayer to bring about the consummation of His promised redemption.
Jan 30, 2018
#172 – Jesus, the Spirit-Anointed Deliverer (Isaiah 61:1–3)
286
Jesus is the long-promised, Spirit-anointed deliverer of God's people.
Jan 29, 2018
#171 – The Lord Will Hasten the Day (Isaiah 60:22)
253
In light of the devastation of sin, our hope is that the Lord will bring about His salvation.
Jan 28, 2018
#170 – When Truth Stumbles (Isaiah 59:14)
199
When God's truth is spurned in the public square, and in our own lives, the results are disastrous.
Jan 27, 2018
#169 – Dead Rituals and True Righteousness (Isaiah 58:6-8)
258
God calls us not merely to go through religious routines, but to show justice and mercy to those in need.
Jan 26, 2018
#168 – Path to Peace (Isaiah 57:21)
293
"Peace with God is found in obedience to God. When we turn from God, toward sin, we are turning away from peace and toward unrest."
Jan 25, 2018
#167 – Holiness of God, Humility of Man (Isaiah 57:15)
264
If we want to know God and walk with Him, we should put ourselves low and be contrite in spirit before Him.
Jan 24, 2018
#166 – A House of Prayer (Isaiah 56:7)
256
Our lives, as followers of Christ and as churches, should be marked by prayer.
Jan 23, 2018
#165 – Transform Our Thoughts (Isaiah 55:8–9)
217
We are prone to think differently than God thinks, so we need to ask Him to reorient our ways to His will.
Jan 22, 2018
#164 – Relationship Marked by Delight (Isaiah 54:5)
265
We haven't been called to cold, monotonous religion; we have been called to a marriage relationship with the Lord of hosts.
Jan 21, 2018
#163 – Prone to Wander (Isaiah 53:6)
261
We are prone to turn aside from God's way to our own way. But Jesus has paid the price for every time we've wandered.
Jan 20, 2018
#162 – Beautiful Feet (Isaiah 52:7)
268
There are people all around us who need good news, and we have peace to publish and salvation to make known.
Jan 19, 2018
#161 – God Our Comfort (Isaiah 51:12)
184
We are afraid of all kinds of things in this world, but the God over the world says we have nothing to fear because He is our comfort.
Jan 18, 2018
#160 – Power to Save (Isaiah 50:2)
196
No matter how far people are gone in sin, no one is beyond the power of God to save.
Jan 17, 2018
#159 – Engraved on the Palms of His Hands (Isaiah 49:16)
260
God has us always before Him, and He cares for us and remembers us constantly.
Jan 16, 2018
#158 – God's Glory through His Grace (Isaiah 48:9–11)
286
God is driven with zeal for His own glory, for He alone is worthy of all glory.
Jan 15, 2018
#157 – Proper Perspective (Isaiah 47:9)
234
God can remove pictures of power and prestige in this world in an instant. We need to put our hope in Him alone.
Jan 14, 2018
#156 – The God Who Has No Equal (Isaiah 46:5)
242
God cannot compare to anyone or anything, for He is utterly unique.
Jan 13, 2018
#155 – God's Gracious Call to the Nations (Isaiah 45:22)
214
In His grace, God calls all nations to turn to Him for salvation.
Jan 12, 2018
#154 – Return to Me (Isaiah 44:22)
216
When we turn to God in repentance, God forgives our sins.
Jan 11, 2018
#153 – Fear Not, I Am with You (Isaiah 43:1–3)
288
God's people will face trials, but we have the promises of God's presence and salvation.
Jan 10, 2018
#152 – Guard Us from Idolatry (Isaiah 42:8)
244
God alone deserves our worship, so we should flee every form of idolatry.
Jan 09, 2018
#151 – No Reason to Fear (Isaiah 41:10)
237
Those who have trusted in Christ have nothing to fear, for God is our Helper; He promises to uphold us.
Jan 08, 2018
#150 – Everlasting (Isaiah 40:28–31)
249
We have no strength apart from God whose might is everlasting.
Jan 07, 2018
#149 – God's Word Will Stand Forever (Isaiah 40:8)
205
Live today for that which will matter forever by spending time in God's everlasting Word.
Jan 06, 2018
#148 – The Temptation of Selfishness (Isaiah 39:8)
238
We are tempted to always look at things around us through the lens of how they affect us rather than others.
Jan 05, 2018
#147 – God Hears the Prayers of His People (Isaiah 38:4–5)
292
God, who is all-wise and all-powerful, hears our prayers. So pray with confidence.
Jan 04, 2018
#146 – So That Your Name May Be Known (Isaiah 37:20)
319
God aims to make His glory known in all the earth. We should long to be used to that end.
Jan 03, 2018
#145 – The World's Empty Promises (Isaiah 36:16)
239
The world promises us many things, but only God provides ultimate satisfaction.
Jan 02, 2018
#144 – Everlasting Joy on Their Heads (Isaiah 35:10)
235
God's gracious salvation brings everlasting joy for His people.
Jan 01, 2018
#143 – A Sobering Picture of Judgment (Isaiah 34:10)
286
God's judgment in hell is eternal, so trust in Jesus and tell others about Him.
Dec 31, 2017
#142 – God, Be My Strength (Isaiah 33:2)
239
God is our strength, for we are weak and needy.
Dec 30, 2017
#141 – A Shelter from the Storm (Isaiah 32:1–2)
291
Jesus, our righteous king, provides us with protection and ultimate satisfaction.
Dec 29, 2017
#140 – Don't Trust in the Things of this World (Isaiah 31:1)
249
We should trust in God, not the things of this world, for strength and provision.
Dec 28, 2017
#139 – The Lord Waits to Be Gracious to You (Isaiah 30:18)
227
God delights to pour out His grace on His people.
Dec 27, 2017
#138 – Hiding from the Lord's Counsel (Isaiah 29:15)
238
Don't hide from the counsel of the Lord; heed it because it leads to life.
Dec 26, 2017
#137 – The Counsel and Wisdom of the Lord (Isaiah 28:29)
198
Every moment of every day, we can come to the Lord who is excellent in wisdom and perfect in counsel.
Dec 25, 2017
#136 – Evil Will Be No More (Isaiah 27:1)
217
There is coming a day when the Lord will slay evil.
Dec 24, 2017
#135 – One Driving Desire (Isaiah 26:8)
224
Be driven with one desire—that the glory of God would be made known in and through us.
Dec 23, 2017
#134 – Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3–4)
227
Amidst the turmoil, there is a peace to be found in God that nothing in this world can rob you of.
Dec 22, 2017
#133 – Death Swallowed Up (Isaiah 25:7–9)
267
One day death itself will be no more, and God Himself will wipe away our tears.
Dec 21, 2017
#132 – The Effects of Sin (Isaiah 24:5–6)
321
The effects of sin are all around us—in our lives, in our families, in our culture—which leads us to hope in Christ.
Dec 20, 2017
#131 – Warning to the Wealthy (Isaiah 23:9)
261
Apart from God and His goodness and grace, we have nothing.
Dec 19, 2017
#130 – Ultimate Satisfaction (Isaiah 22:12–13)
274
We're surrounded by fleeting pleasures, but only God can fully satisfy and completely fulfill us.
Dec 18, 2017
#129 – Sure Foundation (Isaiah 21:16–17)
240
Whatever God says in His Word will stand.
Dec 17, 2017
#128 – Demonstrate What You Profess (Isaiah 20:2)
249
There should be a relationship between our profession of faith in Christ and our demonstration of what it means to walk in Christ.
Dec 16, 2017
#127 – The Mercy of Discipline (Isaiah 19:22)
277
God, in His mercy, disciplines us so that we might return to Him and be healed.
Dec 15, 2017
#126 – Where All of History is Heading (Isaiah 18:7)
257
All nations will bow before God. This is where history is heading.
Dec 14, 2017
#125 – The Futility of Our Idols (Isaiah 17:7)
223
We must flee the idols of this world and trust the one true God.
Dec 13, 2017
#124 – The Compassion of God (Isaiah 16:9)
236
God has compassion on sinners and desires their salvation.
Dec 12, 2017
#123 – Mercy in the Midst of Judgment (Isaiah 15:5)
224
We deserve the just wrath of God and yet He loves us and shows us mercy in the midst of judgment.
Dec 11, 2017
#122 – God's Promises Will Stand (Isaiah 14:24)
329
God, in His providence, plans and purposes certain things, and He brings those things to pass. We can trust His promises.
Dec 10, 2017
#121 – Weeping and Wailing (Isaiah 13:6)
277
God's judgment is near, so may our weeping and wailing turn into witnessing so that others might be found in Him on that day.
Dec 09, 2017
#120 – Joyously Drawing from the Well (Isaiah 12:3)
277
God has made salvation possible for us, and we can draw from those wells with joy every day, all day.
Dec 08, 2017
#119 – The Praise of the Nations (Isaiah 11:10)
259
Jesus will be made known and praised and proclaimed among all nations of the world.
Dec 07, 2017
#118 – Run from Sin (Isaiah 10:4)
223
Run from sin that you have become comfortable with and live a life of repentance.
Dec 06, 2017
#117 – Unto Us a Child Is Born (Isaiah 9:6–7)
272
Look for opportunities to bring joy to others through true and timely words.
Dec 05, 2017
#116 – Fear God (Isaiah 8:13)
264
We are tempted to be afraid of many things, but when we realize who God is and that He's with us, we don't have to fear man.
Dec 04, 2017
#115 – God With Us (Isaiah 7:14)
231
God has miraculously come to His people in the person of His Son through a young virgin.
Dec 03, 2017
#114 – My Life Belongs to You (Isaiah 6:8)
314
Once God graciously saves us, we should naturally desire to be used by Him.
Dec 02, 2017
#113 – A People Marked by Justice (Isaiah 5:7)
300
God loves His people deeply, but expects them to act justly.
Dec 01, 2017
#112 – Complete and Beautiful Restoration (Isaiah 4:4–6)
246
God restores His people from the penalty and the power of sin.
Nov 30, 2017
#111 – Open Defiance (Isaiah 3:9)
246
We need to be careful that we're not openly flaunting or taking pride in sin.
Nov 29, 2017
#110 – Stop Trusting Man (Isaiah 2:22)
224
God's people are tempted to put their ultimate trust in men instead of putting their trust in Him.
Nov 28, 2017
#109 – Repent of Sin (Isaiah 1:18–20)
223
God, in His grace, has designed for us to experience life and goodness in Him. We must repent.
Nov 27, 2017
#108 – Make Disciples (Matthew 28:18–20)
302
Our purpose on this earth is to go today and introduce more people to Jesus.
Nov 26, 2017
#107 – His Forsakenness for Our Reconciliation (Matthew 27:46)
293
Jesus has endured our forsakenness on our behalf so that we can be reconciled to God.
Nov 25, 2017
#106 – Pouring Ourselves Out (Matthew 26:6–7)
302
The sacrificial, selfless devotion of our lives is a beautiful thing before God.
Nov 24, 2017
#105 – Be Ready for Christ's Return (Matthew 25:13)
207
The reality of Christ's imminent return should compel us to be ready and faithful.
Nov 23, 2017
#104 – A Testimony to All Nations (Matthew 24:14)
274
God has promised that the gospel will be proclaimed throughout the world, and so we pray and live to that end.
Nov 22, 2017
#103 – Live to Exalt Christ, Not Yourself (Matthew 23:12)
248
We are constantly tempted to exalt ourselves, so we must pray for humility.
Nov 21, 2017
#102 – The Primary Command (Matthew 22:35–38)
298
The primary command God intends to govern our lives is to walk in a love relationship with Him, not out of duty but delight.
Nov 20, 2017
#101 – The Temple's Purpose (Matthew 21:12–13)
264
Jesus is passionate about our lives being focused on seeking God.
Nov 19, 2017
#100 – Jesus Came to Serve Us (Matthew 20:28)
266
Jesus did not come to be served, but rather to serve weak and needy sinners.
Nov 18, 2017
#99 – Walking Away from Eternal Treasure (Matthew 19:22)
241
A rich young ruler walks away from eternal treasure for the sake of temporary pleasure.
Nov 17, 2017
#98 – Jesus' Promise in Church Discipline (Matthew 18:20)
272
Jesus promises to be with us as we call fellow church members to repentance
Nov 16, 2017
#97 – Trusting in God's Power, Not Our Own (Matthew 17:19–21)
229
Nothing is impossible for those who trust in the power of God to accomplish the will of God.
Nov 15, 2017
#96 – Upon this Rock (Matthew 16:18)
289
Jesus is building His church, and the gates of hell cannot stop Him.
Nov 14, 2017
#95 – The Danger of Vain Worship (Matthew 15:8–9)
197
It is possible to worship God in vain, with hearts that are far from Him.
Nov 13, 2017
#94 – Jesus Working through Us (Matthew 14:19)
312
God puts His power and love on display through His people.
Nov 12, 2017
#93 – Christ, Our Treasure (Matthew 13:44)
220
Jesus is worth more than everything this world offers us.
Nov 11, 2017
#92 – Christ, Our Servant (Matthew 12:17–21)
316
God in the flesh has come to people who are bruised and battered and doesn't crush us but serves us with His mercy.
Nov 10, 2017
#91 – The Yoke of Christ (Matthew 11:28–30)
310
Jesus has invited us to be in the yoke with Him, to experience His power, strength, grace, and mercy working in and through us on a moment-by-moment basis.
Nov 09, 2017
#90 – Fearless Faith (Matthew 10:28)
249
If we have already died with Christ and we are so focused on eternity, nothing man can do to us even matters.
Nov 08, 2017
#89 – A Plentiful Harvest (Matthew 9:37–38)
239
The problem is not that the harvest isn't ready to hear, it's that the laborers are few. So we pray to the Lord of the harvest.
Nov 07, 2017
#88 – Fasting and Longing for the Bridegroom (Matthew 9:14–15)
309
Fasting expresses our longing for Christ, our Heavenly Bridegroom.
Nov 06, 2017
#87 – The Cost of Following Jesus (Matthew 8:18–22)
261
Jesus calls every follower to live with unconditional trust and undivided affection for Him.
Nov 05, 2017
#86 – Your Father Knows What's Best (Matthew 7:7–11)
339
We can trust God's goodness in prayer, even when we don't get what we asked for.
Nov 04, 2017
#85 – The Primary Purpose of Prayer (Matthew 6:7–8)
287
The primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know Someone.
Nov 03, 2017
#84 – The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3–12)
289
We pray that our lives would be marked by these characteristics.
Nov 02, 2017
#83 – Fishers of Men (Matthew 4:19)
284
Making disciples is a basic essential of what it means to be a disciple.
Nov 01, 2017
#82 – An Eternal Reality (Matthew 3:12)
296
The King has come to save us, but if we don't turn and trust in Him, we will experience His wrath and punishment forever.
Oct 31, 2017
#81 – God's Global Purpose (Matthew 2:1–2)
280
We see, from Jesus' birth, that the global purpose of God is the glad praise of Jesus among all the peoples of the world.
Oct 30, 2017
#80 – A Breath-Taking Genealogy (Matthew 1:1)
297
Matthew's genealogy identifies Jesus as the promised Savior and the center of history.
Oct 29, 2017
#79 – Pray for Open Doors (Colossians 4:2–4)
261
We should be devoted to praying for the spread of the gospel around the world.
Oct 28, 2017
#78 – Let the Word Dwell in You Richly (Colossians 3:16)
220
May God's Word dwell in us richly, so that it might flow from us to build up others.
Oct 27, 2017
#77 – Don't Be Taken Captive (Colossians 2:8)
197
We must be on guard against Satan's strategies to pull us away from Christ.
Oct 26, 2017
#76 – Praying for Your Church (Colossians 1:9–12)
326
Paul's prayer for the Colossians helps pray for fellow church members.
Oct 25, 2017
#75 – A Life Worthy of Imitation (Philippians 4:9)
222
We should be living our lives in such a way that what the people around us learn from us would teach them to follow Christ.
Oct 24, 2017
#74 – Eternal Citizenship (Philippians 3:20–21)
313
Believers in Christ may be citizens of a country here, but their real citizenship is in heaven.
Oct 23, 2017
#73 – Self-Less Ambition (Philippians 2:3)
214
This picture of humility is thinking less about yourself and more about the significance of others.
Oct 22, 2017
#72 – A Prayer for Those Around Us (Philippians 1:9–11)
245
We pray specifically for the people around us and that God would be glorified in their lives.cop
Oct 21, 2017
#71 – Persevering in Prayer (Ephesians 6:18)
254
We should persevere in prayer, asking God for boldness to proclaim the gospel.
Oct 20, 2017
#70 – The Profound Mystery of Marriage (Ephesians 5:33)
206
Our marriages should offer the world a picture of the relationship of Christ to the church.
Oct 19, 2017
#69 – The Right Way to Speak (Ephesians 4:29)
192
Our speech should not be corrupting, but rather edifying to others.
Oct 18, 2017
#68 – A Spirit-Inspired Prayer (Ephesians 3:14–21)
230
Paul's Spirit-inspired prayer is a model for our own prayers for other believers.
Oct 17, 2017
#67 – A GOSPEL Acrostic (Ephesians 2:8–9)
268
We are saved by grace through faith in Christ.
Oct 16, 2017
#66 – Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3–6)
294
We are saved solely due to God's sovereign mercy and grace in Christ.
Oct 15, 2017
#65 – Boasting in the Cross (Galatians 6:14)
266
Apart from Christ's death on the cross, we deserve nothing but condemnation from God.
Oct 14, 2017
#64 – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)
255
Only God, by His Spirit, can produce this fruit in our lives.
Oct 13, 2017
#63 – Adopted by God (Galatians 4:4–7)
245
Not only are we redeemed, but we are adopted by God as His children.
Oct 12, 2017
#62 – The Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13)
269
The law condemns us, but Jesus chose to take the curse of the law upon Himself in our place.
Oct 11, 2017
#61 – Crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20)
278
We die to ourselves and live by faith in Christ, trusting in Him because He loves us.
Oct 10, 2017
#60 – Gospel Distortions (Galatians 1:6-8)
301
We don't come to Christ to get health or wealth or prosperity; we come to Christ to get Christ.
Oct 09, 2017
#59 – A Woman Who Fears the Lord (Proverbs 31:30)
231
This is what is worthy of honor: a woman who fears the Lord, who walks in wisdom and His way.
Oct 08, 2017
#58 – Proven True (Proverbs 30:5)
182
When we look at the inspired Word of God, we can have confidence that it is true.
Oct 07, 2017
#57 – We Need the Word of God (Proverbs 29:18)
206
What's necessary is not a vision that we create for the future but revelation from God.
Oct 06, 2017
#56 – Prosperity in Confession (Proverbs 28:13)
241
Prosperity is actually found, not in concealing sin, but in confessing it, forsaking it, and finding mercy.
Oct 05, 2017
#55 – The Praise of Men (Proverbs 27:2, 21)
213
We need God's help not to seek the praise of men and that when it comes, to pass the test.
Oct 04, 2017
#54 – Don't Return to Foolishness (Proverbs 26:11)
199
When we realize that we've done something foolish, we need to ask God to help us remember the cost of our foolishness.
Oct 03, 2017
#53 – Godly Enjoyment versus Sinful Indulgence (Proverbs 25:16)
217
The good gifts God gives are to be enjoyed but not indulged in improperly.
Oct 02, 2017
#52 – Accountable to Proclaim (Proverbs 24:11–12)
276
God is calling people to rescue from death those who have never heard the gospel.
Oct 01, 2017
#51 – Focus on the Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 23:17)
182
When you are tempted to envy people around you, fight that temptation by focusing on the fear of the Lord all day long.
Sep 30, 2017
#50 – Humility's Reward (Proverbs 22:4)
221
There is reward that comes with humility and fear of the Lord.
Sep 29, 2017
#49 – Opening Our Ears to the Cry of the Poor (Proverbs 21:13)
200
God cares about the poor and calls us to care about the poor and respond to their cry.
Sep 28, 2017
#48 – Walking in Integrity (Proverbs 20:7)
206
Our walk with God has an effect on the people around us.
Sep 27, 2017
#47 – Slow to Anger (Proverbs 19:11)
245
We are prone to be quick-tempered, but wisdom causes us to be slow to anger.
Sep 26, 2017
#46 – An Intelligent Heart (Proverbs 18:15)
142
The intelligent heart humbly seeks more knowledge.
Sep 25, 2017
#45 – The Gift of Friendship (Proverbs 17:17)
216
We need people around us who love us and help us walk through adversity, and we need to do this for others.
Sep 24, 2017
#44 – Humble Planning (Proverbs 16:9)
195
We want our plans to align with God's plan.
Sep 23, 2017
#43 – Just the Right Word (Proverbs 15:23)
180
Look for opportunities to bring joy to others through true and timely words.
Sep 22, 2017
#42 – A Tranquil Heart (Proverbs 14:30)
183
We are prone to envy, which is why we need God to grant us contentment in Him.
Sep 21, 2017
#41 – Disciplining Our Children in Love (Proverbs 13:24)
209
We are to discipline our children in love for their eternal good.
Sep 20, 2017
#40 – Why We Should Love Discipline (Proverbs 12:1)
221
God's discipline is good for us, and we should want Him to keep us on the right path.
Sep 19, 2017
#39 – A Tree of Life (Proverbs 11:30)
203
Our words and our lives should draw those around us to God's salvation in Christ.
Sep 18, 2017
#38 – Watching Our Words (Proverbs 10:19)
166
There's wisdom that's found in thinking before we speak.
Sep 17, 2017
#37 – Know God More (Proverbs 9:10)
175
The more we know God, the wiser we will be.
Sep 16, 2017
#36 – Seek Wisdom (Proverbs 8:35-36)
197
When we find wisdom, we find life.
Sep 15, 2017
#35 – The Cost of Sexual Immorality (Proverbs 7:22-23)
209
Sexual sin brings devastation and costs us our lives.
Sep 14, 2017
#34 – Hate What God Hates, Love What He Loves (Proverbs 6:16-19)
186
We pray for God to help us walk in righteousness.
Sep 13, 2017
#33 – An Exhortation for Marriage (Proverbs 5:18)
207
This proverb beckons husbands and wives to look at their spouses and rejoice in them.
Sep 12, 2017
#32 – Guard Your Heart (Proverbs 4:23)
168
Where we place our affections and fix our minds is going to direct everything in our lives.
Sep 11, 2017
#31 – God Is Our Confidence (Proverbs 3:23-26)
177
God promises that when we are pursuing Him, we have no reason to fear.
Sep 10, 2017
#30 – God Is the Giver of Wisdom (Proverbs 2:6-11)
189
We pray that God would pour wisdom into our hearts by His grace.
Sep 09, 2017
#29 – Wisdom Starts with Worship (Proverbs 1:7)
179
God-fearing worship leads to God-given wisdom.
Sep 08, 2017
#28 – Unhindered (Acts 28:30-31)
253
Nothing can stop the spread of the gospel in the world.
Sep 07, 2017
#27 – God's Sovereignty, Man's Responsibility (Acts 27:21-26)
211
There is a mystery of how God works in His sovereignty alongside man's responsibility.
Sep 06, 2017
#26 – Driving Motivation (Acts 26:28-29)
208
We should long for the people around us to know and believe the gospel of Christ.
Sep 05, 2017
#25 – Reflecting the Character of Christ (Acts 25:7-8)
229
We will face challenges as followers of Christ, but may our character be blameless.
Sep 04, 2017
#24 – Trusting that God has a Bigger Plan (Acts 24:27)
245
When we wonder "why" in the midst of challenges, we pray with trust in God and His plan.
Sep 03, 2017
#23 – The Lord Stood by Me (Acts 23:11)
277
We can have courage in every circumstance because Christ is with us.
Sep 02, 2017
#22 – From Persecutor to Proclaimer (Acts 22:4)
215
Followers of Christ should pray that God would save those who persecute the church.
Sep 01, 2017
#21 – Embracing Costly Obedience (Acts 21:10–13)
274
Believers should resolve to obey, even when it's costly, because Christ is worth it.
Aug 31, 2017
#20 – If Only I May Finish My Course (Acts 20:24)
241
Our lives should be aimed at the spread of the gospel of God's grace.
Aug 30, 2017
#19 – A Massive Gospel Effect (Acts 19:8–10)
253
We should share the gospel right where we are, praying that God would multiply our efforts like He did for Paul.
Aug 29, 2017
#18 – Keep Speaking the Gospel (Acts 18:9–10)
285
Jesus encourages us to keep speaking the gospel—even when it's not easy, when we face challenges, and when we are tempted to be silent.
Aug 28, 2017
#17 – Provoked to Action (Acts 17:16)
313
Seeing idolatry should provoke our spirits, by God's grace, to proclaim the goodness and grace and glory of God.
Aug 27, 2017
#16 – Only God Can Open Our Hearts (Acts 16:14)
289
While the gospel is being shared, God does a supernatural work to open our hearts to listen and believe.
Aug 26, 2017
#15 – Spirit-driven Consensus (Acts 15:28)
249
When in disagreement, believers come together in the Word and in prayer, asking that God lead them to Spirit-driven consensus.
Aug 25, 2017
#14 – Suffer Well (Acts 14:21)
328
If we are going to be serious about following and proclaiming Christ, it will not be easier for us in this world.
Aug 24, 2017
#13 – Sending Out Missionaries (Acts 13:2-3)
341
God, by His Spirit, sets apart certain men and women from local churches for the spread of the gospel in places where the gospel has not yet gone.
Aug 23, 2017
#12 – The Word of God Increased and Multiplied (Acts 12:24)
263
Our confidence is not in people or circumstances, but in God's unchanging and powerful Word.
Aug 22, 2017
#11 – Anonymous Church Planters (Acts 11:19–21)
267
God uses unknown, everyday believers to carry out his work.
Aug 21, 2017
#10 – For All the Peoples of the World (Acts 10:34–35)
283
The gospel is for every people group on the planet.
Aug 20, 2017
#9 – Walking in Fear and Comfort (Acts 9:31)
277
The church ought to walk in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Spirit.
Aug 19, 2017
#8 – Ordinary Believers Spreading the Gospel (Acts 8:4)
288
The gospel spreads through the scattering and proclamation of ordinary believers.
Aug 18, 2017
#7 – Jesus is Interceding for Us (Acts 7:55)
309
Christ's intercession gives us boldness and peace in every circumstance.
Aug 17, 2017
#6 – Full of Faith, the Spirit, Grace, and Power (Acts 6:5, 8)
265
We should want to be described like Stephen––full of the Spirit, faith, grace, and power.
Aug 16, 2017
#5 – We Must Obey God Rather than Men (Acts 5:29)
224
Pleasing God ought to be our motivation, not the applause of man.
Aug 15, 2017
#4 – Sovereign Lord (Acts 4:24)
278
When you're facing persecution, it's good to know your God is sovereign.
Aug 14, 2017
#3 – Never Neglect the Needs of the One (Acts 3:4)
236
Those who are passionate about reaching the many should also be passionate about reaching the one.
Aug 13, 2017
#2 – Devoted to the Word and Prayer (Acts 2:42)
233
God, help us to know you and know your Word.
Aug 12, 2017
#1 – You Will Be My Witnesses (Acts 1:8)
258
God has placed His power in you so that you can be a witness—at any moment.
Aug 11, 2017