on September 9th, 2020
Colossians 3:23Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Some people are waiting around for God’s will – loitering in their current context. Not sure if they’re in the right place, not certain if they’re doing the right thing. God’s will for their life seems like a misty fog. But verse 23 makes things a bit clearer. It simply says, “whatever you do” give it your all. Put you...
on September 4th, 2020
Philippians 4:11For I have learned in whatever situation, I am to be content. Have you ever gone shopping when you’re hungry? Bad idea!!! You can make some of the worst decisions when you are hungry because everything looks good! Same thing in life. You don’t want to go through life hungry. Hungry for love.Hungry for attention.Hungry for significance.Hungry for security.If you do you will make som...
on September 3rd, 2020
Philippians 3:7Whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Before meeting Christ, Paul had what you would call resume righteousness. His accomplishments were impressive. And maybe yours are as well. Sometimes church is your resume. Sometimes your children are your resume. Sometimes how well you keep your house is your resume. This is resume righteousness. It’s the thought that m...
on September 2nd, 2020
Philippians 2:8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. This might be one of the most important texts on humility we could ever study. Our society stresses the concept of upward mobility. It’s the capacity to rise higher and higher in our social status. Keep stepping up! It’s the American way - achievement, advancement, su...
on September 1st, 2020
Philippians 1:12I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. Opposition never hinders the gospel! If anything, it only accelerates it. Think of communist China. China is officially an atheist country, yet it’s on course to be the world’s most populous Christian nation within 15 years. Chairman Mao wanted to eliminate religion, but isn’t it iro...
on August 31st, 2020
Ephesians 6:4Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Do you see the balance there? This verse calls for discipling your children without angering your children. Remember, children can get angry. So, we as parents, and especially as fathers, need to be careful of belaboring a point, getting riled up in the moment, or resorting...
on August 28th, 2020
Ephesians 5:3Sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Nine times Ephesians calls the church saints, which means the holy ones of God. Being Holy doesn’t just mean having elevated morality. The idea of being holy is that you’re different. That means special and set apart. It’s like your birthday. It’s a special day. Unlike any o...
on August 27th, 2020
Ephesians 4:15-16We are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. One body, many different parts. One church, many different people. Do you know we can be one and still be different? That’s the...
on August 26th, 2020
Ephesians 3:17-18That you may comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. Check out the dimensions of Jesus’ love for you! It has breadth, which means it encompasses everybody. It has length, which means it never runs out. It has height, which means it’s there on the mountaintop. And it also has depth,...
on August 25th, 2020
Ephesians 2:14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. There was a thick-slab wall that stood in the temple. It read: “Foreigners must not enter… Whoever is caught will have himself to blame for his ensuing death.” This was called the Thanatos Inscription. Thanatos is a Greek word that means death. So, you can call it th...
on August 24th, 2020
Ephesians 1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. One of the most repeated words in this first chapter is the small little word “in.” But what a huge concept! We hear the phrase, “Are you in?” “Oh yeah, I’m in!” Leading out of the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room is a sign that reads, “I’m in!” It’s ...
on August 21st, 2020
Galatians 6:1Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness.I think we can infer from this verse that anybody can be harsh. It doesn’t take much thought. It’s our default setting. We get angry and fly off the handle. We think if we clobber somebody, they’ll get the point. But this tendency typically only aggravates the situati...
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