Monthly Archive: November 2016

30
Nov

1Corinthians 9-11

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 9-11 Daily Thought “‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things are helpful,” explains Paul. “‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things build up” (1Corinthians 10:23). Julie was the small group leader for the freshman girls at the church youth group. Sherry was the freshman girl who was trying to figure […]

29
Nov

1Corinthians 5-8

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 5-8 Daily Thought “You know that, as a Christian, you are freed from all these food restrictions, and that you can eat bacon or ham or whatever you like?” Once a Muslim, now a Christian, he was attending the men’s breakfast, and we were inviting him to enjoy the bacon. He understood, […]

28
Nov

1Corinthians 1-4

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 1-4 Daily Thought Paul insists that he and Apollos are but gardeners, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth” (1Corinthians 3:6); nevertheless, people tend to neglect the one preached, showing favor to a preacher, “One says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos’” (1Corinthians 3:4). That is our way, […]

27
Nov

Romans 14-16

Daily Reading Romans 14-16 Daily Thought Paul offers two principles, freedom and faith, at the same time conflicting and complementary. “One person believes he may eat anything”–freedom; “but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean”–faith, or lack thereof (Romans 14:2, 14). Freedom, “I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing […]

26
Nov

Romans 11-13

Daily Reading Romans 11-13 Daily Thought Paul is “not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16), and in this letter to the Romans, he has taken us, his readers, from the pit of sin to the pinnacle of grace, “Oh, the depth of […]

25
Nov

Romans 8-10

Daily Reading Romans 8-10 Daily Thought Paul presents to the world a straight forward declaration of salvation, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the […]

24
Nov

Romans 4-7

Daily Reading Romans 4-7 Daily Thought You could attempt to not sin.  Benjamin Franklin tried, and recorded the effort in his autobiography, “It was about this time I conceiv’d the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see […]

23
Nov

Romans 1-3

Daily Reading Romans 1-3 Daily Thought Paul has longed to share the Gospel with the Romans, “for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). By Greek, Paul means Gentiles, the non-Jews, including Romans. Speaking to the Romans of a […]

22
Nov

Acts 27-28

Daily Reading Acts 27-28 Daily Thought At long last, Paul arrived in Rome and lived there “two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance” (Acts 28:30-31). Acts doesn’t end, it stops. […]

21
Nov

Acts 24-26

Daily Reading Acts 24-26 Daily Thought Paul well summarized his life’s purpose to the elders in Ephesus, “I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the […]

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