• Apr2017

    Your Greatest Trials

    April 28, 2017

    Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. — James 1:4 Passage: Psalm 86:1-17 Job was an incredible man. God even said so when He appraised Job and told Satan, “There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and...

  • Sufficient Grace

    April 27, 2017

    But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 Passage: Psalm 54:1-7 In 2 Corinthians 12, the...

  • Bearing the Load

    April 26, 2017

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, knowing that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. — James 1:2-3 Passage: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Most high school, college and pro athletes spend time in the weight room working out to strengthen their bodies. One of...

  • Part of the Deal

    April 25, 2017

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, — James 1:2 Passage: Psalm 4:1-8 A brand new baby is cute and cuddly. Holding that newborn will bring a smile to your face. There’s nothing more special than that little one. However, eventually your nose will...

  • Joy Through Trials

    April 24, 2017

    James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. — James 1:1 Passage: Psalm 66:1-20 When it comes to things mechanical, electrical or technical, I don’t understand a lot, but I know when they work. I also know my...

  • Live for Jesus Every Day

    April 23, 2017

    He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send...

  • Listen to Him

    April 22, 2017

    He said to them, ‘This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.’ Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. — Luke 24:44-45 Passage:...

  • Safe to Believe

    April 21, 2017

    When He had said this, He showed them His hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, He asked, them, ‘Do you have anything here to eat?’ They gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and He took it and ate it...

  • He said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.’ — Luke 24:38-39 Passage: 1 Corinthians...

  • Transformed by Jesus

    April 17, 2017

    While they were still talking about this; Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were started and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. — Luke 24:36-37 Passage: Luke 24:30-35 As far as Jesus’ disciples were concerned, all their hopes were shattered and buried...