• Aug2018

    Be a life-long learner

    August 21, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.” (Proverbs 16:20) Passage: Proverbs 1:1-7 To make the largest impact you can in this world, you need to live a LARGE life. One key to living a...

  • Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory . . .’ ” (1 Chronicles 4:10a) Passage: Psalm 98:1-9 During my years as pastor of Central Baptist Church in Livingston, Texas, our church adopted...

  • God blesses for His glory

    August 17, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) Passage: Psalm 115:1-18 Rick Warren opens up his best selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, with the line, “It’s not about...

  • God blesses for your good

    August 16, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 2)...

  • God’s greatest blessings

    August 15, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “Praise be to the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and...

  • Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed His name, the Lord. And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love...

  • Blessed by God

    August 13, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me . . .’ ” (1 Chronicles 4:10a) Passage: Psalm 106:1-5 The custom of saying “God bless you” or “Bless you” after someone sneezes has been found to date...

  • Be dependent on God

    August 10, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “. . . Jabez cried out to the God of Israel,” (1 Chronicles 4:10a) Passage: Proverbs 3:1-10 Jabez did not start out life with any advantages from a human point of view. He was born to a single mother. His family was...

  • No excuses

    August 9, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. . .” (1 Chronicles 4:9a) Passage: Psalm 119:105-112 Excuses. People make them all the time to justify why they do or don’t do something. Excuses are common in the world. For example, some blame their...

  • Let God define your life

    August 8, 2018

    Pray – (1/2 minute) Read – (3 minutes) “. . . His mother named him Jabez, saying ‘I gave birth to him in pain. . .” (1 Chronicles 4:9b) Passage: Genesis 49:8-12 The name Jabez means sorrowful or pain. Now, the birthing process is not called labor for nothing, but...