April 28, 2013
God will judge sin fully and fairly, and his righteousness does not show favoritism. This means that God hates sin—especially mine. Our only hope is to find salvation in God’s Son, who absorbed God’s righteous wrath against sin on the cross.
April 21, 2013
Jesus’ example of sacrifice is the greatest example of giving.
April 14, 2013
Jesus didn’t leave his disciples with a question mark, but an exclamation point. The body of Christ, the church, in order to go in power and change the world, must first— Be convinced of his resurrection power. Be commissioned for global witness. Be comforted with and compelled with the Spirit’s presence.
April 7, 2013
Every disciple needs the encouragement and focus that comes with walking with the Lord and learning the Scriptures better. The reality of the resurrection provided the anchor for faith that the early church needed! Learn to value time in the Word where Christ still instructs and corrects us.
March 31, 2013
Our eternal hope is tethered to Christ’s resurrection: “…Because I live, you also will live” (John 14:19). Jesus identified himself, “I am the resurrection and the life…” (John 11:25).
March 24, 2013
Clearly the “man in the middle” was the God of the Ages. In his High Priestly prayer, God the Son could say to the Father, “I glorified you on the earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do” (John 17:4).
March 17, 2013
The lesson: The enigmas and inequities of life should drive us to rest in the Lord and choose the best road before us. Ecclesiastes should be seen as a valuable tool for understanding the nature and need of man. Only then will the gospel of grace through Christ be seen as the ANSWER.
March 10, 2013
The Teacher’s lesson for the day is “In light of death, be wise and make your life count for God.” The gift of life comes from God with these instructions: “Handle with care!”
March 3, 2013
In all of life’s confusing and frustrating circumstances, how should we respond? We must trust God for all of our life, enjoying what he gives us (5:18–20) and accepting how he limits us (6:1–12).
March 3, 2013
In all of life’s confusing and frustrating circumstances, how should we respond? We must reverence God in all we do (5:1–7) and honor God with all we have (5:8–17).