Daily Bible

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  • Don't Listen To Sin

    There is so much hope for you and me in Romans Chapter Six!  Paul pictures the old life, our old nature, as “Sin” and tells us and shows us that “Sin” died when we believed the truth and accepted Jesus’ death for us.  Then he reminds us that as we join in Christ’s resurrection, we become a new self with a new life – an eternal life.  We buried “Sin”, the old self, in baptism, and stepped out of the water a new self in Christ.&n...  Read More...

  • Knowledge

    In the world we now live in, we don’t have the need to be concerned about eating food that has been offered to idols. We might have other things we do that can be stumbling blocks to others; especially to new believers, and we should be careful to protect them. Knowledge in itself can be something that can easily become an issue if it causes us to become overconfident or arrogant.   Read More...

  • Peace With God

    This morning I read and re-read Romans 5:1-11 and let it sink into my mind and soul.  I hope you can take a few minutes and read these verses through slowly, at least once, right now.  Here’s what I thought about as I read this message of hope from Paul: Vs 1:  The war is over!  We have peace with God.  God is not our enemy, but our ally and protector.   Read More...

  • Pure Gift

    It’s easy to read this verse.  It’s relatively easy to believe what it says as I read it.  The challenging part is to live day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute in the light of its truth. In my world, it’s not so much about Jews and Gentiles—Jews thinking they were made right with God by their racial heritage and religious rituals.  In my world, it’s more about Christians like me forgetting that there’s nothing we ever have done, o...  Read More...

  • Permitted or Beneficial

    As we walk this journey as children of God with the Holy Spirit as our guide, we can learn about the difference between things that are, or may be, permitted, but are not beneficial. There is a big difference! The permitted things have a tendency to keep us from growing, while the beneficial can help us take the next steps in our maturity as a child of God. Father God, we do have so many choices and opportunities as we walk this walk with You!   Read More...

  • Keep Us Centered

    I spent some time this morning reading slowly through Solomon’s Temple dedication prayer in 1 Kings 8.  There are some important life-lessons about prayer itself in verses 23-53.  But the thing that stood out most to me this morning was Solomon’s prayer that God would keep us centered on him so he could be with us in everything we do. God has redeemed us to himself in Jesus Christ and has given us his Holy Spirit so he can be with us, within us, and upon us.  He l...  Read More...

  • What Others Say

    The need and desire for approval is wired into our human nature.  If our approval need quotient is healthy, we’re free to simply enjoy approval when we get it.  If our approval need quotient is too high, we might do whatever it takes—even losing our own identity—to gain approval.   Read More...

  • A Little Yeast

    Actual yeast is an amazing thing! It does not take a lot to do the job. In this scripture, Paul is saying that the old yeast of hatred and evil will do its work if it is not taken out.   Read More...

  • What's Important

    David had specified the location, developed the plan, raised the money, collected the materials, and prepared everything he possibly could for the successful construction of a magnificent Temple for God.  His son Solomon put the plan in place, organized the team for the construction, and set to work. A little way into the project, God spoke to Solomon and reminded him that there’s more to doing God’s work than just “Git ‘er done!”  You’ve also g...  Read More...

  • Getting Along

    People can get along with each other at some times and in some ways, no problem!   We can get along when we passionately pursue the same interests – football, fishing, food.  We can get along with each other when we share a common set of beliefs and values (mostly!)  We can get along with each other when we are energetically working for a common goal.   Read More...

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