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365 Devotional Entries

Mental Warfare

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 30 The Apostle Paul teaches that spiritual warfare begins in our minds--with our view of God: "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:4-5). Every man acts out of his view of God. If... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 30
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Living Fragrant Lives

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 29 Women have been known to send their lovers perfume-scented letters which leave the recipients with no doubt whatsoever regarding the contents of the letter. The fragrance communicates love and affection. Paul uses the analogy of a fragrance or an aroma to describe the witness or message of the Corinthian believers to those around them: "Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 29
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Bible Literacy and Correct Ideas About God

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 28 "For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Rom. 15:4). The stories of Noah, Abraham, Hannah, Josiah, and many other individuals who walked with God in the Old Testament infuse hope into those who study their lives. How so? They were ordinary people with ordinary problems who experienced... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 28
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The Narrative That Transforms

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 27 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God" (Rom. 12:1-2). In the first eight chapters of his epistle to the Romans,... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 27
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Grateful for Israel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 26 ". . . My brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen" (Rom. 9:3b-5). It was a good day in history when: God spoke to Abraham and... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 26
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Spiritual Gravity of Sin and Righteousness

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 25 Without gravitational forces, man would float off into space and into death; without the forces that keep the spheres in their places, the stars of heaven would bombard and destroy the earth. Life could not exist without the mystery of gravity. Spiritual forces also exist. An irresistible gravitational pull toward sin binds man to death, "for the wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23), and an irresistible... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 25
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No One and Anyone

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 24 Ever had "the rug pulled out from under you"? The Apostle Paul pulls the rug out from under all humanity with his statement, "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Rom. 3:10). In Romans 2-3, Paul confronts the two groups that make up all the people of the world: Those who've never heard of God's law--"For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law"... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 24
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Planned Giving

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 23 Money is a fly trap for the heart, and only giving frees the heart from its grasp. Jesus speaks about money frequently. He notices the gifts of the rich and of the poor, "And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in her two mites" (Lk. 21:1-2). He engages numerous wealthy people; sadly, some walk away as the fingers of their heart... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 23
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Words That Edify

The ONE YEAR® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 22 8*#@ h32(k $#)*&, 2w%!! )86^^! @#$!%^& *&*^%^%$$#@! Make sense? No? Encouraged? Me neither. Meaningful conversation occurs between two people who share the same language. Paul debunks the super-spirituality "status" gained from speaking in tongues, "For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 22
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Paul's View of Women in Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 21 God calls and gifts women for ministry, but He establishes parameters in which to operate. Women are tempted to expand their ministry beyond God's parameters, and men are tempted to constrict those parameters. Paul addresses those parameters in several of his epistles (1 Cor. 11; 1 Tim. 2). Paul permits women to pray and to prophesy in the local assembly with their heads covered, a symbol of being under authority... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Nov 21
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