Thursday June 30, 2016 “Public Praise”

Acts 16:25 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. It is relatively easy to pray in a closet or in the shower – but God’s man praises the Lord so that others will hear. Psalm 40:3 tells us that God gives a … Continue reading

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Wednesday June 29, 2016 ”Praising in the Dark”

Acts 16:25 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Yesterday we focused on prayer in a midnight hour. Today our focus is on praise. Praise is like saying thanks before a situation changes. Praise brings the presence of God into the midst … Continue reading

Tuesday June 28, 2016 “Praying in the Dark”

Acts 16:25 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. In the context of this verse we find Paul and Silas who were imprisoned for their faith praying in a very dark hour of their lives. At times when things look bleak and … Continue reading

Monday June 27, 2016 “Priests and Deacons”

Acts  6:7&8  7 Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.  8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.     Priests believing and deacons healing.  Last night we prayed … Continue reading

Sunday June 26, 2016 “America Turned Right-Side Up”

Acts 4:24, 31, 33  “So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,  And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were … Continue reading

Saturday June 25, 2016 “Not Ignorant”

2 Corinthians 2:11 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. Jesus, the Greater One lives in us, however if we don’t understand how he operates Satan will take advantage.  An example of this is America’s free and open society.  Our enemies take advantage of our freedoms to … Continue reading

Friday June 24, 2016 “Be Alert”

1 Peter 5:8 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. To be joyful is part of the Christian life, however Jesus said our joy must be rooted in heaven.  “Rejoice for your name is written in the Book of Life.” Peter tells us … Continue reading

Thursday June 23, 2016 “Be Watchful”

Ephesians 6:18 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. It is obvious that our world is in a season of watchfulness due to Isis inspired terrorism.  Christians, Jews and even more moderate Muslims have been their targets but … Continue reading

Wednesday June 22, 2016 “Enduring or Enjoying”

Hebrews 10:35-36 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. When we endure we are promised the reward called enjoyment.  Joseph in Egypt and Daniel in Babylon are two examples of this … Continue reading

Tuesday June 21, 2016 “Not A Throwaway”

Hebrews 10:35-36 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. There is much trash in today’s world literal and metaphorical.  Today’s Bible text teaches us that confidence is not trash to be … Continue reading