John 4:25-26 (I AM)

The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I Am the Messiah!” (John 4:25-26) Read: Joshua 12:7 – 15:19 Relate: All the right roads lead to this moment. Every great journey leads to this destination. Jesus felt compelled to go…

John 4:22 (Through the Jews)

You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. (John 4:22) Read: Joshua 3:1 – 6:27 Relate: For a lot of scholars down through time the second half of this verse has caused problems. Augustine had to bend over backwards trying to explain how…

Open Invitation (John 1:12-13)

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. (John 1:12-13) Read: Genesis 25:1-27, 1 Chronicles 1:28-34 Relate: OK, I’ve been sitting here now for a good hour…

Wake Up and Live (John 1:4)

Read: Genesis 7:1-10:32, 1 Chronicles 1:5-23 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. (John 1:4) Relate: He doesn’t even know he is dead. He is walking around going through the motions of life. He is working, sleeping, walking, and talking, but he is as dead as dead can be.…

The Power Of God At Work (7/12/13)

Read: 1 Chronicles 12:19-14:17, Romans 1:1-17, Psalm 9:13-20, Proverbs 19:4-5  For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. (Romans 1:16) Relate: I was reading through today’s scripture, and when I came to Romans 1:16 I had…

No Other

Read: 1Kings 1:1-53, Acts 4:1-37, Psalm 124:1-8, Proverbs 16:24 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) Relate: In the book Radical, David Platt writes: I remember sitting outside a Buddhist temple in Indonesia. Men and women filled the elaborate, colorful temple…

November 27 – What Archery Teaches Me About Salvation

Read: Daniel 4:1-37, 2 Peter 1:1-21, Psalm 119:97-112, Proverbs 28:17-18 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and…