Daily Bible Reading Plan

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, […]

Powered by the Holy Spirit, Honor God

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Earlier Paul teaches the Corinthians that the believers together, in other words […]

Rapture!

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to […]

Death Can’t Stop Hope

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen […]

The Fruit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. […]

Walk by the Spirit

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 Feel that conflict within you when your flesh wants you to do something, but the Holy Spirit is telling you otherwise. The conflict is natural because what the flesh desires is contrary to the Spirit and […]

Crucified to Freedom

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 What is freedom from sin? Freedom […]

Set Free From the Bondage of Sin

“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. Acts 13:38-39 Keeping the Law of Moses was not designed to set […]

Victory Over Sin

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9 NIV We are not perfect. We all sin, perhaps unintentionally or driven by emotions, even if you’ve walked with Christ for 20 years. Isn’t it good to know that God will […]

Joy, Peace, Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV Jesus Christ is the hope not only for the Jews, but for the Gentiles also. The verses before this are focused […]

Dwell on Purity

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 NASB Build on God’s peace guarding your heart and mind by filling your mind with God […]

Jesus’ Authority

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And […]

He is Good, His Loves Endures Forever!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1Chronicles 16:34 NIV Throughout the Bible this praise is repeated over and over. Why? Because it is the truth. God IS good! His love DOES endures forever! Thank You Lord! In response, may the words from my mouth, the thoughts from my […]

No Greater Love

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV It is comforting to know that God is with you even in the toughest times. In Zephaniah, […]

Jesus’ Kingdom

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” John 18:36 NASB Jesus answered Pilate’s question, “Are you the King […]

This is Eternal Life

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.  I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. […]

Help, I Need Somebody

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.  “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let […]

The Temptation: Just this one time

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1Corinthians 10:13 NIV     You are not alone.  Whatever tempts […]

Who do I Work For?

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 NIV     Is there someone you would do your absolute […]

Because the Spirit Lives in You

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.  Romans 8:11 NASB     To make it clear, for a Christian there is no question as […]

God’s Will for You

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:16-18 NASB What a heart attitude you can have in Christ.  Trusting God in and for everything you can be an overcomer.  God’s will for you is that you would trust Him with all your […]

Giving From the Heart

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2Co 9:7 NIV    What is a cheerful giver?  A cheerful giver is not dependent on the gift itself or the size of the gift.  In fact the gift decision […]

Promise Made, Promise Kept

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to […]

Renewing Your Mind

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2Corinthians 12:9 NIV   Just before God’s words, Paul asked Him three times to remove the tormenting […]

God’s Unshakeable Love

Though the mountains be shaken andthe hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor mycovenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.  Isaiah 54:10 NIV     God hassuch a great love for us.  The earth maybe crumbling around us, but God’s love will […]

Now and Forevermore!

Tohim who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before hisglorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Saviorbe glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, beforeall ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 1:24-25 NIV     Both promise and praise!  A glorious way […]

How I Gained Wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, youshould ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it willbe given to you.  James 1:5 NIV     I thinkmost people would agree that wisdom is good, something to be desired.  For most people wisdom comes from years ofexperience.  Although for some people, experiencedoes not […]

Secure in Troubled Times

You are my hiding place; you willprotect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7NIV     Givethanks to God for He is good, his love endures forever!  When we are in trouble He is a shield around us,and with songs of deliverance we find protection under His wing.  Turn to […]

Unfailing Love

Your unfailing love, O LORD, is asvast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  Psalm 36:5 NLT     What doesunfailing love mean to you?  A love thatnever fails, a love that never quits, a love that will never leave you?  A love that is always there for you, a lovethat always reaches […]

Freedom!

Therefore, there is now nocondemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the lawof the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.  Rom 8:1-2 NIV     You’re freefrom the law of sin and death!  God doesnot condemn His son Jesus, therefore He […]

God is at Work

And we know that God causes all thingsto work together for good to those who love God, to those who are calledaccording to [His] purpose.  Rom 8:28NASB     We oftendon’t see how God is working in a particular area related to us until Heunveils his work.  At that time weusually are left in shock […]

You are God’s Desire

This is good and acceptable in thesight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to theknowledge of the truth.  1Timothy 2:3-4NASB     Does Godwant bad things to happen to some people? Does God hate me?  Maybe you knowsomeone who thinks so.  Maybe thatsomeone is you.  Whether this verse […]

Got Peace?

Do not be anxious about anything,but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present yourrequests to God.  And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds inChrist Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 NIV     We allwant to be free of anxiety.  We all wantpeace in our lives.  You […]

Overcomer!

Forwhatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that hasovercome the world–our faith.  Who isthe one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son ofGod? 1John 5:4-5 NASB     Did youever notice the question mark at the end of verse 5?  No, it’s not […]

You’re in Good Hands

ForI am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neitherthe present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, noranything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of Godthat is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Rom 8:38-39NIV   Nothing.  Nothing! That’s right, nothing can separate […]

Changing Your Foundation Material

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  Romans 12:2 (NIV) Have you ever been frustrated by certain things you do that you know are wrong, but […]