Pray the Word with David Platt

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Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray. Featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

Episode Date
#375 – I Love You, O Lord, My Strength (Psalm 18:1)
The Sovereign King of Kings who upholds the universe and rules forever is our strength.
Aug 20, 2018
#374 – Behold His Face (Psalm 17:15)
We know that amid the sorrows and sufferings of this life, we can trust that a day is coming when we will see God as He is.
Aug 19, 2018
#373 – Fullness of Joy (Psalm 16:11)
God's plan for your life involves fullness of joy in His presence and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Aug 18, 2018
#372 – Our Counselor (Psalm 16:7)
The God of the universe, in His Word, calls Himself our counselor.
Aug 17, 2018
#371 – In Christ Alone (Psalm 15:1)
Only through Jesus Christ can we be welcomed into the presence of God. In Him, we have communion with God.
Aug 16, 2018
#370 – None Who Does Good (Psalm 14:1–3)
We are all corrupt, but God has shown us great mercy in Christ.
Aug 15, 2018
#369 – Bountiful Blessings (Psalm 13:6)
Ponder in your own life how God has dealt bountifully with you.
Aug 14, 2018
#368 – The Danger of Our Lips (Psalm 12:3)
We are tempted at every turn to boast or to use our words for evil rather than good.
Aug 13, 2018
#367 – Transcendent and Immanent (Psalm 11:4)
God rules and reigns over us. He is intricately involved in the very details of our lives.
Aug 12, 2018
#366 – The King of Justice (Psalm 10:17–18)
Let's pray that we will care for the afflicted in the way our Savior does.
Aug 11, 2018
#365 – In the Palm of His Hand (Psalm 9:20)
God is sovereign over all and we remember that all authorities in this world will bend the knee before Him.
Aug 10, 2018
#364 – Made in God's Image (Psalm 8:3–4)
The God over all creation has made you as one who reflects Him more so than anything else in creation.
Aug 09, 2018
#363 – The Righteous Judge (Psalm 7:11)
God feels indignation every day. Put your hope in the One who will faithfully bring forth justice.
Aug 08, 2018
#362 – My Bones are Troubled (Psalm 6:2)
In the middle of your languishing, know that God is gracious and good.
Aug 07, 2018
#361 – You Hear My Voice (Psalm 5:3)
From the time we wake up in the morning might we call out to God for His gracious leadership in our lives.
Aug 06, 2018
#360 – In Peace (Psalm 4:8)
Amid the chaos and hectic schedule of every day life, we can lie down in peace knowing that we belong to God.
Aug 05, 2018
#359 – The Lord Sustained Me (Psalm 3:5)
You woke up this morning because God sustained you. Let that transform your perspective on today and every day.
Aug 04, 2018
#358 – The Nations Belong to Him (Psalm 2:8)
Our prayer must be that Jesus will receive the praise He is due among every tribe and tongue. The nations are His heritage and the ends of the earth are His possession.
Aug 03, 2018
#357 – Day and Night (Psalm 1:1–2)
Let us be a people who meditate on God's Word day and night that we may revel in the inexhaustible truths of the glory of God.
Aug 02, 2018
#356 – The Exclusivity of Christ (John 14:6)
Look for an opportunity today to share with someone that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
Aug 01, 2018
#355 – If You Have Love for One Another (John 13:34–35)
The distinguishing mark of a disciple of Christ is love for others. When we love God, we will have His love for those around us.
Jul 31, 2018
#354 – Adoring Christ (John 12:3)
Is our time with God duty or delight? Let's ask God for grace to delight in Him, meditating on His Word day and night.
Jul 30, 2018
#353 – Do You Believe This? (John 11:25–26)
Jesus is the resurrection and the life. He has conquered sin and death. Will you take Him at His Word?
Jul 29, 2018
#352 – The Good Shepherd (John 10:10–11)
Jesus has laid down His life for the sheep and as a result we are given abundant life in Him.
Jul 28, 2018
#351 – Eyes to See (John 9:39–41)
We cannot see rightly without God. We are blind to our sin and its danger and are in desperate need of God's grace.
Jul 27, 2018
#350 – He Never Leaves Me (John 8:29)
By God's grace we can trust that He will never forsake us. Let's long to live every day to please Him.
Jul 26, 2018
#349 – River of Living Water (John 7:37–39)
In Christ's death and resurrection we are afforded the very Spirit of God. May rivers of living water flow from us today.
Jul 25, 2018
#348 – The Bread of Life (John 6:35)
Whoever comes to Christ will never be hungry and whoever believes in Him shall never thirst.
Jul 24, 2018
#347 – Don't Glory in Others (John 5:44–45)
We must value obedience to God more than the applause of men. Glorying in our Redeemer far surpasses the praise of men.
Jul 23, 2018
#346 – Lift Up Your Eyes (John 4:34–35)
The fields are white for harvest. Let us pray to the end that by God's grace we will take living water to the thirsty.
Jul 22, 2018
#345 – He Must Increase (John 3:30)
We should pray that God will help us to want people to think less about us and only about Him. Let's long to live for the increase of Christ and the decrease of ourselves.
Jul 21, 2018
#344 – His Glory Manifested (John 2:11)
Christ's first miracle at Cana compels us to ponder the ways in which God has manifested His glory in our lives.
Jul 20, 2018
#343 – The Right to Become Children of God (John 1:12)
By God's grace through faith in Christ, we have been given the right to become children of God.
Jul 19, 2018
#342 – Enter In (Exodus 40:34–35)
Because Jesus dwelt among us and paid the price for our sin at the cross, we are free in Him. We no longer have to stand back but can enter into the presence of the glory of God.
Jul 18, 2018
#341 – As God Commanded (Exodus 39:42–43)
We should long for the commentary on each of our lives to be one of obedience to the commands of God.
Jul 17, 2018
#340 – Known and Loved by God (Exodus 38:25–26)
We often feel as if we are merely a number in a massive world, but by God's grace we are known and loved by Him.
Jul 16, 2018
#339 – New Mercy (Exodus 37:9)
We are in need of the mercy of God in every aspect of our lives.
Jul 15, 2018
#338 – Generosity in the Church (Exodus 36:3–7)
Let us pray to the end that by God's grace we might overflow with generosity for the glory of Christ in the church and among the nations.
Jul 14, 2018
#337 – A Generous Heart (Exodus 35:5)
Don't you want to be described before God as one who has a generous heart?
Jul 13, 2018
#336 – A God Merciful and Gracious (Exodus 34:6–8)
God abounds in steadfast love for His people, forgiving us of our trespasses and sins through Christ.
Jul 12, 2018
#335 – My Presence Will Go with You (Exodus 33:14–16)
Moses does not want to take one step apart from the fullness of the presence of God. Is the same true of us?
Jul 11, 2018
#334 – God-Ordained Intercession (Exodus 32:14)
We must be on our knees calling out to God for His gospel to penetrate the unengaged and unreached people groups of the world.
Jul 10, 2018
#333 – Gifts by Grace (Exodus 31:1–6)
God has gifted all of His people to play all kinds of different roles in glorifying Him throughout the world.
Jul 09, 2018
#332 – Make Me Clean (Exodus 30:21)
We are plagued by sin and faced with temptation at every turn. We need Jesus to make us clean.
Jul 08, 2018
#331 – Set Apart for God's Purposes (Exodus 29:21)
By the blood of Christ, we enter into the presence of God. In Christ, we are distinct from the world and must pray to the end that God will help us live for His glory.
Jul 07, 2018
#330 – Guide Our Hearts (Exodus 28:30)
When faced with decisions in all of life, God invites us as His people to ask Him to guide our hearts.
Jul 06, 2018
#329 – Specific Instructions (Exodus 27:1)
We are to worship God in accordance with what He has prescribed in His Word.
Jul 05, 2018
#328 – Mercy Made Known (Exodus 26:33–34)
Let us pray for family members, friends, co-workers, and any people in our sphere of influence that the mercy of God might be made known in their lives through Christ.
Jul 04, 2018
#327 – Meeting with God by Mercy (Exodus 25:22)
We can approach the mercy seat of God only because of Christ's finished work. He has made a way for sinners to experience the presence of God.
Jul 03, 2018
#326 – The Presence of God (Exodus 24:17–18)
Christ has made a way for sinners to access God. We can constantly commune with God because of Christ's work.
Jul 02, 2018
#325 – Pray for Patience (Exodus 23:29–30)
We are prone to impatience and discontentment so we must ask God for grace that we might not lean on our own understanding.
Jul 01, 2018
#324 – Orphans, Sojourners, and Widows (Exodus 22:21–22)
God has ordained for His church to care for these groups of people. We must seek out ways to love orphans, sojourners, and widows.
Jun 30, 2018
#323 – The Law That Leads to Life (Exodus 21:1)
God gives us His Word that leads to life, so it is good and right for us to listen to His law and obey it.
Jun 29, 2018
#322 – Fear That Marks Our Lives (Exodus 20:20)
When we trust in Jesus to forgive us from our sins, we no longer need to fear the judgment of God. At the same time, our relationship with God is designed to be marked by love, reverence, and awe which leads us away from doing anything that would dishonor Him.
Jun 28, 2018
#321 – Treasured Possession (Exodus 19:5–6)
For believers, God treasures us as His children, and we belong to Him.
Jun 27, 2018
#320 – A Plurality of Leaders (Exodus 18:23)
The biblical precedent for leadership in the church is that it is immensely valuable to have a plurality of leaders.
Jun 26, 2018
#319 – We Need Community (Exodus 17:12)
None of us are called to live the Christian life in isolation.
Jun 25, 2018
#318 – The Gracious Provision of God (Exodus 16:19–20)
Might we pray to the end that God will help us to trust in His provision day by day.
Jun 24, 2018
#317 – The Lord is My Strength and Song (Exodus 15:2)
We should be infused with praise in response to God's grace in our lives.
Jun 23, 2018
#316 – The Lord Will Fight for You (Exodus 14:14)
When we find ourselves at a dead end like the people of God in Exodus 14, we can rest assured that as God fights for us.
Jun 22, 2018
#315 – God's Loving Guidance (Exodus 13:21–22)
As a follower of Christ, you have the Spirit of God in you.
Jun 21, 2018
#314 – Be Faithful to Pass Down Faith (Exodus 13:8)
We have a responsibility to get the gospel to the next generation. Let us pray that God will give us grace to be faithful in this.
Jun 20, 2018
#313 – Christ Our Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:13)
In Christ, the wrath of God passes over us because it has been poured out on Him.
Jun 19, 2018
#312 – The Lord Gave Favor (Exodus 11:3)
Only God can give us favor. Let us be on our knees praying to him day and night for favor from God for His glory.
Jun 18, 2018
#311 – Temptations to Compromise (Exodus 10:24)
We must trust God and fight the temptation to obey only partially or when it is convenient.
Jun 17, 2018
#310 – Zealous for His Name to be Known (Exodus 9:16)
God raises up workers for the spread of His renown to the ends of the earth.
Jun 16, 2018
#309 – Pleading in Prayer (Exodus 8:13)
May we never pray like it is just religious routine. God hears your cries and is working all things according to the counsel of His will.
Jun 15, 2018
#308 – One God Who Reigns (Exodus 7:5)
God is worthy of the praise of every person on the planet. The glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Jun 14, 2018
#307 – The Promises of God (Exodus 6:6–8)
You can trust God. He has shown time and time again that He always delivers on His promises.
Jun 13, 2018
#306 – Long-term Good and Glory (Exodus 5:22–23)
Obedience to God may lead to worse circumstances in the short-term.
Jun 12, 2018
#305 – Is it not I, the Lord? (Exodus 4:10–12)
God never calls us to something that He does not equip us to do.
Jun 11, 2018
#304 – I Will be with You (Exodus 3:11–12)
Our comfort rests not in who we are but in God. Apart from Him we can do nothing.
Jun 10, 2018
#303 – The God Who Hears and Helps (Exodus 2:23)
The Bible teaches us that we can call out to God and rest assured that He hears our cries.
Jun 09, 2018
#302 – Never Forget God's Faithfulness (Exodus 1:8)
We must remember God's faithfulness towards us to fuel our trust in Him now and in the future.
Jun 08, 2018
#301 – God Meant it for Good (Genesis 50:19–20)
In the middle of a world filled with evil and sin, God is working for good.
Jun 07, 2018
#300 – Where History is Headed (Genesis 49:9–10)
Even in Genesis, we are told of the promise that one day people from every tribe and tongue will bow before Jesus.
Jun 06, 2018
#299 – A Lineage of Faith (Genesis 48:14–16)
Let's pray for faithfulness to pass the gospel on to future generations.
Jun 05, 2018
#298 – No Reason to Worry (Genesis 47:27)
Even when God provides, we are prone to be preoccupied with worrying about our next need.
Jun 04, 2018
#297 – The Guiding Presence of God (Genesis 46:3–4)
There are so many unknowns in life, but through it all we can trust that God is with us and for us.
Jun 03, 2018
#296 – Always at Work (Genesis 45:5)
Even through times that seem pointless and only hurtful, God is always working and His plans can be trusted.
Jun 02, 2018
#295 – An All-Sufficient Substitute (Genesis 44:33–34)
From the line of Judah came a King who stood in our place and redeemed us from the penalty of sin.
Jun 01, 2018
#294 – Unmerited Favor (Genesis 43:33)
By God's grace in Christ, we know God and are His forever.
May 31, 2018
#293 – God's Will is Guaranteed (Genesis 42:9)
God's purposes cannot be thwarted and His promises will come to pass.
May 30, 2018
#292 – Fruitful in Affliction (Genesis 41:52)
God brings about fruit in the lives of believers even in the most devastating of times.
May 29, 2018
#291 – Trust During Trials (Genesis 40:8)
Through great tribulation, Joseph had an unwavering trust in God.
May 28, 2018
#290 – The Lord Was with Him (Genesis 39:2–3)
Joseph was comforted by the reality that God was with him. As believers we have the very Spirit of God dwelling in us.
May 27, 2018
#289 – Unable to Hide Sin (Genesis 38:24)
God knows the wickedness of your secret sin but has provided atonement through Christ.
May 26, 2018
#288 – Bringing About Good (Genesis 37:28)
In the life of Joseph and throughout Scripture, we see God plotting for good even amidst tragic situations.
May 25, 2018
#287 – A Lasting Effect (Genesis 36:1)
Our relationship with God affects the people around us.
May 24, 2018
#286 – Second Chances (Genesis 35:1–3)
God is so gracious when we have sinned against Him; He comes to us, forgives us, and restores us to Himself.
May 23, 2018
#285 – Seek Revenge or Trust God as Judge (Genesis 34:25)
We are so tempted, when we have been treated unfairly, to seek revenge and begin a pattern of sin. But it's a whole different mindset to trust God as Judge instead.
May 22, 2018
#284 – Stopping Short (Genesis 33:18–20)
See the danger of stopping short of what God has called you to do. Let's pray that God will open our eyes to areas of our lives where we are tolerating sin.
May 21, 2018
#283 – God's Steadfast Love and Faithfulness (Genesis 32:9–12)
Like Jacob, we are unworthy of the love God has shown us, but can trust in His promises and rest in the grace that is in Him.
May 20, 2018
#282 – Do not Respond to Sin with Sin (Genesis 31:19-20)
We must have a heightened awareness of how prone we are to respond to evil with evil. We must depend on God to fight this battle.
May 19, 2018
#281 – Love that Endures (Genesis 29:20)
It is intended by God for spouses to delight in one another with love.
May 18, 2018
#280 – Access to God (Genesis 28:12–14)
In Christ, we have received a love that will not let us go. Like Jacob, we received blessing without measure.
May 17, 2018
#279 – Sovereign Mystery (Genesis 27:24)
There is great comfort knowing that sin cannot thwart God's purposes. God is plotting for the joy of His people and the glory of His name.
May 16, 2018
#278 – He Will Make Your Paths Straight (Genesis 26:1–2)
God knows what is best for you and He will never lead you astray.
May 15, 2018
#277 – Infertility and the Faithfulness of God (Genesis 25:21)
God gives and sustains life. Amid the hurt of infertility Christians can hold fast to the truth that God is for us.
May 14, 2018
#276 – Marriage, Singleness, and God's Providence (Genesis 24:67)
Regardless of relationship status, God's Providence is good and He can be trusted that what He ordains is right.
May 13, 2018
#275 – Mourning with Hope (Genesis 23:2)
The reality of life in a fallen world is that death is certain, but followers of Christ long for the day when God will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
May 12, 2018
#274 – Nothing Withheld from God (Genesis 22:15–18)
Abraham's example of obedience exhorts Christians to entrust God with our lives.
May 11, 2018
#273 – He Always Fulfills His Promises (Genesis 21:1)
All our hopes rest in One who always delivers on His Word. We revel in this comfort.
May 10, 2018
#272 – Sinners to the Core (Genesis 20:12–13)
We are prone to all evils. We must trust in God amid temptations to compromise the truth.
May 09, 2018
#271 – The Wrath of God is Real (Genesis 19:24)
God's wrath cannot be taken lightly, but the good news of the gospel is that His mercy is afforded to those who trust in Christ.
May 08, 2018
#270 – Heed His Warnings (Genesis 19:14)
God graciously warns us of the danger of sin. We must heed these warnings and flee to Christ.
May 07, 2018
#269 – Appealing to God's Justice (Genesis 18:25)
In a world of injustice, we must pray to the just Creator and Redeemer for His kingdom to come and His will to be done.
May 06, 2018
#268 – Is Anything too Hard for God? (Genesis 18:14)
This rhetorical question in Scripture reminds us how God is working all things together according to the counsel of His will.
May 05, 2018
#267 – Good News for the Nations (Genesis 17:6)
Jesus came to save sinners, but this good news is not known among many peoples throughout the world. We must pray and we must go.
May 04, 2018
#266 – He Looks After You (Genesis 16:13)
Even in great sorrow and pain, God's Word tells us He is with us and for us.
May 03, 2018
#265 – Counted as Righteous (Genesis 15:6)
Only through faith in Christ can sinners be counted as righteous.
May 02, 2018
#264 – A Priest and King (Genesis 14:18–20)
Even in the book of Genesis, we see a picture of One who would come to redeem His people and rule and reign forever.
May 01, 2018
#263 – Don't Flirt with Sin (Genesis 13:12–13)
Far too often we toy with sin rather than fleeing from it.
Apr 30, 2018
#262 – God's Blessing is not Just for You (Genesis 12:3)
God's blessing did not stop with Abraham, and the same is to be true of the Christian. God's blessing is intended to spread through His people.
Apr 29, 2018
#261 – The Danger of Disobedience (Genesis 11:2–4)
We must give attention to our tendencies to disobey and be selective with God's commands.
Apr 28, 2018
#260 – Praying for People Groups (Genesis 10:5)
A day is coming when people from every tribe and tongue will surround the throne of God in praise. This drives our prayer.
Apr 27, 2018
#259 – The Pervasiveness of Sin (Genesis 9:20–21)
Sin is always an issue. We are constantly facing temptation so we long for the day when we will be freed from the presence of sin.
Apr 26, 2018
#258 – The Sign of the Covenant (Genesis 9:16)
God has given a visible picture that reminds the people of God of His covenant.
Apr 25, 2018
#257 – Great is Thy Faithfulness (Genesis 8:21-22)
God is sustaining all of creation and will continue to do so until the new heavens and the new earth.
Apr 24, 2018
#256 – All That God Commanded (Genesis 7:5)
God knows what is best for us. In light of this, we must obey all that He has commanded.
Apr 23, 2018
#255 – God's Covenant (Genesis 6:17–18)
Amid judgment, we see a picture of God's faithfulness in providing protection for His people from the wrath that is deserved.
Apr 22, 2018
#254 – The Grievance of God (Genesis 6:5–6)
We all know the world is not as it should be, but sin and its effects are not just external. We are all plagued to the core and need a new heart.
Apr 21, 2018
#253 – Walk with God (Genesis 5:24)
We want the commentary on our lives to say we walked with God.
Apr 20, 2018
#252 – Examine Your Heart (Genesis 4:8)
Sin is detrimental to us individually and corporately. We must take the effects of sin seriously and repent.
Apr 19, 2018
#251 – The First Gospel (Genesis 3:15)
Sin ruined the intimacy between God and man, but God promised He would send One to restore that intimacy.
Apr 18, 2018
#250 – Created for His Presence (Genesis 3:10)
We are prone to run from God rather than communing with Him, the purposing for which we were made.
Apr 17, 2018
#249 – They Shall Become One (Genesis 2:24)
Marriage in the church must be shaped by the Word not by the world.
Apr 16, 2018
#248 – Work and Rest (Genesis 2:2–3)
Believers are to work hard, but must see the necessity of resting responsibly.
Apr 15, 2018
#247 – In the Image of God (Genesis 1:27)
We are created uniquely in God's image and are meant for relationship with Him.
Apr 14, 2018
#246 – In the Beginning, God (Genesis 1:1)
God is from everlasting to everlasting, the Creator and Sustainer of all things.
Apr 13, 2018
#245 – To Him Who is Able (Jude 1:24–25)
Jude's letter ends in a doxology that glorifies the only One who can keep us and present us blameless before God for all eternity.
Apr 12, 2018
#244 – Awaiting Ultimate Mercy (Jude 1:20–21)
In these verses, Jude gives a prescription for how we are to endure and pray as we anticipate Christ's return.
Apr 11, 2018
#243 – Contend for the Faith (Jude 1:3)
Believers are called to cling to God's Word and to not waver in defending the truth of the gospel.
Apr 10, 2018
#242 – Faithfully Play Your Part (Romans 16:6–15)
Paul takes time to mention less known members in the church. We should be encouraged that we are all valued by God and have been given a role in taking the gospel to the nations.
Apr 09, 2018
#241 – Where Christ Has Not Been Named (Romans 15:20-21)
We should pray that by God's grace, we might have the ambition of Paul to get the gospel where it has not yet gone.
Apr 08, 2018
#240 – Pursuing Peace (Romans 14:19)
We must strive to honor God in our relationships, not being quarrelsome but pursuing peace and building up others.
Apr 07, 2018
#239 – Instituted by God (Romans 13:1)
Government exists for good. We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us.
Apr 06, 2018
#238 – A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
Worship is more than what happens when we gather together with the church, it is a daily presenting of ourselves in submission before God.
Apr 05, 2018
#237 – Maintaining Our Awe of God (Romans 11:33)
We must avoid falling prey to losing sight of the glory of God and His grace that we experience right relationship with Him.
Apr 04, 2018
#236 – How Will They Hear? (Romans 10:14-15)
There are 2.8 billion people who have little to no access to the gospel. They will not hear unless we take the gospel to them.
Apr 03, 2018
#235 – We Need the Mercy of God (Romans 9:16)
Regardless of how well we perform, our will and work can never make us right before God.
Apr 02, 2018
#234 – Holy Week: Resurrection Sunday (John 20:11-18)
Christ has conquered death and united us with Him. In light of the reality of the resurrection, we live in this hope.
Apr 01, 2018
#233 – Holy Week: Saturday (Matthew 27:57-66)
Even amid uncertain circumstances, we know that God is faithful to deliver on all His promises.
Mar 31, 2018
#232 – Holy Week: Good Friday (Matthew 27:45-50)
Jesus stood at the cross separated from God, so that those who trust in Him never will be.
Mar 30, 2018
#231 – Holy Week: Thursday (Luke 22:14-20)
Jesus institutes a new meal, telling of His sacrifice for and redemption of sinners.
Mar 29, 2018
#230 – Holy Week: Wednesday (Psalm 2)
Leaders plotted to bring Christ's ministry to an end, but the schemes of man cannot stop purposes of God.
Mar 28, 2018
#229 – Holy Week: Tuesday (Matthew 21:23-27)
Jesus knows everything about us, yet He loves us and calls us His own.
Mar 27, 2018
#228 – Holy Week: Monday (Mark 11:15-19)
Jesus cleansing the temple serves as a warning to us all against removing God from the center of worship.
Mar 26, 2018
#227 – Holy Week: Palm Sunday (John 12:12-15)
Jesus enters Jerusalem in an unexpected way, surrounded by the praises of people who would soon scoff at His name.
Mar 25, 2018
#226 – God is Working for Our Good (Romans 8:28–30)
Everything we face, even suffering, is used by God for our eternal good.
Mar 24, 2018
#225 – Thanks be to God (Romans 7:24-25)
Christ has saved us from the penalty of sin. We now combat sin not merely by saying no, but by running to Christ.
Mar 23, 2018
#224 – Raised to Walk in Newness of Life (Romans 6:4)
We have been given new life in Christ and are called to live each day in light of that reality.
Mar 22, 2018
#223 – Peace with God (Romans 5:1)
Because of Christ's work on the cross, we are justified and enjoy peace with God.
Mar 21, 2018
#222 – Belief (Romans 4:3)
This is how God intends us to live—by believing Him.
Mar 20, 2018
#221 – The Essence of the Gospel (Romans 3:23–25)
Though you have sinned against a holy God, you can be justified by the grace of God—it's a gift made possible through Christ.
Mar 19, 2018
#220 – Kindness that Leads to Repentance (Romans 2:4)
The riches of His kindness toward us are intended to lead us to run from sin.
Mar 18, 2018
#219 – Obligated to Proclaim (Romans 1:14–16)
Ownership of the gospel creates an obligation with the gospel. We owe the gospel to the nations.
Mar 17, 2018
#218 – Our Lives Remembered (Nehemiah 13:31)
In the end, what we want is to have lived for the good of others and for the glory of God's name.
Mar 16, 2018
#217 – Rejoicing with Great Joy (Nehemiah 12:43)
In Christ, we have been given a joy that supercedes circumstances.
Mar 15, 2018
#216 – Every Member Matters (Nehemiah 11:19)
We should draw great comfort from the reality that the God of the universe values us.
Mar 14, 2018
#215 – A Covenant Community (Nehemiah 10:28–29)
Christians are called to join together for growth in Christ and for the advancement of His gospel to the ends of the earth.
Mar 13, 2018
#214 – Corporate Confession (Nehemiah 9:33–34)
Prayer is not merely an individual matter, but a corporate one. It is a means for the people of God to confess sin and revel in God's grace.
Mar 12, 2018
#213 – Reverence and Awe for God's Word (Nehemiah 8:5–6)
God has revealed Himself through His Word, which is cause for great worship and adoration.
Mar 11, 2018
#212 – Faithfulness and the Fear of God (Nehemiah 7:2)
We should want it to be said of us that we were faithful in all avenues of life, living in the fear of God.
Mar 10, 2018
#211 – Flee from Sin (Nehemiah 6:13)
Our sin never affects just us. Giving in to temptation can not only jeopardize our work and reputation, but even that of God.
Mar 09, 2018
#210 – Strengthen My Hands (Nehemiah 6:9)
This short prayer encourages us that God invites us to bring all our petitions to Him regardless of how big or small they may seem.
Mar 08, 2018
#209 – Battling Selfishness (Nehemiah 5:7)
We are prone to look out for our interests and not the interests of others.
Mar 07, 2018
#208 – Always be on Guard (Nehemiah 4:17-18)
Even in the midst of what is seemingly mundane, we must always be aware that we are involved in spiritual warfare.
Mar 06, 2018
#207 – Persevering in the Ordinary (Nehemiah 3:3)
Following God isn't always glamorous, but it's good, right, and God-honoring to be faithful and obedient even in the day-to-day tasks.
Mar 05, 2018
#206 – Enabled by God for Obedience (Nehemiah 2:19–20)
When God calls you to do something, you can be confident that He will enable to do what He's called you to do.
Mar 04, 2018
#205 – Prayer and Fasting for the Sake of God's Name (Nehemiah 1:4)
Like Nehemiah, we should pray and fast for the sake of God's name.
Mar 03, 2018
#204 – Come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20)
Christ has promised His return, and so until that day, we wait eagerly with hope.
Mar 02, 2018
#203 – The Greatest Aspect of Heaven (Revelation 21:3)
We will dwell with God forever––that is what makes heaven so glorious.
Mar 01, 2018
#202 – The Book of Life and the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15)
Everyone will either face eternal judgment or enjoy eternal life depending on whether they belong to Jesus Christ.
Feb 28, 2018
#201 – Christ, Our Conquering King (Revelation 19:11–16)
Christ will return in power to bring judgment to His enemies and to bring final salvation for His people.
Feb 27, 2018
#200 – The Kingdoms of this World are Passing (Revelation 18:10)
In an instant, God will bring to an end the kingdoms of this world. Therefore, we put all our trust in Him.
Feb 26, 2018
#199 – The Seduction of Immorality and Idolatry (Revelation 17:6)
Satan entices us with that which looks good, but in the end sin leads to death.
Feb 25, 2018
#198 – Like a Thief in the Night (Revelation 16:15)
Christ is coming back, so we should live with vigilance and expectancy.
Feb 24, 2018
#197 – A Song for All Ages (Revelation 15:3)
God's people will forever praise Him for His great and awesome deeds.
Feb 23, 2018
#196 – Blessed Are Those Who Die in the Lord (Revelation 14:13)
Because Christ has conquered death, all those who are in Him are blessed, even in death.
Feb 22, 2018
#195 – A Picture of Hell's Eternality (Revelation 14:11)
God's eternal judgment should lead us to live soberly, compassionately, and with the gospel on our lips.
Feb 21, 2018
#194 – Endure in Faith (Revelation 13:10)
The book of Revelation is a call to endure when it's not easy to follow Christ.
Feb 20, 2018
#193 – Christ's Blood Covers Us (Revelation 12:10–11)
There's coming a day when our accuser will be thrown down and silenced, and we will stand on the merit of the blood of Jesus.
Feb 19, 2018
#192 – Our God Wins (Revelation 11:15)
In the end, the day will come when the kingdom of this world becomes the Kingdom of our Lord. And He shall reign forever.
Feb 18, 2018
#191 – Bittersweet (Revelation 10:10)
At the same time that God's Word is sweet, it is also sobering.
Feb 17, 2018
#190 – The Danger of Refusing to Repent (Revelation 9:20–21)
God graciously warns us of sin's terrible consequences so that we might repent.
Feb 16, 2018
#189 – The Power of Prayer (Revelation 8:3–5)
God hears the prayers of His people, and He will one day cause His kingdom to be consummated on earth.
Feb 15, 2018
#188 – A Great Multitude from Every Nation (Revelation 7:9–10)
One day a great multitude from every nation will give praise to God and to the Lamb for their salvation.
Feb 14, 2018
#187 – The Cry of the Martyrs (Revelation 6:9–11)
Like martyrs who have gone before us, we ask God for grace to persevere in faith.
Feb 13, 2018
#186 – Singing a New Song to the Lamb (Revelation 5:9)
Christ has purchased people from every tribe with His blood, and therefore we sing a new song.
Feb 12, 2018
#185 – Holy Holy Holy (Revelation 4:8)
God is incomparable to anything else.
Feb 11, 2018
#184 – Receiving Reproof (Revelation 3:19)
We welcome God's discipline and reproof in our lives as evidence of His love for us.
Feb 10, 2018
#183 – Imprisoned for the Gospel (Revelation 2:10)
Suffering, tribulation, trials, and imprisonment are possibilities and even realities for many followers of Christ in the world.
Feb 09, 2018
#182 – There's Coming a Day (Revelation 1:7–8)
There's coming a day when Jesus will return and will bring an end to suffering, evil, and injustice. We live in light of that day.
Feb 08, 2018
#181 – Urgent Need (Titus 3:14)
God's Word is calling us to open our eyes to urgent need and to devote ourselves to good works.
Feb 07, 2018
#180 – Grace-filled Training (Titus 2:11–12)
It's the grace of God working in us that empowers us to live godly lives.
Feb 06, 2018
#179 – Praying for Our Pastors (Titus 1:5–9)
As our pastors submit to God's leadership over the church, we pray for them and submit to their leadership within the church.
Feb 05, 2018
#178 – Among All Nations (Isaiah 66:18)
We pray, give, go, and live toward seeing God's salvation known among all nations because we know that's where all history is headed.
Feb 04, 2018
#177 – Characteristics to Mark Us (Isaiah 66:2)
We humble ourselves before God and tremble at His Word; this is what He is looking for in our lives and what we pray would mark our churches.
Feb 03, 2018
#176 – A Warning Against Disobedience (Isaiah 65:12)
We have a tendency in our hearts to choose what we delight in instead of what God delights in. And God warns us against this.
Feb 02, 2018
#175 – The Potter and the Clay (Isaiah 64:8)
God uses all things in our lives to mold us, make us, and shape us. And we can trust Him because He's a good Father.
Feb 01, 2018
#174 – Recounting God's Steadfast Love (Isaiah 63:7)
We should regularly bring to mind God's faithfulness and His love toward us.
Jan 31, 2018
#173 – Keep Praying for God's Redemption (Isaiah 62:6–7)
We should continually plead with God in prayer to bring about the consummation of His promised redemption.
Jan 30, 2018
#172 – Jesus, the Spirit-Anointed Deliverer (Isaiah 61:1–3)
Jesus is the long-promised, Spirit-anointed deliverer of God's people.
Jan 29, 2018
#171 – The Lord Will Hasten the Day (Isaiah 60:22)
In light of the devastation of sin, our hope is that the Lord will bring about His salvation.
Jan 28, 2018
#170 – When Truth Stumbles (Isaiah 59:14)
When God's truth is spurned in the public square, and in our own lives, the results are disastrous.
Jan 27, 2018
#169 – Dead Rituals and True Righteousness (Isaiah 58:6-8)
God calls us not merely to go through religious routines, but to show justice and mercy to those in need.
Jan 26, 2018
#168 – Path to Peace (Isaiah 57:21)
"Peace with God is found in obedience to God. When we turn from God, toward sin, we are turning away from peace and toward unrest."
Jan 25, 2018
#167 – Holiness of God, Humility of Man (Isaiah 57:15)
If we want to know God and walk with Him, we should put ourselves low and be contrite in spirit before Him.
Jan 24, 2018
#166 – A House of Prayer (Isaiah 56:7)
Our lives, as followers of Christ and as churches, should be marked by prayer.
Jan 23, 2018
#165 – Transform Our Thoughts (Isaiah 55:8–9)
We are prone to think differently than God thinks, so we need to ask Him to reorient our ways to His will.
Jan 22, 2018
#164 – Relationship Marked by Delight (Isaiah 54:5)
We haven't been called to cold, monotonous religion; we have been called to a marriage relationship with the Lord of hosts.
Jan 21, 2018
#163 – Prone to Wander (Isaiah 53:6)
We are prone to turn aside from God's way to our own way. But Jesus has paid the price for every time we've wandered.
Jan 20, 2018
#162 – Beautiful Feet (Isaiah 52:7)
There are people all around us who need good news, and we have peace to publish and salvation to make known.
Jan 19, 2018
#161 – God Our Comfort (Isaiah 51:12)
We are afraid of all kinds of things in this world, but the God over the world says we have nothing to fear because He is our comfort.
Jan 18, 2018
#160 – Power to Save (Isaiah 50:2)
No matter how far people are gone in sin, no one is beyond the power of God to save.
Jan 17, 2018
#159 – Engraved on the Palms of His Hands (Isaiah 49:16)
God has us always before Him, and He cares for us and remembers us constantly.
Jan 16, 2018
#158 – God's Glory through His Grace (Isaiah 48:9–11)
God is driven with zeal for His own glory, for He alone is worthy of all glory.
Jan 15, 2018
#157 – Proper Perspective (Isaiah 47:9)
God can remove pictures of power and prestige in this world in an instant. We need to put our hope in Him alone.
Jan 14, 2018
#156 – The God Who Has No Equal (Isaiah 46:5)
God cannot compare to anyone or anything, for He is utterly unique.
Jan 13, 2018
#155 – God's Gracious Call to the Nations (Isaiah 45:22)
In His grace, God calls all nations to turn to Him for salvation.
Jan 12, 2018
#154 – Return to Me (Isaiah 44:22)
When we turn to God in repentance, God forgives our sins.
Jan 11, 2018
#153 – Fear Not, I Am with You (Isaiah 43:1–3)
God's people will face trials, but we have the promises of God's presence and salvation.
Jan 10, 2018
#152 – Guard Us from Idolatry (Isaiah 42:8)
God alone deserves our worship, so we should flee every form of idolatry.
Jan 09, 2018
#151 – No Reason to Fear (Isaiah 41:10)
Those who have trusted in Christ have nothing to fear, for God is our Helper; He promises to uphold us.
Jan 08, 2018
#150 – Everlasting (Isaiah 40:28–31)
We have no strength apart from God whose might is everlasting.
Jan 07, 2018
#149 – God's Word Will Stand Forever (Isaiah 40:8)
Live today for that which will matter forever by spending time in God's everlasting Word.
Jan 06, 2018
#148 – The Temptation of Selfishness (Isaiah 39:8)
We are tempted to always look at things around us through the lens of how they affect us rather than others.
Jan 05, 2018
#147 – God Hears the Prayers of His People (Isaiah 38:4–5)
God, who is all-wise and all-powerful, hears our prayers. So pray with confidence.
Jan 04, 2018
#146 – So That Your Name May Be Known (Isaiah 37:20)
God aims to make His glory known in all the earth. We should long to be used to that end.
Jan 03, 2018
#145 – The World's Empty Promises (Isaiah 36:16)
The world promises us many things, but only God provides ultimate satisfaction.
Jan 02, 2018
#144 – Everlasting Joy on Their Heads (Isaiah 35:10)
God's gracious salvation brings everlasting joy for His people.
Jan 01, 2018
#143 – A Sobering Picture of Judgment (Isaiah 34:10)
God's judgment in hell is eternal, so trust in Jesus and tell others about Him.
Dec 31, 2017
#142 – God, Be My Strength (Isaiah 33:2)
God is our strength, for we are weak and needy.
Dec 30, 2017
#141 – A Shelter from the Storm (Isaiah 32:1–2)
Jesus, our righteous king, provides us with protection and ultimate satisfaction.
Dec 29, 2017
#140 – Don't Trust in the Things of this World (Isaiah 31:1)
We should trust in God, not the things of this world, for strength and provision.
Dec 28, 2017
#139 – The Lord Waits to Be Gracious to You (Isaiah 30:18)
God delights to pour out His grace on His people.
Dec 27, 2017
#138 – Hiding from the Lord's Counsel (Isaiah 29:15)
Don't hide from the counsel of the Lord; heed it because it leads to life.
Dec 26, 2017
#137 – The Counsel and Wisdom of the Lord (Isaiah 28:29)
Every moment of every day, we can come to the Lord who is excellent in wisdom and perfect in counsel.
Dec 25, 2017
#136 – Evil Will Be No More (Isaiah 27:1)
There is coming a day when the Lord will slay evil.
Dec 24, 2017
#135 – One Driving Desire (Isaiah 26:8)
Be driven with one desire—that the glory of God would be made known in and through us.
Dec 23, 2017
#134 – Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3–4)
Amidst the turmoil, there is a peace to be found in God that nothing in this world can rob you of.
Dec 22, 2017
#133 – Death Swallowed Up (Isaiah 25:7–9)
One day death itself will be no more, and God Himself will wipe away our tears.
Dec 21, 2017
#132 – The Effects of Sin (Isaiah 24:5–6)
The effects of sin are all around us—in our lives, in our families, in our culture—which leads us to hope in Christ.
Dec 20, 2017
#131 – Warning to the Wealthy (Isaiah 23:9)
Apart from God and His goodness and grace, we have nothing.
Dec 19, 2017
#130 – Ultimate Satisfaction (Isaiah 22:12–13)
We're surrounded by fleeting pleasures, but only God can fully satisfy and completely fulfill us.
Dec 18, 2017
#129 – Sure Foundation (Isaiah 21:16–17)
Whatever God says in His Word will stand.
Dec 17, 2017
#128 – Demonstrate What You Profess (Isaiah 20:2)
There should be a relationship between our profession of faith in Christ and our demonstration of what it means to walk in Christ.
Dec 16, 2017
#127 – The Mercy of Discipline (Isaiah 19:22)
God, in His mercy, disciplines us so that we might return to Him and be healed.
Dec 15, 2017
#126 – Where All of History is Heading (Isaiah 18:7)
All nations will bow before God. This is where history is heading.
Dec 14, 2017
#125 – The Futility of Our Idols (Isaiah 17:7)
We must flee the idols of this world and trust the one true God.
Dec 13, 2017
#124 – The Compassion of God (Isaiah 16:9)
God has compassion on sinners and desires their salvation.
Dec 12, 2017
#123 – Mercy in the Midst of Judgment (Isaiah 15:5)
We deserve the just wrath of God and yet He loves us and shows us mercy in the midst of judgment.
Dec 11, 2017
#122 – God's Promises Will Stand (Isaiah 14:24)
God, in His providence, plans and purposes certain things, and He brings those things to pass. We can trust His promises.
Dec 10, 2017
#121 – Weeping and Wailing (Isaiah 13:6)
God's judgment is near, so may our weeping and wailing turn into witnessing so that others might be found in Him on that day.
Dec 09, 2017
#120 – Joyously Drawing from the Well (Isaiah 12:3)
God has made salvation possible for us, and we can draw from those wells with joy every day, all day.
Dec 08, 2017
#119 – The Praise of the Nations (Isaiah 11:10)
Jesus will be made known and praised and proclaimed among all nations of the world.
Dec 07, 2017
#118 – Run from Sin (Isaiah 10:4)
Run from sin that you have become comfortable with and live a life of repentance.
Dec 06, 2017
#117 – Unto Us a Child Is Born (Isaiah 9:6–7)
Look for opportunities to bring joy to others through true and timely words.
Dec 05, 2017
#116 – Fear God (Isaiah 8:13)
We are tempted to be afraid of many things, but when we realize who God is and that He's with us, we don't have to fear man.
Dec 04, 2017
#115 – God With Us (Isaiah 7:14)
God has miraculously come to His people in the person of His Son through a young virgin.
Dec 03, 2017
#114 – My Life Belongs to You (Isaiah 6:8)
Once God graciously saves us, we should naturally desire to be used by Him.
Dec 02, 2017
#113 – A People Marked by Justice (Isaiah 5:7)
God loves His people deeply, but expects them to act justly.
Dec 01, 2017
#112 – Complete and Beautiful Restoration (Isaiah 4:4–6)
God restores His people from the penalty and the power of sin.
Nov 30, 2017
#111 – Open Defiance (Isaiah 3:9)
We need to be careful that we're not openly flaunting or taking pride in sin.
Nov 29, 2017
#110 – Stop Trusting Man (Isaiah 2:22)
God's people are tempted to put their ultimate trust in men instead of putting their trust in Him.
Nov 28, 2017
#109 – Repent of Sin (Isaiah 1:18–20)
God, in His grace, has designed for us to experience life and goodness in Him. We must repent.
Nov 27, 2017
#108 – Make Disciples (Matthew 28:18–20)
Our purpose on this earth is to go today and introduce more people to Jesus.
Nov 26, 2017
#107 – His Forsakenness for Our Reconciliation (Matthew 27:46)
Jesus has endured our forsakenness on our behalf so that we can be reconciled to God.
Nov 25, 2017
#106 – Pouring Ourselves Out (Matthew 26:6–7)
The sacrificial, selfless devotion of our lives is a beautiful thing before God.
Nov 24, 2017
#105 – Be Ready for Christ's Return (Matthew 25:13)
The reality of Christ's imminent return should compel us to be ready and faithful.
Nov 23, 2017
#104 – A Testimony to All Nations (Matthew 24:14)
God has promised that the gospel will be proclaimed throughout the world, and so we pray and live to that end.
Nov 22, 2017
#103 – Live to Exalt Christ, Not Yourself (Matthew 23:12)
We are constantly tempted to exalt ourselves, so we must pray for humility.
Nov 21, 2017
#102 – The Primary Command (Matthew 22:35–38)
The primary command God intends to govern our lives is to walk in a love relationship with Him, not out of duty but delight.
Nov 20, 2017
#101 – The Temple's Purpose (Matthew 21:12–13)
Jesus is passionate about our lives being focused on seeking God.
Nov 19, 2017
#100 – Jesus Came to Serve Us (Matthew 20:28)
Jesus did not come to be served, but rather to serve weak and needy sinners.
Nov 18, 2017
#99 – Walking Away from Eternal Treasure (Matthew 19:22)
A rich young ruler walks away from eternal treasure for the sake of temporary pleasure.
Nov 17, 2017
#98 – Jesus' Promise in Church Discipline (Matthew 18:20)
Jesus promises to be with us as we call fellow church members to repentance
Nov 16, 2017
#97 – Trusting in God's Power, Not Our Own (Matthew 17:19–21)
Nothing is impossible for those who trust in the power of God to accomplish the will of God.
Nov 15, 2017
#96 – Upon this Rock (Matthew 16:18)
Jesus is building His church, and the gates of hell cannot stop Him.
Nov 14, 2017
#95 – The Danger of Vain Worship (Matthew 15:8–9)
It is possible to worship God in vain, with hearts that are far from Him.
Nov 13, 2017
#94 – Jesus Working through Us (Matthew 14:19)
God puts His power and love on display through His people.
Nov 12, 2017
#93 – Christ, Our Treasure (Matthew 13:44)
Jesus is worth more than everything this world offers us.
Nov 11, 2017
#92 – Christ, Our Servant (Matthew 12:17–21)
God in the flesh has come to people who are bruised and battered and doesn't crush us but serves us with His mercy.
Nov 10, 2017
#91 – The Yoke of Christ (Matthew 11:28–30)
Jesus has invited us to be in the yoke with Him, to experience His power, strength, grace, and mercy working in and through us on a moment-by-moment basis.
Nov 09, 2017
#90 – Fearless Faith (Matthew 10:28)
If we have already died with Christ and we are so focused on eternity, nothing man can do to us even matters.
Nov 08, 2017
#89 – A Plentiful Harvest (Matthew 9:37–38)
The problem is not that the harvest isn't ready to hear, it's that the laborers are few. So we pray to the Lord of the harvest.
Nov 07, 2017
#88 – Fasting and Longing for the Bridegroom (Matthew 9:14–15)
Fasting expresses our longing for Christ, our Heavenly Bridegroom.
Nov 06, 2017
#87 – The Cost of Following Jesus (Matthew 8:18–22)
Jesus calls every follower to live with unconditional trust and undivided affection for Him.
Nov 05, 2017
#86 – Your Father Knows What's Best (Matthew 7:7–11)
We can trust God's goodness in prayer, even when we don't get what we asked for.
Nov 04, 2017
#85 – The Primary Purpose of Prayer (Matthew 6:7–8)
The primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know Someone.
Nov 03, 2017
#84 – The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3–12)
We pray that our lives would be marked by these characteristics.
Nov 02, 2017
#83 – Fishers of Men (Matthew 4:19)
Making disciples is a basic essential of what it means to be a disciple.
Nov 01, 2017
#82 – An Eternal Reality (Matthew 3:12)
The King has come to save us, but if we don't turn and trust in Him, we will experience His wrath and punishment forever.
Oct 31, 2017
#81 – God's Global Purpose (Matthew 2:1–2)
We see, from Jesus' birth, that the global purpose of God is the glad praise of Jesus among all the peoples of the world.
Oct 30, 2017
#80 – A Breath-Taking Genealogy (Matthew 1:1)
Matthew's genealogy identifies Jesus as the promised Savior and the center of history.
Oct 29, 2017
#79 – Pray for Open Doors (Colossians 4:2–4)
We should be devoted to praying for the spread of the gospel around the world.
Oct 28, 2017
#78 – Let the Word Dwell in You Richly (Colossians 3:16)
May God's Word dwell in us richly, so that it might flow from us to build up others.
Oct 27, 2017
#77 – Don't Be Taken Captive (Colossians 2:8)
We must be on guard against Satan's strategies to pull us away from Christ.
Oct 26, 2017
#76 – Praying for Your Church (Colossians 1:9–12)
Paul's prayer for the Colossians helps pray for fellow church members.
Oct 25, 2017
#75 – A Life Worthy of Imitation (Philippians 4:9)
We should be living our lives in such a way that what the people around us learn from us would teach them to follow Christ.
Oct 24, 2017
#74 – Eternal Citizenship (Philippians 3:20–21)
Believers in Christ may be citizens of a country here, but their real citizenship is in heaven.
Oct 23, 2017
#73 – Self-Less Ambition (Philippians 2:3)
This picture of humility is thinking less about yourself and more about the significance of others.
Oct 22, 2017
#72 – A Prayer for Those Around Us (Philippians 1:9–11)
We pray specifically for the people around us and that God would be glorified in their lives.cop
Oct 21, 2017
#71 – Persevering in Prayer (Ephesians 6:18)
We should persevere in prayer, asking God for boldness to proclaim the gospel.
Oct 20, 2017
#70 – The Profound Mystery of Marriage (Ephesians 5:33)
Our marriages should offer the world a picture of the relationship of Christ to the church.
Oct 19, 2017
#69 – The Right Way to Speak (Ephesians 4:29)
Our speech should not be corrupting, but rather edifying to others.
Oct 18, 2017
#68 – A Spirit-Inspired Prayer (Ephesians 3:14–21)
Paul's Spirit-inspired prayer is a model for our own prayers for other believers.
Oct 17, 2017
#67 – A GOSPEL Acrostic (Ephesians 2:8–9)
We are saved by grace through faith in Christ.
Oct 16, 2017
#66 – Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3–6)
We are saved solely due to God's sovereign mercy and grace in Christ.
Oct 15, 2017
#65 – Boasting in the Cross (Galatians 6:14)
Apart from Christ's death on the cross, we deserve nothing but condemnation from God.
Oct 14, 2017
#64 – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)
Only God, by His Spirit, can produce this fruit in our lives.
Oct 13, 2017
#63 – Adopted by God (Galatians 4:4–7)
Not only are we redeemed, but we are adopted by God as His children.
Oct 12, 2017
#62 – The Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13)
The law condemns us, but Jesus chose to take the curse of the law upon Himself in our place.
Oct 11, 2017
#61 – Crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20)
We die to ourselves and live by faith in Christ, trusting in Him because He loves us.
Oct 10, 2017
#60 – Gospel Distortions (Galatians 1:6-8)
We don't come to Christ to get health or wealth or prosperity; we come to Christ to get Christ.
Oct 09, 2017
#59 – A Woman Who Fears the Lord (Proverbs 31:30)
This is what is worthy of honor: a woman who fears the Lord, who walks in wisdom and His way.
Oct 08, 2017
#58 – Proven True (Proverbs 30:5)
When we look at the inspired Word of God, we can have confidence that it is true.
Oct 07, 2017
#57 – We Need the Word of God (Proverbs 29:18)
What's necessary is not a vision that we create for the future but revelation from God.
Oct 06, 2017
#56 – Prosperity in Confession (Proverbs 28:13)
Prosperity is actually found, not in concealing sin, but in confessing it, forsaking it, and finding mercy.
Oct 05, 2017
#55 – The Praise of Men (Proverbs 27:2, 21)
We need God's help not to seek the praise of men and that when it comes, to pass the test.
Oct 04, 2017
#54 – Don't Return to Foolishness (Proverbs 26:11)
When we realize that we've done something foolish, we need to ask God to help us remember the cost of our foolishness.
Oct 03, 2017
#53 – Godly Enjoyment versus Sinful Indulgence (Proverbs 25:16)
The good gifts God gives are to be enjoyed but not indulged in improperly.
Oct 02, 2017
#52 – Accountable to Proclaim (Proverbs 24:11–12)
God is calling people to rescue from death those who have never heard the gospel.
Oct 01, 2017
#51 – Focus on the Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 23:17)
When you are tempted to envy people around you, fight that temptation by focusing on the fear of the Lord all day long.
Sep 30, 2017
#50 – Humility's Reward (Proverbs 22:4)
There is reward that comes with humility and fear of the Lord.
Sep 29, 2017
#49 – Opening Our Ears to the Cry of the Poor (Proverbs 21:13)
God cares about the poor and calls us to care about the poor and respond to their cry.
Sep 28, 2017
#48 – Walking in Integrity (Proverbs 20:7)
Our walk with God has an effect on the people around us.
Sep 27, 2017
#47 – Slow to Anger (Proverbs 19:11)
We are prone to be quick-tempered, but wisdom causes us to be slow to anger.
Sep 26, 2017
#46 – An Intelligent Heart (Proverbs 18:15)
The intelligent heart humbly seeks more knowledge.
Sep 25, 2017
#45 – The Gift of Friendship (Proverbs 17:17)
We need people around us who love us and help us walk through adversity, and we need to do this for others.
Sep 24, 2017
#44 – Humble Planning (Proverbs 16:9)
We want our plans to align with God's plan.
Sep 23, 2017
#43 – Just the Right Word (Proverbs 15:23)
Look for opportunities to bring joy to others through true and timely words.
Sep 22, 2017
#42 – A Tranquil Heart (Proverbs 14:30)
We are prone to envy, which is why we need God to grant us contentment in Him.
Sep 21, 2017
#41 – Disciplining Our Children in Love (Proverbs 13:24)
We are to discipline our children in love for their eternal good.
Sep 20, 2017
#40 – Why We Should Love Discipline (Proverbs 12:1)
God's discipline is good for us, and we should want Him to keep us on the right path.
Sep 19, 2017
#39 – A Tree of Life (Proverbs 11:30)
Our words and our lives should draw those around us to God's salvation in Christ.
Sep 18, 2017
#38 – Watching Our Words (Proverbs 10:19)
There's wisdom that's found in thinking before we speak.
Sep 17, 2017
#37 – Know God More (Proverbs 9:10)
The more we know God, the wiser we will be.
Sep 16, 2017
#36 – Seek Wisdom (Proverbs 8:35-36)
When we find wisdom, we find life.
Sep 15, 2017
#35 – The Cost of Sexual Immorality (Proverbs 7:22-23)
Sexual sin brings devastation and costs us our lives.
Sep 14, 2017
#34 – Hate What God Hates, Love What He Loves (Proverbs 6:16-19)
We pray for God to help us walk in righteousness.
Sep 13, 2017
#33 – An Exhortation for Marriage (Proverbs 5:18)
This proverb beckons husbands and wives to look at their spouses and rejoice in them.
Sep 12, 2017
#32 – Guard Your Heart (Proverbs 4:23)
Where we place our affections and fix our minds is going to direct everything in our lives.
Sep 11, 2017
#31 – God Is Our Confidence (Proverbs 3:23-26)
God promises that when we are pursuing Him, we have no reason to fear.
Sep 10, 2017
#30 – God Is the Giver of Wisdom (Proverbs 2:6-11)
We pray that God would pour wisdom into our hearts by His grace.
Sep 09, 2017
#29 – Wisdom Starts with Worship (Proverbs 1:7)
God-fearing worship leads to God-given wisdom.
Sep 08, 2017
#28 – Unhindered (Acts 28:30-31)
Nothing can stop the spread of the gospel in the world.
Sep 07, 2017
#27 – God's Sovereignty, Man's Responsibility (Acts 27:21-26)
There is a mystery of how God works in His sovereignty alongside man's responsibility.
Sep 06, 2017
#26 – Driving Motivation (Acts 26:28-29)
We should long for the people around us to know and believe the gospel of Christ.
Sep 05, 2017
#25 – Reflecting the Character of Christ (Acts 25:7-8)
We will face challenges as followers of Christ, but may our character be blameless.
Sep 04, 2017
#24 – Trusting that God has a Bigger Plan (Acts 24:27)
When we wonder "why" in the midst of challenges, we pray with trust in God and His plan.
Sep 03, 2017
#23 – The Lord Stood by Me (Acts 23:11)
We can have courage in every circumstance because Christ is with us.
Sep 02, 2017
#22 – From Persecutor to Proclaimer (Acts 22:4)
Followers of Christ should pray that God would save those who persecute the church.
Sep 01, 2017
#21 – Embracing Costly Obedience (Acts 21:10–13)
Believers should resolve to obey, even when it's costly, because Christ is worth it.
Aug 31, 2017
#20 – If Only I May Finish My Course (Acts 20:24)
Our lives should be aimed at the spread of the gospel of God's grace.
Aug 30, 2017
#19 – A Massive Gospel Effect (Acts 19:8–10)
We should share the gospel right where we are, praying that God would multiply our efforts like He did for Paul.
Aug 29, 2017
#18 – Keep Speaking the Gospel (Acts 18:9–10)
Jesus encourages us to keep speaking the gospel—even when it's not easy, when we face challenges, and when we are tempted to be silent.
Aug 28, 2017
#17 – Provoked to Action (Acts 17:16)
Seeing idolatry should provoke our spirits, by God's grace, to proclaim the goodness and grace and glory of God.
Aug 27, 2017
#16 – Only God Can Open Our Hearts (Acts 16:14)
While the gospel is being shared, God does a supernatural work to open our hearts to listen and believe.
Aug 26, 2017
#15 – Spirit-driven Consensus (Acts 15:28)
When in disagreement, believers come together in the Word and in prayer, asking that God lead them to Spirit-driven consensus.
Aug 25, 2017
#14 – Suffer Well (Acts 14:21)
If we are going to be serious about following and proclaiming Christ, it will not be easier for us in this world.
Aug 24, 2017
#13 – Sending Out Missionaries (Acts 13:2-3)
God, by His Spirit, sets apart certain men and women from local churches for the spread of the gospel in places where the gospel has not yet gone.
Aug 23, 2017
#12 – The Word of God Increased and Multiplied (Acts 12:24)
Our confidence is not in people or circumstances, but in God's unchanging and powerful Word.
Aug 22, 2017
#11 – Anonymous Church Planters (Acts 11:19–21)
God uses unknown, everyday believers to carry out his work.
Aug 21, 2017
#10 – For All the Peoples of the World (Acts 10:34–35)
The gospel is for every people group on the planet.
Aug 20, 2017
#9 – Walking in Fear and Comfort (Acts 9:31)
The church ought to walk in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Spirit.
Aug 19, 2017
#8 – Ordinary Believers Spreading the Gospel (Acts 8:4)
The gospel spreads through the scattering and proclamation of ordinary believers.
Aug 18, 2017
#7 – Jesus is Interceding for Us (Acts 7:55)
Christ's intercession gives us boldness and peace in every circumstance.
Aug 17, 2017
#6 – Full of Faith, the Spirit, Grace, and Power (Acts 6:5, 8)
We should want to be described like Stephen––full of the Spirit, faith, grace, and power.
Aug 16, 2017
#5 – We Must Obey God Rather than Men (Acts 5:29)
Pleasing God ought to be our motivation, not the applause of man.
Aug 15, 2017
#4 – Sovereign Lord (Acts 4:24)
When you're facing persecution, it's good to know your God is sovereign.
Aug 14, 2017
#3 – Never Neglect the Needs of the One (Acts 3:4)
Those who are passionate about reaching the many should also be passionate about reaching the one.
Aug 13, 2017
#2 – Devoted to the Word and Prayer (Acts 2:42)
God, help us to know you and know your Word.
Aug 12, 2017
#1 – You Will Be My Witnesses (Acts 1:8)
God has placed His power in you so that you can be a witness—at any moment.
Aug 11, 2017