The OC Daily Minute (Page 56)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 56)

July 27, 2015

Acts 1:6 So when they had come together,……. Acts 2:1…….they were all together in one place. Hebrews 10:19-25 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us…

July 24, 2015

Eph 4:11–12 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, In a normal business leadership situation the people who are the most talented or most connected are the ones who rise through the ranks.  The church is not a normal organization, we are all…

July 23, 2015

Eph 4:2–3 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There are so many things that divide us.  Political, style, preference, upbringing, economics, race, athleticism, looks…..  With all those things in mind I must admit that I am so grateful for how Paul says to the…

July 22, 2015

Acts 6:2-3 – And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. Balance is something to be strived for in the church corporately,…

July 21, 2015

Acts 20:35 “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” How amazing is God’s design in creating the church! God could immediately and directly pour his grace into us, giving us all the nourishment we…

July 20, 2015

Matthew 22:38-40 – “This is the great and foremost commandment. “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” I challenged/ bribed my five children to memorize verse 39 last week and they all quoted it this morning for me.  I followed their…

July 17, 2015

Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. We will conclude with this question that maybe is the most important one once we get a firm grip on grace.   Do I have a confidence to defend this freedom?  One good way to know that you understand…

July 16, 2015

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Movement is proof of life.  Have you ever poked someone because they were lying so still that it scared you?  The same is true of our spiritual lives, sitting on what we know to be true was never Jesus’ intention in setting us…

July 15, 2015

Romans 5:1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. If we have really taken hold of the truth the Bible has taught us in the past two days then this is progressively the natural next question for us to ask: Am I experiencing the…

July 14, 2015

ROMANS 11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. Now that we are clear that it is GRACE ALONE that saves us, let’s move to this question: Am I trying to mix Law and Grace?  Law says I must do something to please God, while grace says that God has finished the work for me and all I need do is believe…