The OC Daily Minute (Page 58)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 58)

July 10, 2015

The Confidence of Stewardship – Tony Evans Mark 11:22 And Jesus answered the, “Have Faith in God” Being confident in stewardship is fundamentally an issue of faith. Faith relates to all of life. The definition of faith is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith accepts that what God has said is as good…

July 9, 2015

God Grows Your Faith in Six Phases By Rick Warren “Everything is possible for the person who has faith.” (Mark 9:23 GNT) The Bible says in Matthew 9:29, “According to your faith let it be done to you” (NIV). That’s the key to the great adventure of following Jesus Christ. God says, “You get to choose how much I bless your life. You believe, and I’ll do it. You believe,…

July 8, 2015

We Live by Faith – John Piper The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) Faith is a perfect fit with God’s future grace. It corresponds to the freedom and all-sufficiency of grace. And it calls attention to the glorious trustworthiness of God. One of the important implications of this…

July 7, 2015

How to Increase Your Faith 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 – We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.  Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the…

July 6, 2015

Patience During the Process – Adrian Rogers “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4   What does God want of you? He wants you to experience the fullness of Christ,…

July 3, 2015

1 Corinthians 12:7 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. The Holy Spirit USES US!  Manifestation is a big word.  It’s a very interesting and attractive word for sure.  Maybe thats why it’s so easy for us to get stuck there, all giddy inside, feeling like we are going to raise the dead, walk on water, or fly maybe.  We fixate on what the…

July 2, 2015

Galatians 5:18-21 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do…

July 1, 2015

Ephesians 3:16-19 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, THe Holy Spirit STRENGTHENS US!!  I’m guessing I don’t need to take any time convincing you that you are weak in some area?  Relationally, morally, discipline, physically, emotionally, spiritually etc…..?  Take a moment and…

June 30, 2015

Acts 13: 2 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” The Holy Spirit GUIDES US!  Barnabas and Saul got specific instructions, let that settle in for just a minute.  They got specific instructions from an invisible person.  Let me tell you why most of us get an…

June 29, 2015

Mark 13:11 11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit GIVES US WORDS!  Jesus tells Peter, James, John, and Andrew that they will be arrested later in life and the Holy Spirit will give them the words…

June 26, 2015

Proverbs 14:26 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. REFUGE: a place of safety or protection from enemies.  If your children were to define enemies we might hear about bullies, bosses, teachers, ex-boy/girlfriends, coaches, mean peers, even pimples might be in the category.  The question here, I think for us, is are we a…

June 25, 2105

Proverbs 3:11-12 11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. We would probably be all over the map in regards to the forms of discipline we think are appropriate to use.  However, while we may disagree on the form, I think we would all most likely…