The OC Daily Minute (Page 53)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 53)

July 19, 2016

James 1 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Righteous Anger Temper tantrums, uncontrolled fits of rage, lingering bitterness, grudges, retaliation, revenge, harm toward others “Slow to become angry” is the…

July 18, 2016

There were 5 basic categories that we covered in the message for us to concentrate on for those of us who want “to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph.4:24). I wouldn’t even know where to start, and I’m guessing you wouldn’t either, which is why I believe Paul gave us a starting point. A few weeks ago we talked…

July 15, 2016

After a few guest devotions this week today’s is provided by our very own, Scotty Neal. 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”…

July 14, 2016

Today’s Devotion is from Greg Laurie. Wanted: Authenticity “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.” —Matthew 5:13 There is a difference between a believer who is seeking to live a godly life, but struggling, and the person who…

July 13, 2016

Today’s Devotions are taken from Mel Caldicott at Essential Things Devotions. My kids love to play pretend games. For the boys it’s all about knights, Power Rangers and pirates. For my little girl she prefers to pretend things about princesses and mummies and daddies. (Talk about gender stereotypes, eh?) Do you remember being a kid and living your days in a…

July 12, 2016

Today’s Devotional is borrowed from Walk in the Word by James McDonald. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21, ESV). Authentic: it’s the real thing, not a knock-off or cheap replica. And authentic is one way we describe a life worth living. A person living…

July 8, 2016

Dirty God Day 5 Mark 10:15-16 “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it and He took them in His arms and blessed them, laying hands on them.” – Faith like a child. This is a phrase sometimes thrown out there by Christians and it’s important we know what it actually means. – This is not about…

July 7, 2016

Dirty God Day 4 Mark 10:14-16 “Let the children come unto me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it and He took them in His arms and blessed them, laying hands on them.” Jesus picked them up!! Jesus got dirty because He is a place to belong. He embodies…

July 6, 2016

Dirty God Day 3 Mark 10:14 “when Jesus saw it, He was indignant” -“indignant” is the Greek word “aganakteo” which means greatly afflicted and much displeased. –Why is Jesus so upset over this? Is it that big of a deal? We can infer that Jesus is upset because the disciples rejected these children and likely hurt their feelings. But I think the main point…

July 5, 2016

DIRTY GOD DAY 2 -What ideas do you have about Jesus? Today we are going to look at one popular, true story about Jesus and see that it points to his love and sends a message that he is a place to belong. Mark 10:13 “and they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them” -Matthew wrote to the Jews. Mark wrote to the…

July 4, 2016

DIRTY GOD Day 1 – The idea of a “dirty God” is offensive at first glance. Maybe it rubs you the wrong way. Maybe you think of the statement, “cleanliness is next to Godliness” and believed it was written in scripture. But, God did get dirty… This fact of history began 2000 years ago in a manger in Bethlehem, It changed history forever.…

July 1, 2016

2 Peter 3:7-13 But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is…