The OC Daily Minute (Page 53)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 53)

June 22, 2015

Psalm 127:3-5 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate. This is my favorite fathering verse!  It speaks of the practical aspect of my boys…

June 19, 2015

The Determination to Serve Oswald Chambers The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve… —Matthew 20:28 Jesus also said, “Yet I am among you as the One who serves” (Luke 22:27). Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s— “…ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). We somehow have the idea that a person called to the ministry is…

June 18, 2015

A Passion to Serve God Charles F. Stanley Ephesians 2:8-10  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Oswald Chambers, author of My…

June 17, 2015

Seizing Opportunities to Serve Adrian Rogers “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10 Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37? He was on a journey but stopped and helped a bruised and broken man. He didn’t make excuses saying, “It’s none of my business.”…

June 16, 2015

The Gain of Serving God John Piper “They will become his slaves so that they may learn the difference between my service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.” (2 Chronicles 12:8) Serving God is utterly different from serving anyone else. God is extremely jealous that we understand this — and enjoy it. For example, he commands us, “Serve the Lord with…

June 15, 2015

We Serve God By Serving Others BY RICK WARREN Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Mark 10:43 (MSG) The world defines greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige, and position. If you can demand service from others, you’ve arrived. In our me-first culture, acting like a servant is not a popular concept. Jesus, however, measured greatness in terms of…

June 12, 2015

Romans 12:3-83 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members,[a] and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and…

June 11, 2015

Hebrews 10:19-2219 Therefore, brothers,[a] since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean…

June 10, 2015

‘Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name’ [Hebrews 13:15]. Connected to the concept of sacrifice is the concept of praise as sacrifice, and here, even in the Old Testament, the boundary between priest and people is removed. ‘I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your…

June 9, 2015

Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[b] Do not be conformed to this world,[c] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[d]…

June 8, 2015

‘May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.’ Psalm 141:2 Priests were basically the professionals who went to God on the behalf of the followers; one of their responsibilities was that they offered incense offerings to the Lord. These were very costly offerings only the priests were allowed to offer, and…

June 5, 2015

PSALM 103:3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Forgives Heals, Redeems, Loves, and Renews!  Everyone of us right now is dealing with something where we could use a one of these…