The OC Daily Minute (Page 53)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 53)

April 15, 2016

Adrian Rogers “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7   DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:   If you’re like most people, you don’t realize your dependency on God until you’re burned out from stress—either self-induced or caused by circumstances beyond your control.   Why is…

April 14, 2016

Charles Stanley   2 Chronicles 20:1-15   From Scripture, we see the importance and effectiveness of praying with spiritual authority. Elijah, for example, boldly challenged the prophets of Baal because he knew the Lord would hear and answer. And King Jehoshaphat sought God for direction and strength—and called upon the nation to do the same.   Their…

April 13, 2016

John Piper    He said to them, “Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.” (Deuteronomy 32:46–47)  …

April 12, 2016

Rick Warren   “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” (Matthew 19:26 NIV) Everything is possible with God. “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’” (Matthew 19:26 NIV). Why did Saddleback Church launch The PEACE Plan? What makes us think that we…

April 11, 2016

This week we will hear from a few different Pastors voices on using this power we talked about this weekend.   James Mcdonald:   Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him (Romans 8:8–9, ESV).…

April 8, 2016

“For Thou art my hope, O Lord God: Thou art my trust from my youth.” – Psalm 71:5 What we have learned this week is “hope” doesn’t mean “maybe.” We may use it that way in modern English, but that’s not what the word “hope” means when used in Scripture. “Hope” means certainty, but not just any certainty. When the Bible says “hope,” it means a rock-ribbed assurance…

April 7, 2016

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13, esv). The energy to live the Christian life is found in one place—in our focused, conscious choice to put our hope in Jesus. Hope is the confident expectation that something better is coming…

April 6, 2016

“Imitators of those who through faith and patience” Let’s check out this connection between hope and faith. Hope is that part of faith that focuses on the future. In biblical terms, when faith is directed to the future, you can call it hope. But faith can focus on the past and the present too, so faith is the larger term. You can see this in Hebrews 11:1. This is the…

April 5, 2016

“Full Assurance of Hope” Now let’s look at “the full assurance of hope” in verse 11. It means hope which is fully assured. Hope which is confident. Hope that has certainty in it. It is not finger-crossing hope. It is not the “I wish” gaze as you watch the point guard shoot a 3 point shot in the last ten seconds when you are down by two points. In fact, verse 12…

April 4, 2016

Hebrews 6: 9-12 Though we speak thus, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things that belong to salvation. For God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love which you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness in realizing the full assurance of hope until the end, so…

April 1, 2016

Salvation from the future wrath of God. “We wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10; Romans 5:10). Our own resurrection from the dead. “We know that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence” (2 Corinthians 4:14; Romans 6:4;…

March 31, 2016

Jesus’ personal fellowship and protection. “I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Matthew 28:20). Proof of coming judgment. “God has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead” (Acts 17:31).