The OC Daily Minute (Page 66)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 66)

May 16, 2016

As we discussed in the message this weekend, I know that everyone longs for happiness. And I will never tell them to deny or repress that desire. It is never a problem to want to be satisfied. The problem is being satisfied too easily. Everyone who longs for satisfaction once they come to know Jesus should no longer seek it from money or power or lust, but should come…

May 13, 2016

Why God Allows Suffering God will sometimes allow suffering and sickness to get our attention! For instance, we may be rebelling against Him, and He wants it to stop. This was the case with the reluctant prophet Jonah. Psalm 119:67 says, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey Your word.” So the Lord may allow a hard situation to wake us up to our real…

May 12, 2016

God’s Purpose In Suffering BY RICK WARREN 14 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Psalms 23:4 NIV). Did Jesus suffer? Was Jesus sometimes lonely? Was he tempted to be discouraged? Was he misunderstood, maligned and criticized unjustly? The answer to all…

May 11, 2016

The Purpose Of Redemptive Suffering BY RICK WARREN 13 “God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things.” (2 Corinthians 1:4, 6 NLT) Your pain often reveals God’s…

May 10, 2016

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. “I consider” are the two words that tip us off as to how Paul was able to be beat so often, run out of town so often, imprisoned so often, and even walked outside the city and executed. He took his mind and placed it where it needed to be -on the “glory…

May 9, 2016

1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. How long is a “little while”? If you are like me then you are not a huge fan of pain. I’m ready for it to be over instantly! If we can get past the “little while” though, then we see…

May 5, 2016

1 Corinthians 11:1 Everyone has an opinion. Everyone has something to say about how you should be living your life. So how do we balance when the Bible says about mentors, but also guard our life and heart from the many interruptions and distractions? How do we ensure that we’re listening to those who are truly guiding us in the way God would have us go? In this text…

May 4, 2016

Ecclesiastes 4:10 If you’ve ever seen a child fall, you know the look. It’s the tear filled strain for someone of comfort and trust to reach out to. When a baby falls they look around for mom and dad, for grandma and grandpa, for anyone who can help them. One of the greatest rewards of mentoring is the security of someone to look to in the moment when we fall. It’s…

May 3, 2016

Proverbs 1:5 It’s hard to take advice sometimes isn’t it? I mean the American dream is all about pulling yourself up by your own boot straps. Making it your way or your work. We really do pride ourselves on making it on our own. We put men on pedestals who have defied the norm, ignore the critics, and went about it their own way, who learned their own lessons, who took…

May 2, 2016

Titus 2:3-5 Monday Imagine what the church would look like if we began to live this verse? Imagine how different your life would be if others had? We talked this week about the importance of the relationships we are engaging in and a lot of time we look at our relationships from a very selfish perspective. We wonder how will this person help me, and how will their company…

April 29, 2016

1 John 2:11 But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes. Lots to think about this week and consider.  Prayerfully, like me, Jesus has been showing you some parts of yourself that you weren’t quite aware existed.  I don’t know many people who actually think…

April 28, 2016

James 2:9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. Is it possible to not be partial?  I don’t think it is personally.  Maybe you are better than me, but the truth is that I am quite partial to many people in my life over others.  When you read this scripture for today it would be easy to feel guilt immediately for…