Day 1: Christ is our redemption forever. With His own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. Hebrews 9:12 It no longer requires religious sacrifices for us to live fully redeemed. Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice so we could be secured forever to spend eternity with God. God loved us so much that He provided Jesus as the spotless Lamb to
Day 1: Goodness is in Him only. Just then a man came up to Jesus and inquired, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you ask Me about what is good? There is only One who is good.” Matthew 19:17-18 There is nothing we can do to earn our way into a right relationship with Jesus except to believe that He is God’s Son who died and
Day 1: Jesus personified mercy. I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. Matthew 9:13 God provided the sacrifice through His Son. He made His Son, Jesus, to be the person of mercy. It was at that point that God determined that we move our focus from our religious ideals of what we do to what Jesus did. Mercy is not just a concept to be emulated;
Day 1: Look to His sacrifice. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 There was no greater act of love than the sacrifice Jesus displayed on the cross. Keeping our eyes focused on that single act is the basis for our faith.
Day 1: Jesus has a plan for your life despite the severity of the storm. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 There are many times you find yourself in the middle of the storms of life and wonder, “How did I get here? This wasn’t the plan.” In your
Day 1: Following Jesus illuminates life. Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 There are only benefits when we choose to follow Jesus. He is the light of the world, and He allows that light to shine through us and in us. His words become like a flashlight shining on the
Day 1: A full life comes by seeking. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all of these things will be provided for you. Matthew 6:33 Jesus taught many times throughout the gospels that His desire, and the desire of the Father, was that we would live our lives to the fullest. He desires this so much that He even endured the cross so that our righteousness wouldn’t be something we had to work
Day 1: Servanthood is the way of Jesus. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: Philippians 2:5-7 Jesus showed possibly the greatest display of servitude when He wrapped Himself in flesh.
Key verse The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 One Sunday morning, I woke up short of breath. I’d never had any issues breathing in my entire life. I was in my mid-20s, very healthy, and fit. I began to panic because my throat was closing up. The only thing
Key verse But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid." And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. Matthew 14:27-29 Often, God gives us a fresh start in our circumstances.