Dailies

 

We will have a daily scripture for you to read and a question(s) for your devotion time.
 

Sunday October 17 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 14:22-33. ‘Truly (Jesus) is the Son of God.'

Saturday October 16 2021    Today's Reading:  Acts 8:9-24. May our faith always be genuine!

Friday October 15 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 18:21-35. Lord have mercy on us. Help us to show the same mercy to our neighbors.

Thursday October 14 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 14:16-24. Our ‘holy’ excuses are unacceptable to Christ. When He calls us, we must answer.

Wednesday October 13 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 7:15-20. By your fruit, you will be recognized!

Tuesday October 12 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 8:23-27. We follow a Savior who can calm every storm in our lives.

Monday October 11 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 22:23-32. He is the God of the living. Let us live in the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven.

Sunday October 10 2021  Today's Reading  Matthew 13:1-8, 18-23. Let us all strive to be produce a good crop (to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world).

Saturday October 9 2021  Today's Reading:  John 6:26-35. Do you hunger for the Bread of Life?

Friday October 8 2021  Today's Reading:  1 John 5:13-15. Have confidence – God hears you and will answer every one of your prayers. Just be prepared for Him to have an answer that you do not expect.

Thursday October 7 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 7:24-27. Have you built your house on the Rock of Jesus?

Wednesday October 6 2021  Today's Reading:  Romans 4:18-25. Do not let your faith waver. Keep believing in the promises of God to restore and resurrection all of those who believe in His saving grace.

Tuesday October 5 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 12:22-24. What are you worried about today? Whatever it is, Jesus says ‘do not worry’! He’s got this.

Monday October 4 2021  Today's Reading:  John 5:16-23. Jesus has been given all authority by our heavenly Father. Have you truly given Jesus full authority over your life?

Sunday October 3 2021  Today's Reading:  John 17:6-10. All that Jesus teaches comes from God. What has Jesus taught you recently?

Saturday October 2 2021  Today's Reading:  Psalm 34. Take solace and refuge in the Lord every day.

Friday October 1 2021  Today's Reading:  Psalm 33:1-3. Sing a new song of worship to God today!

Thursday September 30 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 10:32-33. When is the last time that you acknowledged Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior to anyone…especially an unchurched person?

Wednesday September 29 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 18:9-14. Do you pray like the tax collector?

Tuesday September 28 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 21:23-37. By whose authority do you think that Jesus does all that he does in your life?

Monday September 27 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 27-30. Jesus can heal us even we are blind to his truth and the path that he has set before us to follow in this life.

Sunday September 26 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 10:17-27. Jesus loved the rich man even though he knew that the man would not obey him totally. Jesus loves everyone of us even when we don’t totally live as he wants us to live

Saturday September 25 2021  Today's Reading:  John 8:3-47. Listen with an open heart so that you will hear what God says…not what the world says about God.

Friday September 24 2021  Today's Reading:  John 16:12-15. Ask God to teach you through His Holy Spirit

Thursday September 23 2021  Today's Reading:  Hebrews 6:13-20. God’s promises are firm. He has promised to save us from our sins through Jesus Christ if we only genuinely accept this promise. That is His promise to all humanity.

Wednesday September 22 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 15:1-10. Remember to honor your parents and the memories of your parents for all your lives.

Tuesday September 21 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 23:13-33. Do not let religious showiness be a stumbling block on your path with Jesus.

Monday September 20 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 10:34-39. Do not be afraid to love Jesus above everything. He loves you so much that He went to the cross for you!

Sunday September 19 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 11:25-30. The yoke of following Jesus is easy and the burden is light…if you let Jesus take the lead in your life.

Saturday September 18 2021  Today's Reading:  John 15:9-17. Did you know that you are Jesus’s friend…if you follow His commands to love one another?

Friday September 17 2021  Today's Reading:  John 10:15-29. We are His sheep. Jesus wants all people to be in His flock. How are you bringing your neighbors to the Good Shepherd (Jesus the Christ)?

Thursday  September 16 2021  Today's Reading: John 15:26-27. How are you testifying to the love of Jesus to your neighbors?

Wednesday September 15 2021 Today's Reading:  John 14:1-4. Jesus wants us to not let our hearts be troubled by the happenings in the world. How are you showing your neighbors the hope of Christ?

Tuesday September 14 2021  Today's Reading:  John 8:1-11. Have you ever thrown the first stone? How can you be more grace filled with your neighbors?

Monday September 13  Today's Reading:  Acts 17:16-34. As Christians, we worship the God that is unknown to the world. How can you make our Heavenly Father known to your neighbors?

Sunday September 12 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 23:15-17. You are truly blessed to have seen Jesus in your life. How can you bring Jesus to your neighbors?

Saturday September 11 2021  Today's Reading:  John 16. Take heart! Jesus has, is and will continue to overcome the things of this world.

Friday September 10 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 20:1-16. It does not matter when in your life you have come to know Christ. God’s mercy and grace is sufficient at all times and for all people.

Thursday September 9 2021  Today's Reading:  Romans 11:11-24. Praise be to God that He has ingrafted us Gentiles into His chosen people!

Wednesday September 8 2021  Today's Reading:  Psalm 103:1-5. Have you given praise to the Lord today?

Tuesday September 7 2021  Today's Reading:  John 3:1-21. Have you been born again? As a newborn child with fresh eyes and a fresh spirit to see the world as Christ sees it?

Monday September 6 2021  Today's Reading:  John 20:24-29. Folks in the secular world do not believe because they have not seen Christ. Will you be the light of Christ for them so that they see Jesus in you?

Sunday September 5 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 9:35-38. You have been chosen by God to be one of the workers. What are you doing for the Kingdom?

Saturday September 4 2021  Today's Reading:  John 9:1-15. No matter how long or what condition we may be, Jesus can still save us, heal us and transform our lives.

Friday September 3 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 14:22-36. Are you ready to jump out of the safety and comfort of your life and into the deep end of the mission field with Jesus?

Thursday September 2 2021  Today's Reading:  Mathew 21:42-46. When reading the Bible, we should feel like Jesus is talking directly to us.

Wednesday September 1 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 7:1-2. We should not divide the ‘worthy’ from the ‘unworthy’…lest we find ourselves judged accordingly.

Tuesday August 31 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 15:21-28. This story tells us that Jesus did come for everyone…and that there are no exceptions.

Monday August 30 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 6:5-13. Are your prayers too long and cumbersome? Pray the Lord’s Prayer each day this week for guidance in how to pray more effectively.

Sunday August 29 2021  Today's Reading:  Read John 6:38-40. The Father’s will is for all who look to Jesus for salvation to be saved and lifted up to heaven. What are you doing to further Jesus’ mission to make disciples?

Saturday August 28 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 6:5-15. Pray the Lord’s Prayer today in whatever version you are accustomed. Each day is a new day and today is the day that the Lord has made.August 28 2021 .

Friday August 27 2021 Today's Reading:  Ephesians 1:7-10. Paul tells us that Jesus came to bring unity to everything in heaven and on earth. Let us not be a part of movements and judgments that separate us one from the other. 

Thursday August 26 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 13:15-21. Jesus is the one of whom Isaiah and many other Old Testament prophets wrote. He is Messiah! He is Lord!

Wednesday August 25 2021  Today's Reading:   John 7:1-8. Jesus’ timing in your life is on His terms. Pray for patience.

Tuesday August 24 2021  Today's Reading:  Ephesians 6:10-17. The full armor of God protects us and empowers us to live according to the Way of Jesus first loving God and then loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Monday August 23 2021  Today's Reading:  John 5:24. Did you catch that the word is present tense: ‘has crossed over from death to life.”? Eternal life in Christ has already begun for each of us when we first believed in Christ as Lord and Savior. Praise be to God!

Sunday August 22 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 11:25-28. Jesus’ yoke is easy, and His burden is light. He only asks that we love God and our neighbors…!

Saturday August 21 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 12:41-44. Each of us has something to offer in the service of God and our neighbors no matter how small we may think it to be. What are you offering in service to God or your neighbors?

Friday August 20 2021  Today's Reading:  Are you driven by the concerns of God or by merely human concerns?

Thursday August 19 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 9:9-13. Jesus came for the sinners in the world; not the self-righteousness. Are you among the sinners…or among the self-righteous?

Wednesday August 18 2021  Today's Reading:  John 10:1-6. Are you following the voice of the Good Shepherd, Jesus? Or are you following the voice of someone else?

Tuesday August 17 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 9:14-17. Be like new wineskins…let God pour His Spirit into you as an open, loving, caring, transformed disciple of Jesus the Christ.

Monday August 16 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 13:1-5. Never mistakenly believe that any else’s sin is worse that your own. We all must own, understand, and repent of our own sins. Let us leave judgment to God Himself.

Sunday August 15 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 4:26-29. We cannot begin to understand how. But God is growing the harvest of the Kingdom inside of each one of us.  

Saturday August 14 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 13:10-17. Thanks be to God that Christians have eyes to see and ears to hear!

Friday August 13 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 19:1-10. Jesus came to save the lost. Do you admit to being among the lost that He seeks to save?

Thursday August 12 2021  Today's Reading:  Acts 9:1-19. Are you Saul or Paul? Have the scales been removed from your eyes?

Wednesday August 11 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 12:28-34. If you follow the two greatest commandments of Jesus, then you, too, are not far from the kingdom of God.

Tuesday August 10 2021  Today's Reading:  John 1:43-51. Have you ever seen Jesus ‘under the fig tree”? If so, you will be even more amazed by the things that you will see Him doing in your life and in the world.

Monday August 9 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 2:1-12. Go to Jesus for forgiveness. He says it is easy for Him to forgive.

Sunday August 8 2021  Today's Reading:  John 6:35-40. Are you hungry or thirsty deep down in your soul? Go to Jesus and have everlasting bread and water.

Saturday Auguwt 7 2021  Today's Reading:  2 Corinthians 12:1-10. What is the thorn in your side in your Walk with Christ?

Friday August 6 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 10:35-45. Which disciple are you in this story? Which disciple do you want to be in this story?

Thursday August 5 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 16:9-31. Who are you in this parable? Who do you want to be in this parable?

Wednesday August 4 2021  Today's Reading:  John 3:16-21. Let us not condemn the world around us, either. Let us take the light of Christ into the darkness! To where are you taking the Light?

Tuesday August 3 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 5:17-26. Do not be paralyzed by the things of this life. Jesus wants to forgive our sins and to rejuvenates us as His disciples. Have faith!

Monday August 2 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 13:44-46. Have you ‘sold out’ for Christ? Have you given up the things of this world for the things of His Kingdom?

Sunday August 1 2021  Today's Reading:  John 2:23-24. Nothing can be hidden from our Lord and Savior. The Good News is that nothing needs to be hidden from Him. God’s grace and forgiveness is more than sufficient to cover all of our sins.

Saturday  July 31 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 16:13-21. Can you say with Peter: “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”?

Friday July 30 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 6:45-52. ‘It is I.” says Jesus to us everyday of our lives. Are you afraid or do you welcome the saving power of Jesus the Christ into your life?

Thursday July 29 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 15:11-32. Jesus asks us again: Which one are you in this parable: the prodigal son, the son who stayed at home or the father?

Wednesday July 28 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 8:28-34. Why is it that we tend to ask Jesus to leave us alone to our own devices when He has been performing His most miraculous works right in front of our eyes?

Tuesday July 27 2021  Today's Reading:  John 15:1-8. Jesus is vine; we are the branches. Let us remain in Him and bear fruit for Him to His glory!

Monday July 26 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 6:25-34. No matter how many times we read it, hear it or discuss it: Jesus tells His people (you and me) to not worry. He has everything covered in this life and…in the next!

Sunday July 25 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 12:15-21. Jesus is God’s chosen servant. Guess what? You, too, have been chosen to be a servant? To whom are you offering your service?

Saturday July 24 2021  Today's Reading:  Romans 8:31-39. If God is for all of His followers, why do we feel the need to separate some from the Body of Christ? Let us not be the stumbling blocks for others…just because we don’t always see eye-to-eye. Thanks be to God! 

Friday July 23 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 9:38-41. This is an extremely hard teaching. Jesus tells us that all believers, all true disciples, even though we are not in total agreement about everything, are as worthy and worthwhile in the Kingdom of Christ as…you and I are…

Thursday July 22 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 7:18-35. Take heart, even the least in the eyes of the world has a great place in the Kingdom of God: have faith, pray and listen to His voice.

Wednesday July 21  2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 15:29-39. If Jesus can feed 4000 men plus women and children, He certainly can and will take care of our need: have faith, pray and listen to His voice.

Tuesday July 20 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:43-48. Have you prayed for your ‘enemies’ today?

Monday July 19 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 19:45-48. Let us make Good Shepherd UMC a house devoted to the Good Shepherd in prayer and in service to the world.

Sunday July 18 2021  Today's Reading:  John 10:1-18. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He leads us into His Kingdom. Are you letting the one and only Good Shepherd, Jesus the Christ, lead your life?

Saturday July 17 2021 Today's Reading:  John 4:1-30. Have you ever wondered why Jesus did (or does) the things that He did (or does)?

Friday July 16 2021  Today's Reading:  1 Corinthians 9:19-23. In order to shine the light of Christ to as many people as possible, we must each and every one of us be willing to change, to transform and to leave behind our comfort zones and head out into the places and spaces that the unchurched occupy. Are you ready to do that

Thursday July 15 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 7:1-5. Let us not judge others. Let us not put the sins of others ahead of our sins. All sin separates us from God. The Good News is that God’s love, mercy and grace for EVERYONE who accepts it regardless of our sins.

Wednesday July 14 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 1:57-80. God has chosen you for His purposes. Do you know what God has chosen you for? What wonderful work in the Kingdom has been assigned to you from (before) birth?

Tuesday July 13 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 13:24-30. It is not up to us to determine who is worthy and who is not. Final judgement is God’s and only God’s to make. Let us not set aside anyone from the church. God decides who is worthy and who is not.

Monday July 12 2021  Today's Reading:  Mark 12:41-44. Never. I mean never think that you have nothing to offer God and to His people. Prayer, time, a word of hope or encouragement, a listening ear or simply presence with a brother or sister is as valuable as all the mighty works in the world.

Sunday July 11 2021  Today's Reading:  John 6:1-14. The abundance of life which Jesus offers to each one of us is a miracle: life to be lived in His Kingdom during our journey here on earth and life for eternity with God in heaven.

Saturday July 10 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 9:35-38. If you are a believer, you are a worker! What work are you doing in your mission fields?

Friday July 9 2021  Today's Reading:  John 12:1-8. Have you anointed Jesus with the tears of your sins…and the perfume of your repentance?

Thursday July 8 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 27:45-54. Surely, He is the Son of God!

Wednesday July 7 2021  Today's Reading:  John 1:1-5. Nothing that has been made has been made outside of Jesus. That includes the folks that don’t think, don’t look, don’t act, don’t sin and don’t believe like you do. There are no exceptions!

Tuesday July 6 2021  Today's Reading:  John 20:19-23. You are truly blessed if you believe that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. Amen!

Monday July 5 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 6:25-34. Do not worry about tomorrow…Christ is leading us as a church into His tomorrow…into the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven

Sunday July 4 2021  Today's Reading:  John 8:31-45. Do you really love God? If so, you are His child.

Saturday July 3 2021  Today's Reading:  John 13:1-17. Are you allowing Jesus to cleanse you inside (and outside)?

Friday July 2 2021    Today's Reading:  John 6:32-35. Jesus is the bread of life and the water that quenches every thirst of our souls. Are you living in Christ – where you will never, ever again, be hungry or thirsty in your soul?

Thursday July 1 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 5:1-11. Jesus has called all of His followers to be fishers of people

Wednesday June 30 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 11:1-4. Have you prayed the Lord’s Prayer today?

Tuesday June 29 2021  Today's Reading:  John 15:1-15. Jesus desires that each one of us bears fruit in His Kingdom. How are you bearing fruit in the Kingdom…in the lives of your brothers and sisters

Monday June 28 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 19:1-9. Have you welcomed Jesus gladly into your house?

Sunday June 27 2021  Today's Reading:  John 6:28-29. Do you believe in the One that God has sent? In Jesus as your Messiah?

Saturday June 26 2021  Today's Reading:  Romans 7:21-25. We can say along with Paul: 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Friday June 25 2021  Today's Reading:  Hebrews 12:1-3. Have you fixed your eyes upon Jesus today?

Thursday  June 24 2021 Today's Reading:  Psalm 17. May you stay steady on the path with Jesus. May our steps and our hearts remain faithful to Him who is in all ways and forever faithful to His covenant of love, mercy and grace.

Wednesday June 23 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 16:19-31. Is there someone in your life that is the rich man of this story? If so, got to them and proclaim the Good News of salvation…before it is too late…

Tuesday June 22 2021    Today's Reading:  John 16:19-24. Jesus genuinely wants your joy to be complete. Complete in Him; not the things of this world.

Monday June 21 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 9:1-6. Jesus is sending you to spread the seed of His kingdom.

Sunday June 20 2021  Today's Reading:  Isaiah 53. Jesus is the Suffering Servant who lived, died, and was resurrected for all people.

Saturday June 19 2021  Today's Reading:   Matthew 18:21-35. God’s mercy is unbounded and absolutely freely given. Let our mercy for our neighbors be unbounded and absolutely freely given.

Friday June 18 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 6:1-4. Give freely with a generous heart. Give as a response to God’s free gift of salvation. Give as a spiritual discipline as Jesus teaches us.

Thursday June 17 2021  Today's Reading:  Luke 11:1-13. Ask and it will be open, given or revealed to you. But, remember that what will be opened, given or revealed may not be what you expect.

Wednesday June 16 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:21-22. Jesus knows our hearts, our thoughts and our intentions. Nothing can be hidden from Him.

Tuesday June 15 2021  Today's Reading:  John 2:1-12. Jesus changes the brokenness within the vessels in our hearts into the good, better and best that we can be as His disciples.

Monday June 14 2021  Today's Reading:  Genesis 50:15-21. How much more will your Father in heaven provide for you?

Sunday June 13 2021  Today's Reading:  Corinthians 1:4-9. Be thankful today for God’s grace through Jesus Christ.

Saturday June 12 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:13-14. You are the salt and the light of the world.

Friday June 11 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:11-12. Your reward is in heaven.

Thursday June 10 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:9-10. You will be called children of God and the kingdom of heaven will be yours.

Wednesday June 9 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:7-8. You will be shown mercy and will see God.

Tuesday June 8 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:5-6. You will inherit the earth and be filled.

Monday June 7 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 5:3-4. Yours is the kingdom of heaven and you will be comforted.

Sunday June 6 2021 Today's Reading:   Matthew 5:1-2. Go to Jesus. He will teach you and grow you spiritually.

Saturday June 5 2021 Today's Reading:  John 21:15-19. Do you love Jesus?

Friday June 4 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 4:14-30. Jesus was anointed to proclaim Good News to the poor (in spirit). You and I have been anointed for and tasked with carrying this same mission of Jesus Christ? Thanks be to God that all believers have been given the power of the Holy Spirit to continue the work of making more disciples

Thursday June 3 2021 Today's Reading:  Romans 3:21-26. Believers are righteous through our faith in the grace of God through Jesus Christ. Aside from this, we have not righteousness on our own…only through Jesus Christ.

Wednesday June 2 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 5:1-11. It is at the least expected moment that Jesus calls us to serve our neighbors. How are you serving your neighbors today?

Tuesday June 1 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 18:1-5. We must all leave behind our preconceived notions, thoughts and attitudes…to become like children again at the feet of Jesus. We are more open to the teachings of Jesus when come to Him like little children.

Monday May 31 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 14:22-36. Jesus stretches out his hand to save us when we are drowning in the troubled waters of life. Thanks be to God!

Sunday May 30 2021 Today's Reading:  Romans 11:11-24. All of us have been ingrafted onto the branches of God’s family. Remain humble and thankful that God has chosen that no one who believes shall perish regardless of who they are…including you and me.

Saturday May 29 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 7:31-35. Who do you expect Jesus to be? Is He all that you thought…or is He infinitely more?

Friday May 28 2021 Today's Reading:  John 18:15-27. How many times have each one of us denied Jesus? How many times a day do we deny Him? How many times a day does He take us back? Jesus continuously loves us even in our denial and doubt.

Thursday May 27 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 20:1-16. Be encouraged – God’s time is not limited to our time. It does not matter how long you have been in the church, but, that you truly accept Christ and allow Him to perfect you in His Kingdom.

Wednesday May 26 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 12:35-40. Be prepared! Jesus is always with us!

Tuesday May 25 2021  Today's Reading:  1 Corinthians 9:19-23. How have you become what someone needs to accept Jesus? How have you changed in order that others may be saved?

Monday May 24 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 18:21-22. Is there someone that you need to forgive…maybe even 77 times? Or do you need forgiveness from someone…maybe even 77 times?

Sunday May 23 2021 Today's Reading:  John 15:9-17. What joy it is to be a friend of Jesus!

Saturday May 22 2021 Today's Reading:  Ephesians 6:10-17. Put on the armor of God every day and every night of your lives!

Friday May 21 2021 Today's Reading:  John 14:15-21. The Spirit always tells the truth. Do you truly listen to the Spirit or to what others have to say?

Thursday May 20 2021 Today's Reading:  1 Corinthians 8:7-8. Do you feed upon the Word of God only? Do not let the world sway you with promises of this and promises of that in the name of the world. Let only the Word of God be your conscious, your GPS (God Positioning Spirit) and your guide.

Wednesday May 19 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 17:20-26. This is Jesus’ prayer for you. This is the Lord’s Prayer for you. 

Tuesday May 18 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 7:36-50. Jesus has forgiveness for all of us regardless of who we are. Indeed, His peace that passes all understanding for you, too.

Monday May 17 2021 Today's Reading:  John 20:30-31. Then, begin reading the entire book of John from the beginning. So that in your believing you, too, will have life in Him in the Kingdom in the right here and the right now.

Sunday May 16 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 23:38-43. Jesus knows there is a thief within us which wants to steal us away from Him. The Good News is that Jesus is always with us…even today…to give us strength to resist the temptations of life.

Saturday May 15 2021 Today's Reading:  Psalm 150. Praise God in all that your do and in every way you possibly can!

Friday May 14 2021  Today's Reading:  Matthew 10:32-33. Jesus is your advocate to our Heavenly Father and you to be Jesus’ advocate to your part of the world. This is our one and only mission – go make disciples for the transformation of the world.

Thursday May 13 2021 Today's Reading:  Luke 4. Always remember when life gets too rough that Jesus was tempted to give up, to give in and to become a part of the unholy world around him.  But Jesus trusted in his Father even in the temptations of earthly life…and so should we…

Wednesday May 12 2021 Today's Reading:  Matthew 7:7-8. Are you knocking on the door of the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Tuesday May 11 2021 Today's Reading:  Ephesians 1:15-23. Jesus is the Head of the Church; appointed by God to be over everyone in the body of Christ – the Church.

Monday May 10 2021 - Today's reading:  Read John 10:14-16. The is one Good Shepherd (Jesus) and one flock (all of God’s children). Let us not separate God’s people from each other.

Sunday May 9 2021 - Today's reading:  Romans 8:37-39. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing can separate you from the love of God. Praise be to God!

Saturday May 8 2021 - Today's reading:  Matthew 20:1-16. Servants of the Lord do not need longevity in the church, but the love of God in their hearts for Kingdom of Christ and for bringing folks into the body of Christ on earth, the Church.

Friday May 7 2021 - Today's reading:  John 1:1-5. Do you live in the Word of God or the word of the world?

Thursday May 6 2021 - Today's reading:  Matthew 15:1-20. Do you follow human rules or the commandments of God, Christ and the Spirit to love the Lord and your neighbors…regardless of human rules…for the sake of the Gospel of Christ?

Wednesday May 5 2021 - Today's reading:  Luke 10:1-24. Jesus sends us out like He sent the 72 to be His light in the world, to transform the hearts and minds of His people. Where can you be of the greatest service to the people of God?

Tuesday May 4 2021 - Today's reading:  Romans 8:9-11. Does the Spirit of Christ live in you? Do you bear the fruits of the Spirit?

Monday May 3 2021 - Today's reading:  John 17:1-5. How do you glorify Jesus Christ with your life?

Sunday May 2 2021 - Today's reading:  Matthew 26:7-30. Do you remember Jesus whenever you eat and drink? Do you give thanks for each meal that God grants to you?

Saturday May 1 2021 - Today's reading:  Luke 12:22-34. Jesus does not want us to worry about every little thing in life. He wants us to be joyful in the understanding that the Lord provides what we need when we need it. It may not be what we want…but it is what we need.

Friday April 30 2021 - Today's reading:  Mark 7:31-37. Jesus, open our ears and eyes so that we may hear your truth and see your glory!

Thursday April 29 2021 - Today's reading:  Luke 24:36-49. Jesus tells us: ‘Peace be with you.’ His peace. Everlasting peace. A peace not born of this world. A peace from heaven itself.

Wednesday April 28 2021 - Today's reading:  Mark 6:45-52. Are you amazed that Jesus even walks on water to comfort and to save you?

Tuesday April 27 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 11:1-4 (King James Version). The Lord’s Prayer. How blessed are we that Jesus teaches how to pray.

Monday April 26 2021 -Today's reading: Psalm 3:3-5. The Lord sustains us through every adversity the world has to offer. Thanks be to God!

Sunday April 25 2021-Today's reading: Matthew 15:29-39. What a wonderful thing to have been there when Jesus feed the thousands of people. What wonderful thing to be here when Jesus feeds us the bread of life!

Saturday April 24 2021-Today's reading: John 21:1-14. Do not despair!  Christ has called all of us to be fishers of people. You may need to ask Him on which side of he boat (where in your world) to cast your nets!

Friday April 23, 2021 - Today's reading:  Matthew 14:22-36. Jesus is holding out his hand to you. Take it and be saved from the waves of the world around you.

Thursday April 22, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 23:55-56. When is the last time that you took a true Sabbath? A time to be with God and to forget the trials, toils and tribulations of the world around you?

Wednesday April 21, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 13:18-19. The smallest of seeds can reap the largest of harvests. Have you sown any seeds of the Good News of God’s mercy and grace, lately?

Tuesday April 20, 2021 - Today's reading: John 3:1-8. Have you asked God to rebirth you through His Holy Spirit?

Monday April 19, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 17:14-20. Faith is a gift from God. Ask Him for more faith…more than the size of a mustard seed.

Sunday April 18, 2021 - Today's reading: Colossians 2:6-7. Remain faithful in all things with lives rooted in Jesus Christ and the Way that He has and is continuing to teach us.

Saturday April 17, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 18:18-30. Do you call Jesus good? If so, Jesus wants you to know that only God is good…so, He is good like His Father in heaven. Praise be to God!

Friday April 16, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 5:1-12. You are blessed! God desires to bless you in every imaginable (and unimaginable) way through the Savior, Jesus the Christ.

Thursday April 15, 2021 - Today's reading: Today's reading: Mark 10:13-16. Let us all come to the feet of Jesus as a child. Let us all see the wonder of God and the power of the Holy Spirit from the eyes of a little child untarnished by the world around us.

Wednnesday April 14, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 30:1-10. Jesus was betrayed for the same price as a slave. When have you betrayed Jesus for far less than that?

Tuesday April 13, 2021 - Today's reading:  Revelation 2. To which church have you belonged? Be honest with yourself, we have all belonged to each of them during our lifetimes. It’s called spiritual growth when move on from our current selves and into new, transformed selves…

Monday April 12, 2021 - Today's reading: John 1:35-51. Have you left the necessary things behind in your life to follow Jesus as these disciples did?

Sunday April 11, 2021 - Today's reading: Mark 12:20-31. The greatest commandments…love God and love your neighbor…without any reservations. They are hard teachings. But, then, they wouldn’t be the greatest commandments if they weren’t!

Saturday April 10, 2021 - Today's reading:Matthew 23:13-30. Woes, woes and woes. Let us not be like the pharisees. Let us be like Jesus who said to go to all people with no conditions on who they are, where they are, what they think with the simple truth of the Good News of salvation and life that awaits them in the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Friday April 9, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 10:40-42. Let us always welcome those whom God sends into our lives!

Thursday April 8, 2021 - Today's reading: John 14:6. There is only one way to the Father and His name is Jesus!

Wednesday April 7, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 14:22-36. Have you, like Peter, climbed out of the safety of your lifeboat to walk with Jesus? Sometimes we fail…but, Jesus is always there to lift us up!

Tuesday April 6, 2021 - Today's readsing: Matthew 23:1-4. Jesus gave us only 2 commandments: love God and love our neighbors. Anything that does not follow those precepts is not necessary to our Christian walk

Monday April 5, 2021 - Today's reading: Psalm 116. Jesus had broken the bonds of death! Praise be to God!

Sunday April 4, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 28:1-10. He is Risen. He is Risen, indeed!

Saturday April 3, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 25:31-46. Question of the day: Goat or Sheep?

Friday April 2, 2021 - Todays's reading: Matthew 27:17-30   This is Good Friday. Spend the day in contemplation of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for your salvation.

Thursday April 1, 2021 - Today's reading: John 15:1-17. Not an April Fool’s joke: this is Maundy Thursday. Spend the day in anticipation of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for your salvation.

Wednesday March 31, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 20:1-16. Let us welcome all people both already in the church and new believers as equal members of the household of God.

Tuesday March 30, 2021 - Today's reading: John 8:1-11. Let none of us cast the first stone…we are all sinners and in need of the mercy and grace of God.

Monday March 29, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 6:1-4. Love your neighbors as yourself not for show, but, quietly before God.

Sunday March 28, 2021 - Today's reading: I Corinthians 2:6-16. Be consoled, in the Spirit, you can have the mind of Christ…not on your own, but through the awesome empowering power of God!

Saturday March 27, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 5:14-16. You! Yes, you, are the light of world! Jesus wants us to go out and shine His light through us…that is…go shine the light of Jesus that you carry into the darkness!

Friday March 26, 2021  - Read John 4:12-38. The mission fields are ripe for the harvest. America is one of the largest mission fields on the planet. Let us begin to plant, water and harvest the fields all around us!

Thursday March 25, 2021 - Read Luke 15:11-32. Who are you in this story? The father? The other brother? Or the prodigal? Or, at times, each of them?

Wednesday March 24, 2021 - Read Matthew 4:18-22. Jesus is calling you to become more than a believer. He is calling each one of us to be a disciple following Him: the Way, the Truth and the Life!

Tuesday March 23, 2021 - Read Luke 12:8. When is the last time that you acknowledged Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior before other people?

Monday March 22, 2021 - Read John 21:1-14. Jesus has called us to be fishers of people! Let Him guide you to your miraculous catch of disciples!

Sunday March 21, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 7:44-50. Oh, what a wondrous thought – God forgives and God saves through Jesus Christ!

Saturday March 20, 2021 - Today's reading: 2 Corinthians 2:6-16. Are you allowing the Spirit of God to reveal the wisdom of God and the mind of Jesus to you?

Friday March 19, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 17:30-35. Are you still trying to keep your old life; the life that you led before coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?

Thursday March 18, 2021 - Today's reading: John 15:1-8. Do you constantly and without reservation remain in Jesus Christ?

Wednesday March 17, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 9:57-62. What has been the cost of your following Jesus…the cost of your discipleship?

Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Today's reading:Luke 24:50-52. Jesus has risen, he has ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. Have you chosen to follow the risen Christ?

Monday March 15, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 18:13-30. Have you left all that you had before you accepted Jesus: preconceptions, attitudes, stereotypes, judgmentalism for the sake of the Kingdom of God?

Sunday March 14, 2021 - Today's reading: John 4:21-24. Do you worship in the Spirit and in truth?

Saturday March 13, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 6:1-18. Are you practicing spiritual disciplines daily?

Friday March 12, 2021 - Todays's reading: John 14:6-7. Are you using God’s GPS to find Jesus…the way, the truth and the life…to find your way back into true relationship with your Maker?

Thursday March 11,  2021 - Today's reading: John 3:5-8. Have you asked God to rebirth you through the power of His Holy Spirit? If not, do not delay any longer – ask Him today!

Wednesday March 10, 2021 - Today's reading: John 9:30-33. Are you letting Christ open the eyes of your heart to complete mercy and grace not only for you, but, for all people?

Tuesday March 9, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 14:25-27. Have you taken up your cross(es) to follow Jesus? It is the cost of discipleship.

 Monday March 8, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 7:31-35. Is Jesus referring to the generation of His days walking the earth or to our current generation(s) as He still walks with us?

Sunday March 7, 2021 - Today's reading: John 10:25-30. Are you among the sheep that Christ has called?

Saturday March 6, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 5:21-24. Is there someone with whom you are angry…but you should make amends with instead of holding a grudge? 

Friday March 5, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 12:54-56. When is the last time that you asked God to interpret your life and the world around you…instead of relying on worldly interpretations?

Thursday March 4, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 16:13-19. Again, who do you say Jesus is?

Wenesday March 3, 2021 -  Today's reading: Matthew 12:18-21. What is true and holy justice to you and how are you working to bring it about?

Tuesday March 2, 2021 - Today's reading: Mark 6:14-16. Who do you say Jesus is?

Monday March 1, 2021 - Today's reading: Mark 5:18-20. When is the last time that you told folks what and how much Lord has done for you?

Sunday February 28, 2021 - Today's reading : Ephesians 1:7-10. How are you helping Christ to put all things into unity on earth as it is in heaven?

Saturday February 27, 2021 - Today's reading: John 15:1-8. What fruit have you borne lately?

Friday February 26, 2021 - Today's reading: John13:31-38. How many times do we each deny Jesus?

Thursday February 25, 2021 - Today's reading: Mark 14:12-26. Are you in communion (community) with these disciples? Do you really want to be a disciple of Christ? 

Wednesday February 24, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 17:5. When is the last time that you asked the Lord to increase your faith? Faith is a spiritual gift…ask and you shall receive.

Tuesday February 23, 2021 - Today's reading: John 14:1-4. Do not let your hearts be troubled regardless of the circumstances of your life!

Monday February 22, 2021 - Today's reading: Mark 2:1-5. Have you heard Jesus say, ‘Your sins are forgiven?"

Sunday February 21, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 13:44-45. Have you completely sold out for the kingdom of heaven? Have you truly given up everything that Christ expects in order to live fully in the kingdom of heaven?

Saturday February 20, 2021 - Today's reading: John 17:1-5. How have you gloried the Son of God lately?

Friday February 19, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 10:16-20. Does the Spirit of your heavenly Father speak through you?

Thursday February 18, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 7:24-27. Is your spiritual house built on rock or on sand?

Wednesday February 17, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 18:1-5. Are you really like a child in the Kingdom of God? Do you see Christ through the eyes of a reborn child of God?

Tuesday February 16, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 4:14-20. If Jesus were to come on into our sanctuary and preach Good News, to love God and your neighbor, would you respond like the Nazarenes or like a true disciple of Christ?

Monday February 15, 2021 - Today's reading: Romans 1:18-20. Have you really given up excuses for not seeing God and the Light of Christ in all of God’s creation?

Sunday February 14, 2021 0 Today's reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. Does your faith rest upon the power of the Holy Spirit and nothing else?

Saturday February 13, 2021 -- Today's reading: John 17:20-26. This is Jesus’ prayer for you!

Friday February 12, 2021 - Today's reading: John 15:5-8. Jesus is the vine, and we are the branches. Remain in Hm and you will bear fruit for and within the Kingdom of God.

Thursday February 11, 2021 - Today's reading: John 18:15-18, 25-26. Why do we continue to deny Christ by our attitudes and our actions?

Wednesday February 10, 2021 - Today's reading: Mark 11:27-33. By whose authority is Jesus Christ the Savior? 

Tuesday February 9, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 10:32-33. Have you acknowledged Jesus Christ as your Savior today?

Monday February 8, 2021 - Today's reading: 2 Corinthians 12:6-10. God’s grace is sufficient for you no matter what. 

Sunday February 7, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 13:18-23. Are you good soil for the seeds of God’s truth?

Saturday February 6, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 20:16. Would you rather be the first or the last?

Friday February 5, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 4:1-11. Even in times of testing and temptation, continue to worship the Lord with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength.

Thursday February 4, 2021 - Today's reading: Romans 5:1-11. Have you received full reconciliation with God through the life, death and resurrection of His Son?

Wednesday February 3, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 13:1-9. Is the Word of God bringing forth fruit in your lives?

Tuesday February 2, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 5:1-12. The Beatitudes are beautiful! As a Christian, you are among the blessed if you follow Christ’s examples of holy and righteous living.

Monday February 1, 2021 -  Today's reading: Matthew 17:20-21. Is your faith the size of a mustard seed?

Sunday January 31, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 11:16-17. What would you ask Jesus to do in your life?

Saturday January 30, 2021 - Today's reading: John 15:15-18. Have you accepted the Holy Spirit of God?

Friday January 29, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 8:23-25. What storms in your life has Jesus calmed? Have you rejoiced and been thankful to Him?

Thursday January 28, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 15:21-28. Do you have the faith of the Canaanite woman?

Wednesday January 27, 2021 - Today's reading: : Matthew 8:5-13. Do have the unwavering faith of the Centurion?

Tuesday January 26, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 8:5-13. Do have the unwavering faith of the Centurion?

Monday January 25, 2021 - Today's reading: Romans 1:18-23. Paul says that there is no excuse for not worshipping God. How do you worship God?

Sunday January 24, 2021 - Today's reading: John 10:25-27. Do you listen to the voice of your Good Shepherd, Jesus the Christ?  If so, how do you love God and your neighbor?

Saturday January 23, 2021 - Today's reading: John 6:60-68. When have you been so challenged by the truth of scripture that you have found it hard to believe?

Friday January 22, 2021 - Today's reading: Ephesians 3:14-19. How wide, how long, how high and how deep is the love that Jesus has for you?

Thursday Januuary 21, 2021 - Today's reading: Ephesians 3:14-19. How wide, how long, how high and how deep is the love that Jesus has for you?Ephesians 3:14-19. How wide, how long, how high and how deep is the love that Jesus has for you?

Wednesday January 20, 2021  - Today's reading:  Matthew 17:4. Have you built walls or boxes around Jesus to keep Him to yourself?

Tuesday January 19, 2021 - Today's reading: John 15:26. Have you heard the Spirit of truth testifying about Jesus?

Monday January 18, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 36-50. Have you heard Jesus say to you, ‘Your sins are forgiven?’

Sunday January 17, 2021 - Today's reading: John 21:17. Do you really, really love Jesus? Would He say that He knows that you do?

Saturday January 16, 2021 - Today's reading: Philippians 3:2-11. Have you asked God to place the things of His Kingdom above all earthly things?

Friday January 15, 2021 - Today's reading:  John 5:31-33. What is your testimony about the Son of God?

Thursday January 14, 2021 - Today's reading: John 17:20-26. Did you know that this is the Lord’s Prayer…the Lord’s Prayer for you?

Wednesday January 13, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 4.:1-13. Can you praise God and remain faithful during the low points of your life? Remember, even Jesus was tested…and remained faithful all the way to the cross for you.

Tuesday January 12, 2021 - Today's reading: John 21:1-14. Do you thank God for every meal that you eat knowing that it is miraculous to be so blessed by Jesus Christ?

Monday January 11, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 5:43-47. It is a very, very hard teaching. But, do you love your enemies and pray for those who think differently than you do or persecute you? 

Sunday January 10, 2021 - Today's reading: Matthew 13:16-17. So many billions of people have lived on this earth. You are one of the very few who have heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. Praise be to God!

Saturday January 9, 2021 - Today's reading:  Matthew 23:23. When have you neglected the more important matters of Christ’s Kingdom – justice, mercy and faithfulness?

Friday January 8, 2021 - Today's reading:  Mark 12:41-44. Have you truly given all that you are and have to the Lord?

Thursday January 7, 2021 - Today's reading: Luke 18:19. Are you good? Or, are you forgiven even when you are not good?

Wednesday January 6, 2021 - Today's reading: 2 Timothy 1:9-11. Today, give thanks to God for His purposes and grace.

Tuesday January 5, 2021 - Today's reading: Ephesians 1:3-4. When is the last time instead of asking God for blessings, you blessed Him?

Monday January 4, 2021 - Today's reading: John 1:14. Is Jesus for you the living Word of God?

Sunday January 3, 2021 - Today's reading: John 1:1-2. What is the Good Word in your life? Is it Jesus Christ?

Saturday January 2, 2021 - Today's reading: Ephesians 1:3-4. When is the last time instead of asking God for blessings, you blessed Him?

Friday January 1, 2021 - Today's reading: Jeremiah 31:13. Isn’t it just amazing how God turn everything around? How has God turned around your life?

 

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