Monday, March 31, 2014

DAILY VERSE
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers – Acts 2:42
 
DEVOTION
What is fellowship to you? So many Christians view it as cheesy conversations in the church lobby or courtyard after services. But fellowship is much more than that, it’s the sharing of our lives. It’s breaking bread together, sharing your worries and triumphs, it’s about being vulnerable and real. It takes a group of people willing to make sacrifices to change the world.
 
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Friday, March 28, 2014

DAILY VERSE
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. – Psalm 29:1–2
 
DEVOTION
It’s great to meditate on God’s promises and reflect on how he cares for us, but our true purpose in life is worship. Worship is not just about singing in church, anything we do can be considered as worship if it’s done to show our love for God. You can dedicate your work day to the Lord, your interactions with people you see in Starbucks, making dinner, washing your car…anything you do! So get out there and worship God in all that you do today!
 
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

DAILY VERSE
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. – Hebrews 11:6
 
DEVOTION
It seems the Christian church is known for it’s morality and some people are drawn there to become better people. While I agree, the church is a place for teaching and fellowship. It’s a place where believers congregate. The church welcomes anyone with open arms, but to be considered a follower of Jesus Christ you have to believe and have faith. Simply attending church services does not reserve you a spot in heaven. God cannot use church goers, he wants true believers.
 
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DAILY VERSE
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. – 1 Peter 4:1-2
 
DEVOTION
Christ suffered horribly for all of us! The torture techniques used to batter and pull flesh from his body prior to the suffering the cross would bring, were unimaginable. You and I must be just as willing to endure trials and suffering for Christ just as he did for us. We have to be willing to be a living sacrifice, because there are many who still don’t know him, and if you haven’t noticed lately, attacks on Christians are on the rise. Stand with Christ, for Christ, and change the world!
 
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DAILY VERSE
The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you! – Luke 17:6
 
DEVOTION
Never doubt or underestimate the power available to you through the Holy Spirit! A mustard seed is barely big enough to pick up, and unfortunately, most of us suffer from lack of faith. God has not called us to be timid or fearful, he’s called us to boldly go forth and wreck this world for Jesus! Each of us can do great things, we just have to have the faith to do it.
 
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Monday, March 24, 2014

DAILY VERSE
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. – Psalm 18:2
 
DEVOTION
Sometimes when life gets overwhelming, we all need a safe place to find refuge. Let God be the place you seek, the place where you know for certain that you will be safe. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, he never changes. He’s not swayed by popular fads or crazes, he doesn’t take political sides, leaders of countries cannot persuade him. We see the world in our present state, God sees the end results and wants to guide you in the right direction.
 
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Friday, March 21, 2014

DAILY VERSE
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. – Ephesians 4:15
 
DEVOTION
The motivation in which Christians speak can either draw people to Christ or repel them. When Christians condemn, they’re not conveying the message of Jesus. We’re not here to scare people into heaven, we’re hear to love them and draw them to Jesus. It’s by no result of our own, but Jesus Christ working through us that draws the sinner to him. 
 
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