Today's Good News

JULY 1 – JOHN 3:16

7/1             John 3:16

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

GAVE

Jesus gave Himself willingly as the price of our redemption.

He died for you and me. 

He lived a perfect life.

He died a perfect sacrifice.

His death, burial, and resurrection paid the price for our sin. 

Now you and I have available the free gift of life eternal. 

By faith ask Jesus to give you life. 

JUNE 30 – LUKE 8:15

06/30          Luke 8:15

15 And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.

HEAR

We can hear God’s word.

It comes from God to His people. 

Choose Jesus and become a part of God’s people.

Stay in the Word and you will hear God. 

JUNE 29 – ROM. 8:29

06/29          Romans 8:29

29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

CALLING

God is calling all to come to Jesus.

Some respond.

Some don’t. 

God is calling, listen to Him and respond to Jesus.

Let Him have your heart and lead your life. 

JUNE 28 – 2 PETER 1:5-8

06/28          2 Peter 1:5-8
5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.  8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

FILLED

Filled with the Spirit of God.

We are equipped to live like Jesus. 

It is a commitment of the heart and the activity of the soul.

Stand close to Jesus and His way will guide you. 

Surrender, humility and service will become your epithet. 

JUNE 27 – MT. 5:48

06/27          Matthew 5:48

48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

PERFECT

We strive to be our best, but perfect?

We work hard each day, but perfect?

Jesus died to save us, He paid the price for our sin.

We are filled with Jesus Christ and His perfection completes us.

Be filled with the Holy Spirit, and stand in Jesus Christ.

Then you will be perfect, as your Holy Father in Heaven is PERFECT.

OUR ONLY STANDING IS IN JESUS CHRIST. 

JUNE 26 – 2 TH. 1:3

06/26          2 Thessalonians 1:3

3 Dear brothers and sisters, we can’t help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing.

FAITH

Faith is the reality of God in Christ worked out in our daily life.

It is what I say and do.

It involves obedience and daily time with Jesus. 

It molds me into Christ likeness. 

Jesus shapes my life.

JUNE 25 – 1 TH. 3:12

06/25          1 Thessalonians 3:12

12 And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.

MAKE

Lord, you will equip us and guide us.

But we must let you.

You Lord want us to be in relationship with You.

Let us rise early in the morning and begin each day with you. 

Keeping our heart and mind focused on you keeps us doing the right thing. 

Guide us, Lord.

We cannot survive and grow in Christ without daily fellowship with You. 

 

JUNE 24 – 1 TIM. 4:11-15

06/24          1 Timothy 4:11-15

11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. 12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 13 Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them.

14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 15 Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.

THEREFORE

Care for one another.

Be the hands and feet of Jesus. 

Learn all about Him or at least everything you can.

Work hard training those you are with.

Be and do in Jesus name. 

JUNE 23 – 2 TIM. 2:15

06/23          2 Timothy 2:15

15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

DO

When we love Jesus, we serve others. 

When we are growing in Christ, we become the hands and feet of Jesus. 

Jesus loves us and we love one another. 

JUNE 22 – COL. 3:16

06/22          Colossians 3:16

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

JESUS

Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah sent from God our Father. 

We study His Word for wisdom and His direction for our life. 

His Word is alive, and it deals with us where we are. 

Jesus never demands that we do anything but believe in Him.

He will give us the wisdom we need for daily living and

He will equip us to grow in grace and understanding. 

The result is that we will become faithful servants,

Serving those we live among. 

Jesus washed the feet of the disciples, and

His call to us is to be good servants.

Love one another.