09/22 John 15:8
8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
Fruit is the result of sharing the Gospel with others, them hearing the Word of Salvation and accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior-the Holy Spirit is the One who seals the Gospel into the lives of others. We don’t save others, we just share the Good News and the Holy Spirit brings life. We are to be busy spreading the seed of the Gospel-the Good News.
09/21 Joshua 24:15
15 But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.”
No fence sitters in the kingdom of God. Choose today who you will be, a Christ follower alive and well on planet Earth or a world follower dead in their trespasses and sin. We can only be one or the other never both. Jesus is Lord.
09/20 James 2:17
17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
Faith is step one, action is step two, peace and joy are overarching both. When we have faith we act upon that faith. The Lord is at work and He is active. He calls us to live out our beliefs.
09/19 Psalm 37:23
23 The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
We are precious to the Lord. He is interested in every word we speak, every thought we think and every action we take. He will give us wisdom and understanding if we will ask Him. He wants to be intimately involved in our lives. Jesus is Lord and is Lord of all.
09/18 John 13:35
35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
People count. All people count. How can we say we love God whom we cannot see if we cannot love our brethren whom we can see? We are our brother’s keeper.
09/17 Matthew 19:21
21 Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
What will you do? Will you follow Jesus or will you make excuses? Excuses never count. Following Jesus always works. Please, right now, make a commitment to follow Jesus.
09/16 Colossians 3:17
17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Think about what you say, where you are and what you do. We are always on duty for Jesus. He is always present where we are. He loves you. Jesus is Lord.
09/15 1 Peter 2:21
21 For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
Learn about Jesus by spending time with Him. Study the Word. Talk with Him. Listen to Him. Make sure that you become and hearer of the Word and carefully apply that word to our life and do what He says. Be a doer of the Word in addition to a hearer of the word.
Jesus is Lord.
09/14 John 8:31-32
31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus wants us to know the truth. He will not hide if from us. If we will spend time with Him and ask Him He will tell us the truth and it will set us free from bondage. We show our love for Jesus by listening to what He says and doing that out of our obedience for Him. The Lord is good and gracious and He loves you and me.
09/13 John 12:26
26 Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.
We are called to follow Jesus 24/7. This is something we can do. Surrender. Spend time with Jesus. Do what He says. His burden is light. His yoke is easy. Listen to Him and do what He says. Jesus is worthy of all of our devotion and service.