Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jeans Over Genes

Romans 9.8,10-11
Your identity is never racially-determined but God-determined by purpose. Promise takes priority over genetics. His purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Zero Faze Value

Romans 8.37
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mess with Me, Mess with Him

Romans 8.26,33-34
The moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. Who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? The One who died for us - who was raised to life for us! - is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Closer in Seconds

Romans 8.3,24-25
He didn't deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. Waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Romans 8.2
The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Turn Around

Romans 7.25
Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Free In Freedom

Romans 7.6
You are no longer shackled to that domineering mate of sin. Out from under all oppressive regulations, you're free to live in the freedom of God.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Factory Recreated

Romans 6.19,22
How much different is it now as you live in God's freedom, your lives healed and expansive in holiness? Now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Romans 6.6,9,11
Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ. When Jesus was raised from the dead, never again will death have the last word. Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No Truth, No Threat

Romans 5.21
All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that's the end of it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ready or Not - Here I Come!

Romans 5.3-6
Troubles can develop passionate patience in us, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next, never left feeling shortchanged. Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn't, and doesn't, wait for us to get ready.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I See What You Say

Romans 4.18
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn't do but on what God said he would do.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cleanly in the Clear

Romans 3.24-25
God got us out of the mess we're in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. Having faith in him sets us in the clear.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Truth Inside and Out

Romans 3.3-4
God doesn't abandon you. Do you think your faithlessness cancels out his faithfulness? Not on your life! Depend on it: God keeps his word even when the whole world is lying through its teeth. Scripture says the same: Your words stand fast and true; Rejection doesn't faze you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Scratch That Out

Acts 27.34
There's a rescue ahead. You're going to come out of this without even a scratch.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Comfort Food

Acts 27.22,24-25
There's no need to dwell on regrets. From now on, things are looking up! Don't give up. Take heart. God will do exactly what he said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Everything'll be Alright

Acts 23.11
It's going to be all right. Everything is going to turn out for the best.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Miracle Math

Acts 20.20,32
Every truth and encouragement that could have made a difference to you, you got. God's Word can make you into what he wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need in this community of holy friends.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Indestructible, Undestroyable

Acts 18.8-9
Keep it up, and don't let anyone intimidate or silence you. No matter what happens, I'm with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Meant to Live

Acts 16.31
Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you'll live as you were meant to live-and everyone in your house included!

Friday, June 10, 2011

For Good

Acts 13.34
When I raised you from the dead, I did it for good-no going back to that rot and decay for you. I'll give you David's guaranteed blessings.

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Acts 10.39,11.18
We saw it, saw it all, everything He did. It's really happened! God has broken through.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Acts 10.36
Through Jesus Christ everything is being put together again - he's doing it everywhere, among everyone.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Alive and Active

Acts 9.34-35
Jesus Christ heals you. God is alive and active among you.

Monday, June 06, 2011


Acts 9.31
They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. The Holy Spirit was with them, strengthening them. They prospered wonderfully.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Here He Comes

Acts 7.33-34
Kneel and pray. I've seen your agony. I've heard your groans. I've come to help you. So get yourself ready.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Word Salute

Acts 6.7
The Word of God prospered.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Big Father

Acts 5.19,38-39
During the night, an angel of God opened the jailhouse door and led them out.
"Hands off these men! Let them alone. If this program or this work is merely human, it will fall apart, but if it is of God, there is nothing you can do about it -- and you better not be found fighting against God!"

Thursday, June 02, 2011

So Good!

Acts 5.11,14,16
Everyone knew God was not to be trifled with. They had a healthy respect for him. Those who put their trust in the Master, they were all healed.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Alive to Live

Acts 4.29-30
Take care of the threats of our enemies and give us fearless confidence in preaching your Message, as you stretch out your hand to us in healings and miracles and wonders in the name of your holy servant Jesus.