Sunday, July 31, 2011


2 Corinthians 1.12
The worst is over, we've come out of this with conscience and faith intact, and can face the world. It was God who kept us focused on him, uncompromised.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Good Idea

2 Corinthians 1.9-10
Instead of trusting in our own strength, to trust God totally since he's the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he'll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Much, Much Better

2 Corinthians 1.3-5
He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Walking Hope

1 Corinthians 16.13-14
Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you've got, be resolute, and love without stopping.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Perfect Economy

1 Corinthians 15.57-58
In a single victorious stroke of Life, all three-sin, guilt, death-are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God! With all this going for us, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Red Carpet

1 Corinthians 15.25-27
He won't let up until the last enemy is down - and the very last enemy is death! As the psalmist said, "He laid them low, one and all; he walked all over them."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stand Saved.

1 Corinthians 15.1
This is the Message on which you took your stand and by which your life has been saved.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

For Right Now

1 Corinthians 13.12-13
We don't yet see things clearly, but it won't be long before we see it all. But for right now, trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

All for One, One for All

1 Corinthians 12.14,26
God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Broken Together

1 Corinthians 11.24
This is my body, broken for you.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Reacher

1 Corinthians 10.17
We become unified in him. We don't reduce Christ to what we are; he raises us to what he is.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Can Do!

1 Corinthians 10.13
All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Exit Dark, Enter Light.

1 Corinthians 7.31
This world as you see it is on its way out.

Monday, July 18, 2011


1 Corinthians 7.17
Don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and believe right there. God, not your status, defines your life.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Found In You

1 Corinthians 6.20
God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Unrestricted, Free Flow

1 Corinthians 2.15
Spiritually alive, we have access to everything God's Spirit is doing, and can't be judged by unspiritual critics.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Carry Out, Carry In

1 Corinthians 2:10
The Spirit brings out what God planned all along.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


1 Corinthians 1.24,30
To us Christ is God's ultimate miracle and wisdom all wrapped up in one. Everything that we have-right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start-comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Red Rave for the Soul

1 Cor 1.7-9
Just think—you don't need a thing, you've got it all! All God's gifts are right in front of you. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, will never give up on you. Never forget that.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Romans 16:25
He is the One who is strong enough to make you strong.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hope, Hope and Away!

Romans 15.12-13
Jesus is tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope! Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

For Us, For Good, For Sure

Romans 15.4
Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it's written for us.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Download Finished

Romans 14.17
What God does in your life is he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Coming Real Soon

Romans 13.12
The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed.

Thursday, July 07, 2011


Romans 12.5-6
We are fashioned into excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body. Let's go ahead and be what we were made to be.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Every Means All

Romans 11.34
Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Lifetime Guarantee

Romans 11.29
God's gifts and God's call are under full warranty -- never cancelled, never rescinded.

Monday, July 04, 2011


Romans 11.18,20
Remember, you aren't feeding the root, the root is feeding you. Be humbly mindful of the root that keeps you lithe and green.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

In This

Romans 11.2,6
God has been too long involved with you, has too much invested, to simply wash his hands of you. Hold on, not because of what you think you're going to get out of it, but because you're convinced of God's grace and purpose in choosing you.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Right. Here and Now.

Romans 10.4,11,8
The Messiah puts everything right for those who trust him to do it. No one who trusts God like this - heart and soul - will ever regret it. The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Call Me

Romans 9.28,25-26
God doesn't count us; he calls us by name. "I'll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I'll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, 'You're nobody!' they're calling you 'God's living children.'"