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January

1

About Genealogies

2

Can You Believe It?

3

Knowing God's Will Is Not Enough

4

Nothing Is Impossible

5

The Power To Serve

6

Believers Receive

7

Choosing Joy

8

Desert Training

9

Joseph Was A Man Of Faith

10

God Desires Faith

11

He Was Born A Savior

12

Peace With God

13

God Looks For Availability

14

Revelation Knowledge

15

God's Choice

16

Believe The Word

17

Herod's Folly

18

Spiritual Warfare

19

Jesus Prepared Himself

20

He Became Like Us

21

The Ministry Of John The Baptist

22

A Greater Humility

23

Knowing Who We Are

24

The Weapon Of The Word

25

Satan's Power Is Limited

26

Knowing God's Plan

27

Sharing Our Faith

28

Settling Our Doubts

29

Do What He Says

30

Sharing God's Love

31

God's Peace

February

1

God Is Not Cheap!

2

There Is A Righteous Anger

3

He Uses The Usable

4

The Born Again Experience

5

Eternal Life--a Quality Of Life

6

Humility Before Honor

7

God's Idea Of Greatness

8

He Left Judaea

9

God Is The Greatest Giver

10

Thirsty?

11

God Looks Inside

12

Worship Him In Spirit

13

Spiritual Food

14

God's Word Has No Limits

15

Our Debts Have Been Cancelled

16

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

17

The Chosen Ones

18

Demons In Church

19

Ministry In Action

20

Drawn By His Power

21

At Thy Word

22

Only The Hungry Are Fed

23

He Will Share His Reward

24

Salt Shakers

25

The Best Sinner

26

Spiritual Fitness

27

Commandments Lead To Happiness

28

More Than Just Words

29

More Than Just Words

March

1

Quality Prayer

2

A Loving Father

3

Salvation Begins Now

4

Victory - A Provision

5

The Benefits Of Fasting

6

Knowing God Is Our Greatest Treasure

7

Singleness Of Vision

8

Taking Thoughts - Or Not

9

Righteous Judgment

10

God Answers Every Prayer

11

God Takes Pleasure In Meeting Our Needs

12

A Lifestyle Check

13

Healing Is God's Will

14

Touched By Love

15

Faith That Is Seen

16

Let Christ Live Through Us

17

Something New

18

Naturally Holy

19

Rest In His Love

20

Jesus Shared His Father's Glory

21

God Or Man Pleasers

22

About Those Scribes

23

His Mercy Endures Forever

24

More Than Just Sowing And Reaping

25

God's Kind Of Love

26

Whose Faith Was It

27

Our Inheritance With Christ

28

Being Yoked To Jesus

29

The Unpardonable Sin

30

No Peace For The Wicked

31

Rest And Re-fire

April

1

Singleness Of Heart

2

Just Words

3

To Whom Much Is Given

4

Jesus, Teacher And Savior

5

God's Truths Belong To His Children

6

Naturally Holy

7

The Power Of God's Word

8

God's Word: Use As Directed

9

Understanding God's Word

10

No Distractions, Please

11

Worldly Cares Are Thorns

12

His Love Is Our Light

13

Tares Among The Wheat

14

King Of Hearts

15

His Chosen Treasures

16

Joint Heirs With Christ

17

Peace In The Midst Of The Storm

18

Servant Power

19

Worship Is Warfare

20

God Likes Us

21

Love And Trust

22

The Law Of Faith

23

Making Faith Work

24

Get Rid Of Fear

25

The Gospel Is The Power Of God

26

Godly Sorrow Leads To Repentance

27

About Persecution

28

Degrees Of Denial

29

Opposition To The Gospel

30

He Rewards Even Little Things

May

1

Jesus Meets All Our Needs

2

He Blesses What We Already Have

3

God's Options Or Ours?

4

About Humility

5

Word Power

6

Enter Doubt, Exit Faith

7

Sensitivity To The Right Things

8

Salvation: A Relationship

9

Self Seeking Not God Seeking

10

Dead Works

11

Bread Of Heaven

12

Revelation Knowledge

13

Receiving Christ

14

Separating The Tares From The Wheat

15

The Spirit And The Word Are One

16

The Law Is Not Of Faith

17

Taking Off The Masks

18

Tradition Neutralizes

19

Our Hearts Control Our Bodies

20

Change Your Mind

21

Jesus Tried Her Faith

22

The Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

23

Jesus Challenges The Sadducees

24

Symptoms Of A Hard Heart

25

Petition Not Repetition

26

Jesus, The Chief Cornerstone

27

God's Will Above Ours

28

Recognize The Real Enemy

29

His Purpose Revealed

30

His Will Is In The Word

31

Give All The Glory To God

June

1

Fasting Drives Away Doubt

2

One Hundred Times Zero

3

Humility Before Honor

4

Angelic Protection

5

God Likes Us

6

Discipline Brings Life

7

Limitless Forgiveness

8

Holy Ghost Teacher

9

Rebirth

10

The Heart Matters

11

Effortless Fruit

12

Amazing Grace

13

Mystery Of The Trinity

14

Jesus Paid It All

15

Sonship Or Slavery

16

Abraham's Children

17

The Old Man Is Gone

18

What Pleases God

19

God Made Flesh

20

Sickness Is Not From God

21

Love Conquers Fear

22

It's Who You Know

23

About Those Pharisees

24

Jesus Found Him

25

Hearing God's Voice

26

Life Of God

27

Grow In Grace

28

The Cost Of Living For Christ

29

The Best Defense

30

What's Your Motivation

July

1

Power In The Name Of Jesus

2

Freedom From Temptation

3

Focus On Jesus

4

Saved By Grace

5

Who Crosses Your Path?

6

Seek First The Kingdom

7

Prayer Power

8

Our Loving Father

9

Be Filled

10

Grow In Grace

11

Holiness Is A Fruit

12

Jesus, The Wisdom Of God

13

Hypocrisy Is.....

14

The Goodness Of God

15

Stewards Of God's Grace

16

No Excuses

17

Avoid Strife

18

We Must Receive

19

God's Great Love For Us

20

No Denial Of Deity

21

Who Is Saved?

22

R.s.v.p.

23

The Cost Of Discipleship

24

Hard Knocks Or God's Word

25

Negatives Become Positives

26

The Father's Love

27

All The Wrong Reasons

28

Blessed To Be A Blessing

29

The Right Righteousness

30

Alive Unto God

31

Build Faith, Destroy Doubt

August

1

Freed From The Law

2

Our Debt Was Paid

3

Comfort In Eternity

4

Vengeance Is God's

5

The Faith To Forgive

6

The Measure Of Faith

7

Turn From Sin

8

Walk In The Light

9

Our Resurrected Bodies

10

Confess God's Truth

11

Live Forever In Him

12

Groaning In The Spirit

13

Focus On The Things Above

14

Give Thanks Daily

15

Like A Thief In The Night

16

God Answers Prayer

17

Righteousness Is A Gift

18

Divorce Is Not God's Best

19

One Flesh

20

Marriage Is A Covenant

21

Trust In Jesus As Your Savior

22

Receive The Gift Of Salvation

23

It's Not What You Do

24

Share In His Sufferings

25

Jesus Paid The Price

26

Please God Not People

27

Minister God's Love

28

Be Faithful With A Little

29

Relieve Each Other's Burdens

30

Respond To God's Direction

31

Worship From Your Heart

September

1

The Power Of Praise And Worship

2

God's New Creation

3

God's Voice

4

Jesus Paid Our Debt

5

The Power To Live A Holy Life

6

Choose To Believe

7

Believe That You Have Received

8

Our Words Are Alive

9

The Word Produces Fruit

10

Works Don't Save

11

The Battle Is In The Mind

12

Forgiving Others Is To Your Advantage

13

Faith Is A Muscle

14

Righteousness Depends On God, Not On Self

15

Our Righteousness Is In Christ

16

Our Life Belongs To God

17

The Resurrection Power

18

Heaven

19

Marriage Is For This Life

20

The Two Greatest Commands

21

Jesus The Servant

22

Understanding Truth

23

Seek God's Wisdom

24

Give Agape Love

25

Hypocrisy Is An Attitude

26

Give Cheerfully, Not Out Of Fear

27

God's Mercy Is A Gift

28

God Recognizes Our Sacrifices

29

Jesus Was God

30

Now, Or Then?

October

1

Our Nature In Christ

2

Our Hope Is In Eternity

3

Get Ready For Jesus

4

Follow The Leading Of The Holy Spirit

5

How To Esteem Others More Than Self

6

Escape Condemnation

7

Resist The Temptation Of Sin

8

Test The Gifts Of The Spirit

9

The Meaning Of Passover

10

Communion Is Sacred

11

Let God Minister To You

12

We Are Complete, Only In Him

13

A New Revelation Of Love

14

Love Comes First

15

Our Success Is In God

16

Turn Back To God

17

Our Comfort Is In Eternity

18

There Is Only One Way To The Father

19

God Works In The Simple Things

20

God Is Our Comfort

21

Jesus In The Flesh

22

Let God Prune You His Way

23

Our Life Is In Him

24

Expect Persecution

25

Embrace The Holy Spirit

26

Be A Witness, Not A Judge

27

Overcome Tribulation

28

Rejoice In The Lord - Always

29

How To Experience Eternal Life Today

30

The Miracle Of The Donkey And Colt

November

1

One In Spirit

2

Fill Up With God

3

Chosen Before Creation

4

Seek The Will Of God

5

He Is Our 'abba'

6

His Fathomless Pain

7

Choose To Focus On All That Is Good

8

You Have It All--in The Spirit

9

Exercise Your Soul

10

Walk In The Light

11

The 'old Man' Is Dead

12

Receive The Ministry Of The Angels

13

Chose To Serve

14

Learn The Word By Doing It

15

Our Life Is Not Our Own

16

Healing Is An Expression Of God's Mercy

17

God's Awesome Power

18

Fight The Battle In The Spirit

19

Circumcision Is A Matter Of The Heart

20

Hide The Word In Your Heart

21

The Silence Of The Son

22

Prophesy - To Build Up The Body

23

Seek Greater Revelation

24

Choose To Love

25

The Sword Is The Word

26

What Is A Miracle?

27

Jesus - The Name Above Names

28

You're Not Alone In Persecution

29

Guard Against Deception

30

Base Your Relationships On God

December

1

Pilate Violates The Truth

2

Religious Pride Brings Dissension

3

One In Spirit

4

Pilate Condemns Jesus

5

Jesus Freed Us From Sin

6

Where's Your Focus?

7

Accept The Gift Of Forgiveness

8

Abraham's Bosom

9

The Veil Is Torn

10

Honor Your Parents

11

Christ Is Alive In Us

12

Death Has Lost Its Power

13

The True Meaning Of The Sabbath

14

Value Christ Higher Than Self

15

Proof Of The Resurrection

16

The Father's Plan

17

Let God's Peace Lead You

18

Kinds Of Evangelism

19

God Pours Out His Spirit

20

Be Filled With The Holy Ghost

21

Minister The Good News

22

The Effects Of Sin

23

Supernatural Faith

24

We Are Only Complete In Christ

25

Water Baptism Is A Sign

26

Be Single-minded

27

God Is Good

28

How To Baptize

29

Water Baptism Is An Act Of Faith

30

Use Your Delegated Authority

31

God Still Performs Miracles

The Best Defense

June 29

Matthew 5:39, 'But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

MATTHEW 5:38-48

Which would you rather have – God defending you, or you defending yourself? That’s the choice that Jesus is offering us here. ‘Turning the other cheek’ is not a prescription for abuse but rather the way to get the Lord involved in your defense.

Many people feel that these instructions of Jesus guarantee that others will take advantage of us. That would be true if there was no God. But when we follow these commands of Jesus, the Lord is on our side. He said in Rom. 12:19, ‘Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.’

When we fight back, we are drawing on our own strength. But when we turn the other cheek, we are invoking God as our defense. Once we understand this, it becomes obvious that these instructions are for our own good.

James 1:20, says that the wrath of man does not accomplish the righteousness of God. Regardless of how appropriate our anger may seem, and regardless of how we think our wrath could make a person or situation change, we will never achieve God’s best that way.

When we defend ourselves, we stop God from defending us. It has to be one way or the other. It cannot be both ways. When we turn the other cheek to our enemies, we are loosing the power of God on our behalf. Let God defend you today.