Day by Day from Lifeword
A Bible devotional and Biblical teaching from Lifeword
They Only Conquer Each Other
The Gospel story is not made up of the cross alone, because the full power and authority of Jesus is seen in His resurrection.
When Jesus left His disciples, He gave them and us a reminder of why He was leaving and what He wants us to do in His absence.
Stay On Mission
The mission Jesus gave to His disciples never changed, and evangelism is still our mission today.
Bread And Betrayal
Although Jesus did not force Judas to betray Him or prevent him from repenting, He knew all along that the betrayal would happen.
You Can’t Play Him
Jesus is not fooled by the surface level behavior of those who pretend to be believers, because He knows the hearts of His true disciples.
There will be some who will be drawn to the church but will eventually fall away, but Jesus knows who His true followers are.
He Is Prophet, Priest, King
Jesus does not only speak on behalf of God, but He speaks God’s Word directly to our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
An Exclusive Love
All those who have turned from their sin and been born again are loved and received by Jesus.
Having Loved His Own
Even preoccupied with His upcoming death, Jesus focused on His love for His disciples.
Loved To The End
John shows us the way Jesus fully loves His children.
To Dispel And To Draw
Jesus took on our sin, died, and rose again to dispel the power of Satan and draw mankind to Him.
The Troubled Soul
Because of His perfection, Jesus was uniquely qualified to sacrifice Himself for the sins of man, but He was troubled to take on our sin.
Serving Follows Following
When we follow Jesus, we will inevitably be servants obeying Him, rather than living our lives as we want.
How Can Death Be Dazzling?
The glory of Jesus was made known through His death because it provided for the salvation of all who believe.
The Hour Has Come!
God is sovereign over all things, controlling exactly the time and place that anything happens.
The King You Must Receive
The Messiah was expected to come as a triumphant warrior, but He came humbly to bring peace.
Pitcher’s Mound Mistake
We can make mistakes and misunderstandings that are costly and may result from pride and selfish desires.
Leave Her Alone
When we follow Jesus, we should be careful not to listen to those who try to temper our zeal.
Worth Your Life
Our testimony and witness for Christ should be powerful enough to make us a danger to the Enemy.
Worth Every Ounce, Pt. 4
When we worship Jesus, we should not be concerned with how others might look at us, because our focus should be on our Lord.
Worth Every Ounce, Pt. 3
We are to worship Jesus with a heart of humility and service, recognizing His Lordship over us.
Worth Every Ounce, Pt. 2
Our worship doesn’t happen by accident, and although it can be spontaneous, we should be prepared for open praise.
Worth Every Ounce, Pt. 1
Jesus is worth every ounce of worship and sacrifice that we can pour out to Him.
Worth Every Labor
Part of giving our all to Jesus means we must have a servant’s heart and diligently work to serve others.
He Is Worthy
Jesus is worth everything we can give him and more: our praise, our service, and even our lives.
Reasons For The Cross, Pt. 4
The work Jesus did on the cross accomplished full redemption to those who would believe in Him.
Reasons For The Cross, Pt. 3
Although God’s purpose and man’s purpose have wildly different intents, God uses man’s purpose to fulfill His will.
Reasons For The Cross, Pt. 2
Greed and selfishness led the Pharisees to plot the execution of Jesus, but their actions were moved by God.
Reasons For The Cross, Pt. 1
The religious leaders wanted to crucify Jesus to prevent Roman domination over the Jews.
God’s Invisible Hand…
God’s invisible hand is always at work in history, maneuvering everything to fulfill His purposes.
Ultimate truth, pure love, and death-defying power of God all reside in Jesus, so we can see God through Him.
He Knows Our Pain
Jesus knows and understands the pain we experience, and has deeply felt the same things so He can comfort us.
When We Have Jesus…
The resurrection is not some abstract future event, but a fundamental part of who Jesus is.
Dependence Learned In Despair
Many times, Jesus disrupts our plans and allows us to experience despair so He can move in and show us His glory.
When Jesus Leads You Into Danger
As long as we walk in the light of Christ, we will be protected by Him even in times of danger.
Fearful Saints, Fresh Courage Take!
With a deep faith, we can rest in the truth that sometimes, Jesus’ love for us means He won’t immediately step in.
Left In Distress
Sometimes, God doesn’t give us what we want because He loves us and His plan is much better.
You Do Not Dictate To God
We do not dictate when and where we hear and receive the offer of grace in Jesus Christ that God presents.
Not About You
Many of the things that happen to us are not about us, but about God revealing His glory in our lives.
Change Of Plans
Jesus can and will disrupt our plans so He can enter our pain and overcome it permanently.