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Prayer of the Day – November 6th


There are so many mysteries in the world and in life, O Lord. My eyes are tired of straining into the dark. I can only follow on to know you, but I believe that your going forth is as sure as the morning. In the meanwhile, refresh my heart as the rain.


Daily Prayers: A Classic Collection.

The Calling of Grace


Windborn Church

Grace always calls us. Grace calls us to forgiveness and freedom from our sinful guilty conscience. Grace calls us to keep walking in Jesus’ way and not to live our lives in the “wide” path of the world. Grace encourages us to keep on when life beats us up. Grace calls us because Jesus cannot stop calling us, it’s who He is and grace is how He works in our lives. Wonder upon wonder is that He gave us His Spirit to enable us to hear and to reminds us of His call of grace.

As we have trusted our eternity to Jesus, the need for real faith comes in trusting His grace to show up in our daily living. The more we trust Jesus the more He reveals His heart and consequently the more we enjoy His presence and experience Him! We are encouraged because our hope is in…

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Sunday School Discussion Guide for July 28


John 3:1-18 (NKJV)
1  There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
2  This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
3  Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4  Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
8  The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9  Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
10  Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
11  Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.
12  If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13  No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
14  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
15  that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18  He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


What must I do to be lost?


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Matthew 6:31-34 NIV

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

In what situation or circumstance does God abandon His care for us?


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Matthew 6:30-34 (NKJV)
30  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31  Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Is it a sin not to trust?  Not to believe?

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Three words in this section point the way to victory over worry: (1) faith (Matt. 6:30), trusting God to meet our needs; (2) Father (Matt. 6:32), knowing He cares for His children; and (3) first (Matt. 6:33), putting God’s will first in our lives so that He might be glorified. If we have faith in our Father and put Him first, He will meet our needs.

Hypocrisy and anxiety are sins. If we practice the true righteousness of the kingdom, we will avoid these sins and live for God’s glory.

If God’s care is a luxury hotel, why do we complain about the accommodations?

Billy Graham on John 15:9


A Simple Message

John 15:9 NKJV

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

The great Swiss theologian, Dr. Karl Barth, was probably in his generation the greatest theologian in the world, and a great philosopher as well. I did not always agree with him, but he was my friend and I respected him. While he was in this country, a student at one of the seminaries said, “Dr. Barth, what is the greatest truth that ever crossed your mind?” All the seminary students were sitting on the edge of their seats to hear some great, profound, deep, complicated answer. Dr. Barth slowly raised his great shaggy gray head and looked at the student and said, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

Daily Prayer

Lord Jesus, may I always keep the knowledge of Your love in true simplicity—unencumbered by much learning. Thank You for loving me.