Posts Tagged: Close Encounters with Christ

Week 4, Day 6: The Forgetful Doubters

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two… Read more »

Week 4, Day 5: How to Respond to Injustice

The Ultimate Judge Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you… Read more »

Week 4, Day 4: What Happened to the Unjust?

Playing on Thin Ice Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such… Read more »

Week 4, Day 3: Who’s Suffered the Most Injustice

A Reward Misplaced He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted…. Read more »

Week 4, Day 2: When Justice and “Injustice” Meet

That’s Not Fair! For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Our guilt exchanged for God’s glory. Against instructions, our daughter decorated the recently refinished dining room table with glittery princess stickers — the cheap kind… Read more »

Week 4, Day 1: When “Justice” Fails

Our Faith is Worth Fighting For But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they… Read more »

Week 3, Day 6: The Despicable Scoffers

Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they… Read more »

Week 3, Day 5: What Faith Produces

Do You Trust Me? What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving… Read more »

Week 3, Day 4: How Faith Spreads

Ordinary People with an Extraordinary Message For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?… Read more »

Week 3, Day 3: Where Faith Should be Placed

Weighed Down or Running Free Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for… Read more »