The Essential 100 Day 60: Luke 15: Losing to Win

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” Luke 15:31-32 These are the wise words told to the son that stayed with the…

The Essential 100 Day 58: Matthew 13: The Kingdom Of Heaven

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t…

The Essential 100 Day 57: Matthew 6:5-34 and 7: Look For The Light

22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!  Matthew 6:22-23 As I have been going through…

The Essential 100 Day 54: Luke 3:1-20: The Blunt End of The Holy Spirit

15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah.16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and…

The Essential 100 Day 53: Luke 2:1-40: Getting Pierced.

34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” Not long ago…

The Essential 100 Day 52: Luke 1: Anything Is Possible

37 Nothing, you see, is impossible with God. Luke 1:37 The Message I found this little gem of a verse in Luke chapter 1 this morning when I read the whole chapter.  This is one truth that we all must remember and try and wrap our little feeble minds around.  God can do anything He wants…

The Essential 100 Day 51: John 1:1-18: Be The Light Of Life

4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5 A few years ago a movie came out called ET.  If you have seen the film the main character, the alien, ET had a heart light.  When ever he…

The Essential 100 Day 50: Malachi: To Encourage, Takes Courage

16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.17 “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares…