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Rejoicing In the Hope of God’s Glory (40 Days of Easter Truth #33)

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Easter Focus Passage: Romans 5:1–11

1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Easter Truth – DAY THIRTY-THREE:

There are many things that we are uncertain of in this life. Small things such as what we should eat or where we should take a walk or what we should read take up space in our brain. More weightier things such as what job we should take, what state we should move to, where we should send our children to school, and where we should worship can keep us up at night? The day we will pass from this life into the next is the height of all uncertainties. Indefinite situations and undetermined circumstances keep us wondering, assuming, weighing the pros and cons, and praying. Read more…

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In Whatever Situation, Pray (40 Days of Easter Truth #32)

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Easter Focus Passage: James 5:13–18

13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.

15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

Easter Truth – DAY THIRTY-TWO:

In this passage, James makes clear to us the importance and power of prayer. In each of these five verses, the word “pray” or some variation of the word is mentioned. James is showing us that prayer is a means of grace. It is a gift by which we receive the benefits and blessings of God the Father. In each and every circumstance, prayer is necessary. It is the means by which we seek God’s face and receive answers to our questions and solutions to our problems. Read more…

Justified by Faith (40 Days of Easter Truth #31)

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Easter Focus Passage: Romans 3:21–28

21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.

22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—

26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.

28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

Easter Truth – DAY THIRTY-ONE:

When we believe in Jesus Christ for salvation, we acknowledge three things: (1) that we are sinners in need of a Saviour; (2) that we are redeemed through the blood of Christ; and (3) that we are justified by God’s grace and not by our works. Justification is the act of being made righteous in the sight of God. God removes our sin and guilt through the atoning blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ and declares us to be righteous. Therefore, we are no longer debtors to sin but are alive unto God through Jesus Christ. Read more…

To Be Saviour and Judge (40 Days of Easter Truth #30)

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Easter Focus Passage: Ezekiel 34:11–12

11 For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.

12 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.

Easter Truth – DAY THIRTY:

The book of Ezekiel is filled with several disturbing prophecies of doom and gloom for the children of Israel. The children of Israel are scattered and under Babylonian captivity. Ezekiel prophecies that Jerusalem and its temple will be destroyed, leaving the people hopeless and helpless. Ezekiel insists that God will destroyed the people because of their sin and idolatry if they do not turn from their ways. He parallels God as both a Saviour and a Judge — Someone who desperately wants to deliver them and Someone who will also destroy them if they do not repent. Read more…

Surrounded (40 Days of Easter Truth #29)

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Easter Focus Passage: Psalm 22:12-13

12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

13 Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.

Easter Truth – DAY TWENTY-NINE:

Psalm 22 is yet another Old Testament prophecy that is fulfilled in the New Testament when Jesus went to the cross. David, in these two verses, complains about his enemies. The strength and the tenacity of their will causes him to fear what they could do to him. He compares his enemies to bulls of a particular country and to lions who seek out and pursue their prey. Read more…

Our Servant, Jesus Christ (40 Days of Easter Truth #28)

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Easter Focus Passage: Isaiah 52:13-15

13 See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.

14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him—his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness—

15 so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand. Read more…

A God Who Tests, A Man Who Trusts, and a Moment of Truth (40 Days of Easter Truth #27)

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Easter Focus Passage: Genesis 22:1-14

2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.

12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Read more…

Telling the Next Generation of God’s Truth (40 Days of Easter Truth #26)

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Easter Focus Passage: Psalm 78:1-8

4 We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.

7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Easter Truth – DAY TWENTY-SIX:

Psalm 78 is a command to parents, churches, teachers, and all leaders of young people to ensure that the knowledge of God is taught to children and young adults. The need to be concerned about young people and the direction of their lives is great. God is not going to come down from Heaven and give all of His commandments over and over again to each new generation. In this passage, the children of Israel are promising to pass on what they have learned about God and from God to their children so they will be able to tell of the goodness of the Lord and put their trust in Him. Read more…

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