Daniella Whyte

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Because of Jesus … (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 87)

Because of Jesus…

1 Peter 1:3-4 (NLT)
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

Everything that we have and all that we are is because of Jesus. He is our King, our Saviour, and our High Priest. We are able to live, move, and have our being because of Him and He deserves our continuous thanksgiving. We owe all our blessings to the mercy of God, not to our own merit. Being born again through Christ, we have a lively, impenetrable hope that carries us through the best and the worst days of life.  Read more…

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The Greatest Comeback (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/27/16)

The Greatest Comeback (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/27/16) (Right-click to download)

The Greatest Comeback (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/27/16)
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Find your strength and place your hope in the One who made the greatest comeback that ever was.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Something Greater Is Coming (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 86)

Something Greater Is Coming

John 19:41-42 (NLT)
The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before. …Since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

After Jesus’ earth-shattering death on the cross, it’s hard not to think of what was going through the minds of those closest to Jesus during His life. He had warned them ahead of time that He was going to die. But, since they were so used to His miracles, they at least had an inkling of hope and anticipation that His death was not the end. Read more…

Gathering Our Messes (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 82)

Gathering Our Messes

Psalm 57:3 (NLT)
He will send help from heaven to rescue me…My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.

Someone once said that coming to God after you’ve cleaned up your life is like going to the emergency room after you stop bleeding. It’s like cleaning up your house and then calling a maid service. We often do these things because we want to feel as though we have done something. We like to think we have put some work in in order to gain certain results. But this is not how God operates. Read more…

The Monday After Easter Sunday (A Wrap-up of the 40 Days of Easter Truth series)

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Easter Focus Passage: Matthew 28:16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.

17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Easter Truth – WRAP-UP:

Over the past 40 days, we have gone through select passages of Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments to look further at the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what that means for us today. We have been encouraged, humbled, inspired, sobered, and filled with joy at the prophecies and events that happened to make up what we call the Easter story. The wonderful thing about Easter and the days leading up to it is that it is a story that lives on for ages because Jesus Christ is alive and lives in the hearts of those who believe. The day of Easter may be over but the victory from Christ’s resurrection should be reflected in our lives every day. Read more…

The 7 Most Powerful Words – He Is Not Here; He Has Risen (40 Days of Easter Truth #40)

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Easter Focus Passage: Matthew 28:1-8

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.

3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Easter Truth – DAY FORTY:

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most powerful events in all of history. It is the link by which sinful man can enter the presence of the Holy God. The resurrection bears great significance to us as Christians for if the resurrection had never happened, then our living and our faith would be in vain. The endpoint of our belief is in the fact that Jesus died, was buried, and then rose from the dead to sit on the right hand of God the Father. Read more…

Anticipating Something More (40 Days of Easter Truth #39)

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Easter Focus Passage: John 19:38-42

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.

39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.

40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.

41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.

42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

Easter Truth – DAY THIRTY-NINE:

I’ve often wondered what happened on the day after Good Friday. Of course, we know Jesus lay in the tomb on this day. But after all the events of the previous day, it is hard not to think of the questions that may have run through the minds of Mary, John, and even the other disciples. For these people who had followed Jesus all the way to the cross, I am sure they felt deep down in the recesses of their soul, that this could not be it, that this could not be the end. Read more…

10 Reasons Why Good Friday Is So Good (40 Days of Easter Truth #38)

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Easter Focus Passage: John 19:28-30

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”

29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.

30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Easter Truth – DAY THIRTY-EIGHT:

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, holds the complete satisfaction of God, the fulfillment of Jesus Christ, and the grace poured out for the entire world in a crucible called Calvary. The bloodied, battered, heartbroken, burdened Jesus slowly trudges up the hill, bearing a cross and the sins of the entire world on His back. If God had decided to end everything with Good Friday, then we would be men and women most miserable, living a life of ultimate despair and meaninglessness, headed straightway to an end with no hope. Jesus’ death was both the worst and the best. He died so that we may live. He bled so that we may be clean. He was made sin so we could be made righteous. Good Friday was a bad day for Jesus, but it was a good day for all for us. Read more…

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