Daniella Whyte

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The Gift of Hope

The Gift of Hope

Luke 2:11-12 (KJV)
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

In these difficult times in which we live, it is easy to feel as though there is no hope. Such was the case during the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. A society without hope is a society without the knowledge of the Saviour. The message of hope was veiled in the angel’s joyous announcement of the birth of Christ the Lord. 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…

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…

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…

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…

Trading for Something Better (40 Days of Easter Truth #13)

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Easter Focus Passage: Isaiah 61:1-3

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,

3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. Read more…

Living Worthy of the Gospel of Jesus (40 Days of Easter Truth #1)

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Easter Focus Passage: Philippians 1:27-30

27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel

28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. Read more…

The Debt We Owe God

The Debt We Owe God

“…All are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith” (Romans 3:24-25).

What do we do with the debt we owe to God? What could we do if we even tried to do anything about it? Our sins — all of them — have made us debtors to God. We could try to pass the blame for our sins on someone else, or we could even deny that we are sinners at all. But none of that works with God. He already knows that we have sinned, and He chose to do something about our sins. Read more…

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