Daniella Whyte

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Significant Horror (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 100)

Significant Horror

Colossians 2:14 (NLT)
He [Jesus] canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.

For many people in the world today, the cross is viewed as a symbol of Christianity. It is a representation of one’s faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Some people wear it as a necklace while many thousands sit atop steeples on churches around the world. But the cross is not as pretty as it is presented to be. The cross was a horrific stage of execution in Jesus’ day and the thought of it was dreadful. Read more…

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Selfless Sacrifice (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 81)

Selfless Sacrifice

1 John 2:2 (NLT)
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.

What if Jesus came into the world and lived only for Himself? Then what if He decided death was too harsh a path to take so He just skipped Gethsemane and went straight back to Heaven? Besides that, what if He just forgot about us altogether once He arrived in Heaven and He didn’t watch over us or answer our prayers? We would be left thinking how selfish.  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 This We Are Called (40 Days of Easter Truth #17)

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Easter Focus Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-25

21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Read more…

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