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December 2016

Time For Jesus

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Monday: Read Ephesians 4:17-19. This passage does an incredible job describing "desert living." How does this passage describe the desert of sin and the consequences of sin? Which of these descriptions speak most powerfully into your life? Why? Take a moment to silently pray, confessing the sings that are blowing in the deserts of this life.

Tuesday: Read Colossians 2:13-15. This passage describes the desert of sin as being "dead in our transgressions." The passage then goes on to vividly describe the consequences of us and the world of Jesus' ministry. How are we and the world impacted by Jesus?

Wednesday: Read Isaiah 40:29-31. Desert travelers need strength for the journey. Today's passage lifts our incredible God up as the ultimate source strength. Which description of strength resonates with your heart? What does it mean to "wait on the Lord?" What does "waiting on the Lord" look like in your life?

Thursday: Read Deuteronomy 31:7-8. Moses knew that Joshua was the one to lead Israel into the Promised Land and to carry out this work, but Joshua was going to need superhuman courage and strength. What comfort does Moses give to Joshua? Specifically, what are the four encouraging truths spoken to Joshua? While this promise was given specifically to Joshua, we have Jesus' promise "I am with you always ..." How are we called to be like Joshua?

Friday: Read Hebrews 11:32-40. The desert of life is filled with challenges. This is nothing new. In the passage we see some mighty saints of the past who were confronted with daunting challenges. What are some of the victories cited in this text? Verse 38 begins with the words "... the world was not worthy of them." Which might this mean? Verse 39 tells us what these saints possessed that allow them such "victories." How was their victory a "spiritual victory?"

Saturday: Read Hebrews 13:6 Pray this wonderful verse, giving thanks and praise to God. Finish your prayer by offering your life up to  God and asking Him to use your single life for His Kingdom!

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Transforming Joy For Desert Living

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Monday: Read Ephesians 4:17-19. This passage does an incredible job describing “desert living.” How does this passage describe the desert of sin and the consequences of sin? Which of these descriptions speak most powerfully into your life? Why? Take a moment to silently pray, confessing the sins that are blowing in the desert of this life.

Tuesday: Read Colossians 2:13-15. This passage describes the desert of sin as being “dead in our transgressions.” The passage then goes on to vividly describe the consequences for us and the world of Jesus’ ministry. How were we and the world impacted by Jesus?

Wednesday: Read Isaiah 40:29-31. Desert travelers need strength for the journey. Today’s passage lifts our incredible God up as the ultimate source of strength. Which description of strength resonates with your heart? What does it mean to “wait on the Lord?” What does “waiting on the Lord” look like in you life?

Thursday: Read Deuteronomy 31:7-8. Moses knew that Joshua was the one to lead Israel into the Promised Land and to carry out this work, but Joshua was going to need superhuman courage and strength. What comfort does Moses give to Joshua? Specifically, what are the four encouraging truths spoken to Joshua? While this promise was given specifically to Joshua, we have Jesus’ promised “I am with you always…” How are we called to be like Joshua?

Friday: Read Hebrews 11:32-40. The desert of life is filled with challenges. This is nothing new. In the passage we see some mighty saints of the past who were confronted with daunting challenges. What are some of the victories sited in this text? Verse 38 begins with the words “…the world was not worthy of them.” What might this mean? Verse 39 tells us what these saints possessed that allowed them such “victories.” How was their victory a “spiritual victory?”

Saturday: Read Hebrews 13:6. Pray this wonderful verse, giving thanks and praise to God. Finish your prayer by offering your life up to God and asking him to use your single life for his Kingdom!


Immanuel: God With Us

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Monday: Read Matthew 1:18-21. What difficult, hard-to-swallow command of God do you need to obey today?

Tuesday: Read Philippians 2:5-11. Since Jesus is God, He is in charge of your life. Where do you find it easy to let Jesus be in charge? What do you still need to give Him total control in your life?

Wednesday: Read Matthew 1:22-23, 18:20 and 28:20. Jesus is present in all of life. Where do you need to ask Him to become more aware of His presence in your life today?

Thursday: Read Hebrews 2:17-18. What was your worst Christmas experience? What “best” lessons did you learn from that experience about Jesus’ presence being with you in your pain? How might God use those lessons you learned to help others this Christmas?

Friday: Read Matthew 1:21. "Jesus" is the Greek form of "Joshua," which in Hebrew means either "Yahweh is salvation" or "Yahweh saves."

Saturday: Read John 14:6. Who do you need to tell about the way Jesus offers a relationship with God? Who are you praying for to know Jesus this Christmas?

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