Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 85

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 13:44-46 NKJV

Summary: Finding Jesus and surrendering all our junk to follow him is like finding hidden treasure or a beautiful pearl and selling everything to buy something of far greater value!

44“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,
46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:44-46‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Questions & Challenge:

1. Do you view following Jesus everyday with the same enthusiasim as the man who found the pearl of great price?
2. Is there anything that you’re holding back at this moment that’s hindering you from enjoying the abundant life that God has for you?
3. What do you need to do to remind yourself each day of the great treasure and joy you’ve found in Jesus?

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 84

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 13:31-32 NKJV

Summary: The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed.

“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field,
32 which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”

Questions & Challenge:

1. What must you do to allow the mustard seed to take root in your life?

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 83

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Proverbs 27:17 & 22:24-25 NKJV

Summary: You become the company you keep.

17 As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 22:24-25
24 Make no friendship with an angry man,
And with a furious man do not go,
25 Lest you learn his ways
And set a snare for your soul.

Questions & Challenge:

1. Are the people you’re around the most the people you want to be like?
2. What steps do you need to take to surround yourself with the people you most want to be like?
3. Do you have at least 1 friend who like iron on iron sharpens you even if it hurts? If not, what can you do to intentionally pursue a friend like that?

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 82

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 11:20-24

Summary: To whom much is given much is required.

20 “Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent:
21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
23 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.””

Questions & Challenge:

1. Are you being faithful with what you’ve been given?
2. Is there anything that you feel convicted to repent from?
2. What do you sense that God is putting on your heart to do in order to be faithful with what He has entrusted to you and what action steps can you take immediately to be obedient to God?

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 81

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 13:3-9 NKJV

Summary: A farmer plants seeds and some is eaten by birds, some springs up and eventually dies either because the roots are shallow or the thorns choke it out; but some seed falls on good ground and yields abundant fruit!

3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow.
4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.
5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.
6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.
8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

Questions & Challenge:

1. We must individually ask ourselves which kind of seed are we? If we’re the last seed than we can be confident that He who began a good work in us will finish it. Philippians 1:6. If we haven’t truly surrendered our life to Jesus than we’re one of the first two seeds which is explained in 1 John 2:19 In that case we may even sprout and grow but we won’t yield real fruit.
2. Assuming you’re the last seed let me ask you how much fruit do you want to yield in your life?
3. I want to challenge each of us to ask ourselves how can we yield more fruit or in other words how can we shine our light brighter (Matthew 5:13-15) and make a greater impact on the world for Jesus. Remember, only what is done for Christ will last in the end!

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 80

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 12:35-37 NKJV

Summary: By our words we’ll be justified and by our words we’ll be condemned.

35 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.””

Questions & Challenge:

1. Are your words building people? Are they encouraging or discouraging to others? Do you view them as positive, neutral or negative?
2. What do the words coming out of your mouth say about the condition of your heart?
3. Challenge yourself to go 1 week without speaking anything negative and instead look for opportunities to speak positive encouraging words! It will bring life to you and your those in your company.

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 79

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV

Summary: Jesus invites all who are weary and burdened to yoke up with Him and receive rest for our souls.

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Questions & Challenge:
1. Are you yoked with Jesus or carrying someone else’s yoke?
2. What yokes have you accepted that need to be laid aside?

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 78

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 10:29-31 NKJV

Summary: Do not fear you are of more value than many sparrows.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

Questions & Challenge:

1. Recount a time in your life where God saw you threw a fearful or challenging situation?
2. In what area do you need to quit fearing? Jesus said, “Do not fear”.

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 77

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 9:18-26 NKJV

Summary: Jesus raises ruler’s daughter to life while being ridiculed one moment & praised the next.

18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.”
19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.
23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing,
24 He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him.
25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
26 And the report of this went out into all that land.

Questions & Challenge:

1. Would you and I be the one to ridicule him or the ruler who had the faith to ask Jesus for help?
2. What areas do you need to hand over to Jesus and trust him today. If the issue is enough to concern you than it matters to Jesus.

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 76

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Acts 20:23-24 TLB

Summary: What is our life worth unless we tell others about God’s kindness & love?

23 except that the Holy Spirit has told me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead.
24 But life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love.

Other verses: These verses remind me of Psalm 34:8 NIV
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Questions & Challenge:

1. Is there anything of more significance we can do with our life than live in in a way that draws people to Jesus.
2. When the people around learn that you’re a follower of Jesus and he lives in side of you will they be surprised?
3. What can you do this week to not only tell someone but show them the mighty kindness & love of Jesus this week?

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