Daily Bible Readings – Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve

Prayer Psalm: 45 Prayer Point. Today’s psalm was written for the wedding of a Jewish King, but I think it is best understood in light of the great wedding when King Jesus will marry his bride, the church at the end of all things. The poet expresses a number of hopes for the world under the …

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Daily Bible Readings – Sunday, December 22, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 24 Prayer Point. “Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? “ He who has clean hands and a pure heart.” Who can make such a claim? Only Jesus can. Without Jesus we have no hope of entering God’s city. King Jesus entered the gates of Jerusalem and offered himself as a sacrifice for …

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Daily Bible Readings – Saturday, December 21, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 55 Prayer Point. What are you afraid of in this world? What concerns do you carry with you every day? The opposite of living in perpetual fear is a life of continual prayer. Try praying throughout the day. Put this verse into practice: “Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he …

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Daily Bible Readings – Friday, December 20, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 40 Prayer Point. How can we repay God for his kindness and salvation? We can do nothing but offer ourselves in gratitude. Think about the ways God has demonstrated grace in your life. Confess to him the areas of your life you are afraid to offer him. Tell him your troubles and ask him …

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Daily Bible Readings – Thursday, December 19, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 50 Prayer Point. We’d like to think that God only judges “bad people,” but this psalm reminds us that “good people” (verses 7-15) and “bad people” (verses 16-23) alike stand in need of God’s mercy. Where do you see yourself in the descriptions of the wicked and the good? Confess those areas of your …

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Daily Bible Readings – Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 119:49-72 Prayer Point. Walking God’s path is not easy as this section of Psalm 119 reminds us. Scattered throughout the psalm are appeals to God for help. Pick one or two that resonate with you and make it your prayer this morning. Matthew 24:45-51 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you …

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Daily Bible Readings – Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 45 Prayer Point. Today’s psalm was written for the wedding of a Jewish King, but I think it is best understood in light of the great wedding when King Jesus will marry his bride, the church at the end of all things. The poet expresses a number of hopes for the world under the …

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Daily Bible Readings – Monday, December 16, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 41 Prayer Point. God blesses those who have regard for the weak, but what hope is there if we have sinned? Hope survives because in verse 9, David’s voice gives way to voice of Jesus, who entered our world, was cursed for our sin and earned us the blessings of God. Confess your sin …

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Daily Bible Readings – Sunday, December 15, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 63 Prayer Point. Are we hungry and thirsty enough to reach out to God? Meditate on the promises of this psalm. Confess our lack of faith in these promises. Pray for the faith to believe that God, not money, not relationships, will satisfy us. John 5:30-47 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand …

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Daily Bible Readings – Saturday, December 14, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 30 Prayer Point. How did God turn “our wailing into dancing”? The moment that Jesus was raised from the dead. Pray today that we might know the hope of the resurrection so that it changes our outlook on life and causes us to worship God with our lives. Matthew 24:1-14 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit …

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