Daily Devotions: Message Listing

Mark: The Servant Who Rules

The Place To Begin Mk 1:1-8
Like A Dove Mk 1:9-15
Meeting Life's Demands Mk 1:16-39
Impressive Faith Mk 1:40-2:12
The Scandal Maker Mk 2:13-3:6
The Perils Of Popularity Mk 3:7-35
Seed Thoughts Mk 4:1-29
Secrets Revealed Mk 4:30-34
No Faith Mk 4:35-5:20
Seeing Through Mk 5:21-6:6
Who Is This? Mk 6:7-52
When Right Is Wrong Mk 6:53-7:30
Do You Not Yet Understand? Mk 7:31-8:21
The Necessity Of The Cross Mk 8:22-33
Saving Or Losing? Mk 8:34-38
The Glory That Follows Mk 9:1-9:29
Who Is The Greatest? Mk 9:30-50
The Purpose Of Marriage Mk 10:1-12
The Plight Of The Overprivileged Mk 10:13-31
Not So With You Mk 10:32-52
The Hindrance Of Pride Mk 11:1-25
By What Authority? Mk 11:27-12:27
The Attitude That Matters Mk 12:28-44
Watch! Mk 13:1-37
Love's Extravagance Mk 14:1-25
Watch And Pray Mk 14:26-52
Jesus And Peter Mk 14:53-72
Jesus Or Barabbas? Mk 15:1-20
A Heart Wide Open Mk 15:21-47
The Rumor Of Hope Mk 16:1-8
Believe! Mk 16:9-20

Ecclesiastes: Things That Don't Work

The Search Eccles 1:1-3
The Endless Cycle Eccles 1:4-7
The Restless Life Eccles 1:8-18
The Pursuit Of Pleasure Eccles 2:1-11
A Note Of Joy Eccles 2:12-26
A Time For Everything Eccles 3:1-8
Eternity On My Mind Eccles 3:9-11
Let God Be God Eccles 3:12-22
Ambition Eccles 4:1-8
Two Are Better Than One Eccles 4:9-16
Watch Your Step Eccles 5:1-17
How To Enjoy Life Eccles 5:18-20
The Power To Enjoy Eccles 6:1-12
Who Is In Charge? Eccles 7:1-14
Fearing God Eccles 7:15-22
Looking For Love Eccles 7:23-28
The Benefits Of Wisdom Eccles 7:29-8:1
Can We Trust The Government? Eccles 8:2-15
Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life Eccles 8:16-9:6
The Gift Of God's Approval Eccles 9:7-10
Who Wins The Race? Eccles 9:11-12
The Wisdom That Frees Eccles 9:13-18
The Dangers Of Digging Pits Eccles 10:1-15
A Little Bird Told Me Eccles 10:16-20
Live Generously Eccles 11:1-6
What To Do While You're Young Eccles 11:7-10
Before It's Too Late Eccles 12:1-8
The Need For The Truth Eccles 12:9-12
The Secret Of Wholeness Eccles 12:13-14

Ephesians: Riches in Christ

Genesis 1-11: Foundations for Living

In The Beginning Gen 1:1
Out Of The Darkness Gen 1:2-5
The Invisible Kingdom Gen 1:6-8
To Bring Forth Fruit Gen 1:9-13
Signs And Seasons Gen 1:14-19
The Heights And The Depths Gen 1:20-23
Born To Reign Gen 1:24-26
The Glory And The Misery Of Man Gen 1:27-28
God's Provision Gen 1:29-31
True Sabbath Rest Gen 2:1-3
What Is Man? Gen 2:4-17
Purpose Of Marriage Gen 2:18-25
The Enticement Of Evil Gen 3:1-6
The Package Deal Gen 3:7-8
Where Are You? Gen 3:8-9
Repentance Gen 3:10-13
The Devil's Burden Gen 3:14-15
Cursed Be The Ground Gen 3:16-19
God At Work Gen 3:20-24
The Root Of Anger Gen 4:1-8
Am I My Brother's Keeper? Gen 4:9-16
Too Much Too Soon Gen 4:17-26
To Walk With God Gen 5:1-27
God's Grief, God's Grace Gen 6:1-12
The Way Of Escape Gen 6:13-22
The End Of The Old Gen 7:1-24
The Pleasing Aroma Gen 8:1-22
The Price We Pay Gen 9:1-29
God's Funnel Gen 10:1-32
Controlling God Gen 11:1-26

1st John: Life with Father

Life With Father 1 Jn 1:1-4
Ignoring The Light 1 Jn 1:3-7
The Person Who Denies Sin 1 Jn 1:8-9
The Person Who Rationalizes Sin 1 Jn 1:10-2:2
How To Walk As He Walked 1 Jn 2:3-6
Visible Christianity 1 Jn 2:7-11
The Maturing Process 1 Jn 2:12-14
The Enemy Around 1 Jn 2:15-17
On Heresy 1 Jn 2:18-19
No Gray Areas 1 Jn 2:20-21
No Son, No Father 1 Jn 2:22-23
The Living Word 1 Jn 2:24-25
The Teaching Spirit 1 Jn 2:26-27
The Most Astonishing Thing 1 Jn 2:28-3:1
Becoming Pure 1 Jn 3:2-3
Taking Away Sins 1 Jn 3:4-5
Abide In Him 1 Jn 3:6-8
One Or The Other 1 Jn 3:9-10
The Path Of Love 1 Jn 3:11-14
The Murderer Within 1 Jn 3:15-18
The Christian's Tranquilizer 1 Jn 3:19-20
Power In Prayer 1 Jn 3:21-24
When Unbelief Is Right 1 Jn 4:1-3
God Is Greater 1 Jn 4:4-6
God Is Love 1 Jn 4:7-10
The Debt Of Love 1 Jn 4:11-16
Confidence At The Judgment 1 Jn 4:17-21
We Shall Overcome 1 Jn 5:1-5
Does God Lie? 1 Jn 5:6-13
Praying Boldly 1 Jn 5:14-17
Guard Yourself 1 Jn 5:18-21

Genesis 12-25: Abraham -- The Man of Faith

The Command Gen 11:31-12:3
The Lay Of The Land Gen 12:4-9
Escape To Egypt Gen 12:10-20
The High Cost Of Letting Down Gen 13:1-4
Letting God Choose Gen 13:5-18
When You Need A Friend Gen 14:1-16
The Peril Of Victory Gen 14:17-24
Faith Conquering Fear Gen 15:1-6
The Furnace And The Lamp Gen 15:7-21
It All Depends On Me Gen 16:1-6
The God Who Sees Gen 16:7-16
God Almighty Gen 17:1-8
The Circumcised Life Gen 17:9-27
God's Tests Gen 18:1-8
Laughing At The Impossible Gen 18:9-15
How Prayer Works Gen 18:16-33
The Wasted Years Gen 19:1-11
The High Cost Of Compromise Gen 19:12-38
Old Natures Never Die Gen 20
A Supernatural Birth Gen 21:1-7
Ishmael Must Go! Gen 21:8-13
When Wandering Stops Gen 21:14-21
This Thirsty World Gen 21:22-34
Life's Hardest Trial Gen 22:1-14
What God Gives Back Gen 22:15-19
Till Death Do Us Part Gen 23:1-6
Faith's Independence Gen 23:7-20
Here Comes The Bride Gen 24:1-9
Great Expectations Gen 24:10-67
Gathered To His People Gen 25:1-8

John 13-17: Secrets of the Spirit

Nehemiah: Principles of Reconstruction

Broken Walls, Broken Lives Neh 1:1-3
The Place To Start Neh 1:4-11
Honest Assessment Neh 2:1-8
Unexpected Help Neh 2:9-10
Standing Up To The Enemy Neh 2:11-20
Working Together Neh 3:1-27
The Need For Each Other Neh 3:28-32
How To Handle An Attack Neh 4:1-6
Prayer And Preparedness Neh 4:7-23
Internal Strife Neh 5
A Great Work Neh 6:1-9
When Not To Run Away Neh 6:10-14
The Power And Peril Of A Witness Neh 6:15-19
The Need To Belong Neh 7
Hunger For The Word Neh 8:1-8
The Joy Of The Lord Neh 8:9-12
The Way Of Health Neh 8:13-18
Where To Begin Neh 9:1-15
Time After Time Neh 9:16-37
The Oath Neh 9:38-10:29
The Need For A Sacrifice Neh 10:30-33
The House Of God Neh 10:34-39
Any Volunteers? Neh 11
Real Heroes And Real Life Neh 12:1-26
How To Celebrate Neh 12:27-43
Giving Cheerfully Neh 12:44-47
Drastic Action Neh 13:1-9
Are You Faithful? Neh 13:10-14
The True Sabbath Rest Neh 13:15-22
The Unequal Yoke Neh 13:23-29
Remember Me Neh 13:30-31

2nd Corinthians: authentic Christianity

Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 Cor 1:1-7
The Sentence Of Death 2 Cor 1:8-11
When You Are Misunderstood 2 Cor 1:12-2:4
Forgiveness: When Discipline Ends 2 Cor 2:5-11
Who Is Sufficient? 2 Cor 2:12-17
Do You Have What It Takes? 2 Cor 3:1-6
A Fading Glory 2 Cor 3:7-11
Freedom To Remove The Mask 2 Cor 3:12-18
Nothing But The Truth 2 Cor 4:1-4
From Darkness To Light 2 Cor 4:5-6
The Life Of Jesus In Mortal Bodies 2 Cor 4:7-15
Beyond The End 2 Cor 4:16-5:5
What's There To Live For? 2 Cor 5:6-17
The Word For The Hour 2 Cor 5:18-6:2
Sensible Fanaticism 2 Cor 6:3-10
The Reciprocity Of Love 2 Cor 6:11-13
Unequally Yoked 2 Cor 6:14-18
How To Repent 2 Cor 7:2-16
Grace And Giving 2 Cor 8:1-15
Giving Joyfully 2 Cor 8:16-9:15
Our Secret Weapons 2 Cor 10:1-6
The True Evaluation 2 Cor 10:7-18
Godly Jealousy 2 Cor 11:1-2
The Simplicity Of Christ 2 Cor 11:3-15
How To Boast 2 Cor 11:16-33
Strength In Weakness 2 Cor 12:1-10
The Remarkable Paradox 2 Cor 12:11-13
The Mark Of A True Servant 2 Cor 12:14-13:4
How To Examine Yourself 2 Cor 13:5-10
A Word Of Peace 2 Cor 13:11-14

Psalms: Folk Songs of Faith

Timothy: Letters to a Son

Guard The Teaching 1 Tim 1:1-7
Using The Law Lawfully 1 Tim 1:8-11
Chief Of Sinners 1 Tim 1:12-17
Wage The Good Warfare 1 Tim 1:18-20
The First Thing: Prayer 1 Tim 2:1-7
How To Pray 1 Tim 2:8-15
A Noble Task 1 Tim 3:1-7
The Lord's Servants 1 Tim 3:8-13
God's Chosen Instrument 1 Tim 3:14-15
God's Mysteries 1 Tim 3:16
Fraudulent Faith 1 Tim 4:1-5
A Good Minister 1 Tim 4:6-10
Let And Set 1 Tim 4:11-16
How To View Others 1 Tim 5:1-16
Time Will Tell 1 Tim 5:17-25
Sound Words For Slaves 1 Tim 6:1-5
The Cost Of Riches 1 Tim 6:6-19
How To Fight 1 Tim 6:11-21
Tears Of Love 2 Tim 1:1-7
The Call To Courage 2 Tim 1:8-13
How To Be Strong 2 Tim 1:14-2:2
The Test Of Faith 2 Tim 2:3-13
God's Firm Foundation 2 Tim 2:14-19
Fit To Be Used 2 Tim 2:20-26
Dangerous Times 2 Tim 3:1-9
The Secret Of The Divine Presence 2 Tim 3:10-13
Thinking Christianly 2 Tim 3:14-17
Preach The Word 2 Tim 4:1-4
Looking Back 2 Tim 4:5-8
The Lion's Mouth 2 Tim 4:9-22

Job: Let God Be God

John 1-12: Our Lord's Closest Friend

Who is Jesus? Jn 1:1-4
Born of God Jn 1:5-13
Grace Upon Grace Jn 1:14-18
The Spirit's Witness Jn 1:19-34
God's Questions Jn 1:35-51
Water to Wine Jn 2:1-11
The Temple Cleanser Jn 2:12-25
Born From Above Jn 3:1-16
To Save Or Condemn? Jn 3:16-36
Thirsty Jn 4:1-42
Faith's Encouragement Jn 4:43-54
Faith's Action Jn 5:1-17
The Secret of Jesus Jn 5:18-30
Burn! Jn 5:31-47
The Testing of Faith Jn 6:1-15
The New Resource Jn 6:16-21
What are You Working For? Jn 6:22-40
Life with God Jn 6:41-59
To Whom Shall We Go? Jn 6:60-71
Is Jesus For Real? Jn 7:1-24
For Those Who Thirst Jn 7:25-52
Breaking the Power of Sin Jn 8:1-11
The Light of the World Jn 8:12-30
True Freedom Jn 8:31-59
The Purpose of Disabilities Jn 9:1-39
The Good Shepherd Jn 10:1-21
True Security Jn 10:22-42
The God of the Here and Now Jn 11:1-54
Extravagant Worship Jn 11:55-12:11
The Grain of Wheat Jn 12:12-36
The Glory of the Cross Jn 12:27-50

Isaiah: The Farseeing Prophet

The Human Problem Isa 1:1-15
How Can We Change? Isa 1:16-31
In Light of His Majesty Isa 6:1-5
Go! Isa 6:8-13
A Place of Cleansing Isa 7:1-14
The Great Light Isa 9:1-7
The One Coming Isa 11:1-5
A Picture of Hope Isa 11:6-9
The Origin and Nature of Sin Isa 14:3-23
Why Do the Nations Rage? Isa 23:1-18
Line Upon Line Isa 28:1-15
Mechanical Religion Isa 29:1-22
The Cure to Fear Isa 36:1-37:20
The Perils of Prosperity Isa 39
True Comfort Isa 40:1-2
Reconstruction Isa 40:3-8
Who is Like Our God? Isa 40:12-20
Gospel Paradox Isa 44:1-5
Worthless Idols Isa 44:6-20
Turn To Me and Be Saved Isa 45:9-25
Word for the Discouraged Isa 49:8-26
God's Servant Isa 50
Where to Look? Isa 51:1-16
Our God Reigns Isa 52:1-12
An Astonishing Impact Isa 52:13-15
The Heart of the Gospel Isa 53:1-6
Silent Witness Isa 53:7-9
A Love Story Isa 53:10-12
Why Doesn't God Do Something? Isa 61

Philippians: Christ, Our Confidence and Strength

In Christ Phil 1:1-2
Where is Your Confidence? Phil 1:3-6
Love With Knowledge Phil 1:7-11
Adversity Means Advance Phil 1:12-15
Rejoicing in Our Rivals Phil 1:15-18
To Live or Die? Phil 1:19-26
Citizens of Heaven Phil 1:27
The Privilege of Suffering Phil 1:28-30
Reconcilable Differences Phil 2:1-4
The Mindset of Christ Phil 2:5-8
The Way To Peace Phil 2:9-11
God at Work Phil 2:12-13
How to Shine Phil 2:14-15
Poured Out Phil 2:16-18
No One Else Like Him Phil 2:19-24
Helpfulness Phil 2:25-30
Rejoice! Phil 3:1
The Menace of External Religion Phil 3:2
True Spirituality Phil 3:3
Dangerous Confidence Phil 3:4-7
Adequate Living Phil 3:8
Knowing Him Phil 3:9-11
The Great Motive Phil 3:12-14
Another Alternative Phil 3:15-21
Standing While Running Phil 4:1
The Cure to Conflict Phil 4:2-5
The Cure to Worry Phil 4:6-7
Positive Thinking Phil 4:8-9
To Be Content Phil 4:10-13
Why Give? Phil 4:14-18
God's Supply Phil 4:19-23

Leviticus: The Way to Wholeness

Acts 1-12: An Unfinished Story

Praying to the Father

Why Pray? Luke 18:1-8
True Prayer Luke 18:9-14
How Jesus Prayed Luke 11:1
Prayer to the Father Luke 11:2-4
His Name is Holy Luke 11:2-4
A Cry of Hope Luke 11:2-4
Praying for Your Body Luke 11:2-4
Forgiven and Forgiving Luke 11:2-4
Unrecognized Temptation Luke 11:2-4
Ask, Seek, Knock Luke 11:5-13
Praying Together Matt 18:18-20
In My name Jn 14:12-17
The Hour Has Come Jn 17:1-3
The Cost of Disobedience Jn 17:4-8
Christ Prays for You Jn 17:9-19
The Prayer for Unity Jn 17:20-26
The Beginning of Prayer Gen 3:8-13
Prayer's Anchor Gen 18:22-33
Helplessness in Prayer Gen 32:9-32
A Poor but Good Prayer Num 11:4-34
Prayer's Practicality 1 Chron 4:9-10
Prayer and Peace 1 Sam 1:1-2:11
Praying in the True Temple 2 Chron 6:12-40
Prayer's Humility Dan 9:1-23
Prayer's Relationships Jb 42:5-10
Prayer's Resources 2 Chron 14:2-16:12
Prayer's Delays Hab 1:1-3:19
Unceasing Prayer Col 1:9-14
Knowing God's Will Col 1:9-14
What To Pray For Col 1:9-14

Acts 13-28: Turning Point

Jeremiah: Profile of Courage

You Are Special Jer 1:1-5
I Will Be With You Jer 1:6-8
Over Nations Jer 1:9-10
You are a Fortified City Jer 1:11-19
Do You Remember? Jer 2:1-3
The Way Back Jer 2:5-30
Painful Love Jer 7:1-34
Boasting in God Jer 9:1-26
Our Protection is in God Jer 11:1-20
Can You Compete With Horses? Jer 12:1-17
He Does Not Budge Jer 14:1-22
The Truth About Our Heart Jer 17:1-18
The True Sabbath Jer 17:19-27
The Potter and the Clay Jer 18:1-23
Break the Jar Jer 19:1-15
Jeremiah's Complaint Jer 20:1-10
God's Faithfulness Jer 20:11-18
True Leadership Jer 22:1-23:8
In His hands Jer 26:1-24
Who Knows? Jer 29:1-32
The Pain that has no Cure Jer 30:1-24
Everlasting Love Jer 31:1-22
The New Covenant Jer 31:23-40
Qualities of Genuine Faith Jer 32:1-10
Faith and Doubt Jer 33:11-26
Profaning His name Jer 34:1-22
The Fear of the Lord Jer 36:1-32
Heal Our Land Jer 39:1-18
Overthrow the Flesh Jer 45:1-5
Defeating Worldliness Jer 46:1-28
Babylon! Jer 50:1-51:64

Romans 1-8: From Guilt to Glory

Regarding His Son Rom 1:1-7
Not Ashamed Rom 1:8-17
Suppressing the Truth Rom 1:18-23
God Gave Them Over Rom 1:24-32
Sinful Morality Rom 2:1-11
According to Light Rom 2:12-29
Total Wipeout Rom 3:1-20
But Now... Rom 3:21-26
No Boasting Rom 3:27-31
The Father of Faith Rom 4:1-12
The Faith of our Father Rom 4:13-25
Peace With God Rom 5:1-2
Rejoicing in Suffering Rom 5:3-10
One Man Rom 5:11-21
Dead to Sin Rom 6:1-2
True Baptism Rom 6:3-7
A New Master Rom 6:8-14
A New Husband Rom 7:1-6
The Continuing Struggle Rom 7:7-25
No Condemnation Rom 7:25-8:2
Good News Rom 8:3-4
Two Possibilities Rom 8:5-8
The Spirit and the Body Rom 8:8-13
Children of God Rom 8:14-15b
Assurance Rom 8:15b-17
Our Present Sufferings Rom 8:18-25
All Things Rom 8:26-28
From Eternity to Eternity Rom 8:29-30
Who Condemns You Now? Rom 8:31-34
How To Love God? Rom 8:35-39

1 Corinthians: Epistle of the 21st Century

Called Into Fellowship 1 Cor 1:1-9
Behind Divisions 1 Cor 1:10-17
God's Nonsense 1 Cor 1:18-25
Not Many 1 Cor 1:26-31
God's Wisdom 1 Cor 2:1-5
God's Teacher 1 Cor 2:6-16
God's Servants 1 Cor 3:1-9
God's Builders 1 Cor 3:10-15
All Things Are Yours 1 Cor 3:16-23
Stewards of the Mysteries of God 1 Cor 4:1-7
Complacency 1 Cor 4:8-21
Scandal in the Church 1 Cor 5:1-13
The Wrong Way to Right Wrongs 1 Cor 6:1-11
What are Bodies For? 1 Cor 6:12-20
Sex in Marriage 1 Cor 7:1-9
With God 1 Cor 7:10-24
The Time Is Short 1 Cor 7:25-40
For Love's Sake 1 Cor 8:1-13
Duty and Delight 1 Cor 9:1-23
No Temptation 1 Cor 9:24-10:13
Idolatry 1 Cor 10:14-11:1
Headship 1 Cor 11:2-16
The Lord's Supper 1 Cor 11:17-34
How the Body Works 1 Cor 12:1-31
The Supreme Priority 1 Cor 13
The Value of Prophecy 1 Cor 14
Of First Importance 1 Cor 15:1-4
What If...? 1 Cor 15:5-19
Then Comes The End 1 Cor 15:20-58
The First day of the Week 1 Cor 16:1-9
The Care and Feeding of Fellow-Workers 1 Cor 16:10-24

Romans 9-16: From Guilt to Glory -- Exhibited and Experienced

Jacob I have Loved Rom 9:1-13
Let God Be God Rom 9:14-21
Why People Stumble Rom 9:22-33
The Need to be Saved Rom 10:1-4
How To Be Saved Rom 10:5-11
Kindness and Sternness Rom 11:1-24
The Mystery of the Jewish People Rom 11:25-32
Our Great and Glorious God Rom 11:33-36
Offer Your Body Rom 12:1-3
Who Am I, Lord? Rom 12:3-8
Sincere Love Rom 12:9-13
Who To Bless Rom 12:14-21
God and Government Rom 13:1-5
Tax Day Rom 13:6-7
A Debt of Love Rom 13:8-10
Put on the Lord Jesus Christ Rom 13:11-14
Debatable Issues Rom 14:1-4
Reading Hearts Rom 14:5-12
What Matters Rom 14:13-18
Conviction Based on God's Word Rom 14:19-23
The Wise Use of Liberty Rom 15:1-6
Accept One Another Rom 15:7-13
Full of Goodness and Knowledge Rom 15:14
A Bold Reminder Rom 15:15-16
Pioneers or Settlers? Rom 15:17-29
Striving Together in Prayer Rom 15:30-33
A Faithful Sister Rom 16:1-16
The God of Peace Rom 16:17-20
Paul's Friends Rom 16:21-24
Established! Rom 16:25-27

Hebrews: All About Faith