Day 29: Young & Rich

Exodus 8:1-9:35 Matthew 19:13-30 Psalm 24:1-10 Proverbs 6:1-5 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/1a0jSew CityLight Pastor Commentary: Jesus put His finger on the one thing He knew the rich young ruler would never be able to give up. Honest self-reflection will reveal that each and every single one of us is strikingly similar to the […]

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Day 28: Don’t Settle for Yes

Exodus 5:22-7:25 Matthew 18:21-19:12 Psalm 23:1-6 Proverbs 5:22-23 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/1jZmQAO CityLight Pastor Commentary: “But Pharaoh will not heed you…” When we walk in divine authority, sometimes we expect everyone will simply say yes to us. Yet God tells Moses this is not always the case. It wouldn’t have made for a […]

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Day 27: Unity

Exodus 4:1-5:21 Matthew 18:1-20 Psalm 22:19-31 Proverbs 5:15-21 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/M2dacN CityLight Pastor Commentary: There is tremendous power in unity. When we agree in prayer with a Christian brother or sister and our request lines up with God’s will (1 John 5:14), the Bible tells us we have what we ask. Why? […]

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Day 26: Turn Aside and See

Exodus 2:11-3:22 Matthew 17:10-27 Psalm 22:1-18 Proverbs 5:7-14 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/1mZ2I4n CityLight Pastor Commentary: A burning bush should easily get our attention. Yet when Moses sees the burning bush in Exodus 3, the Bible says that Moses stopped, thought about it, and made a conscious decision to ‘…turn aside and see this […]

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Day 25: Good for Evil

Genesis 50:1 – Exodus 2:10 Matthew 16:13-17:9 Psalm 21:1-13 Proverbs 5:1-6 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/KWDmp2 CityLight Pastor Commentary: The way Joseph treats his brothers is a powerful indication of the way Jesus treats us when we come to Him. In Gen 50:15, after the death of Jacob, all of Joseph’s brothers panic and […]

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Day 24: Different Day, Same God

Genesis 48:1-49:33 Matthew 15:29-16:12 Psalm 20:1-9 Proverbs 4:20-27 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/1isnUiD CityLight Pastor Commentary: In Matthew 14:13-21, Jesus takes 5 loaves and 2 fish and feeds 5,000 men plus women and children. In Matthew 15:32-39, Jesus takes 7 loaves and a ‘few little fish’ and feeds 4,000 men plus women and children. […]

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Day 23: Tradition

Genesis 46:1-47:31 Matthew 15:1-28 Psalm 19:1-14 Proverbs 4:14-19 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/1hMCvTn CityLight Pastor Commentary: “Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition” (Matt 15:6). Jesus issued this stern rebuke to the scribes and Pharisees because they insisted the Messiah should play by their rules. We must […]

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Day 22: Banish Your Grief

Genesis 44:1-45:28 Matthew 14:13-36 Psalm 18:37-50 Proverbs 4:11-13 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/1ePLAbm CityLight Pastor Commentary: Hidden in the midst of Joseph’s story is an invaluable truth and eternal lesson. Even though all of us are sinful and fall short of God’s glory (Rom 3:23), HE STILL LOVES US! In Gen 45:5, Joseph tells […]

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Day 21: Three Layers

Genesis 42:18-43:34 Matthew 13:47-14:12 Psalm 18:16-36 Proverbs 4:7-10 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/KtvBXi CityLight Pastor Commentary: Jesus constantly ends His descriptions of the final judgment with descriptions of wailing and ‘gnashing of teeth’ for those who are not gathered into the Kingdom of God. What does ‘gnashing of teeth’ mean? We gnash (grind) our […]

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Day 20: Leave It In the Ground

Genesis 41:17-42:17 Matthew 13:24-46 Psalm 18:1-15 Proverbs 4:1-6 For full text click here: http://bit.ly/1kOtfTn CityLight Pastor Commentary: The parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13 helps to answer a common question: if God is good, why do wicked people exist? Why does evil exist? The answer lies in the realization that there […]

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