Here are the Blogs in the Morning Moments with the King
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
24 The father instantly cried out, "I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!"
What an honest prayer! Our lack of belief still amazes the King. "O faithless generation, how long must I be among you? How long do I have to put up with you?" It is believing that is the greatest ...Read More...
Posted on 01/19/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Monday, 18 January 2016
26 Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?"
Jesus asks us to believe the most amazing thing. It seems impossible. His promise defies everything we have ever known about mortality. We can scarcely imagine living forever, and ...Read More...
Posted on 01/18/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Sunday, 17 January 2016
24 That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins."
Here in one verse lies the chilling reality of rejecting the only begotten Son of God. We are given the choice of whom to serve: a wretched taskmaster ...Read More...
Posted on 01/17/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Saturday, 16 January 2016
1 John 1:7
7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
God's light is not stagnant, it is moving. Our Heavenly Father is teaching us to walk. As new Christians-infants, babes in ...Read More...
Posted on 01/16/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Friday, 15 January 2016
3 "And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own?
It is much easier to see the fault in someone else, even if his flaw is merely a reflection of your own. Jesus instructs us to look inward when it comes to judging. There are plenty of things ...Read More...
Posted on 01/15/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Thursday, 14 January 2016
36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
Nothing could be more to the point than the statement our Lord makes here. He is engaging in a debate that might be ongoing at this very instant. Our pride argues that we are not slaves-we are not in bondage. Then Jesus tells us ...Read More...
Posted on 01/14/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
16 Don't you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. (NLT)
Our pride tells us that we are slaves to no one. We convince oursleves that we ...Read More...
Posted on 01/13/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
19 I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. (NLT)
This is what it means to be a slave to sin. It became our master when we willfully gave in to it. We may have experimented with it out of pure curiosity, or some form of childish ...Read More...
Posted on 01/12/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Monday, 11 January 2016
1 Corinthians 2:14
14 But people who aren't spiritual can't receive these truths from God's Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can't understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. (NLT)
God is under no obligation to reveal anything to ...Read More...
Posted on 01/11/2016 3:00 PM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Sunday, 10 January 2016
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Our own understanding of any given situation is abased on a paradigm too often skewed by a flawed point of view. We cannot trust ourselves because seeing, we do not learn anything, and ...Read More...
Posted on 01/10/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Saturday, 9 January 2016
9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Our first mistake comes with the thinking that we are smarter than God when it comes to knowing what is best for us. We my not put it ...Read More...
Posted on 01/09/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Friday, 8 January 2016
The Narrow Gate
13 "You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
Only God ...Read More...
Posted on 01/08/2016 1:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Thursday, 7 January 2016
24 "Work hard to enter the narrow door to God's Kingdom, for many will try to enter but will fail. (NLT)
Jesus makes this statement in response to the question, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" His answer raises another question for us today; am I taking the grace of the Lord ...Read More...
Posted on 01/07/2016 6:00 PM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Matthew 6:33New Living Translation (NLT)
33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
How do we make this a real priority in our lives and not merely a pretense? So easily, we are distracted by the worries of the day. The pressure ...Read More...
Posted on 01/06/2016 8:00 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
6 Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near. (NLT)
Mornings can be the best time to go in search of the Lord, while it is quiet and the busy day ahead is still a sfe distnace away. Call upon the Lord during thie early morning quiet time, before ...Read More...
Posted on 01/05/2016 3:30 PM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Monday, 4 January 2016
8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, "Oh, Lord, please leave me-I'm too much of a sinner to be around you." (NLT)
This is not Peter's first encounter with the Lord. Already Jesus had healed his mother-in-law of a fever. Perhaps ...Read More...
Posted on 01/04/2016 8:17 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Sunday, 3 January 2016
9 And he said, "Yes, go, and say to this people,
Listen carefully, but do not understand.
Watch closely, but learn nothing.'
10 Harden the hearts of these people.
Plug their ears and shut their eyes.
That way, they will not see with their eyes,
nor hear with their ...Read More...
Posted on 01/03/2016 8:45 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Saturday, 2 January 2016
Isaiah 6:8 (NLT)
8 Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?"
I said, "Here I am. Send me.
Have you heard the call of the Lord? Do you have ears to hear it, or are there more pressing concerns urgently screaming for your attention? ...Read More...
Posted on 01/02/2016 8:37 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan
Friday, 1 January 2016
5 Then I said, "It's all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven's Armies." (NLT)
We live unaware of our own wretchedness until we see the King, the Lord of Heaven's ...Read More...
Posted on 01/01/2016 8:36 AM by Casey C. & J.R. Sloan