Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

19 April 2018 Verse of the Day

Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.  (Joshua 24:23 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

By Faith
Heb 11:1
  Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 
Heb 11:2  This is what the ancients were commended for. 
Heb 11:3  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 
Heb 11:4  By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. 
Heb 11:5  By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 
Heb 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 
Heb 11:7  By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. 
Heb 11:8  By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 
Heb 11:9  By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 
Heb 11:10  For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 
Heb 11:11  And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 
Heb 11:12  And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. 
Heb 11:13  All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 
Heb 11:14  People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 
Heb 11:15  If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 
Heb 11:16  Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. 
Heb 11:17  By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 
Heb 11:18  even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” 
Heb 11:19  Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. 
Heb 11:20  By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. 
Heb 11:21  By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff. 
Heb 11:22  By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones. 
Heb 11:23  By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 
Heb 11:24  By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 
Heb 11:25  He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 
Heb 11:26  He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 
Heb 11:27  By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 
Heb 11:28  By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 
Heb 11:29  By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. 
Heb 11:30  By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days. 
Heb 11:31  By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. 
Heb 11:32  And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 
Heb 11:33  who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 
Heb 11:34  quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 
Heb 11:35  Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 
Heb 11:36  Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 
Heb 11:37  They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 
Heb 11:38  the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. 
Heb 11:39  These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 
Heb 11:40  since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. 

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith
Heb 12:1
  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 
Heb 12:2  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 
Do Not Grow Weary
Heb 12:3  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 
Heb 12:4  In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 
Heb 12:5  And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 
Heb 12:6  because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” 
Heb 12:7  Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 
Heb 12:8  If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 
Heb 12:9  Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 
Heb 12:10  They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 
Heb 12:11  No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. 
Heb 12:12  Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 
Heb 12:13  “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. 
Heb 12:14  Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 
Heb 12:15  See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 
Heb 12:16  See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. 
Heb 12:17  Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done. 
A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken
Heb 12:18  You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 
Heb 12:19  to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 
Heb 12:20  because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” 
Heb 12:21  The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.” 
Heb 12:22  But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 
Heb 12:23  to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 
Heb 12:24  to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 
Heb 12:25  See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 
Heb 12:26  At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 
Heb 12:27  The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 
Heb 12:28  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 
Heb 12:29  for our “God is a consuming fire.” (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



18 April 2018 Verse of the Day

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Earthly Holy Place
Heb 9:1
  Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary. 
Heb 9:2  A tabernacle was set up. In its first room were the lampstand and the table with its consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place. 
Heb 9:3  Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place, 
Heb 9:4  which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. 
Heb 9:5  Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now. 
Heb 9:6  When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry. 
Heb 9:7  But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. 
Heb 9:8  The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning. 
Heb 9:9  This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. 
Heb 9:10  They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order. 
Redemption Through the Blood of Christ
Heb 9:11  But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 
Heb 9:12  He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. 
Heb 9:13  The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 
Heb 9:14  How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! 
Heb 9:15  For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. 
Heb 9:16  In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, 
Heb 9:17  because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living. 
Heb 9:18  This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. 
Heb 9:19  When Moses had proclaimed every command of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. 
Heb 9:20  He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.” 
Heb 9:21  In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. 
Heb 9:22  In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 
Heb 9:23  It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 
Heb 9:24  For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 
Heb 9:25  Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 
Heb 9:26  Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 
Heb 9:27  Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 
Heb 9:28  so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. 

Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All
Heb 10:1
  The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 
Heb 10:2  Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. 
Heb 10:3  But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. 
Heb 10:4  It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 
Heb 10:5  Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; 
Heb 10:6  with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. 
Heb 10:7  Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, my God.'” 
Heb 10:8  First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 
Heb 10:9  Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 
Heb 10:10  And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 
Heb 10:11  Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 
Heb 10:12  But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 
Heb 10:13  and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 
Heb 10:14  For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. 
Heb 10:15  The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: 
Heb 10:16  “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” 
Heb 10:17  Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” 
Heb 10:18  And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary. 
The Full Assurance of Faith
Heb 10:19  Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 
Heb 10:20  by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 
Heb 10:21  and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 
Heb 10:22  let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 
Heb 10:23  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 
Heb 10:24  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 
Heb 10:25  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 
Heb 10:26  If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 
Heb 10:27  but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 
Heb 10:28  Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 
Heb 10:29  How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 
Heb 10:30  For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 
Heb 10:31  It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 
Heb 10:32  Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 
Heb 10:33  Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 
Heb 10:34  You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 
Heb 10:35  So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 
Heb 10:36  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 
Heb 10:37  For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” 
Heb 10:38  And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 
Heb 10:39  But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



17 April 2018 Verse of the Day

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”  (Joshua 24:15 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Priestly Order of Melchizedek
Heb 7:1
  This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 
Heb 7:2  and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 
Heb 7:3  Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever. 
Heb 7:4  Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! 
Heb 7:5  Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham. 
Heb 7:6  This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 
Heb 7:7  And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. 
Heb 7:8  In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living. 
Heb 7:9  One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, 
Heb 7:10  because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor. 
Jesus Compared to Melchizedek
Heb 7:11  If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 
Heb 7:12  For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 
Heb 7:13  He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 
Heb 7:14  For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 
Heb 7:15  And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 
Heb 7:16  one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. 
Heb 7:17  For it is declared: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” 
Heb 7:18  The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 
Heb 7:19  (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. 
Heb 7:20  And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 
Heb 7:21  but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.'” 
Heb 7:22  Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant. 
Heb 7:23  Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 
Heb 7:24  but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 
Heb 7:25  Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. 
Heb 7:26  Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 
Heb 7:27  Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. 
Heb 7:28  For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever. 

Jesus, High Priest of a Better Covenant
Heb 8:1
  Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 
Heb 8:2  and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being. 
Heb 8:3  Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. 
Heb 8:4  If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. 
Heb 8:5  They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” 
Heb 8:6  But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises. 
Heb 8:7  For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. 
Heb 8:8  But God found fault with the people and said: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 
Heb 8:9  It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. 
Heb 8:10  This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 
Heb 8:11  No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. 
Heb 8:12  For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” 
Heb 8:13  By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



16 April 2018 Verse of the Day

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. (Proverbs 3:25-26 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Heb 5:1  Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 
Heb 5:2  He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. 
Heb 5:3  This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. 
Heb 5:4  And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was. 
Heb 5:5  In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” 
Heb 5:6  And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” 
Heb 5:7  During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 
Heb 5:8  Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 
Heb 5:9  and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 
Heb 5:10  and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek. 
Warning Against Apostasy
Heb 5:11  We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 
Heb 5:12  In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 
Heb 5:13  Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 
Heb 5:14  But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. 

Heb 6:1  Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, 
Heb 6:2  instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 
Heb 6:3  And God permitting, we will do so. 
Heb 6:4  It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 
Heb 6:5  who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 
Heb 6:6  and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. 
Heb 6:7  Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. 
Heb 6:8  But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. 
Heb 6:9  Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. 
Heb 6:10  God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 
Heb 6:11  We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. 
Heb 6:12  We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. 
The Certainty of God’s Promise
Heb 6:13  When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 
Heb 6:14  saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” 
Heb 6:15  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. 
Heb 6:16  People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 
Heb 6:17  Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 
Heb 6:18  God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 
Heb 6:19  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 
Heb 6:20  where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



15 April 2018 Verse of the Day

‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’  (Matthew 2:6 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

 Jesus Greater Than Moses
Heb 3:1
  Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 
Heb 3:2  He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 
Heb 3:3  Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 
Heb 3:4  For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 
Heb 3:5  “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 
Heb 3:6  But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. 
A Rest for the People of God
Heb 3:7  So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, 
Heb 3:8  do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness, 
Heb 3:9  where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did. 
Heb 3:10  That is why I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’ 
Heb 3:11  So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.'” 
Heb 3:12  See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 
Heb 3:13  But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 
Heb 3:14  We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. 
Heb 3:15  As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” 
Heb 3:16  Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? 
Heb 3:17  And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? 
Heb 3:18  And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? 
Heb 3:19  So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief. 

Heb 4:1  Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 
Heb 4:2  For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. 
Heb 4:3  Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.'” And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world. 
Heb 4:4  For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.” 
Heb 4:5  And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.” 
Heb 4:6  Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 
Heb 4:7  God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” 
Heb 4:8  For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 
Heb 4:9  There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 
Heb 4:10  for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. 
Heb 4:11  Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. 
Heb 4:12  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 
Heb 4:13  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 
Jesus the Great High Priest
Heb 4:14  Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 
Heb 4:15  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 
Heb 4:16  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



14 April 2018 Verse of the Day

Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.  (Matthew 26:41 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Supremacy of God’s Son
Heb 1:1
  In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 
Heb 1:2  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 
Heb 1:3  The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 
Heb 1:4  So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. 
Heb 1:5  For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”? 
Heb 1:6  And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” 
Heb 1:7  In speaking of the angels he says, “He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.” 
Heb 1:8  But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. 
Heb 1:9  You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” 
Heb 1:10  He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 
Heb 1:11  They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. 
Heb 1:12  You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.” 
Heb 1:13  To which of the angels did God ever say, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? 
Heb 1:14  Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? 

Warning Against Neglecting Salvation
Heb 2:1
  We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 
Heb 2:2  For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 
Heb 2:3  how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 
Heb 2:4  God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. 
The Founder of Salvation
Heb 2:5  It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 
Heb 2:6  But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 
Heb 2:7  You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 
Heb 2:8  and put everything under their feet.” In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. 
Heb 2:9  But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 
Heb 2:10  In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 
Heb 2:11  Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 
Heb 2:12  He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.” 
Heb 2:13  And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.” 
Heb 2:14  Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 
Heb 2:15  and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 
Heb 2:16  For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 
Heb 2:17  For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 
Heb 2:18  Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



13 April 2018 Verse of the Day

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”  (Luke 18:27 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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Be Ready for Every Good Work
Tit 3:1
  Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 
Tit 3:2  to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. 
Tit 3:3  At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 
Tit 3:4  But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 
Tit 3:5  he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 
Tit 3:6  whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 
Tit 3:7  so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 
Tit 3:8  This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. 
Tit 3:9  But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 
Tit 3:10  Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 
Tit 3:11  You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned. 
Final Instructions and Greetings
Tit 3:12  As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there. 
Tit 3:13  Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need. 
Tit 3:14  Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. 
Tit 3:15  Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. 

Greeting
Phm 1:1
  Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— 
Phm 1:2  also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: 
Phm 1:3  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Philemon’s Love and Faith
Phm 1:4  I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 
Phm 1:5  because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. 
Phm 1:6  I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. 
Phm 1:7  Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people. 
Paul’s Plea for Onesimus
Phm 1:8  Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, 
Phm 1:9  yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus— 
Phm 1:10  that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. 
Phm 1:11  Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me. 
Phm 1:12  I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you. 
Phm 1:13  I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel. 
Phm 1:14  But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary. 
Phm 1:15  Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever— 
Phm 1:16  no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord. 
Phm 1:17  So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 
Phm 1:18  If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me. 
Phm 1:19  I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self. 
Phm 1:20  I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ. 
Phm 1:21  Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask. 
Phm 1:22  And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers. 
Final Greetings
Phm 1:23  Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. 
Phm 1:24  And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers. 
Phm 1:25  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



12 April 2018 Verse of the Day

For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  (Matthew 6:25 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Greeting
Tit 1:1
  Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness— 
Tit 1:2  in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, 
Tit 1:3  and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior, 
Tit 1:4  To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. 
Qualifications for Elders
Tit 1:5  The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 
Tit 1:6  An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 
Tit 1:7  Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 
Tit 1:8  Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 
Tit 1:9  He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. 
Tit 1:10  For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. 
Tit 1:11  They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain. 
Tit 1:12  One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” 
Tit 1:13  This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 
Tit 1:14  and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 
Tit 1:15  To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 
Tit 1:16  They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. 

 Teach Sound Doctrine
Tit 2:1
  You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 
Tit 2:2  Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. 
Tit 2:3  Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 
Tit 2:4  Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 
Tit 2:5  to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. 
Tit 2:6  Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 
Tit 2:7  In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 
Tit 2:8  and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. 
Tit 2:9  Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 
Tit 2:10  and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. 
Tit 2:11  For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 
Tit 2:12  It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 
Tit 2:13  while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 
Tit 2:14  who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. 
Tit 2:15  These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



11 April 2018 Verse of the Day

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.  (Matthew 6:24 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Godlessness in the Last Days
2Ti 3:1
  But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 
2Ti 3:2  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 
2Ti 3:3  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 
2Ti 3:4  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 
2Ti 3:5  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 
2Ti 3:6  They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 
2Ti 3:7  always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 
2Ti 3:8  Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 
2Ti 3:9  But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. 
All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
2Ti 3:10  You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 
2Ti 3:11  persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 
2Ti 3:12  In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 
2Ti 3:13  while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 
2Ti 3:14  But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 
2Ti 3:15  and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 
2Ti 3:16  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 
2Ti 3:17  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

Preach the Word
2Ti 4:1
  In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 
2Ti 4:2  Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 
2Ti 4:3  For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 
2Ti 4:4  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 
2Ti 4:5  But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 
2Ti 4:6  For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 
2Ti 4:7  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 
2Ti 4:8  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 
Personal Instructions
2Ti 4:9  Do your best to come to me quickly, 
2Ti 4:10  for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 
2Ti 4:11  Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 
2Ti 4:12  I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 
2Ti 4:13  When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments. 
2Ti 4:14  Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done. 
2Ti 4:15  You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message. 
2Ti 4:16  At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. 
2Ti 4:17  But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. 
2Ti 4:18  The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 
Final Greetings
2Ti 4:19  Greet Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus. 
2Ti 4:20  Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. 
2Ti 4:21  Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters. 
2Ti 4:22  The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



10 April 2018 Verse of the Day

for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.  (James 1:20 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Greeting
2Ti 1:1
  Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 
2Ti 1:2  To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 
Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You
2Ti 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 
2Ti 1:4  Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 
2Ti 1:5  I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 
2Ti 1:6  For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 
2Ti 1:7  For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 
2Ti 1:8  So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 
2Ti 1:9  He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 
2Ti 1:10  but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 
2Ti 1:11  And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 
2Ti 1:12  That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. 
2Ti 1:13  What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 
2Ti 1:14  Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 
2Ti 1:15  You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. 
2Ti 1:16  May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. 
2Ti 1:17  On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. 
2Ti 1:18  May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus. 

A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus
2Ti 2:1
  You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 
2Ti 2:2  And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 
2Ti 2:3  Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 
2Ti 2:4  No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 
2Ti 2:5  Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. 
2Ti 2:6  The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. 
2Ti 2:7  Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. 
2Ti 2:8  Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 
2Ti 2:9  for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. 
2Ti 2:10  Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 
2Ti 2:11  Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; 
2Ti 2:12  if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; 
2Ti 2:13  if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 
A Worker Approved by God
2Ti 2:14  Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 
2Ti 2:15  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 
2Ti 2:16  Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 
2Ti 2:17  Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 
2Ti 2:18  who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. 
2Ti 2:19  Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 
2Ti 2:20  In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 
2Ti 2:21  Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. 
2Ti 2:22  Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 
2Ti 2:23  Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 
2Ti 2:24  And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 
2Ti 2:25  Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 
2Ti 2:26  and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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