Not Sin Conscious, But Christ Conscious
by Don Richey on October 26th, 2022
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace Ephesians 1:7Have you ever tried to make an effort not to sin? Have you ever started out your day saying that you will not sin and being so conscious of your conduct that you get extremely discouraged when you make a mistake? If so, then you are not Christ conscious but sin conscious. Men, ...
God Gives You Preferential Treatment
by Don Richey on October 22nd, 2022
Beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7If you have flown very much in an airplane, you know there is first class seating and what is referred to as Coach or Economy class. If you’re in first class, then you get first class treatment. The stewardesses will ask regularly, “Is everything okay, sir or ma’am?” They will ask i...
Righteousness Comes By Faith, Not Our Works
by Don Richey on October 15th, 2022
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, Romans 4:5When you think of righteousness, what do you think about? Is it something that we do or something that we are? Is it right doing or right believing? The Bible tells us that after Jesus’ sacrifice at the cross, God imputes righteousness not to those who strive to obey the ...
Yes, You Do Matter To God
by Don Richey on October 4th, 2022
…the sheep hear His voice: and He calleth His sheep by name. John 10:3I think we can all say at times that we have felt like we were just a face in a crowd or a number in a system. We’re all identified by our social security number in many ways. So, if you feel depersonalized and dehumanized at times, that is exactly how the devil wants you to feel. That you do not matter much to anyone, especial...
Every Name Must Bow To Jesus' Name
by Don Richey on September 28th, 2022
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name. That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth. Philippians 2:9-10In life, whatever is troubling you, if it has a name, it must bow to the Name of Jesus. Even the dreaded C word, cancer must bow to the Name of Jesus just as every oth...
Rest, So God Can Work
by Don Richey on September 21st, 2022
Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” Ruth 3:18God doesn’t want us to be self-reliant or trusting in our self-effort. God also does not want you to believe that if you don’t do anything, nothing will happen. That may be true for someone without God in his life, but it is not true ...
God Has A Dream For You
by Don Richey on September 14th, 2022
For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7If you try to picture David as a Shepherd boy, you will most likely see him as just an ordinary youth. One who lived at home with his parents and siblings. But where others saw a typical teenager, God saw a king in young David. He saw David’s name being spoken in honor for...
Call For What You Need And Want
by Don Richey on September 7th, 2022
…God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; Romans 4:17So often when we look at ourselves, we don’t see what we can become. But when God looks at us, He sees what we can become by His grace. When Jesus first saw Simon, He changed his name to “Peter,” which means “rock.” But did Peter instantly become someone with the characteristics of a rock- sol...
Whatever Concerns You, Concerns God
by Don Richey on September 3rd, 2022
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30I can’t imagine having a wife and three daughters of which I would ever have the time to count the hairs on their heads. I’m sure I’ll never do that. We’re told that every day, our hair drops out. But, God knows how many hairs are left afterwards. He also knows how many are growing back. He knows because He does bother to count them a...
God Desires For You To Live In Abundance
by Don Richey on August 24th, 2022
For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken; Luke 5:9There are still so many preachers preaching from the pulpits that God only supplies our needs, not our wants. But, in the Bible, God clearly shows us that He wants to meet not just our needs, but also our wants.For example, in Psalm 23:1, we’re told, “The Lord is my shepherd; I SHALL NOT WANT”. Psal...
You're Called From Your Mother's Womb
by Don Richey on August 17th, 2022
God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, Galatians 1:15Friends, regardless of what you think, you are not an accident with no destiny. God has called you from your mother’s womb. You have a special calling in Christ and God has designed your destiny to accomplish great things and it is all by His grace.There are Christians who are called by God to be doctors. B...
God Loads You With Benefits Daily
by Don Richey on August 10th, 2022
Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out. Deuteronomy 28:6The promise, “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out,” in the Jewish community, refers to being blessed in the affairs of one’s daily life, whether in or outside your home. So, in this verse, God is saying that you are blessed in your everyday life. Do you beli...