Day 1 When Men Have No Compass

by Tommy Nelson   2 Chron. 12:14 “And Rehoboam did evil because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.”   From Deut. 17:16-20 a king was commanded by God to seek the Lord and to refuse gold and silver, horses and chariots, and foreign wives for trade prospects. He was to make his own copy of the…

Day 2 Evangelism

by Bryce Bouchard Acts 16:22-34  The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and…

Day 3 Humility

by Mark Robinson 1 Peter 5:5,6 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older.  All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Adolescence.  We’ve all been through…

Day 4 HUMILITY

by Steve Brown Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4   All I have and am is a gift. Conversely, all I am not and all I don’t have is also a gift. For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did…

Day 5 INTEGRITY

by Nick Peterson Luke 19:12-27 12 He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’ 14 But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We…

Day 6 Assuming Responsibility

by Darren Lindblom “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Cor 16:13   The question I ask young men that elicits a “deer in the headlights” look most often is, “What is the key aspect of manhood?” For several years I worked with young men at the Air Force Academy. These men had achieved…

Day 7 Living by Grace

by Mutua Mahiaini I came to know the Lord Jesus personally when I was 10 years old. That day remains etched in my memory. I knew my life had just changed because I’d never experienced that depth of joy before. As a decent preacher’s kid, I already knew the gospel and hoped to take this step at some point, but…

Day 8 Devotional Life

by Cavin Miller And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have…

Day 9 Faith

By Tom Yeakley   “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).  “We live by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7).   Faith involves the unknown and the unseen.  Living by faith is the normal lifestyle of the believer.  Life begins by believing a promise of eternal…

Day 11 Faithfulness

by Josh Winfrey Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is…faithfulness Most of my adult life has been in the Marine Corps. I’ve met and served with many incredible men but Chris Whitman is on my short list for the most impressive. Chris and I served in multiple units together, on multiple combat deployments to some of the worst…

Day 12 Faithfulness

by Bob Walz “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts in his heart and was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.” Genesis 6:5,6 “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight,…

Day 13 Generosity

by Matt Cox “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord and will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs: 19:17 Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble, the Lord delivers him. The Lord protects him and keeps him alive. He is called blessed in the Land. You do not give him up…

Day 14 God’s Heart for the Nations

by Ben Nugent After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on…