Author Archives: Danny Panter

Friends, Pt. 2

Re:Verse Passage – John 15:9-17 (day six) This is an important question: what is the basis of our friendship with Jesus? Are we friends because we obey His commands? Do we earn Jesus’ friendship because of our meritorious behavior? Sometimes we can … Continue reading

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Benefactor

Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17 (day six) Peter meant to honor Jesus by saying, “You will never wash my feet!” Jesus knew that of course; he knew Peter’s intent, it’s just that he had everything backwards. Unless Jesus serves us, we are nothing, … Continue reading

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Smitten

Re: Verse reading–Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53 (day six) “…yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God.”-The People, Isaiah 53:4b In the ancient Hebrew mind (and even now with the prosperity gospel) suffering comes to the unfaithful. The verse above is … Continue reading

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Moving Mountains

Re:Verse reading–Nehemiah 6:1-16 (day six) Faith moves mountains, but most often it uses a shovel. There was nothing magical about Nehemiah’s faith in God’s promises to his people. He repented, prayed, strategized, stayed the course; he used a shovel to … Continue reading

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Breathe

Re:Verse reading–2 Kings 4:8-37 (day six) Much like the Good Samaritan Elisha turns aside from his journey to meet a desperate need. There was nothing convenient about it; the diversion took time, energy, and resources. Elisha didn’t do it because it was … Continue reading

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Power

Re:Verse reading–2 Samuel 9 (day six) Where did David find the power to be kind? Well, he was king, he had the ability, the resources, and the will to extend kindness to anyone he chose, even to an enemy. You … Continue reading

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Not Always What or Where, but Who

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 3 (day six) Don’t we all wish God would just speak to us out loud! He is of course; He is always talking to us through His written Word. In fact as one writer wrote, “If you … Continue reading

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Ancestors

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day six) Did you know that Shem is one of our spiritual forefathers? It’s true. The line of Shem runs straight to Jesus, and then extends to His church. This genealogy is a reminder that God is … Continue reading

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Glory

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day six) Pastor Don has already written on the difference between the unity depicted in Genesis 11 and the kind prescribed for the church in John 17:21-23, but I can’t help but have a go too. It … Continue reading

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Invitation into Bigness

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 10 (day six) God is engaged in both the big and small of history. Genesis 10 is a keen reminder of that truth. He is always advancing the bigness of His Kingdom, while “walking” with the small, i.e. Enoch. … Continue reading

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