For world-changers who understand their higher calling begins and ends with Him.

Spirit


For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. - John 3:16

Daily Bible Readings


01. July 2022 : Friday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time
St. Junípero Serra Ferrer, O.F.M.
Book of Amos 8,4-6.9-12.

Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land!
"When will the new moon be over," you ask, "that we may sell our grain, and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat? We will diminish the ephah, add to the shekel, and fix our scales for cheating!
We will buy the lowly man for silver, and the poor man for a pair of sandals; even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!"
On that day, says the Lord GOD, I will make the sun set at midday and cover the earth with darkness in broad daylight.
I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentations. I will cover the loins of all with sackcloth and make every head bald. I will make them mourn as for an only son, and bring their day to a bitter end.
Yes, days are coming, says the Lord GOD, when I will send famine upon the land: Not a famine of bread, or thirst for water, but for hearing the word of the LORD.
Then shall they wander from sea to sea and rove from the north to the east In search of the word of the LORD, but they shall not find it.

Psalms 119(118),2.10.20.30.40.131.

Blessed are they who observe his decrees,
who seek him with all their heart.

With all my heart I seek you;
let me not stray from your commands.

My soul is consumed with longing
for your ordinances at all times.

The way of truth I have chosen;
I have set your ordinances before me.

Behold, I long for your precepts;
in your justice give me life.

I gasp with open mouth,
in my yearning for your commands.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9,9-13.

As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him.
While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
He heard this and said, "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Go and learn the meaning of the words, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."


Free Bible Studies


Pastor Chuck Smith

Pastor Chuck Smith founded Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California and served there until he went to be with the Lord in 2013.  

The C2000 teachings take you through every verse in the Bible and are now free to download. Pastor Smith delivered these sermons from 1979 to 1986, and his messages are still as rich and relevant today.


Kay Arthur

Kay Arthur is an international Bible teacher, author and co-founder of Precept Ministries. Her inductive study method makes understanding the Bible accessible to lay persons.

Kay is intelligent, funny and a fabulous communicator. Here is the site to access her free teachings from Precept Ministries.

Liturgical Holidays

Reformation day
(Monday, 31 October 2022)

All Saints' Day
(Tuesday, 01 November 2022)

All Souls' Day
(Wednesday, 02 November 2022)

Eternity Sunday
(Sunday, 20 November 2022)

Advent Sunday
(Sunday, 27 November 2022)

Advent (second Sunday)
(Sunday, 04 December 2022)

Advent (third Sunday)
(Sunday, 11 December 2022)

Advent (fourth Sunday)
(Sunday, 18 December 2022)

Christmas
(Sunday, 25 December 2022)

Christmas (second day)
(Monday, 26 December 2022)


More Life-Changing Resources:

The Cure: What if God isn’t Who You Think He is and Neither are You?

The Cure coverThis is a must-read on God’s grace and living authentically, written by John Lynch, the founder of Trufaced.

The Cure gives the diagnosis of this century’s religious obsession with sin-management. It has poisoned the Church, obscuring the Original Good News and sending millions away-wounded, angry and cynical, from nearly any organized expression of faith. The Cure offers an authentic experience in Christ that frees some from a self-rewarded righteousness, and others from a beaten down striving for a righteousness they can never seem to attain. The Cure infuses a relational theology of grace and identity, which alone can heal, free and create sustainable, genuine, loving, life-giving communities.
 

Trueface (free podcast)

Many have turned away from organized religion after being wounded by church leaders preaching about an angry, judgmental God. What if there’s another path?


Coping with Spiritual Challenges

Stand your ground in the midst of spiritual challenges. Dr. Ed Laymance of Impact Counseling and Guidance Center offers free downloads and sermons that demystify spiritual warfare.

This isn’t the Hollywood version of these real-life struggles.