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Firsthand Experience | Day 30

Church: The Hope Of The World Scripture to meditate on: “In his name the nations will put their hope.” (Matthew 12:21) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh Shook. When we set out to discover our own firsthand faith, […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 29

Finding Real Freedom Scripture to meditate on: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” ( John 8:32) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh Shook. One of the most liberating and powerful statements of all […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 28

Choose Reckless Confidence Over Boring Religion Scripture to meditate on: “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” (Ephesians 3:12) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh Shook. Maybe […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 27

The Day Of Reckoning Scripture to meditate on: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh Shook. What we […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 26

Learning To Rely On The Lord Scripture to meditate on: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh Shook. For a few months […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 25

The Challenge Scripture to meditate on: “He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 24

God, What Are You Doing? Today’s scripture to meditate on:  “ ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 23

All In Today’s scripture to meditate on: This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 22

Secondhand Statistics Scripture to meditate on: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35, NIV) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 21

Firsthand Disturbance Scripture to meditate on: “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35, ESV) The […]

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