SCRIPTURE & FOCUS – Week Of February 19, 2023 – February 25, 2023


Rejoice Because of Jesus’ Righteousness We Have The Victory


The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! — Psalm 21:1 KJV

Lord, in your strength, the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults! Psalm 21:1 ESV

Wednesday Corporate Fasting Scripture – Isaiah 58 (ESV); Isaiah 58 (KJV)

Friday End of Week Scripture – Ephesians 3:20-21 (KJV)


For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. — Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
Blessed Birthday Song by Minister Nadine Cager


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***The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; marking its course was the King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). Faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression in that stream. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.

To this end, each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy and, most recently, out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage, and significant corrections have been made in translating key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.

The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. It seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see the structure and meaning of the original as directly as possible. More about the ESV translation philosophy….***


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Sunday, February 19, 2023REVIVAL COMES2 Chronicles 7:11-16

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Repentance

Reflect & Pray

While there’s no “formula” for revival, what do you think helps lead to it? How can you respond to God today to help revival come?

Dear Father, please bring revival to our land, starting with me.

For further study, read How to Have a Revival.

Revival Comes

Monday, February 20, 2023WHAT’S TRULY NEEDEDMark 7:8-13

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Spiritual growth and maturity

Scripture(s):  Colossians 2:8-9; 1 Timothy 5:8

Reflect & Pray

What are some of the traditions you hold fast to? How do they line up with what’s revealed in Scripture?

Heavenly Father, help me to follow Your commands and to forgo any tradition that conflicts with the Scriptures.

What’s Truly Needed

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 PROTECT YOUR HEARTProverbs 4:20-27

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Spiritual growth and maturity

Scripture(s): 1 Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah 17:9-10; Luke 6:45

Reflect & Pray

What is your heart most vulnerable to right now? How can God’s wisdom protect you?

God, please protect my heart from the threats against it. I hide myself in You.

Protect Your Heart

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 BE HUMBLE DAYPhilippians 2:1-11

Our Daily Bread Focus(es): Beatitudes; Humility

Scripture(s):  Colossians 3:12; Ephesians 4:1-3

Reflect & Pray

What would the world be like if humility was still a weakness? In what relationships can you imitate Jesus’ humility today?

I praise You, Jesus, for being the Humble One. And I desire to humble myself to You today as my only fitting response!

Be Humble Day

Thursday, February 23, 2023 WATER OF LIFEJohn 4:4-14

Our Daily Bread Focus(es):  Christ, character; God character; Salvation

Scripture(s): John 7:37-39; Isaiah 44:3-4

Reflect & Pray

How do you think the woman at the well felt when Jesus asked her for some water? What does it mean to you to receive His living water?

Father God, You welcome all who are thirsty to come to the waters and drink. Satisfy my thirst through Your living water.

Water of Life

Friday, February 24, 2023 PRAYING IN DIFFICULT TIMESPsalm 61

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Prayer

Scripture(s): Psalm 102:17; 1 Peter 5:6-7 

Reflect & Pray

How does it encourage you to know that God hears your desperate prayers? What petitions and protests will you share with Him today?

Dear Jesus, help me to offer You my petitions, protests, and praise.

Praying in Difficult Times

Saturday, February 25, 2023 KEEP TALKING ABOUT JESUS!Acts 5:17-21, 25-29, 41-42

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Evangelism; Living for Christ

Reflect & Pray

If you’ve ever been told to stop talking about Jesus, what was your response? What are some ways you can tell others about Him?

Dear God, thank You for the example of the apostles and others who were bold witnesses for You. Please give me courage to follow their lead.

For further study, read Gospel Conversations.

Keep Talking about Jesus!


The Gospel Truth About the Negro Spiritual SongsPart 2 – Inspirational Thoughts By Sister Clovia 02 19 2023


“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” is an incredible body of music that inspired people to freedom. The African American people continue singing a message of hope and freedom through Jesus Christ, the Great Deliverer, using voice, text, melody, harmony, rhythm, and improvisation. 

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” was composed by Wallis Willis, a Choctaw freedman, in the old Indian territory in what is now Choctaw County near Hugo, Oklahoma, sometime after 1865. 

Mr. Willis may have been inspired by the sight of the Red River, by which he was toiling, which reminded him of the Jordan River and the Prophet Elijah being taken to Heaven by a chariot, recorded in 2 Kings 2:11.


 Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home;
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home.

I looked over Jordan,
And what did I see,
Comin’ for to carry me home,
A band of angels comin’ after me,
Comin’ for to carry me home.

 Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home;
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home.

 If you get there before I do,
Comin’ for to carry me home,
Tell all my friends I’m comin’ too,
Comin’ for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home;
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home.

Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down
Comin’ for to carry me home
But still my soul feels heavenly bound
Comin’ for to carry me home

 Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home.

“My friends, make time for God every day because He always has time for you.” — Sister Clovia


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