ONE by ONE

“As you sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” John 17:18 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Jesus told us as the Father sent Him into the world, so He is sending us. He could have had an extensive marketing plan; instead He chose...

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ONE Thing I Do

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But ONE thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 The ONE Focus Initiative is designed to be a life-calling, not just a 1-year movement. If there is ONE thing you do—press on toward...

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ONE Day

“But do not forget this ONE thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8 We are obsessed with time. Have you ever tried to spend the day without wearing a watch? We talk about time management, schedules, boundaries, etc. Can you imagine God’s sense of timing? A thousand years are like ONE day. ONE day is like a thousand...

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ONE Thing

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack ONE thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Luke 18:22 The story of the rich young ruler is well known. It strikes a nerve in each of us making us wonder if the Lord will ask us to give up all we have to follow Him. When the man refuses to give up his...

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Voice of “The” ONE

“Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of ONE speaking.” Ezekiel 1:28 Imagine the voice of the Lord speaking to you. Because rainbows are one of my favorite things, I love the illustration in this verse. The radiance...

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