November 29 | By Faith Paul Fought the Good Fight

2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” If there was ever a disciple in the New Testament that understood persecution, rejection and abuse- it was Paul the apostle. Take a moment to read 2 Corinthians 11:23-30 as he described the many hardships and sufferings…

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November 28 | By Faith Phoebe was a Great Leader

Romans 16:1, “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae.” The Bible only mentioned Phoebe in two verses, Romans 16:1-2, where Paul wrote, “1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a…

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November 27 | By Faith Timothy was a Spiritual Son

Philippians 2:22, “But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.” The story of Paul and Timothy in the Bible is a remarkable story of discipleship and loyalty. Paul most likely led Timothy to the Lord in his first…

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November 26 | By Faith Priscilla and Aquila Discipled Apollos

Acts 18:26, “He [Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.” Priscilla and Aquila were a power couple in the early church. They were fellow coworkers in the gospel with Paul and like him…

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November 25 | By Faith Philip Brought Revival

Acts 8:6-8, “6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city.” After Stephen was martyred, Philip…

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November 24 | By Faith Stephen was Martyred

Acts 7:59-60, “59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.” The death of Stephen, the church’s first martyr, is inspiring because his life of courage…

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November 23 | By Faith Barnabas was a Giver

Acts 4:36-37, “36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.” Do you like being encouraged? How well are you at giving encouragement? One of the easiest and most meaningful gifts you…

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November 22 | By Faith Peter Walked on Water

Matthew 14:28-29, “28 Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” Twelve men were in the boat that day, but only one walked on water. Besides Jesus, Peter is…

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November 21 | By Faith Jesus Submitted to the Father

Matthew 26:39, “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” The Bible teaches us that when Jesus came in the flesh He humbled Himself by becoming a…

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November 20 | By Faith Simeon Waited for the Messiah

Luke 2:26, “It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.” Simeon was a Jew that lived in Jerusalem and was devoted to God. Today’s passage records that he was given a promise from the Holy Spirit that he wouldn’t die until he…

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