Short Thoughts – INDEX

Short Thoughts by Don Wicks

https://abundantliving.blog

Day

Scripture

Title

Topic(s)

1

John 10:10b

Abundant Life

Abundant life

2

Acts 8:35

Divine Encounter

Preaching about Jesus

3

I Cor.11:33

One Another

Fellowship of believers

4

II Peter 3:13

Something New

God’s idea of newness

5

John 1:47

Your Epitaph

How you’ll be remembered

6

John 4:23

Seeking

God seeks us

7

John 5:6

Do You Want to be Well?

Only Jesus can make us well

8

John 6:56

Getting Into Jesus

Jesus is essential

9

Galatians 6:9

Harvest Time

How to get a great harvest

10

Matthew 5:10

Suffering Persecution

Persecution

11

John 13:16

Being A Servant

Servanthood

12

John 14:16-17

Invisible Presence

God’s presence

13

Ephesians 2:4-6

Choosing Relationships

Relationship with Christ

14

Matthew 22:37

Fulfilling our Fundamental Desire

Loving God first

15

Matthew 12:30

The Myth of Neutrality

Neutrality ; Decision

16

II John 10

False Teaching

Avoiding false influences

17

Galatians 5:25

Expectations

Consistent living

18

Matthew 22:37-39

Love Your Neighbour

Loving your neighbour

19

Luke 22:31-32

Ups and Downs

Failures and Successes

20

Luke 23:50-52

Honouring Jesus

Jesus or the world

21

Philippians 2:5

Balanced Virtue

Jesus as God and man

22

II Thessalonians 3:1

How God’s Work is Accomplished

Doing God’s work

23

Acts 3:3-6

Rise Up and Walk

Compassion of Christ

24

Hebrews 13:3

Angels Unawares

Angels

25

Acts 8:35

Pointing to Jesus

Testifying to Jesus

26

Luke 24:32

Incomplete Understanding

Studying the Bible

27

I Samuel 16:7

Attitude Counts

Right attitude

28

Matthew 22:37-39

Simple Statements

Living rightly

29

Romans 1:16

Not Ashamed

Witness to the truth

30

John 14:6

The Exclusively of Jesus

Only one way to God

31

Romans 4L4-5

A Clear Explanation

Way of Salvation

32

Exodus 20:2

No Other Gods

1st Commandment

33

Exodus 20:4

No Images

2nd Commandment

34

Exodus 20:7

God’s Name

3rd Commandment

35

Exodus 20:8

Remembering the Sabbath

4th Commandment

36

Exodus 20:12

Honour Your Father & Mother

5th Commandment

37

Exodus 20:13

Do Not Murder

6th Commandment

38

Exodus 20:14

Do Not Commit Adultery

7th Commandment

39

Exodus 20:15

You Shall Not Steal

8th Commandment

40

Exodus 20:16

False Witness

9th Commandment

41

Exodus 20:17

Coveting

10th Commandment

Day

Scripture

Title

Topic(s)

42

Matt. 22:36-40

The Greatest & Next Greatest

Loving God & Loving Others

43

II Samuel 23:3-4

The Last Words of David

God’s will for your life

44

Psalm 19:14

Regrettable Last Words

Rejecting God’s will

45

Deut. 33:27

The Last Words of Moses

Blessing another person

46

Acts 7:5-60

The Last Words of Stephen

Honouring history; trusting God to the end; concern for others

47

Rev. 20:20-21

The Last Words of  the Apostle John

Return of Christ; grace of Christ

48

Luke 23:46

The Last Words of Jesus

Price of redemption; commitment to God; confidence in paradise

49

John 14:2-3

Both Sides

Death and After Death

50

Ephesians 4: 26-27, 29-32

A Terrible Thing

Anger

51

Hebrews 10:19-25

The Most Important Thing You Will Do This Week

Church attendance

52

I Chronicles 5:20b

More Than A Number

Living meaningfully

53

Romans 13:10

How to Love One Another

Sacrifice, Love, Choose

54

John 6:29

Work, Work, Work

Working for success; for favour with God; by believing

55

I Chronicles 16:24

Thanksgiving

Thankfulness to God

56

Deut.. 6:1-2

Generations

Teach; Discipline; Example

57

II Timothy 3:14-15

Continuing

Covenants; Continuing in the faith

58

II Chronicles 36:15-16

Choices

Generations; Choosing God or Other

59

II Cor. 12:14; Acts 2:38-39; Heb. 11:20-22; Job 42:15

Leave a Heritage

Parenting – Children, Heritage

60

Psalm 127:3-5

What Children Mean to Parents

Parenting -heritage’ reward, blessing

61

Proverbs 29:17

Discipline in the Home

Parenting – Discipline

62

Psalm 103:13

A Loving Example

Parenting – provision, compassion, example / Prayer

63

Proverbs 22:6

Teach the Children

Parental teaching of children

64

Revelation 2:7

Ears to Hear

Listening to God

65

II Timothy 2:8

The Day the World Forgets about Jesus

Christmas; post-Christmas

66

Matt. 2:18; Gen 1:1

Believe It or Not

Creation; Virgin Birth; Faith

67

Isaiah 7; Ephesians 3:14-21

Whom Do You Trust?

Threats; Self-reliance

68

Acts 10:9-23

What God Says is Enough

Inspiration of Scripture; Understanding the Bible

69

Isaiah 26:3

Perfect Peace

Hope; Trust; Peace; Protection

70

Isaiah 26:7-12

Is God Your Earnest Desire?

Desiring God; God’s Judgments: Righteousness; Peace

71

Isaiah 26:13

Rescue

God’s rescue and discipline

72

Jeremiah 32:26-27

Certainty

Following God with certainty

73

Mark 16:7

Just As He Told You

The teachings of Jesus

74

Mark 1:17; 8:34

Follow

What it means to follow

75

Mark 3:35

Do God’s Will

Determining what is God’s will

76

Mark 9:35; 10:43-45

Serve

Servanthood

77

Mark 9:37-41

Receive and Give

Humble service

78

Mark 11:22-25

Ready to Pray

Prayer

79

Mark 12:17

Pay Your Taxes

Government

80

Mark 12:28-31

Love God & Your Neighbour

Love

81

Mark 14:38

Watch & Pray

Watchfulness; Prayer

82

Mark 16:7, 15

Go

Share

83

Matt. 6:12

Thoughts on Forgiveness

Forgiveness

84

Matt. 5:9

Peacemakers

Peacemaking

85

Colossians 3:11

Cultural Diversity

Diversity in the church

86

Luke 1-2

Meaning of Bless(ing)

Blessings

87

Jeremiah 14

Upsetting Times

Overwhelming Change

88

Psalm 46:10

Isolated

Quietness; Rest; Isolation

89

Deut. 31-34

Run for Your Life

End of Life Sharing

90

Eccles. 12:1-7

Aging

Aging

91

II Tim. 1:8-9

Finding Purpose

Life’s Purpose

92

Proverbs 3:5-6

Guidance

Decision-making; Guidance

93

Matt. 21:1-12

Who is This?

Palm Sunday: Passion #1

Day

Scripture

Title

Topic(s)

94

Matt. 21:12-17

It is Written

Clearing Temple; Passion #2

95

Matt. 21:18-26:16

By What Authority?

Rejecting Christ; Passion #3

96

Matt. 26:1-56

Scripture Fulfilled

Maundy Thursday: Passion #4

97

Matt. 26:57-27:66

Injustice

Trial to Burial; Passion #5

98

Matt. 27:62-66

In the Tomb

Death of Jesus; Passion #6

99

Matthew 28

Resurrection

Resurrection: Passion #7

100

Proverbs 17:8, 10

Defensiveness

Defensiveness

101

I Kings 1:6

Fatherhood: David’s Failure

Fatherhood

102

I Tim. 3:1-5

Fatherhood: Failures & Successes

Fatherhood

103

I Thess.2:11-12

Fatherhood: What the Bible Teaches

Fatherhood

104

Psalm 103:13

The Fatherhood of God

Fatherhood of God

105

Isaiah 66:13

Mother-like Work of God

Mother-like

106

Genesis 3:1

Conspiracy Theories – #1, The Serpent

Conspiracy Theories; Satan

107

Exodus 7:8-13

Conspiracy Theories – #2, The Magicians

Conspiracy Theories; Pharaoh’s Magicians

108

Luke 16:31

Conspiracy Theories – #3, The Supernatural

Conspiracy Theories; the Supernatural

109

I Peter 3:20

Lessons from the Flood – #1, Preparation

The Flood; Preparation

110

Genesis 7:17-20

Lessons from the Flood – #2, Judgment

The Flood ; Judgement

111

II Peter 2:9

Lessons from the Flood – #3, Rescue

The Flood; Rescue

112

Isaiah 54:9-10

Lessons from the Flood – #4, Love & Peace

The Flood; Love; Peace

113

Psalm 10:1

Why Doesn’t God Just Fix Things?

Asking God, ‘Why?’

114

II Peter 3:4

The Return of Christ

Christ’s Return

115

Matthew 6:19-20

What Jesus Says About Heaven

Christ’s Return; Heaven

116

Mark 13:24-26

A Spectacular Return

Christ’s Return; Awesome

117

Luke 13:23-24, 29-30

An Opportunity Not to be Missed

Christ’s Return; Opportunity

118

John 6:38-40

Going to the Father

Christ’s Return; Father

119

Matthew 2:2, 13

Christmas Contrasts

Birth of Christ; Christmas

120

Acts 17:22-31

What’s In A Name?

Christian

121

I John 5:1-5

Defining Evangelical

Evangelical

122

Romans 13:1-7

God and Government

Government

123

Galatians 6:16; James 1:12-27

Understanding Temptation

Temptation

124

Galatians 5:19-21

Types of Sins

Temptation; Types of Sins

125

I Corinthians 10:13; Ephesians 6:10-20

Winning Over Temptation

Temptation; Victory

126

I John 1:8-10

When We Sin

Confession; Repentance

127

Jeremiah 1

The Times In Which We Live

Birthdays

128

Ephesians 1:1-2

Grace and Peace

Grace ; Peace

129

Ephesians 1:3-10

Praise

Praise; Worship; Adoration

130

Ephesians 1:11-14

Inheritance

Inheritance from God

Day

Scripture

Title

Topic(s)

131

Ephesians 1:15-19

Prayer

Prayer; Knowing God’s Power

132

Ephesians 1:20-23

Far Above

Christ’s Exultation

133

Jeremiah 42

Don’t Go to Egypt

Trust

134

Genesis 32:30; Isaiah 6:1-8

Glory (Part 1)

Glory of God; Isaiah’s vision

135

Ezekiel 1

Ezekiel’s Vision of the Glory of God

Glory of God; Ezekiel’s Vision

136

Revelation 1

Shining Like the Sun

Glory of God; John’s Vision

137

Isaiah 56:7

A House of Prayer

Worship; God’s House; Prayer

138

Isaiah 40:3

A Voice

John the Baptist; Jesus as Voice

139

Isaiah 6:9-10

Closed Eyes

Listening & Seeing

140

Isaiah 9:2

Light

Gentiles; Jesus as Light

141

Genesis 33

Esau Forgives

Forgiveness

142

Genesis 37 & 45

Joseph Forgives

Forgiveness

143

I Samuel 9 & 16

David Forgives

Forgiveness

144

Acts 6, 7, 8:1-2

Stephen Forgives

Forgiveness

145

II Timothy 4:9-19

Paul Forgives

Forgiveness

146

Micah 7

God the Father Forgives

Forgiveness

147

Ephesians 1:3-10

Jesus Forgives

Forgiveness

148

Matthew 1-2

Matthew’s Christmas

Nativity of Christ

149

Mark 1:1-15

Mark’s Christmas

Nativity of Christ

150

Luke 1-2

Luke’s Christmas

Nativity of Christ

151

John 1:1-18

John’s Christmas

Nativity of Christ

152

Numbers 27:12-23

The Exodus – Leadership

Leadership in Exodus

153

Exodus 6:1-14

The Exodus – Promise Fulfilled

Promise in Exodus

154

Exodus 12; Matt. 26:26-29

The Exodus – Passover & the Lord’s Supper

Passover & Lord’s Supper in Exodus

155

Exodus 34:1-9

The Exodus – Resistance

Resistance in Exodus

156

Exodus 7-12

The Exodus – Miracles

Miracles in Exodus

157

Exodus 20

The Exodus – Revelation

Revelation in Exodus

158

Numbers 6:22-27; 14:20-23

The Exodus – Response

Response in Exodus

Day

Scripture

Title

Topic(s)

159

I Corinthians 10:11

The Exodus – For All Time

Timeless Lessons from Exodus

160

Ephesians 5:15-16

Living for Today

Today; Redeeming the Time

161

Psalm 103:2

Living in the Past

Past; Lessons from the Past

162

II Corinthians 4:18

Living for the Future

Future; Lessons from the future

163

John 11:33, 35

Grieving

Grief

164

Matthews 26:54

Matthew’s Passion

Passion Week & Easter

165

Mark 14:72

Mark’s Passion

Passion Week & Easter

166

Luke 22:37;

Luke’s Passion & Easter

Passion Week & Easter; The Greatest; Fulfilled Scripture

167

John 20:18

John’s Easter

Passion Week & Easter

168

I Corinthians 15: 3-9

Resurrection

Easter

169

 

 

 

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