Week 9 Monday

What’s in a Name? Today’s scripture selection: Genesis 32-35 Key verse: Genesis 35:10   “Your name is Jacob, but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.”        Jacob was an interesting fellow, with an interesting history.  He was a trickster; a deceiver from birth – his name, which means… Continue reading Week 9 Monday

Week 9 Sunday

Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 23-25 Key verses: Matthew 24:35        As Jesus made his way toward Jerusalem, and the fulfillment of his destiny, it became painfully clear what was to come.      There would be suffering, and hardship, and conflict – there would be death – before there could be resurrection.  In the coming… Continue reading Week 9 Sunday

Week 8 Saturday

Filled and Overflowing Today’s scripture selection: Romans 15-16 Key verses: Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”   “I’VE HAD IT UP TO HERE!” Maybe you heard someone exclaim… Continue reading Week 8 Saturday

Week 8 Thursday

Lousy Counselors Today’s scripture selection: Job 15-16 Key verses: Job 16:1-3 “Then Job replied, ‘I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you!  Will your long-winded speeches never end?’ “      It’s a sobering thought to realize what lousy counselors we can be from time to time.      I’m not… Continue reading Week 8 Thursday

Week 8 Wednesday

No Greener Pastures Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 21-23 Key verses: Psalm 23           Of all the beloved scriptures of the Bible, I suppose there are none more recognized, and revered, than those of Psalm 23.      Even those who know almost nothing of the faith are familiar with these words:      “The Lord is… Continue reading Week 8 Wednesday

Week 8 Tuesday

Power From Above Today’s scripture selection: Judges 12-16 Key verses: Judges 14:5-7 There are some biblical characters that are so memorable that even those who know little about the faith know about them.  Samson is one such man. Ask about Samson and you are likely to hear some vague recollection of a sort of biblical… Continue reading Week 8 Tuesday

Week 8 Monday

A Stairway to Heaven Today’s scripture selection: Genesis 28-31 Key verse: Genesis 28:17        Ask people of a certain age what they know about a “stairway to heaven” and you are likely to hear about all about a song performed by the English rock band Led Zeppelin back in the seventies.  But the Bible… Continue reading Week 8 Monday

Week 8 Sunday

My Fair Share Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 20-22 Key verses: Matthew 22:37-39        One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is watch the T.V. special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.  As I get my annual dose of Linus telling the PEANUTS gang, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown” I happily… Continue reading Week 8 Sunday

Week 7 Saturday

Watch Your Step Today’s scripture selection: Romans 13-14 Key verses: Romans 14:13b  “…make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.”      Awhile back, I almost had a bad fall.  I was leaving our church’s sanctuary, my mind on something other than what I… Continue reading Week 7 Saturday