Week 4 Tuesday

Dragging Our Feet Today’s scripture selection: Joshua 16-20 Key verses: Joshua 18:3           When was the last time there was something you knew you should do; perhaps you had a clear sense that God was calling you to do it – but you still weren’t doing it?  That can easily happen in our lives.… Continue reading Week 4 Tuesday

Week 4 Monday

Stage by Stage Today’s scripture selection: Genesis 12-15 Key verse: Genesis 12:9        He was seventy-five years old when he left his homeland: not a great time in life to begin a road trip.      But Abram, who would one day be known as Abraham – the father of a multitude – did what… Continue reading Week 4 Monday

Week 4 Sunday

Believe It or Not Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 8-9 Key verse: Matthew 9:35-38      The stories roll on, one after another, building in intensity.  A leper is healed; a tormented servant finds relief; a family member of one of the inner circle is restored to health; fierce storm waves are stilled; sins are forgiven; devils… Continue reading Week 4 Sunday

Week 3 Saturday

Peace and Progress Today’s scripture selection: Romans 5-6 Key verses: Romans 5:1-5      The Christian life is a two-sided coin. On the one side, we have been given a gift, pure and simple.  God’s grace-filled love comes to us, not because we have earned it; not because we are good enough; not because we are… Continue reading Week 3 Saturday

Week 3 Friday

A Well Full of Grace Today’s scripture selection: Isaiah 12-17 Key verses: Isaiah 12:2-3      It may seem like an odd place to find it.  In the midst of prophetic doom and gloom, chapter after chapter of condemnation, comes a word of hope and grace.      “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and… Continue reading Week 3 Friday

Week 3 Thursday

Some Lessons Hurt Today’s scripture selection: Job 5-6 Key verses: Job 5:17-18      It’s a cliché with which we are all familiar: A father stands before his child, preparing to discipline him, and he says “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you, but….”  And whether or not the discipline is a… Continue reading Week 3 Thursday

Week 3 Wednesday

More Than A Hymnbook Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 6-8 Key verses: Psalm 8:3-4        “Psalmos” – it means “a poem sung to the accompaniment of musical instruments.”  But that barely describes it.      Psalms is all about telling God what’s on your mind, and in your heart.  It’s about the full gamut of emotions… Continue reading Week 3 Wednesday

Week 3 Tuesday

When the Battles Get Old Today’s scripture selection: Joshua 11-15 Key verses: Joshua 13:1 My office library is filled with Bibles. Somewhere along the line I learned that it’s good to have various versions of these ancient texts, along with their adjacent commentaries.  Read them side by side and you soon learn something very important.  People… Continue reading Week 3 Tuesday

Week 3 Monday

A Rainbow’s Promise Today’s scripture selection: Genesis 8-11 Key verse: Genesis 9:12-16           Promises are important things.  From our youngest days we understand that.  Friends keep promises; enemies don’t.  Marriages are built on them; divorces happen because they are ignored.  Promises are just one way that we become people of integrity – people others… Continue reading Week 3 Monday

Week 3 Sunday

The Sermon of a Lifetime Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 5-7 Key verse: Matthew 5:1-2      He had stepped out of obscurity into a very public ministry.  He had told the people that the kingdom of heaven was much closer to them then they realized.  He had called his first disciples, promising these simple fishermen that… Continue reading Week 3 Sunday