Week 39 The Gift of the Holy Spirit

 By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 39 Scripture Readings: Acts 1-2 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 1:8, Acts 2:3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “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… Continue reading Week 39 The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Week 30: Holy, Holy, Holy

Week 30: Holy, Holy, Holy Today’s Text: Leviticus 19-21 Key Text: Leviticus 19:1-2 “The LORD said to Moses, ‘Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: “Be holy, because I, the LORD your God, am holy.”’ If I were to pick only a few verses that, for me, sum up the whole… Continue reading Week 30: Holy, Holy, Holy

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come Scripture selection: Luke 22:14 “When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”… Continue reading Kingdom Come

Week 39 Tuesday

No God Like God Today’s scripture selection: Second Chronicles 6-10 Key verse: Second Chronicles 6:14 Solomon said, “LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth – you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.” People love to make comparisons.… Continue reading Week 39 Tuesday

Week 37 Friday

The Lion and Thunder Today’s scripture selection: Amos 1-4 Key verses: Amos 1:1 Amos knew about lions and storms. He was a shepherd, so he had likely confronted both. We today might picture calm shepherds watching over their sheep surrounded by peaceful green pastures – but that was only part of their life.  Powerful threatening… Continue reading Week 37 Friday

Week 27 Monday

Holiness: A Serious Business Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 10-12 Key verses: Leviticus 10:1-3 One thing that the book of Leviticus makes very clear is that God’s holiness is not to be taken lightly. It is very serious business indeed. A great example of this is the record of how Aaron’s sons were killed because they… Continue reading Week 27 Monday

Week 21 Wednesday

The Rock Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 60-62 Key verses: Psalm 62:1      In the course of my ministry, now spanning over thirty years, I have known of two, great “mega-churches” that each called themselves “The Rock.”      They were impressive – as institutions at least.      They both, at one point in their history had… Continue reading Week 21 Wednesday

Week 19 Thursday

Where Were You? Today’s scripture selection: Job 37-38 Key verse: Job 38:4        The “discussion/argument” was coming to an end.  Job, suffering things he did not understand; confronted by so-called “friends” who only added insult to injury – it had all been very difficult.  And through it all, God had remained silent.      But… Continue reading Week 19 Thursday