Back to Basics with IGW3

As the 2019 Lenten/Easter season begins, we are excited to announce a new ministry – and a new look – for this blog. It’s called IGW3 – which as you can see above stands for… In God’s Word In God’s Will In God’s Work We live in complicated and confusing times.  We believe that the… Continue reading Back to Basics with IGW3

Dear Faithful Readers – Coming Soon, A New Look and A New Purpose

Dear Faithful Readers, My wife Elizabeth and I have very much appreciated how many of you have followed THE MUSTARD SEED DAILY DEVOTIONAL.  For a number of years we have posted daily reflections on the Scripture and have enjoyed this opportunity to share our thoughts with you. With 2016 – we hope to transform this… Continue reading Dear Faithful Readers – Coming Soon, A New Look and A New Purpose

Week 52 Getting the Facts Straight About Jesus

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 52 Scripture Readings: Jude Key Scripture Verses: Jude 1:4 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus… Continue reading Week 52 Getting the Facts Straight About Jesus

Week 48 Beware of the Ungodly Priests and False Teachers

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 48 Scripture Readings: Malachi Key Scripture Verses: Malachi 2:7-8 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “‘For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth. But you have turned from the way and by… Continue reading Week 48 Beware of the Ungodly Priests and False Teachers

Week 47 Beware of False Teachers

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 47 Scripture Readings: 2 Peter Key Scripture Verses: 2 Peter 2: 1-3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing… Continue reading Week 47 Beware of False Teachers

Week 40 How to Develop Spiritual Maturity in Christ

How To Develop Spiritual Maturity in Christ By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 40 Scripture Readings: Hebrews 5-7 Key Scripture Verses: Hebrews 5:13-14, Hebrews 6:12 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who… Continue reading Week 40 How to Develop Spiritual Maturity in Christ

Week 36: God-breathed

Week 36: God Breathed Today’s Text: Second Timothy 3-4 Key Text: Second Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. I like that phrase “God-breathed” don’t you? It speaks to me of… Continue reading Week 36: God-breathed

Week 32: The One Everybody Knows

Week 32: The One Everybody Knows Today’s Text: John 3-4 Key Text: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosover believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It is probably the most well-known scripture verse in the Bible, at least among Christians. If… Continue reading Week 32: The One Everybody Knows

Not Just Words

Key Texts: Deuteronomy 32:44-47  Moses came with Joshua[a] son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.  When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel,  he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that… Continue reading Not Just Words

“Called By God” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest blogger)

“Called by God” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: Hebrews 5:1-5 Key verse: Hebrews 5:4 “And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.” As a pastor’s wife, I meet other pastors and their spouses. And I’ve heard stories about how these pastors… Continue reading “Called By God” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest blogger)