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)

“The Promise of His Rest” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell

“The Promise of His Rest” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: Hebrews Chapters 3-4 Key Verses: Hebrews 4:1, 4:3, 4:11 “Therefore, let us fear lest, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.” “For we who have believed enter that rest, just as… Continue reading “The Promise of His Rest” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell

Week 43 Wednesday

Looking Up Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 122-124 Key verse: Psalm 123:1 “Unto thee I lift up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.” I can’t say that I live in the middle of a technological whirlwind – at least not exactly. I don’t live in a big city.  I still use an old… Continue reading Week 43 Wednesday

Week 41 Wednesday

The Word Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 119 Key verses: Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” It’s the longest Psalm and longest chapter in the Bible. It’s also a love poem, written to God and His Word. Some think it may have been written by… Continue reading Week 41 Wednesday

Week 41 Tuesday

Lessons Learned Today’s scripture selection: Second Chronicles 16-20 Key verses: Second Chronicles 17:3-9 King Jehoshaphat, the fourth king of the kingdom of Judah, was on to something.  His people were biblically illiterate.  So first he got rid of all the false idols they followed.  Then he instituted nationwide religious reform.  And, for awhile, all went… Continue reading Week 41 Tuesday

Week 31 Tuesday

Faithful Renewal Today’s scripture selection: Second Kings 21-25 Key verses: Second Kings 23:1-3 Josiah was a young – but faithful – king. During a period of reform he instituted a “book” was found.  It was no ordinary book.  It was a book of law and religious covenant.  It clearly spelled out all the things that… Continue reading Week 31 Tuesday

Week 17 Sunday

  Something Permanent Today’s scripture selection: Mark 13-14 Key Verses: Mark 13:31 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”        We live in a throw-away society.  That’s no great revelation; we all experience it every day. Paper plates and forks so that we can eat A fast food… Continue reading Week 17 Sunday

Week 16 Tuesday

Be Careful Whom You Ask Today’s scripture selection: First Samuel 26-31 Key verses: First Samuel 28:5-8        At the end of his tumultuous life King Saul needed some advice.  The scripture says that, having rid his land of mediums and spiritists he asked the Lord for guidance.  He received no guidance – at least… Continue reading Week 16 Tuesday

Week 12 Thursday

Treasured Words Today’s scripture selection: Job 23-24 Key verse: Job 23:12        While Job was making his defense to those who accused him unjustly he said this:      “I have not departed from the commands of his lips.  I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”      Whose commands? … Continue reading Week 12 Thursday