Week 49 Called to Witness for Christ

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 49 Scripture Readings: Acts 21-22 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 22:12-14 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “‘A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive… Continue reading Week 49 Called to Witness for Christ

Week 46 Being Open To His Call

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 46 Scripture Readings: Ezra 1-5 Key Scripture Verse: Ezra 1:5 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites—everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem.” The Hebrews had been… Continue reading Week 46 Being Open To His Call

Week 41 Aaron’s Mission Fulfilled

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 41 Scripture Readings: Numbers 33-36 Key Scripture Verses: Numbers 33:38-39 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “At the Lord’s command Aaron the priest went up Mount Hor, where he died on the first day of the fifth month of the fortieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. Aaron… Continue reading Week 41 Aaron’s Mission Fulfilled

Week 39 God’s Loving Compassion

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Scripture Readings: Psalms 114-116 Key Scripture Verses: Psalm 116:1, 5-6 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.” “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was… Continue reading Week 39 God’s Loving Compassion

Week 38 “Follow Me!”

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 38 Scripture Readings: John 19-21 Key Scripture Verses: John 21:17-19 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “The third time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ He said, ‘Lord, you know… Continue reading Week 38 “Follow Me!”

Week 32: Good Plans

Today’s Text: Proverbs 16 Key Text: Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” How are you when it comes to planning? Are you organized? Do you see things through? Are you consistent and trustworthy? Do you set things in careful order – then set your priorities – fill… Continue reading Week 32: Good Plans

Week 30: Whom Are You Trying To Please?

Week 30: Whom Do You Want To Please? Today’s Text: First Thessalonians 1-3 Key Text: First Thessalonians 2:1-5 “You know, brothers and sisters that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to… Continue reading Week 30: Whom Are You Trying To Please?

How To Cause Trouble

Key Text:  1 Kings 18:17 When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” Are you a troublemaker? I don’t usually like to think of myself that way.  Even as a preacher, a pastoral counselor, and a blogger, I don’t like to think that I “trouble” people’s minds about… Continue reading How To Cause Trouble

What’s Your Gift?

Key Texts: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.  Now to each one the manifestation of… Continue reading What’s Your Gift?