Like many faith communities, large and small, our congregation is trying to strike a healthy balance – no pun intended – between prudent response and panicked reaction – to the covid-19 pandemic. We have decided to temporarily suspend all group church activities, including Sunday morning worship services. We have done this not because we think… Continue reading No Fear
“And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens…” Exodus 2:11a Moses is, to say the least, an interesting and complex character. Hidden as a child from harm, raised in luxury and wealth in an adopted family, led to see the… Continue reading Looking On
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 49 Scripture Readings: Psalms 140-142 Key Scripture Verses: Psalm 142: 4, 7 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.” “Set me free from my… Continue reading Week 49 A Desperate Cry for Help
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 49 Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 23-24 Key Scripture Verses: Deuteronomy 24:19-22 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow; so that the Lord your… Continue reading Week 49 Leave a Little For the Poor, the Fatherless, and the Widowed
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 36: Gathering Them Home Today’s Text: Psalms 105-107 Key Text: Psalm 107:4 “Some wandered in a desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.” One of the most beautiful Psalms is the 107th. Why? Because it speaks so eloquently of how the Lord’s love endures forever and how that love… Continue reading Week 36: Gathering Them Home
Week 33: Do You Wish To Get Well? Today’s Text: John 5-6 Key Text: John 5:6 “When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, ‘Do you wish to get well?’” The poor man whom Jesus addressed in the scripture verse… Continue reading Week 33: Do You Wish To Get Well?
Today’s Text: Colossians 3-4 Key Text: Colossians 3:12-14 “And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should… Continue reading Week 29: How to Become Someone New
Key Texts: Mark 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter… Continue reading Expectation
Who Is A God Like You? Key Text: Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? I love the question, don’t you? “Who is a God like you…?” That brief question offered up long ago speaks to me of several things. It… Continue reading Who Is A God Like You?