No Fear

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

Week 47 Speak the Truth – Speak it to All Who Will Listen

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 47 Scripture Readings: Acts 17-18 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 18:9-10 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and… Continue reading Week 47 Speak the Truth – Speak it to All Who Will Listen

Week 36: Trust

Week 36: Trust Today’s Text: John 13-15 Key Text: John 14:1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In the thirteenth through the fifteenth chapters of John there is so much it is difficult to pick just one or two Scripture verses to discuss in this blog. Think… Continue reading Week 36: Trust


Courage Today’s Scripture Selection: Exodus 5:4 “After this Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival in the wilderness.’” How did they do it?  Where did they find the courage? The only answer I… Continue reading Courage

Week 50 Sunday

Take Courage! Today’s scripture selection: Acts 23-24 Key Verse: Acts 23:11 The turmoil was only intensifying.  Paul, the former Pharisee turned Christian evangelist, was stirring up trouble wherever he went.  Or, to put it more appropriately, the dark forces that would destroy the work God had begun, were stirring up trouble wherever he went. Under… Continue reading Week 50 Sunday

Week 42 Sunday

Scattered But Not Defeated Today’s scripture selection: Acts 7-8 Key Verse: Acts 8:4 “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” One of the things I find encouraging about the early church’s history is that persecution seemed to only strengthen it. They were no strangers to challenges.  They were, from the beginning,… Continue reading Week 42 Sunday

Week 4 Tuesday

Dragging Our Feet Today’s scripture selection: Joshua 16-20 Key verses: Joshua 18:3           When was the last time there was something you knew you should do; perhaps you had a clear sense that God was calling you to do it – but you still weren’t doing it?  That can easily happen in our lives.… Continue reading Week 4 Tuesday