Key Text: Acts 8:4-8 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out… Continue reading Scattered and Faithful
“Tireless Love” Key Texts: Mark 6:30-34 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get… Continue reading Tireless Love
Key Text: 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. The Easter season – those weeks following the great celebration – is a wonderful time to reflect on the gift of eternal life that comes by faith… Continue reading From Death to Life
Key Texts: Acts 3:12-19 When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God… Continue reading Why Do You Wonder At This?
Key Texts: Acts 3:1-10 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple… Continue reading What Do You Have To Give?
A New Commandment By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: John 13; Matthew 26:26-29 Key Verses: John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday and in our small church we always have a dinner… Continue reading “A New Commandment” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell
“Be Ye Doers of the Word…” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: James Chapter 1 Key Verses: James 1:22-25 “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his… Continue reading “Be Ye Doers of the Word…” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)
Being Slow to Anger By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Reading: James 1 Key Verses: 1:19-20 “This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.” I don’t know about you, but this one… Continue reading “Being Slow to Anger” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)
Faith In Riches Equals Misplaced Faith By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: James 1 Key Verses: James 1:9-11; And also: 1Timothy 6:10; Proverbs 11:28 “But let the brother of humble circumstances glory in his high position; and let the rich man glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away. For the… Continue reading “Faith In Riches Equals Misplaced Faith” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)
Asking for Wisdom, Acting on Faith By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Scripture Readings: James Chapter 1 Key Verses: 1:5-8 “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without… Continue reading “Asking for Wisdom, Acting on Faith” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)