Week 35: Wallflowers

Today’s Text: First Chronicles 15-19 Key Text: First Chronicles 15:29 As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart. I remember the “wallflowers” of my high… Continue reading Week 35: Wallflowers

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

The Wisdom That Comes From Above

Key Texts: James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. Increasingly these days I am tempted to turn off my TV and internet access – just… Continue reading The Wisdom That Comes From Above

How to Develop Your Spiritual Gifts

Developing Your Spiritual Gifts Key Texts: Galatians 5:16-26 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are… Continue reading How to Develop Your Spiritual Gifts

From Death to Life

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

Why Do You Wonder At This?

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?

What Do You Have To Give?

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?

“Being Slow to Anger” 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” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

Faith By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Reading: Hebrews Chapter 11 Key Verses: Hebrews 11:1, 11:6, 11:39-40 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” “And without faith is it impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is… Continue reading “Faith” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)