The Storm 13 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down from the island. 15 The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave… Continue reading Sailing with God
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 50 Scripture Readings: Psalm 143-145 Key Verse: Psalm 143:10 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” This is a psalm of David, a psalm of a time when David was falling… Continue reading Week 50 Lord, Show Us the Way!
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 48 Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 20-22 Key Scripture Verses: Deuteronomy 20:1-3-5 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “He shall say: ‘Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. For the Lord your God… Continue reading Week 48 Trust That God Goes With You
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 44 Scripture Readings: James 4-5 Key Scripture Verses: James 5: 13-16 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray… Continue reading Week 44 The Gift of Prayer
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 43 Scripture Readings: 2 Chronicles 25-28 Key Scripture Verse: 2 Chronicles 26:16 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.” Our scripture readings report the history of the Israelites and the succession of several kings and their reigns, sometimes reflecting how… Continue reading Week 43 All the Glory Belongs to God
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 40 Scripture Readings: Proverbs 28 Key Scripture Verses: Proverbs 28: 13, 14 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” “Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls… Continue reading Week 40 Learning to Admit When We Are Wrong
“What is truth?” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 37 Scripture Readings: John 16-18 Key Scripture Verses: John 16:37-38 “‘You are a king, then!’ said Pilate. Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone… Continue reading Week 37: What is Truth?
Week 36: God Breathed Today’s Text: Second Timothy 3-4 Key Text: Second Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. I like that phrase “God-breathed” don’t you? It speaks to me of… Continue reading Week 36: God-breathed
Week 35: Knowing His Voice Today’s Text: John 10-12 Key Text: John 10:1-3 “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.… Continue reading Week 35: Knowing His Voice
Urim and Thummin Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 7-9 Key verses: Leviticus 8:8 There’s a bit of ancient Israelite history that has always fascinated me. It has to do with the mysterious object or objects known as the Urim and Thummin. Scholars have various opinions about the Urim and Thummin – but most of… Continue reading Week 26 Monday