Week 49 Remembering God At All Times

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 49 Scripture Readings: Nehemiah 5-9 Key Scripture Verses: Nehemiah 9:33, 36-37 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “‘In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully, while we acted wickedly.’” “‘But see, we are slaves today, slaves in the land you gave our ancestors… Continue reading Week 49 Remembering God At All Times

Week 37: When We Grumble Against God

When We Grumble Against God By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 37 Scripture Reading: Numbers 17-20 Key Scripture: Numbers 17:10 “The Lord said to Moses, “Put back Aaron’s staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their… Continue reading Week 37: When We Grumble Against God

Week 29: How to Become Someone New

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

Week 46 Monday

Routine Giving Today’s scripture selection: Deuteronomy 13-15 Key verses: Deuteronomy 14:28-29 “At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live… Continue reading Week 46 Monday

Week 38 Saturday

The Gift of Welcome Today’s scripture selection: Philemon Key verse: Philemon 1:17 The apostle Paul is known for his great theological treatises.  But there is a small New Testament letter for which he is lesser known.  Nevertheless, it earns its right to be in the New Testament canon. It’s a letter appealing to a slave… Continue reading Week 38 Saturday

Week 34 Thursday

Plans and Purpose Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 19 Key verse: Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’S purpose that prevails.” We all make plans – one way or another – some better thought out than others. Some come to fruition; others never see the light of day.… Continue reading Week 34 Thursday

Week 32 Monday

Jubilee Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 25-27 Key verses: Leviticus 25:11-12 It was called the year of Jubilee. A great festival, lasting the entire year, held every fifty years – it was a sort of Sabbath for the entire nation. According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary, during this year “The land was to be fallow, and the… Continue reading Week 32 Monday

Week 22 Friday

A People In Bondage Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 47-52 Key verses: Jeremiah 52:27b        I don’t know anyone, thankfully, who knows what it is to be literally in bondage.  The idea of slavery and exile – Babylonians swooping down on other nations and swallowing them whole – it’s the stuff of movies.      But… Continue reading Week 22 Friday

Week 17 Monday

Day or Night Today’s scripture selection: Exodus 13-16 Key verses: Exodus 13:21-22 One of the dramatic elements of the exodus story that I have always loved is that of the “pillar of cloud” and “pillar of fire”. In this way the people who were being freed from slavery could travel with guidance by day –… Continue reading Week 17 Monday

Week 15 Friday

What You Want To Hear Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 12-16 Key verse: Jeremiah 14:14 It’s a common ailment: wanting someone to tell you what you want to hear. It’s human nature – the desire to have our opinions ratified; to be assured that we are “right” about what we believe about ourselves, others, and our… Continue reading Week 15 Friday