…and suddenly, it is Holy Week. We began our trek toward Jerusalem, the cross, and beyond six weeks ago. The journey began on top of a mountain, witnessing the mysterious and glorious transfiguration of Christ. Now, we go into the valley of the shadow of death before we celebrate the equally mysterious and glorious resurrection… Continue reading Don’t Miss Jesus
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 40 Scripture Readings: Acts 3-4 Key Scripture Verse: Acts 3:6 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’” Peter and John were walking together up… Continue reading Week 40 The Power of Faith in Jesus
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Scripture Readings: Psalms 114-116 Key Scripture Verses: Psalm 116:1, 5-6 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.” “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was… Continue reading Week 39 God’s Loving Compassion
Week 33: Do You Wish To Get Well? Today’s Text: John 5-6 Key Text: John 5:6 “When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, ‘Do you wish to get well?’” The poor man whom Jesus addressed in the scripture verse… Continue reading Week 33: Do You Wish To Get Well?
Week 30: I Have Heard Your Prayer Today’s Text: Second Kings 16-20 Key Text: Second Kings 20:5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third… Continue reading Week 30: I Have Heard Your Prayer
Week 27: Pride or Healing Today’s Text: 2 Kings 1-5 Key Verse: 2 Kings 5:1-14 In the passage I have selected for today, we find the story of the prophet Elisha and Naaman, a great commander of the army of the king of Aram. The scripture sets the scene: “The man, though a mighty warrior,… Continue reading Week 27: Pride or Healing
If You Can? Key Texts: Mark 9:14-29 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. “What are you arguing with them… Continue reading If You Can?
Key Texts: Mark 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter… Continue reading Expectation
Key Texts: John 5:1-18 Sometime later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame,… Continue reading Do You Want To Get Well?