Week 49 Testing the Spirits and Learning to Discern God’s Will

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 49 Scripture Readings: 1 John 4-5 Key Scripture Verses: 1 John 4:1-3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Dear Friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you… Continue reading Week 49 Testing the Spirits and Learning to Discern God’s Will

Week 45 The Encourager

 By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 45 Scripture Readings: Acts 13-14 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 13: 2-3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted… Continue reading Week 45 The Encourager

Week 44 The Gift of Prayer

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

Week 42 Evil Will Not Prevail

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 42 Scripture Readings: Nahum Key Scripture Verse: Nahum 1:8 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But with an everlasting flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.”  The prophet Nahum was sent by God to Assyria’s great city of Nineveh… Continue reading Week 42 Evil Will Not Prevail

Week 41 The New Covenant and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 41 Scripture Readings: Hebrews 8-10 Key Scripture Verses: Hebrews 10:15-16 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: ‘This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their… Continue reading Week 41 The New Covenant and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Week 39 The Gift of the Holy Spirit

 By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 39 Scripture Readings: Acts 1-2 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 1:8, Acts 2:3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the… Continue reading Week 39 The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Week 36: Trust

Week 36: Trust Today’s Text: John 13-15 Key Text: John 14:1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In the thirteenth through the fifteenth chapters of John there is so much it is difficult to pick just one or two Scripture verses to discuss in this blog. Think… Continue reading Week 36: Trust

Week 36: Dreaming Dreams

Week 36: Dreaming Dreams Today’s Text: Joel Key Text: Joel 2:28 And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people, your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in… Continue reading Week 36: Dreaming Dreams

Week 35: The Lamp of the Lord

Today’s Text: Proverbs 20-21 Key Text: Proverbs 20:27     The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one’s inmost being. We live in a time in which, at least in some circles, introspection is the name of the game. People meditate; journal; go to counselors; consult with coaches; read self-help books;… Continue reading Week 35: The Lamp of the Lord

Week 35 The Cloud and the Fire

Today’s Text: Numbers 9-12 Key Text: Numbers 9:15-17 “On the day the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the covenant, and from evening until morning, it was over the tabernacle, having the appearance of fire. It was always so: the cloud covered it by day and the appearance of fire… Continue reading Week 35 The Cloud and the Fire