Storm Clouds Gathering

The next part of the story is never easy to tell. There are storm clouds gathering.  Jesus has been on the road – healing, teaching, listening, preaching – moving. And he has been saying some very disturbing things to his closest, handpicked disciples. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; And the Son of man shall… Continue reading Storm Clouds Gathering

Sailing with God

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

The Greatest Announcement

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly… Continue reading The Greatest Announcement

No More Gloom

19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. 21 Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished,… Continue reading No More Gloom

The Peace of Thanksgiving

“Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) It’s a wonderful promise – and it’s easy to miss. It’s the promise… Continue reading The Peace of Thanksgiving

The Blessing

“So the people of Israel followed all of the LORD’S instructions to Moses.  Then Moses inspected all their work.  When he found it had been done just as the LORD had commanded, he blessed them.”                                        … Continue reading The Blessing

Week 52 Come!…Take the Free Gift of the Water of Life

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 52 Scripture Readings: Revelation 18-22 Key Scripture Verse: Revelation 22:17 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the… Continue reading Week 52 Come!…Take the Free Gift of the Water of Life

Week 51 The Faithful Know His Voice

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 51 Scripture Readings: Revelation 12-17 Key Scripture Verses: Revelation 13:14-18 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of… Continue reading Week 51 The Faithful Know His Voice

Week 50 Washed in His Holy Blood

Week 50 Scripture Readings: Revelation 7-11 Key Scripture Verse: Revelation 7:13-14 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Then one of the elders asked me, ‘These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?’ I answered, ‘Sir, you know.’ And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have… Continue reading Week 50 Washed in His Holy Blood