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

Week 30: I Have Heard Your Prayer

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 20 Sunday

Crooked Roads and Rough Ways Today’s scripture selection: Luke 3-4 Key Verse: Luke 3:5b      When John the Baptist went off preaching in the wilderness he had a very specific job to do.  He was the “voice” crying in the desert, helping to prepare the way for the promised Messiah to come.      One of… Continue reading Week 20 Sunday

Week 12 Friday

A Work In Progress Today’s scripture selection: Isaiah 62-66 Key verses: Isaiah 64:8        I remember a time, from what seems a lifetime ago, when I took some art classes in college.  I was fair at drawing; got by in basic graphic design; did well in Art History; and was actually good at cartooning. … Continue reading Week 12 Friday

Week 11 Friday

Freedom Today’s scripture selection: Isaiah 56-61 Key verses: Isaiah 61:1-4        Hundreds of years before Jesus was born – the prophet Isaiah spoke of him.  And when Jesus began his public ministry, he quoted from the ancient scriptures in our passage today.      They speak of good news for the oppressed; healing for the… Continue reading Week 11 Friday

Week 10 Friday

Wounds That Heal Today’s scripture selection: Isaiah 51-55 Key verses: Isaiah 53:4-5 It’s one of those scripture passages I find difficult to read: words about suffering; sacrifice; death.  But for thousands of years Christians have understood them to speak about their savior.  The suffering servant is the one who is wounded for “our” transgressions.  And… Continue reading Week 10 Friday

Week 9 Friday

From the Cradle to the Rocker Today’s scripture selection: Isaiah 45-50 Key verses: Isaiah 46:3-4        It’s the promise of a lifetime.  In fact, it’s the promise that lasts a lifetime.      “Listen to me…you whom I have upheld since your birth, and have carried since you were born.  Even to your old age… Continue reading Week 9 Friday