Week 27 Sunday

Mustard and Mulberry Trees Today’s scripture selection: Luke 17-18 Key Verses: Luke 17:6      I’ve always liked the reference in the New Testament about the tiny mustard seed.  In fact, I liked it so much I named a blog about it.      It’s just that the idea of the tiniest of seeds being the symbol… Continue reading Week 27 Sunday

Week 25 Monday

Atonement Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 4-6 Key verses: Leviticus 6:7      “In this way the priest will make atonement for them before the LORD, and they will be forgiven for any of the things they did that made them guilty.”      The idea of atonement makes some people very uncomfortable. They don’t like the thought… Continue reading Week 25 Monday

Week 25 Sunday

Best Seat in the House Today’s scripture selection: Luke 13-14 Key Verse: Luke 14:11      Jesus had been invited to dinner, presumably quite a fancy dinner.  Luke tells us, “When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable…”      The scripture goes on to describe… Continue reading Week 25 Sunday

Week 24 Sunday

When You Pray Today’s scripture selection: Luke 11-12 Key Verse: Luke 11:2      I’ve always loved the fact that it is recorded in the scriptures that Jesus’ disciples came to Him and made a simple but profound request:      “Lord, teach us to pray.”      In response, we have what has long been known as… Continue reading Week 24 Sunday

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 18 Sunday

The Torn Curtain Today’s scripture selection: Mark 15-16 Key Verses: Mark 15:37-38 “With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.  The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the… Continue reading Week 18 Sunday

Week 17 Sunday

  Something Permanent Today’s scripture selection: Mark 13-14 Key Verses: Mark 13:31 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”        We live in a throw-away society.  That’s no great revelation; we all experience it every day. Paper plates and forks so that we can eat A fast food… Continue reading Week 17 Sunday

Week 16 Sunday

  Which is the Greatest? Today’s scripture selection: Mark 11-12 Key Verses: Mark 12:28b-30        Time was running short.  Jesus was pressing on toward his destiny – and his enemies were gathering.      It was time to get down to basics.  There would be no room for doubt or misunderstanding.  Jesus would make things… Continue reading Week 16 Sunday

Week 11 Sunday

A Solitary Place Today’s scripture selection: Mark 1-2 Key verse: Mark 1:35        I have always loved the fact that in Mark’s gospel, at the very beginning, we are told something important about Jesus.  At the start of his ministry, even while he is confronting evil and healing people, he takes time to withdraw.… Continue reading Week 11 Sunday

Week 4 Sunday

Believe It or Not Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 8-9 Key verse: Matthew 9:35-38      The stories roll on, one after another, building in intensity.  A leper is healed; a tormented servant finds relief; a family member of one of the inner circle is restored to health; fierce storm waves are stilled; sins are forgiven; devils… Continue reading Week 4 Sunday