Paid in Full – Mark 15:1-26

Jesus Before Pilate 15 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate. 2 “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “You have said so,” Jesus replied. 3 The chief priests accused him… Continue reading Paid in Full – Mark 15:1-26

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

Week 37: Honoring Your Parents By How You Live

Honoring Your Parents By How You Live   By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)     Week 37 Scripture Reading: Proverbs 23-24   Key Scripture Verses: Proverbs 23:22-25 –Saying 17 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth… Continue reading Week 37: Honoring Your Parents By How You Live

Week 35: Wallflowers

Today’s Text: First Chronicles 15-19 Key Text: First Chronicles 15:29 As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart. I remember the “wallflowers” of my high… Continue reading Week 35: Wallflowers

Week 33: Life as Worship

Today’s Text: First Chronicles 5-9 Key Text: First Chronicles 9:33-34 “Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night. All these were heads of Levite families, chiefs as listed in their genealogy, and… Continue reading Week 33: Life as Worship

Week 30: Can These Bones Live?

Week 30 Can These Bones Live? Today’s Text: Ezekiel 37-42 Key Text: 37:1 “The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and… Continue reading Week 30: Can These Bones Live?

Flourish

Key Texts: Psalm 92:12-15 “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,     they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;  planted in the house of the Lord,     they will flourish in the courts of our God.  They will still bear fruit in old age,     they will stay fresh and green,  proclaiming, “The… Continue reading Flourish