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 34 Never In Darkness

Today’s Text: John 7-9 Key Text: John 8:12 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying: ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ “ When you think about it, it’s a staggering promise: to never walk in darkness. Think of just some… Continue reading Week 34 Never In Darkness

Week 31: The Twilight Zone

Today’s Text: John 1-2 Key Text: John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” I’m a first generation TV watcher. What I mean by that is that I was one of those kids, born in the late 1950’s, who grew up right after TV was invented. I can… Continue reading Week 31: The Twilight Zone

Keeping It Real

Key Texts: 1 John 2:26-28 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.  As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing… Continue reading Keeping It Real

Week 38 Sunday

While It Was Still Dark Today’s scripture selection: John 19-21 Key Verse: John 20:1 “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark…” Every Easter morning, as I prepare for celebrating a sunrise service, I ponder these words again. They seem to me to be such a powerful summation of the… Continue reading Week 38 Sunday

Week 32 Sunday

Night Visitor Today’s scripture selection: John 3-4 Key Verses: John 3:1-3      Nicodemus, one of the renowned members of the Jewish high court – the Sanhedrin; and Jesus, the troublesome religious leader making them nervous; and the story of their meeting one night – it’s all very interesting.      But what I have always found… Continue reading Week 32 Sunday

Week 31 Sunday

Light and Life Today’s scripture selection: John 1-2 Key Verses: John 1:4-5      I love the way the apostle John begins his gospel.      While the other gospel writers start right in with the historic details of Jesus’ life – John takes another, much more dramatic, angle.      “In the beginning was the Word, and… Continue reading Week 31 Sunday

Week 30 Thursday

This Little Light of Mine Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 13 Key verse: Proverbs 13:9      One of my earliest memories of church life is singing a song called “This Little Light of Mine.”  Over the years I have led more children than I can remember in singing this same song.      If you’ve heard it,… Continue reading Week 30 Thursday

Week 23 Wednesday

A Gracious and Known God Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 66-69 Key verses: Psalm 67:1-2      There is a lovely benediction of sorts at the beginning of Psalm 67:      “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us – so that your ways may be known on earth,… Continue reading Week 23 Wednesday