“He Is Risen!!” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

He is RISEN!! By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scipture Readings: Matthew 28:1-20; Luke 24:1-12; Mark 16:1-20; John 20:1-31 Key Verses: Luke 24:6-7; John 20:30-31 “He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands… Continue reading “He Is Risen!!” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

“The Men Who Buried Jesus” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

The Men Who Buried Jesus By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: Matthew 27:57-66; John 3:1-21; John 19:31-42 Key Verse: John 3: 21 “But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” Jesus was dead. His closest friends had left him and gone… Continue reading “The Men Who Buried Jesus” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

“Good Friday Remembrance” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

Good Friday Remembrance By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 15:1-15 (The citations noted come from the Chronological Study Bible, New King James Version) Tomorrow is Good Friday. We remember these events leading up to this time: Jesus had supped with his disciples, had gone with them to the Garden of Gethsemane and… Continue reading “Good Friday Remembrance” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

“A New Commandment” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell

A New Commandment By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: John 13; Matthew 26:26-29 Key Verses: John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday and in our small church we always have a dinner… Continue reading “A New Commandment” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell

Week 10 Sunday

Just the Beginning Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 26-28 Key verses: Matthew 28:20        Suddenly – it was over.  It seemed to end as quickly and abruptly as it had begun.  All the teaching; all the healing; all the promise and hope ended on a Roman cross of execution.  Evil had triumphed.  Jesus was dead.… Continue reading Week 10 Sunday

Week 9 Sunday

Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 23-25 Key verses: Matthew 24:35        As Jesus made his way toward Jerusalem, and the fulfillment of his destiny, it became painfully clear what was to come.      There would be suffering, and hardship, and conflict – there would be death – before there could be resurrection.  In the coming… Continue reading Week 9 Sunday

Week 8 Sunday

My Fair Share Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 20-22 Key verses: Matthew 22:37-39        One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is watch the T.V. special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.  As I get my annual dose of Linus telling the PEANUTS gang, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown” I happily… Continue reading Week 8 Sunday

Week 7 Sunday

Nobody Special Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 17-19 Key verses: Matthew 18:3-4        It was just an ordinary day at the shopping mall – at least for me.  I was wandering among the clothes racks in one of the stores when I felt a small, almost imperceptible tug, on my pants leg.  Looking down, I… Continue reading Week 7 Sunday

Week 6 Sunday

No Crystal Ball Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 14-16 Key verse: Matthew 16:1 “If only I had some kind of sign that this was the right thing for me to do!” Ever said those words?  I know I have.  No matter how hard we study over a situation, no matter how much “data” we gather, so… Continue reading Week 6 Sunday

Week 5 Sunday

Planting Seeds Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 11-13 Key verse: Matthew 13:31-32 Jesus came preaching and teaching – and some only complained.  He came healing – and some claimed he had his “nerve,” – doing work on the Sabbath.  He came warning of impending doom to those who just wouldn’t listen – and they said, “Isn’t… Continue reading Week 5 Sunday