Week 40 Taking Time to Celebrate God

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 40 Scripture Readings: Numbers 29-32 Key Scripture Verse: Numbers 29:1 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets.” Chapter 29 of Numbers starts out talking… Continue reading Week 40 Taking Time to Celebrate God

“Why Go to Church?” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

Why Go to Church? By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: Hebrews 10 Key Verses: Hebrews 10:23-25 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our assembling together, as is the… Continue reading “Why Go to Church?” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)

“The Promise of His Rest” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell

“The Promise of His Rest” By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Scripture Readings: Hebrews Chapters 3-4 Key Verses: Hebrews 4:1, 4:3, 4:11 “Therefore, let us fear lest, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.” “For we who have believed enter that rest, just as… Continue reading “The Promise of His Rest” by Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell

Sabbath

Sabbath Today’s Scripture Selection: Isaiah 58:13-14 It is wise counsel with a promise attached: “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s Day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own… Continue reading Sabbath

Week 50 Tuesday

The Lost Sabbath Today’s scripture selection: Nehemiah 10-13 Key verses: Nehemiah 13:17-22 “I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, “What is this wicked thing you are doing—desecrating the Sabbath day? Didn’t your ancestors do the same things, so that our God brought all this calamity on us and on this city? Now… Continue reading Week 50 Tuesday

Week 33

Work, Work, Work Today’s scripture selection: John 5-6 Key Verses: John 5:16-17 It was the Sabbath.  And the law was clear: no work, period. So, first, they went after the man whom Jesus had healed, because he was no longer an invalid.  Why?  Because he was up walking and carrying the mat on which he… Continue reading Week 33

Week 31 Monday

Busy, Busy, Busy Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 22-24 Key verses: Leviticus 23:3 Everybody’s so busy.  Or at least it seems that way. I serve a small congregation, out in the country.  We’re near a city – but not a mammoth one.  It’s not L.A. or New York.  It’s Virginia – you know, the Blue Ridge… Continue reading Week 31 Monday

Week 27 Friday

Holy Sabbath Today’s scripture selection: Ezekiel 19-24 Key verse: Ezekiel 20:20 “Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us.  Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.”      Mention God’s laws; God’s principles and it’s not long before someone is sure to mention “Well, you need to keep… Continue reading Week 27 Friday

Week 22 Monday

Sabbath Today’s scripture selection: Exodus 33-36 Key verse: Exodus 35:2      Our world values action.  And there is nothing wrong with that.  There is important work to be done.  Needs are met; creative pursuits are undertaken; the world is made a better place.      But there is also a place for rest – a place… Continue reading Week 22 Monday