Betrayed – Mark 14:53-65

Jesus Before the Sanhedrin 53 They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together. 54 Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire. 55 The chief priests and the… Continue reading Betrayed – Mark 14:53-65

Week 50 Washed in His Holy Blood

Week 50 Scripture Readings: Revelation 7-11 Key Scripture Verse: Revelation 7:13-14 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Then one of the elders asked me, ‘These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?’ I answered, ‘Sir, you know.’ And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have… Continue reading Week 50 Washed in His Holy Blood

Week 42 Jesus – In the Beginning, Now, and Forevermore

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 42 Scripture Readings: Acts 7-8 Key Scripture Verses: Acts7:54-56, 8:32-35 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God,… Continue reading Week 42 Jesus – In the Beginning, Now, and Forevermore

Week 39 Dedication of the Temple

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 39 Scripture Readings: 2 Chronicles 6-10 Key Scripture Verses: 2 Chronicles 7:1 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.” As you will recall, David’s son… Continue reading Week 39 Dedication of the Temple

Week 29: Why There is No More Need for a Scapegoat

Today’s Text: Leviticus 16-18 Key Text: Leviticus 16:7-10 “And he shall take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. And Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for the scapegoat. Then Aaron shall offer the… Continue reading Week 29: Why There is No More Need for a Scapegoat

Week 27: Holy

Week 27: Holy Today’s Text: Leviticus 10-12 Key Verse: 11:44 “For I am the Lord your God; sanctify yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.” In the midst of all the regulation and ritualistic instruction, chapter after chapter of “do this” and “don’t do that” there is this wonderful summation of why any… Continue reading Week 27: Holy

Week 47 Monday

Giving Our Best Today’s scripture selection: Deuteronomy 16-19 Key verse: Deuteronomy 17:1 “Do not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect or flaw in it, for that would be detestable.” I’m glad that my faith doesn’t require animal sacrifice – really glad.  The idea of taking a… Continue reading Week 47 Monday

Week 36 Sunday

To the End – and Beyond Today’s scripture selection: John 13-15 Key Verse: John 13:1b      In telling the events surrounding Jesus’ last hours before his crucifixion, John makes this poignant statement: “Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” That has always struck me as a particularly… Continue reading Week 36 Sunday

Week 29 Wednesday

A Home For The Fragile Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 84-86 Key verse: Psalm 84:3 Most of us, whether we admit it or not, feel fragile now and then.  There are certainly times when we feel at the top of our game.  But there are other times when, for whatever reason, we feel like we need… Continue reading Week 29 Wednesday