By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 49 Scripture Readings: 1 John 4-5 Key Scripture Verses: 1 John 4:1-3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Dear Friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you… Continue reading Week 49 Testing the Spirits and Learning to Discern God’s Will
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 47 Scripture Readings: 2 Peter Key Scripture Verses: 2 Peter 2: 1-3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing… Continue reading Week 47 Beware of False Teachers
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 46 Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 7-8 Key Scripture Verses: Ecclesiastes 7:16-18 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise—why destroy yourself? Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool—why die before your time? It is good to grasp the one and not let go… Continue reading Week 46 Can We Be Too Righteous or Too Wise?
Week 27: Find Wisdom, Find Life Today’s Text: Proverbs 8-9 Key Text: Proverbs 8:34-36 “Happy is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD; but those who miss me injure themselves, all who hate me love… Continue reading Find Wisdom, Find Life
The Real Deal Today’s scripture selection: First John 4-5 Key verses: First John 4:1 Every now and then I catch myself saying that someone or something is “the real deal.” I suppose that dates me. I don’t know that people under a certain age would even get what that means – or at the very… Continue reading Week 49 Saturday
Gullible Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 14-15 Key verse: Proverbs 14:15 Time for a little practical advice. Remember that old saying about there being a “sucker” born every minute? Turns out Solomon offered that same advice a couple of thousand years before it was ever said. “The simple believe anything, but the prudent give… Continue reading Week 31 Thursday
Hollow Ideas Today’s scripture selection: Colossians 1-2 Key verse: Colossians 2:8 When I was in college I had a hard time deciding on a major. It was art one day; psychology the next; journalism the following week; sociology the one after that. Finally, I ended up studying religion. Along the way – I… Continue reading Week 28 Saturday