Defeating A Legion – Mark 5:1-20

The man’s words always chill my soul a little: “My name is Legion, for we are many.” The demon-possessed man, tormented, prone to self-harm, both afraid and fearsome to others, this man encountered Jesus among the tombs. Jesus cast the demons out, sending them into a herd of pigs, which further terrified those who witnessed… Continue reading Defeating A Legion – Mark 5:1-20

Week 51 The Faithful Know His Voice

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 51 Scripture Readings: Revelation 12-17 Key Scripture Verses: Revelation 13:14-18 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of… Continue reading Week 51 The Faithful Know His Voice

Fighting Your Goliath

Key Text: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-37 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and… Continue reading Fighting Your Goliath

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 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 20 Saturday

A Different Kind of War Today’s scripture selection: Second Corinthians 9-10 Key verse: Second Corinthians 10:3 It’s a sad reality of our world that war is relentless. At any given time; any given season; in a hundred hot spots all over the globe – war wages on.  And even the hopeful pacifist among us reluctantly… Continue reading Week 20 Saturday

Week 17 Tuesday

Stand Your Ground Today’s scripture selection: Second Samuel 1-4 Key verse: Second Samuel 1:12        If you read very much of the Old Testament it doesn’t take long before you can feel battle fatigue.  The long, relentless conflicts; the bloody battles; the constant back and forth of power struggles – these fill the pages… Continue reading Week 17 Tuesday

Week 13 Sunday

For We Are Many Today’s scripture selection: Mark 5-6 Key verse: Mark 5:9        I find that one of the most haunting stories in the New Testament, no pun intended, is that of the man who was possessed by so many demons he called himself “Legion.”      The legion was the largest unit in… Continue reading Week 13 Sunday

Week 2 Tuesday

No Child’s Play Today’s scripture selection: Joshua 6-10 Key verses: Joshua 10:14      When I was a kid, like many young boys, I liked to play at war.  I went through the classic “Cowboys and Indians” phase; the “Batman verses the Joker” phase; the “Spaceman verses the dreaded alien from Mars” phase.  I remember being… Continue reading Week 2 Tuesday