Week 48 John’s Testimony of God’s Love for Us

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 48 Scripture Readings: 1 John 1-3 Key Scripture Verses: 1 John 1:4 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word… Continue reading Week 48 John’s Testimony of God’s Love for Us

Week 47 Speak the Truth – Speak it to All Who Will Listen

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 47 Scripture Readings: Acts 17-18 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 18:9-10 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and… Continue reading Week 47 Speak the Truth – Speak it to All Who Will Listen

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 35: The Lamp of the Lord

Today’s Text: Proverbs 20-21 Key Text: Proverbs 20:27     The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one’s inmost being. We live in a time in which, at least in some circles, introspection is the name of the game. People meditate; journal; go to counselors; consult with coaches; read self-help books;… Continue reading Week 35: The Lamp of the Lord

Week 35: Good Deposits

Today’s Text: Second Timothy 1-2 Key Text: Second Timothy 1:13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. Have you ever stopped to think… Continue reading Week 35: Good Deposits

But Many Who Heard

“But Many Who Heard” Key Texts: Acts 4:1-4 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.   They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.  They seized Peter… Continue reading But Many Who Heard

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

Anointed with Truth

Anointed with Truth Key Texts:  1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. Anointing: It means “to smear or rub with oil” – and it has a rich history going back to the practice of ancient shepherds pouring oil on their sheep’s head, thus… Continue reading Anointed with Truth

Week 38 Monday

No Matter What Today’s scripture selection: Numbers 21-24 Key verse: Numbers 24:13 A ruler named Balak wanted to hear something from a prophet named Balaam.  There was only one problem: like many rulers, Balak only wanted to hear what he wanted to hear. He didn’t want the truth – he wanted to hear he was… Continue reading Week 38 Monday

Week 37 Saturday

Before Time Began Today’s scripture selection: Titus Key verse: Titus 1:2 Right at the beginning of an often neglected little book called Titus, we find a wonderful truth: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.” There, nestled in a typical greeting of the apostle… Continue reading Week 37 Saturday