Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 14. Read Exodus 3:1-6. 1) What was Moses doing when God spoke to him in this passage? 2) What did God instruct Moses to do? 3) How do you think this event might have been received if it had occurred earlier in Moses’ life while he was still in Egypt?
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, December 31. Read Matthew 2:1-12. 1) This event occured sometime between one and two years. See 2:17. 2) Who visits Jesus in this Ephiphany? 3) How do you think Ephiphanies affect people who recognize what they are? Tuesday, January 1. Read John 2:1-11. 1) In this story, where is Jesus, and
This sermon thinks about Christmas and the way that we are immersed in a Western cultural story which resembles in no way the story of the gospel. This devotional takes the reader into what we know about the birth of Christ and why it’s important to think about that. Daily Bible Reading: Monday, December 17.
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 3. Read Hebrews 1:1-4. 1) How has God communicated with us? 2) What place does the Son occupy now? 3) What authority and character does he have? Tuesday, January 4. Read Luke 24:25-27. 1) Why did Jesus call his listeners “foolish”? 2) Where did Jesus turn to give them background
Daily Bible Reading: Monday, November 19. Read Philippians 2:6-8. 1) What was so extraordinary about Jesus’ birth and life in Israel? 2) In what way was Jesus a martyr? Tuesday, November 20. Read 1 Corinthians 2:6-8. 1) What is the nature of God’s wisdom? 2) What did the “rulers of the world” know about what
November 18 is the next-to-the-last Sunday in the 2017-2018 liturgical year. This Sunday we will be taking a look at the exhortation of the writer of Hebrews to persevere in the practice of their faith. Read this week’s devotional to prepare for the sermon, “Don’t give up!” Daily Bible Readings: Monday, November 12. Read Leviticus
The sermon for Sunday, November 11 is called “Everyone is a part” and takes its inspiration from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. This is the third in our series on Spiritual Gifts. Read this devotional to be more deeply prepared for the sermon. Daily Bible Readings: Monday, November 5. Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. 1) What does the
On October 30 during Small Group we discussed prayer at LifeSpring, and Bruce mentioned “praying the hours.” The following is from Macrina Wiederkehr, a member of the monastic community at St. Scholastica. Her discussion of the seven daily prayer times is very inspiring and useful. Seven Times to Pray Pausing for prayer at set times
This devotional looks forward to the sermon entitled “United in the Spirit.” The text comes from Ephesians 4:1-13 in which Paul pleads with the Ephesian church to give their full attention to unity in the Spirit. Daily Bible Readings: Monday, November 5. Read Romans 12:1-13. 1) What does Paul say that the object of our
This week’s devotional prepares for the October 28 sermon, “Living Sacrifices.” The text for the sermon is Romans 12:1-2 and is the third in a four-lesson series on Spiritual Gifts. Daily Bible Reading: Monday, October 22. Read Romans 11:33-12:1. 1) Where does everything have its source, and what is its purpose? 2) What does this