Daily Bible Readings: Monday, October 11. Read Philippians 2:5-11. 1) To what mindset did Paul call the Philippian church? 2) Describe the nature of that mindset? How does it live? Tuesday, October 12. Read James 4:1-3. 1) What does James say is the origin of conflict? 2) What is at the root of most craving?
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, October 8. Read Ezekiel 33:30-33. 1) How does Ezekiel describe the people “come, sit, and hear?” 2) Who do they resemble in our own time? Tuesday, October 8. Read Matthew 23:13-36. 1) What does Jesus have to say about the scribes and Pharisees in this text? 2) When does that happen
The Jesus Creed is a Scot McKnight blog located on the Christianity Today website. The blog is named after McKnight’s popular book by the same name. In the article below he explores the reason for the decline in interest in what evangelicalism is dishing up for this generation. The article is quite good and will
Text for the Week – Psalm 8: This week’s devotional is meant to set the stage for Monika’s sermon on October 3, entitled “Who are you?” Included in this brief devotional is this link to a choir singing the iconic hymn, “O Lord our Lord” – about 2 minutes long. This is a great Psalm,
This is the weekly devotional for the week of 9/19-9/26. On Sunday the 26th Bev and I will be in Nashville, and we will be worshipping at the Otter Creek Church in Brentwood. This week’s devotional is not in its usual form. Still, I want to give you something to “chew on” for the week.
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, September 13. Read Matthew 26:26-29. 1) In the course of a meal, what did Jesus do with two of the elements of that meal – bread and wine? 2) What significance did Jesus assign to those elements? Tuesday, September 14. Read John 15:1-11. 1) To what does Jesus liken the relationship
Language is fluid, constantly changing. Some dictionaries publish an annual list of the new words that make it into their updated editions. For example, “selfie” was named word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary in 2013.. In July, MSN posted an article about the new words that Dictionary.com had added to its list of
Pictures collect after 53 years of marriage. And children dread the time when they will have to go through boxes and boxes of unlabeled snapshots, many of which they don’t have a clue about. “Who on earth is that person standing next to my dad?” Or “where was that picture taken?” And many more mysteries.
The two books of I & II Timothy were written by Paul, and the end of his life to the young preacher Timothy. These letters warn Timothy about the approaching dangers of the world – what Paul called “deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.” Which certainly feel like we are witnessing those events and are
One of the loveliest passages in the Old Testament is one found in Numbers 6:22-27. In this text, God tells Moses to instruct Aaron in the fine art of blessing the Israelites. “Thus you (Aaron) shall bless the Israelites: You shall say to them, The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his