The Gift And The Giver (3/27/13)

Read: Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20, Luke 7:36-8:3, Psalm 69:1-18, Proverbs 12:1 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. (Deuteronomy 8:10) Relate: The problem with good times is that we think we deserve them, or that we have done something to deserve them. Maybe that is too…

Rules Upon Rules (3/25/13)

Read: Deuteronomy 4:1-49, Luke 6:39-7:10, Psalm 68:1-18, Proverbs 11:28 Do not add to or subtract from these commands I am giving you. Just obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you. (Deuteronomy 4:2) Relate: I went to a Bible college my freshmen year that had rules upon rules. We weren’t allowed to play…

Scouting Mission (3/24/13)

Read: Mark 11:1-11  So Jesus came to Jerusalem and went into the Temple. After looking around carefully at everything, he left because it was late in the afternoon. Then he returned to Bethany with the twelve disciples. (Mark 11:11) Relate: Just think of the excitement and the momentum of the day. The crowds are pouring into the…

Know God, No Temptation (3/20/13)

Read: Numbers 30:1-31:54, Luke 4:1-30, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 11:20-21 He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. (Luke 4:1-2) Relate: I’ve related how Satan tempted Jesus by throwing doubt when I wrote Who Am I, and Softly Spoke the River has a great series worth checking out on…

The Fortress Stands Strong (3/19/13)

Read: Numbers 28:16-29:40, Luke 3:23-38, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 11:18-19 I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62;1-2) Relate: 1565 was a turning point for the growing spread of Islam in the Mediterranean. They had pretty much taken over everything…

Heavenly Minded (3/18/13)

Read: Numbers 26:52-28:15, Luke 3:1-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 11:16-17 The crowds asked, “What should we do?” (Luke 3:10) Relate: A couple weeks back I was eating in a restaurant when I started eavesdropping on the table next to me. There were two guys there who were talking about a third coworker who was a Christian. One guy…

He Has Come (3/14/13)

Read: Numbers 21:1-22:20, Luke 1:26-56, Psalm 57:1-11, Proverbs 11:9-11 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. (Luke 1:31) Relate: I hate winter. I hate snow. I’m not a big fan of Christmas Trees. When I came home one day in late October… yes, October, to find my roommate had…