June 10 – Where God Dwells

The Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. (Acts 7:48) Read:  1 Kings 7:1-51 Acts 7:30-50, Psalm 128:1-6, Proverbs 16:31-33 Relate: For the first time in nearly a year I had the opportunity this Sunday to go back to my sending church. I probably should say “home church”, but one thing I knew already…

June 7 – Man Up

I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man.  Observe the requirements of the Lord your God, and follow all his ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in all you do and wherever you go. (1…

June 6 – Cannot Stop

So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:18-20) Read: 1 Kings 1:1-53, Acts 4:1-37, Psalm 124:1-8, Proverbs…

June 3 – Never Sleeps

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. (Psalm 121:2-3) Read: 2 Samuel 20:14 – 21:22, Acts 1:1-26, Psalm 121:1-8, Proverbs 16:18 Relate: As a general rule, I am a heavy sleeper. Unless my body wants to be awakened, unless my internal clock…

June 1 – Two Words

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied. “I am,” Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) As Jesus said “I am,” they all drew back and fell to the ground! (John 18:5-6) Read: 2 Samuel 14:1 – 15:22, John 18:1-24, Psalm 119:97-112, Proverbs 16:8-9 Relate: Ego Eimi. I exist. It is I. I am. However you want to translate it,…

May 30 – The Cross And The Sword

But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this ‘King of the Jews’?” But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)  (John 18:39-40) Read: 2 Samuel 15:23 – 16:23, John 18:25 – 19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs…

May 29 – Molasses In January

All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. (2 Samuel 14:14) Read: 2 Samuel 14:1-15:22, John 18:1-24, Psalm 119:97-112,…