August 13 – Rebuilding The Walls

When Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to begin rebuilding the walls, he had no idea just exactly what he was stepping into.

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August 11 – As You Are

Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you. This is my rule for all the churches. (1 Corinthians 7:17) Read: Nehemiah 1:1 – 3:14, 1 Corinthians 7:1-24, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 21:4 Relate: Using marriage, circumcision, slavery Paul gives three…

August 8 – Conscience (Un)clear

My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide. (1 Corinthians 4:4) Read: Ezra 7:1-8:20, 1 Corinthians 4:1-21, Psalm 30:1-12, Proverbs 20:28-30  Relate: There are a few different common phrases that can show how messed up and off base our modern Western society is. “Follow…

August 6 – Response

The joyful shouting and weeping mingled together in a loud noise that could be heard far in the distance. (Ezra 3:13) Read: Ezra 3:1-4:23, 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4, Psalm 28:1-9, Proverbs 20:24-25  Relate: Have you ever been to an event or moment in time where the reaction from the crowd was loud and emotional but mixed? I am…

August 5 – Conventional Wisdom Shamed

Read: Ezra 1:1-2:70, 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5. Psalm 27:7-14, Proverbs 20:22-23 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. (1 Corinthians 1:17) Relate: He was too tall. He wasn’t all that good looking. He was…