In With The New

O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them. (Isaiah 25:1) Read: Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18 Relate: Moving to Binghamton the first time (nearly twenty years ago) was a bit of a big deal for me. It…

Out With the Old

“Yes, I will drive you out of office,” says the Lord. “I will pull you down from your high position. And then I will call my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah to replace you.” (Isaiah 22:19-20) So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God. My…

September 21 – The Remnant

Some said that wasn’t the end of the story. Starting a few days out from His death, now and then, here and there He would appear to one or two people. Over the next few weeks, rumors started spreading like wildfire. The priests got worried because the grave turned out to be empty. A hoax? A grave robbery? Perhaps it could even be true?

August 16 – Don’t Take My Word For It

You are reasonable people. Decide for yourselves if what I am saying is true. (1 Corinthians 10:15) Read: Nehemiah 11:1-12:26, 1 Corinthians 10:14-33, Psalm 34:11-22, Proverbs 21:14-16  Relate: The greatest theologian of the twentieth century was Karl Barth. Some might argue this. Personally, my favorite was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, but that has more to do with his life…

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…