Doubt The Doubter

This is what the king says: Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you. He will never be able to rescue you. Don’t let him fool you into trusting in the Lord by saying, The Lord will surely rescue us. (Isaiah 36:14-15) Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.…

Faithful With The Now

Read: Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22, Corinthians 6:1-13, Psalm 46:1-11, Proverbs 22:15 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Relate: Five dollars a day. I’m 40(ish) years old. If I were to put away five dollars a day every day into an account like an IRA or 401K, by the time I was…

He Settled

One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. (Genesis 11:31) Read: Genesis 11:1-13:4, Matthew 5:1-26, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28 Relate: The history…

Sun Stand Still

So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies. (Joshua 10:13) Read: Joshua 9:3 – 10:43, Luke 16:19 – 17:10, Psalm 83:1-18, Proverbs 13:4 Relate: I was up early the other morning, walking around in one of the rooms praying when something slipped out I wasn’t…

John 5:5-7 (Asking the Impossible)

One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water…

Becoming (10/8/13)

Read: Jeremiah 10:1-11:23, Colossians 3:18-4:18, Psalm 78:56-72, Proverbs 24:28-29 Remind the people of Judah and Jerusalem about the terms of my covenant with them. (Jeremiah 11:2) Relate: One day Sheryl Harris would be a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. This was not yet that day, she didn’t yet have her own column, and this was a…

Calling Confirmed (9/26/13)

Read: Isaiah 48:12-50:11, Ephesians 4:17-32, Psalm 69:1-18, Proverbs 24:5-6 I have said it: I am calling Cyrus! I will send him on this errand and will help him succeed. (Isaiah 48:15) Relate: I’ve never had one of those Macedonian calls. I’ve never had a dream, like Paul did, where someone is telling me to come and preach to him. It has…