Unclean

 But the voice spoke again: “Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.” Acts 10:15 Read: 1Kings 14:1-15:24, Acts 10:1-23, Psalm 133:1-3, Proverbs 17:7-8 Relate: Who are the “unclean” ones for you? For me it’s Red Sox fans. No, stop laughing, I’m serious. If you want proof of the existence of evil in this…

Powerless

I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me, but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going. (John 14:30-31) Read: Jeremiah 2:31 – 4:18, Colossians 1:1-17, Psalm 76:1-12, Proverbs…

Satan

When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him. Then Jesus told them, “The voice was for your benefit, not mine. The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.” (John 12:29-31) Read: 1 Chronicles 4:24 – 5:17, Psalms 137:1-9, Jeremiah 52:28-30, Ezekiel 32:17 – 33:20 Relate: In the five…

Who Dares To Defy My God? (5/15/13)

Read: 1Samuel 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 15:11 Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? (1 Samuel 17:26) Relate: Growing up I loved numbers. That’s an understatement. I loved statistics to the point I was definitely a bit OCD about it. OK… more than a bit. I remember sitting there in…

The Kingdom’s Advance (4/9/13)

Read: Deuteronomy 33:1-29, Luke 13:1-21, Psalm 78:65-72, Proverbs 12:25 He also asked, “What else is the Kingdom of God like? It is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” (Luke 13:20-21) Relate: A couple months back I…

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…

October 10 – Taking the Enemy Seriously

Read: Jeremiah 14:11-16:15, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13, Psalm 80:1-19, Proverbs 25:1-5 Turn us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved. (Psalm 80:19) Relate: When things are going good, we don’t need a Savior. No… that’s not right. When things are going good, we don’t think we need a…