The Test: Pass or Fail

[Ed’s note: I wrote this two years ago. At the time I had no idea that this picture would become part of a compilation called “brilliant answers by smart kids” that would wind up on viralnova, buzzfeed, etc. Now I see the picture everywhere and, occasionally, it links back to here. Thanks to those links, two…

Luke 22:32 (Make A Comeback)

“But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:32 NLT) Read: Judges 2:10-23, Judges 3, Luke 22:14-34, Psalms 92, Psalms 93:1-5, Proverbs 14:1-2 Relate:  When we make big mistakes, there is a small voice…

Not Alone

The funny thing is, despite the title, the Ranger is almost never alone. He is always working side by side with Tanto. His clarity of purpose, the means and method of accomplishing his mission, even his very life he owes to that other man. He is not a lone ranger. Neither am I.

Roll the Shame Away

Joshua and the men of Israel had to make a decision to follow God’s instructions in complete obedience. After they did this God rolled the shame of their slavery in Egypt away.

When Leaders Fail

But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them.” (Numbers 20:12 NLT) Read: Numbers 19, Numbers 20, Luke 1:1-25, Psalms 56:1-13, Proverbs 11:8 Relate: “I did not have sexual…

Denied

Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another of the disciples. That other disciple was acquainted with the high priest, so he was allowed to enter the high priest’s courtyard with Jesus. Peter had to stay outside the gate. Then the disciple who knew the high priest spoke to the woman watching at the gate, and…

In His Hands

 Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began! (John 17:24) Read: Acts 6:1 – 8:1 Relate: The one thing I love about working with college students is that they know everything.…

Mohawks and Purple Hair (8/11/13)

Read: Nehemiah 1:1-3:14, 1 Corinthians 7:1-24, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 21:4 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) Relate: Marriage, circumcision, slavery. Paul gives three different points of reference…

Journey To Rome part 2 (7/10/13)

If you haven’t read part 1 first, I would recommend you do so. Read: 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said. (Acts 27:25) Relate: For three months the ship and its crew have been struggling against nature and fighting a losing…