First Response

He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died. (Acts 7:60) Read: 1 Kings 8:1-66, Acts 7:51 – 8:13, Psalm 129:1-8, Proverbs 17:1 Relate: I have never been stoned. Neither have I ever had men throwing rocks at me to the point of death. However, there was one…

Buried

These poor troops were so frightened they had literally dug holes in the ground and then stuck their heads in. Thus the phrase was born, “Buried their heads in the sand.” All this time you thought it was about ostriches.

For All Time

“But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand…” Then he says, “I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.” (Hebrews 10:12, 17) Read: Ezekiel 21:1 – 22:31, Hebrews 10:1-17, Psalm 108:1-13, Proverbs 27:12 Relate: Tomorrow I will fail.…

Romans 4:2-5 (Father Abraham)

If his good deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast about. But that was not God’s way. For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” When people work their wages are not a gift, but something they have…

2 Samuel 24: 14 (Merciful Justice)

“I’m in a desperate situation!” David replied to Gad. “But let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great. Do not let me fall into human hands.” (2 Samuel 24:14 NLT) Read: 2 Samuel 23:24-39, 2 Samuel 24, Acts 3, Psalms 123:1-4, Proverbs 16:21-23 Relate: Israel was once again focusing on…

Slow To Anger

But you, O Lord, are a a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. (Psalms 86:15 NLT) Read: Joshua 15, Luke 18:18-43, Psalms 86:1-17, Proverbs 13:9-10 Relate: Some people are angry at God…I mean really angry. Why? They were hurt. Maybe I’m talking about you. Maybe you were…

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.

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.…