October 21 – Treasonous Words

That kind of talk will undermine the morale of the few fighting men we have left, as well as that of all the people. This man is a traitor! (Jeremiah 38:4) Read: Jeremiah 37:1-38:28, 1 Timothy 6:1-21, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 25:28 Relate: He was not planning to be a lone voice against an incredibly popular issue. As a Christian conservative,…

Golden Calves

So on the advice of his counselors, the king made two gold calves. He said to the people, “It is too much trouble for you to worship in Jerusalem. Look, Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of Egypt!” (1 Kings 12:28) Read: 1 Kings 12:20 – 13:34, Acts 9:26-43, Psalm 132:1-18, Proverbs 17:6…

Iconoclasm

Do not make idols or set up carved images, or sacred pillars, or sculptured stones in your land so you may worship them. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 26:1) Read: Leviticus 25:47-27:13, Mark 10:32-52, Psalm 45:1-17, Proverbs 10:22   Relate: Emperor Leo III overthrew his predecessor to save the Kingdom. Byzantium had been severely mismanaged and was…

John 5:44 (Cannot Believe)

No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God. (John 5:44) Read: 2 Samuel 8:15 – 10:19, 1 Chronicles 6:16-53, 18:14 – 19:19 Relate: There is a very popular preacher and author who has often been misunderstood and taken…