How Rich Am I

  Read: Nehemiah 9:22-10:39, 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13, Psalm 34:1-10, Proverbs 21:13 Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.(Proverbs 21:13) Relate: Instead of giving my normal story, analogy, or illustration here I would encourage you to meander over to the Global Rich List and check it…

Divine Claim

They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.” (John 10:31-33) Read: 1 Samuel 24:1 –  25:44, John 10:22-42, Psalm 116:1-19, Proverbs 15:20-21 Relate: One of the big arguments atheists sometimes use and Muslims frequently use to deny the divinity of Jesus is…

The Gate

I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved.  Read: 1 Samuel 22:1 – 23:29, John 10:1-21, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 15:18-19 Relate: I pass…

Another Step

There are few joys in life as fulfilling for me as going on a long walk. There’s something about a good hike that takes the entire day or even more. Starting out at the base and then getting to the top of a mountain and looking out and seeing the beauty and the majesty of God’s creation is something all of us need to do at least once or twice in our lifetime. Walking is also a good way to keep in perspective how small we are and how big this world.

Jesus is God

I AM

My head says “yes” to these I am statements of Jesus, but does my life really back that up? Is Jesus my bread of Life? Or do I look to other sources for my provision? Is he the light through which I see my world? Or is he merely a tack on, an afterthought to my life?

Religiousness

Read: 1Samuel 15:1-16:23, John 8:1-20, Psalm 110:1-7, Proverbs 15:8-10 “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of…

Rich and Poor

Read: The One Year Bible daily reading link is here. Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little…