Joy (12/25/13)

Read: Zechariah 8:1-23, Revelation 16:1-21, Psalm 144:1-15, Proverbs 30:29-31 The streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play. (Zechariah 8:5) Yes, joyful are those who live like this! Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 144:15) Relate: There is just something about Christmas morning that just fills the soul with joy. Growing up, most…

Will You Dance? (10/1/13)

Read: Isaiah 62:6-65:25, Philippians 2:19-3:3, Psalm 73:1-28, Proverbs 24:13-14 In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years. (Isaiah 63:9) Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. (Psalm…

Planting Tears (6/8/13)

Read: 1Kings 3:3-4:34, Acts 6:1-15, Psalm 126:1-6, Proverbs 16:26-27 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. (Psalms 126:5-6) Relate: This Psalm is all about joy. It is about returning. Psalm 126 is one of the Psalms of Ascent.…

November 17 – When Trouble Comes

Read: Ezekiel 35:1-36:38, James 1:1-18, Psalm 116:1-19, Proverbs 27:23-27 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. (James 1:2) Relate: It was back in the 80’s when Russia was doing its best to bring Afghanistan under its thumb. Officially the US wasn’t in the conflict but unofficially it was doing its best to send in…