July 17 – Earn My Keep

People are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners. (Romans 4:5) Read: 1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11, Romans 4:1-12, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 19:15-16  Relate: My mom lives out in the country, but she is not really built for country living. Don’t get me wrong, she loves it where…

June 10 – Where God Dwells

The Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. (Acts 7:48) Read:  1 Kings 7:1-51 Acts 7:30-50, Psalm 128:1-6, Proverbs 16:31-33 Relate: For the first time in nearly a year I had the opportunity this Sunday to go back to my sending church. I probably should say “home church”, but one thing I knew already…

June 3 – Never Sleeps

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. (Psalm 121:2-3) Read: 2 Samuel 20:14 – 21:22, Acts 1:1-26, Psalm 121:1-8, Proverbs 16:18 Relate: As a general rule, I am a heavy sleeper. Unless my body wants to be awakened, unless my internal clock…

May 14 – Bend Down

The woman caught in adultery was being made a spectacle. What began as a “private” sin between two consenting adults had been turned into a public spectacle. All of a sudden everybody knew and was all up in her business. Every eye in the very crowded city was on her… And then Jesus bent down and began writing in the dust. Whatever it was that He wrote, the attention was taken off of the adulteress. On this day of disaster, in a moment of terror, with that one simple act Jesus provided a refuge. He moved the spotlight of conviction and turned it right around on her accusers.