August 22 – Do Not Forbid

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and don’t forbid speaking in tongues. But be sure that everything is done properly and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:39-40) Read: Job 4:1-7:21, 1 Corinthians 14:18-40, Psalm 37:30-40, Proverbs 21:27 Relate: Pretty much every major church father up through the fourth century did it. In the 5th century,…

August 17 – Men, Women, Authority, and Hair

    Isn’t it obvious that it’s disgraceful for a man to have long hair? And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering. (1 Corinthians 11:14-15) Read: Nehemiah 12:27-13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Psalm 35:1-16, Proverbs 21:17-18 Relate: When I first read this scripture, my immediate thought…

August 11 – As You Are

Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you. This is my rule for all the churches. (1 Corinthians 7:17) Read: Nehemiah 1:1 – 3:14, 1 Corinthians 7:1-24, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 21:4 Relate: Using marriage, circumcision, slavery Paul gives three…

Acts 16:18-19 (Freedom Not Wanted)

This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged…

2 Thessalonians 3:13 (Perseverance)

Read: Jeremiah 26:1-27:22, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18, Psalm 85:1-13, Proverbs 25:16 As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good. 2Thessalonians 3:13 Relate: What is perseverance? Some say its a habit. Its the habit of getting up in the morning when you’d rather hit the snooze button. Its the habit of…

Calling Confirmed (9/26/13)

Read: Isaiah 48:12-50:11, Ephesians 4:17-32, Psalm 69:1-18, Proverbs 24:5-6 I have said it: I am calling Cyrus! I will send him on this errand and will help him succeed. (Isaiah 48:15) Relate: I’ve never had one of those Macedonian calls. I’ve never had a dream, like Paul did, where someone is telling me to come and preach to him. It has…

Journey To Rome part 2 (7/10/13)

If you haven’t read part 1 first, I would recommend you do so. Read: 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said. (Acts 27:25) Relate: For three months the ship and its crew have been struggling against nature and fighting a losing…