October 5 – Peacebringers

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.(Colossians 1:19-20) Read: Jeremiah 4:19-6:15, Colossians 1:18-2:7, Psalm 77:1-20, Proverbs 24:23-25  Relate: “No. This is a lie. I don’t know how to prove it…

May 30 – The Cross And The Sword

But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this ‘King of the Jews’?” But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)  (John 18:39-40) Read: 2 Samuel 15:23 – 16:23, John 18:25 – 19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs…

Be Still

“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not…

Violence

It is much easier to speak out against the violence of our leaders than it is to curb the violence and abuse of authority in my own heart.

Peace

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy…

John 2:12 (Capernaum)

After the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples. (John 2:12) Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 32:1 – 34:35 Relate: The prophet Nahum wrote the book bearing his name right some time shortly before the Assyrian empire collapsed. He was a subject of that empire and there are…