May 27 – You Are That Man!

David certainly overreacted to the story he had just been told, but he was never expecting the next four words he would hear.

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January 12 – Repent

Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine…

September 4 – Shame Or Sorrow

If people knew the real me, they would learn that I have a past that is far from reputable, a thought life that is far from wholesome, a tongue that is far from kind, an anger that is far from under control, a pride that refuses to allow this side of me to be exposed, and an apathy that doesn’t care to change things.

The Carrot And The Stick

If I want others to be motivated through kindness and encouragement, why not do the same thing to others? What about you, are you more likely to be motivated by the carrot or the stick?

Baptized (John 1:24;25)

Read: Genesis 45:16-47:27 Now the Pharisees who had been sent questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” (John 1:24-25) Relate:  React: The Pharisees ask why John is baptizing and in the gospel of John gives a shortened version.  In John’s response to this question in the…

Ezekiel 17:49-50 (I Am Sodom)

Read: Ezekiel 16:42-17:24, Hebrews 8:1-13, Psalm 106:13-31, Proverbs 27:7-9 Sodom’s sins were arrogance, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. She was haughty and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen. (Ezekiel 17:49-50) Relate: I can be arrogant sometimes. No, lets be honest, I can be arrogant most of the time.…

October 10 – Taking the Enemy Seriously

Read: Jeremiah 14:11-16:15, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13, Psalm 80:1-19, Proverbs 25:1-5 Turn us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved. (Psalm 80:19) Relate: When things are going good, we don’t need a Savior. No… that’s not right. When things are going good, we don’t think we need a…