Nobody Else

When the Temple guards returned without having arrested Jesus, the leading priests and Pharisees demanded, “Why didn’t you bring him in?” “We have never heard anyone speak like this!” the guards responded. (John 7:45-46) Read: 1 Kings 12:1-33, 2 Chronicles 10:1 – 11:17, Ecclesiastes 11:7 – 12:14 Relate: I used to watch a TV show called…

John 5:9-10 (Not of God)

 Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath, so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!” (John 5:9-10) Read: 1 Samuel 4:12…

Law vs Love (John 1:17)

For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17) Read: Genesis 32:1-35:27 Relate: I tend to have this irresistible urge to make a lot of laws for myself. I’ll read about praying Hyde and decide I need to get back to praying for three hours a day, every…

Man Rule #1 (6/7/13)

Read: 1Kings 2:1-3:2, Acts 5:1-42, Psalm 125:1-5, Proverbs 16:25 I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man.  Observe the requirements of the Lord your God, and follow all his ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in…

Rules Upon Rules (3/25/13)

Read: Deuteronomy 4:1-49, Luke 6:39-7:10, Psalm 68:1-18, Proverbs 11:28 Do not add to or subtract from these commands I am giving you. Just obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you. (Deuteronomy 4:2) Relate: I went to a Bible college my freshmen year that had rules upon rules. We weren’t allowed to play…