You Always Hear

So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” (John 11:41-42) Read: Jeremiah 27:1 – 28:17, Jeremiah 51:59-64,…

Of This World

Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”  “Who are you?” they demanded. Jesus replied, “The…

On The Mountain

Then the meeting broke up, and everybody went home. Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. (John 7:53-8:2) Read: 1 Kings 17:8 – 20:22 Relate: On the Mount of Olives there was a garden. It is called Gethsemane. It is famous as the place where Jesus prayed…

Education Through Interaction

Then, midway through the festival, Jesus went up to the Temple and began to teach. The people were surprised when they heard him. “How does he know so much when he hasn’t been trained?” they asked. (John 7:14-15) Read: Proverbs 5:1 – 7:27 Relate:  What good is a college education? What is the point behind the tens…

John 3:22 (Balance)

Then Jesus and his disciples left Jerusalem and went into the Judean countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there, baptizing people. (John 3:22) Daily Bible Reading: Numbers 11:1 – 13:33 Relate: If there is one thing I don’t do nearly enough of, it is intentionally spending time with just one or two friends. I tend to…

It doesn’t matter (11/15/13)

Read: Ezekiel 31:1-32:32, Hebrews 12:14-29, Psalm 113:1-114:8, Proverbs 27:18-20 For our God is a devouring fire. (Hebrews 12:29) Relate: What did you do yesterday? When you got up in the morning, how long did it take you to get ready? What did you have for breakfast? Did you even have one? How long does it take you to get to…

What Are You Looking At (6/24/13)

Read: 2Kings 6:1-7:20, Acts 15:36-16:15, Psalm 142:1-7, Proverbs 17:24-25 Then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.” (Psalm 142:5) Relate: There was a time where I decided to become a mall walker. I don’t know if this happens in all malls or only in the…

What Will My Legacy Be? (5/1/13)

Read: Judges 13:1-14:20, John 1:29-51, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs 14:15-16 Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord. (Psalm 102:14) Relate: One day Celeste took her three kids to a diner for breakfast. The place ended up being packed and given the choice of sitting separately at the counter or waiting who…