August 4 – Different Not Divided

 I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. (1 Corinthians 1:10) Read: 2 Chronicles 35:1 – 36:23, 1 Corinthians 1:1-17, Psalm 27:1-6, Proverbs 20:20-21…

We Fit Together

Read: Esther 4:1-7:10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-26, Psalm 36:1-12, Proverbs 21:21-22 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. (1 Corinthians 12:18) Relate: I love to write. I love history and theology. I get passionate about issues of social justice, especially ending human slavery. I am a sports fan,…

Galatians 4:4-7 (Child, Be Free)

But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his…

One

I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world…

To Save, Not Judge

I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. I don’t speak on my own authority. The…

Jesus Unites

He did not say this on his own; as high priest at that time he was led to prophesy that Jesus would die for the entire nation. And not only for that nation, but to bring together and unite all the children of God scattered around the world. (John 11:51-52) Read: Ezekiel 17:1 – 19:14 Relate: Every…

The Crowd

“Have you been led astray, too?” the Pharisees mocked. “Is there a single one of us rulers or Pharisees who believes in him? This foolish crowd follows him, but they are ignorant of the law. God’s curse is on them!” (John 7:47-49) Read: 1 Kings 13:1 – 15:34, 2 Chronicles 11:18 – 14:15 Relate: I don’t know…