Month: May 2019

  • Household of Promise

    Psalm 127, Ruth 4:9–17, Hebrews 3:1–6 If we were to judge life by Psalm 127, it would seem that God does everything, yet we know that it isn’t the case. “Unless God builds the house” is more along the lines of God building up or establishing, sustaining and encouraging, not God literally building the house.…

  • 6th Thursday after Easter

    Daniel 7:13-14, Luke 24:44-53, Ephesians 4:1-16 The Book of Daniel contains many prophetic writings. Often the prophet themselves may not know what exactly the words mean. Christians, by-and-large, don’t disagree much on these verses in Daniel have to do with Jesus. It seems pretty obvious, but we can often deceive ourselves when it comes to…

  • 6th Wednesday after Easter

    Jeremiah 29:4–19, Jeremiah 40:1–6, Jeremiah 45:1–5 Jeremiah 29:12 is an oft-quoted verse: “For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the LORD’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” That verse is very comforting, and it should be. However, surrounding that verse is a whole…

  • 6th Tuesday after Easter

    Psalm 25, Isaiah 26:1–21, Acts 16:16–34 Imagine being the only person at a 4-way traffic light with no one else on the road. The light for you is red. And it’s still red. Most of us will wait a little bit. Some might rev their engine a little. Others might back up and then go…

  • 6th Monday after Easter

    Ephesians 5:6–14, 1 Thessalonians 5:12–22, 1 John 4:1–6 Testing is never easy and rarely is it fun. However, it is something that needs to be done. It is we who often need to test ourselves and be the testers of our friends and family. We never really want to test ourselves, and we usually want…

  • 5th Sunday after Easter

    1 Kings 8:41–53, Ruth 1:7–17, Luke 9:57–10:16 Where are you going? It’s a pretty basic question until we apply it to our lives. It wasn’t long ago, the question was followed with, “…to Heaven or Hell.” However, where are you going isn’t just about the destination, it is also about the journey. In fact, who…

  • 5th Saturday after Easter

    Psalm 79, Romans 15:1–13, 1 Corinthians 8:1–13, Galatians 2:11–15 Yesterday we talked about rules. Today we’re going to talk about rules. One of the first rules of framily is to build up one another. We have all done this well. We have all done this horribly. Another rule is to live in harmony with each…

  • 5th Friday after Easter

    Acts 10:9–35, Acts 15:5–34, Romans 14:13-23 Rules are everywhere, aren’t they? Rules are a good thing. Often rules give us the freedom to act for we have a pretty good idea what others will do (assuming they know the rules). This is true in examples such as driving. We know (we hope) what the other…