Aug
04

The Hard Heart

August 4, 2020

Matthew 13:3-4, “Then He told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.’”

Matthew 13:18-19, “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.”

Aug
03

Authority Issues

August 3, 2020

Romans 13:2, “He who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

Psalm 91:2-4, “God, You’re my refuge. I trust in You and I’m safe!’ That’s right — He rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you — under them, you’re perfectly safe; His arms fend off all harm.”

Aug
03

Authority Issues

August 3, 2020

Romans 13:2, “He who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

Psalm 91:2-4, “God, You’re my refuge. I trust in You and I’m safe!’ That’s right — He rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you — under them, you’re perfectly safe; His arms fend off all harm.”

Aug
02

Homecoming

August 2, 2020

Ezra 1:3, “Any of you who are His people may go to Jerusalem in Judah to rebuild this Temple of the Lord, the God of Israel, who lives in Jerusalem. And may your God be with you!”

Lamentations 3:40, “Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!”

Aug
01

Believe It!

August 1, 2020

Genesis 17:4, 9, “As for Me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. … Then God said to Abraham, ‘As for you, you must keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.’”

Psalm 16:8, “I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Jul
31

Don’t Buy The Lie!

July 31, 2020

James 1:16-17, “Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights who does not change like the shifting shadows.”

Jul
30

Decisions, Decisions

July 30, 2020

Ruth 1:16-18, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.”

Jul
29

Take a Load Off!

July 29, 2020

Isaiah 57:18-19, “I have seen how they acted, but I will heal them. I will lead them and help them, and I will comfort those who mourn. I offer peace to all, both near and far!”

Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and You will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Jul
28

Show Me, Use Me, Help Me

July 28, 2020

Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

Jul
27

Under New Management

July 27, 2020

Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but it ends in death.”

Job 22:21 “Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.”

Jul
26

Who Are “THEY?”

July 26, 2020

1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.”

2 Corinthians 6:14-18, “Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? … God Himself put it this way: ‘I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be My people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good … Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for Myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to Me.'” (MSG)

Jul
25

Put Your Brave On!

July 25, 2020

Esther 4:14-16, “‘If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?’ Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: ‘Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.'”

Jul
24

The Value of Vulnerability

July 24, 2020

Matthew 26:39, “My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?”

Psalm 73:26, “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.”

Jul
23

Stand Firm

July 23, 2020

Daniel 1:8, “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.”

1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Jul
22

Running Man

July 22, 2020

Jonah 1:1-3, “The word of the Lord came to Jonah: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before Me.’ But Jonah ran away from the Lord …“

Jonah 2:1, 9-10: “From inside the fish Jonah prayed: ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’ And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.’”

Jonah 3:3, 10: “Jonah obeyed … and went to Nineveh… proclaiming, ‘Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.’ The Ninevites believed God. … When God saw … how they turned from their evil ways, He relented…”

Jul
22

Running Man

July 22, 2020

Jonah 1:1-3, “The word of the Lord came to Jonah: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before Me.’ But Jonah ran away from the Lord …“

Jonah 2:1, 9-10: “From inside the fish Jonah prayed: ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’ And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.’”

Jonah 3:3, 10: “Jonah obeyed … and went to Nineveh… proclaiming, ‘Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.’ The Ninevites believed God. … When God saw … how they turned from their evil ways, He relented…”

Jul
21

Think Quick!

July 21, 2020

Judges 4:18,20-21, “Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, ‘Come, my lord, come right in. Don’t be afraid.’ So he entered her tent, and she covered him with a blanket. … He told her. ‘If someone comes by and asks you, “Is anyone in there?” say, “No.”’ But Jael … picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.”

Jul
20

Help!

July 20, 2020

Psalm 34:4-5, “I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”

2 Corinthians 12:9, “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Jul
19

The Spin Cycle of Success

July 19, 2020

Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Jul
18

Are You Sure?

July 18, 2020

Luke 13:24-25, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us’. But He will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’”