Archives for June 2017

Disciples

July 1 – Today’s Readings - Isaiah 4-6 and Psalms 1 How can there be such a message of hope inserted into such a letter of doom and destruction? Here, in these three chapters of Isaiah, we find one vision of the Messiah, one vision of heaven and one revelation of a prophetic calling sandwiched into an overall message of judgment. "The Branch" in verse two of chapter four is referring to Continue Reading

Picas And Other Creatures

June 30 - Today's Readings - Isaiah 1-3 and Proverbs 30 & 31 Two quick thoughts for you this morning - The first comes from Proverbs 30:24-28, “Four things on earth are small yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength yet they store up their food in the summer; coneys are creatures of little power yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet Continue Reading

The Faithful

June 29 – Today’s Readings - Romans 15-16 and Proverbs 29 Do you have "a list" of people for whom you are grateful in the Lord? Paul shares his "to greet" list in Romans 16 – “our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea” – “Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus. They risked their lives for me.” – “my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the Continue Reading

Causing Offence, Being Judgemental

June 28 – Today’s Readings - Romans 13-14 and Proverbs 28 Romans 14 contains a train of thought that is important for us in the 21st. Century. It has to do with not "offending" brothers and sisters in the Lord by our indiscrete behavior. It also involves not judging our brothers and sisters. First of all, let's talk about not offending one another. There are many behaviors that we could Continue Reading

My “Sacrifice”

June 27 – Today’s Readings - Romans 11-12 and Proverbs 28 In the first 2 verses of Chapter 12 we find the New Testament equivalent of burned offerings (sacrifices of worship) from the Old Testament; "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the Continue Reading