Daily Bible Readings – Saturday, November 10, 2012

Prayer Psalm: 75 Prayer Point:It is difficult to be thankful to God when injustice seems to reign in our world. Psalm 75 reminds us that God is in control of all things including the weather and human governments despite what we see. Pray that God might give us the faith to believe this so that …

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Daily Bible Readings – Friday, November 9, 2012

Prayer Psalm: 69 Prayer Point:  We often wonder where God is when we are up to our necks in the waters of life's troubles. I imagine David felt this way when he prayed this psalm. But, if you read the prayer, you hear someone else crying out to God. It voice of Jesus desperately calling out …

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Daily Bible Readings – Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Prayer Psalm: 119:49-72 Prayer Point:  Will God save us from the consequences of our own sin? Psalm 38 is proof that he does. In this psalm God will save us not only from the suffering due to others' sin, but also the struggles that come from our own failures. What are you struggling with today?  …

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Daily Bible Readings – Tuesday, March 30, 2012

Prayer Psalm: 45 Prayer Point: God will throw a wedding feast when his Son, Jesus, will marry his bride, his people, the church. Today's psalm was written for the wedding of a Jewish King, but I think it is best understood in light of the wedding of King Jesus. The poet expresses a number of hopes …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – November 7-13, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Read our own homegrown commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah.  Nehemiah 6:1-19  Evidently Sanballat and Tobiah and Geshem the Arab must have thought Nehemiah was a moron for they tried to lure him to Ono which is somewhere outside of Jerusalem. It would never have occurred to Nehemiah that …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – October 31 – November 6, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Read our own homegrown commentary on Zechariah, Ezra and Nehemiah.  Zechariah 1:7-17 Like Haggai, Zechariah begins: “In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius…” (Zechariah 1:1 ESV).  It is clear that both Haggai and Zechariah are addressing the ex-exiles at about the same time.  The recurring …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – October 24-30, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Read our own homegrown commentary on Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezra and Haggai.  Jeremiah 44:1-14 The remnant of Israel, those left behind after the destruction of Jerusalem, lacked the faith to remain in Israel and instead fled to, of all places, Egypt. But God continues to pursue his people into …

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