4/16/21

Good morning! Text:  Matthew 5-7; Psalm 61 The teaching of Jesus in the sermon on the mount is beyond challenging.  He is literally turning an upside-down …

4/15/21

Good morning! Text:  Matthew 1-4; Psalm 60 In Matthew’s account of Jesus’ birth, we read clearly of how the virgin birth fulfills the words of the prophet …

4/14/21

Good morning! Today is a reflection day. In Joshua there is a repeating theme.  In Chapter 3, upon crossing the Jordan, the Israelites set up pillars of …

4/13/21

Good morning! Text:  Joshua 22-24; Psalm 59 Joshua 24:15 is an obvious place to take pause and reflect in today’s reading.  The words are familiar …

4/9/21

Good morning! Text: Joshua 10-12;  Psalm 55 These Joshua chapters are swift and violent, and portray the lightning warfare of the Israelite conquest of the promised …

4/6/21

Good morning! Text:  Joshua 4-6; Psalm 53 I have always been fascinated by the scene at the end of Joshua (5:13-15) where the man with the drawn sword …

4/4/21

Good morning!  Happy Resurrection Sunday!  HE IS RISEN! Text:  James 3-5; Psalm 51 There is certainly plenty of rich content in today’s …

4/3/21

Good morning! Text:  James 1-3; Psalm 50 The Book of James is packed full of powerful truth and instruction for the Christian life.  In today’s …

4/2/21

Good morning! Text:  Deuteronomy 31-34; Psalm 49 “The eternal God is your dwelling place,     and underneath are the everlasting arms.”   …

3/31/21

Good morning!   Today is a reflection day.  These are the words that open Psalm 42: “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, …

3/30/21

Good morning! Today is a reflection day. Every day we, as Christians, are in spiritual battle.  The main battleground is within – as the enemy works …

3/28/21

Good morning! Text:  Deuteronomy 23-26; Psalm 47 Deuteronomy 26  opens with the LORD’s commandments regarding “first fruits,” the first and the best of the produce of the land which the LORD has …

3/25/21

Good morning! Text: Deuteronomy 14-16; Psalm 44 A theme that repeats in the Old Testament is the “jubilee” and the “Sabbath year” – where debts are forgiven, …

3/20/21

Good morning! Text:  Deuteronomy 1-4; Psalm 40 In Deuteronomy 4, we read how the Lord has done incredible things for the Israelites.  What is more, those …

3/17/21

Good morning! Text:  Numbers 34-36; Psalm 37:23-40 Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Amid all the “wearing of the green” and such, it is encouraging to …

3/10/21

Good morning! Text:  Numbers 15-17; Psalm 32 Today’s text in Numbers has some rough sledding.  We encounter the fellow caught picking up sticks on the Sabbath …

3/9/21

Good morning! Text:  Numbers 11-14; Psalm 31 In Numbers 13-14 we read the account of twelve Israelite spies being sent into the promised land. Ten …

3/8/21

Good morning! Text:  Numbers 8-10; Psalm 30 In Numbers 10 we are introduced to the use of trumpets in the life of the Israelites during their sojourn in the desert.  Trumpet blasts …

3/6/21

Good morning! Text: Numbers 4-6; Psalm 29 The Law of Moses, contained in the first five books of the Bible, is full of “do this” and …

3/4/21

Good morning! Text:  Hebrews 11-13; Psalm 27 Hebrews 12:14 says these words: “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without …

3/3/21

Good morning! Text:  Hebrews 7-10; Psalm 26 Hebrews is not easy lifting.  In it we find the vital bridge between the Old Covenant of the Law of Moses …