July 12: “The Two Greatest Commands”

10 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 16-17Psalms 148Jeremiah 8Matthew 22 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Matthew 22:37-40 (CSB): “He said to him, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: […]

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June 27: “Intercede for the Oppressed”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 32Psalms 119:121-144Isaiah 59Matthew 7 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Isaiah 59:15–16 (CSB): “ … The Lord saw that there was no justice, and he was offended. He saw that there was no man—he was amazed that there was no one interceding; so his own arm brought salvation, […]

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April 28: “Caring Enough to Confront”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 5 Psalms 39 Song of Solomon 3 Hebrews 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.” Hebrews 3:13 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): At First Baptist Church, […]

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April 4: “Helping the Poor and Hurting”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 7 Psalms 7-8 Proverbs 22 1 Thessalonians 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Over and over in the book of Proverbs, we read that those […]

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Caring or Just Appearing to Care

I just overheard two apparent strangers in a parking lot have the following conversation as they were passing each other. “How are you doing?” “Doing fine. How are you?” “Fine.” They said a few words … and yet they said nothing at all. It had the appearance of relationship but was completely devoid of it. […]

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I wonder if he asked

This morning, our Israel team went our own separate ways. We had spent the past 7 days getting to know each other – and we came to feel like family. It was difficult to tell them all good-bye. Some were headed back to Miami. Some to Atlanta. Some to New York. Some to Los Angeles. […]

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