January 25: “The Influence of a Parent”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 26 Matthew 25 Esther 2 Acts 25 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, ‘She is my sister,’ for he was afraid to say ‘my wife,’ thinking, ‘The men of the place will kill me on account […]

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December 8: “A Parent’s Joy”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Hosea 10:1–14:9 Jude 1:1-25 Psalm 127:1-5 Proverbs 29:15-17 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 29:17 (CSB): “Discipline your child, and it will bring you peace of mind and give you delight.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): The word “discipline” used in our Verse for Today speaks of everything […]

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December 7: “A Pastor’s Greatest Joy”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Hosea 6:1–9:17 3 John 1:1-15 Psalm 126:1-6 Proverbs 29:12-14 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 3 John 4 (CSB): “I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in truth.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In our Verse for Today, the Apostle John is […]

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October 19: “How to Grow In Godliness”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 33:1–34:22 1 Timothy 4:1-16 Psalm 89:1-13 Proverbs 25:23-24 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Timothy 4:7–8 (CSB): “But have nothing to do with pointless and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness. For the training of the body has limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every […]

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August 17: “The Benefit of Having Someone to Follow”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 12:27-13:31 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 Psalm 35:1-16 Proverbs 21:17-18 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Corinthians 11:1 (CSB) “Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Our Verse for Today seems presumptuous, doesn’t it? Would you feel comfortable telling someone to imitate you as […]

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April 22: “Walk with the Wise”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Joshua 24:1-33 Luke 21:1-28 Psalm 89:38-52 Proverbs 13:20-23 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 13:20 (CSB): “The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): I love the following quote: “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to […]

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February 26: “The Cost of Following Jesus”

11 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Leviticus 19:1–20:21 Mark 8:11-38 Psalm 42:1-11 Proverbs 10:17 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Mark 8:34 (CSB): “Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): What […]

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January 4: “The Great Adventure”

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 8:1–10:32 Matthew 4:12-25 Psalm 4:1-8 Proverbs 1:20-23 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Matthew 4:19-20 ” ‘Follow me,’ he told them, ‘and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): As I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, there just […]

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Radical Christianity

Quite often, we open our Bibles, read a text, look for something to warm our hearts, and then go about our day. But, if we truly read the words that Jesus said, it won’t necessarily warm our hearts. It will radically change the way we think and live. Jesus’ words don’t call us to tweak […]

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Why God’s discipline is great news!

Wouldn’t it be nice if God sent down a “Spiritual Birth Certificate” or something of the sort when we were born again? Wouldn’t it be so reassuring if when we were baptized, we heard God say from Heaven, “This is my beloved son (or daughter), in whom I am well pleased.”? Well, such things never […]

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