April 13: “Helping Those Who Cannot Help Themselves”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 17 Psalms 20-21 Proverbs 31 1 Timothy 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 (CSB) Reflections on […]

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March 13: “Seeking First Jesus’ Kingdom”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 24 John 3 Job 42 2 Corinthians 12 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Far too many of us struggle with insecurity. It shows up in a lot of different ways: We want […]

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January 20: “Why Striving for Greatness Is a Great Thing”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 21 Matthew 20 Nehemiah 10 Acts 20 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “It must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave; just […]

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April 4: “To Serve or to Spend Time With Jesus, That is the Question”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 26:1–27:26 Luke 10:38–11:13 Psalm 76:1-12 Proverbs 12:15-17 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Luke 10:41-42 (CSB): “The Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.’” REFLECTIONS […]

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March 30: “How to Have Joy in the Journey”

9 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 13:1–15:23 Luke 8:40–9:6 Psalm 71:1-24 Proverbs 12:5-7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Luke 9:6 (CSB): “So they went out and traveled from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing everywhere.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In Luke 9, we observe Jesus as He commissions His Apostles and sends […]

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January 2: “The Joy of Worshiping God”

DAILY BIBLE READING: Genesis 3:1–4:26 Matthew 2:13–3:6 Psalm 2:1-12 Proverbs 1:7-9 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: Psalm 2:11 (CSB) “Serve the LORD with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): If we were to simplify the Christian life, what words would we use to describe it? Well, I’m glad you asked … […]

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Serving God wholeheartedly

DAILY BIBLE READING:Joshua 7:16-9:2Luke 16:1-18Psalm 82:1-8Proverbs 13:2-3BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Luke 16:13 “No servant can serve two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):In Americanized Christianity, we tend to think of […]

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To serve or not to serve, that is the question

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:Leviticus 1:1–3:17 Mark 1:29–2:12 Psalm 35:17-28 Proverbs 9:13-18BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Mark 1:35 “Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Throughout Jesus’ ministry, there is an obvious tension between what He desired to do and what people wanted Him to do.He saw people’s deepest […]

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Servant leadership

In my Bible reading this morning (Exodus 23-24; Matthew 20), I saw what may be the most important leadership principle presented in Scripture. It seems that virtually every other leadership principle stems from this one truth: a leader is a servant.Servant leadership does not come natural, does it? As we look at people in leadership […]

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Sermon (video): Preparing for the Day of Judgment (Matthew 25:14-30)

To view the sermon, click here.As Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God, He told a parable about a master who entrusted a large sum of money to his servants. After doing so, he went away into a far country. The bulk of this parable has to do with when the master came back and […]

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