June 26: “Talking and the Value of Listening”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Kings 9:14–10:31 Acts 17:1-34 Psalm 144:1-15 Proverbs 17:27-28 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 17:27-28 (CSB): “The one who has knowledge restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a person of understanding. Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent — discerning, when he seals his […]

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May 31: “How to Talk Like Royalty”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 17:1-29 John 19:23-42 Psalm 119:129-152 Proverbs 16:12-13 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 16:13 (CSB): “Righteous lips are a king’s delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In our Verse for Today, Solomon is speaking about the ideal. He is presenting a best-case […]

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March 25: “One Way to Know the Condition of Your Heart”

6 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 4:1-49 Luke 6:39–7:10 Psalm 68:1-18 Proverbs 11:28 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Luke 6:45 (CSB): “A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow […]

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Sermon: “The Power of Our Words” (James 3:1-12)

This was a fairly serious sermon so I was surprised when I received so much positive feedback about it. It focused on the sobering truths of James 3:1-12 where we are warned to be so very careful about the words that come out of our mouth. You can download my sermon notes by clicking this […]

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Look smart, keep quiet

DAILY BIBLE READING:2 Kings 13:1–14:29 Acts 18:23–19:12 Psalm 146:1-10 Proverbs 18:2-3BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Proverbs 18:2 “A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):In our Verse for Today, we find ourselves considering a type of person that is labeled a fool. They get that label because they talk too […]

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The benefit of listening (and not talking)

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:Leviticus 22:17–23:44 Mark 9:30–10:12 Psalm 44:1-8 Proverbs 10:19BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Proverbs 10:19 “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Someone has said that God gave us two ears and only one mouth so that we would listen twice as much as we speak.Yet, most of us apparently didn’t […]

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