October 7: “Don’t Be Naïve. Know the Word!”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 10Philippians 1Ezekiel 40Psalms 91 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 91:11 (CSB): “For he will give his angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): One of the horrific blights on American history is the institution of slavery. […]

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Those Who Point the Way

One of a runner’s worst fears is a poorly organized race. I once ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) in which a race volunteer placed an orange cone, in an out-and-back section of the race, one-eighth of a mile from where it should have been. It meant that everyone who participated didn’t run 13.1 miles […]

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July 30: “One Habit of Noble Christians”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 13Acts 17Jeremiah 26Mark 12 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Acts 17:11 (CSB): “The people here were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, since they received the word with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” Reflections on Today’s Bible […]

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May 11: “Bible Teachers and a Strict Judgment”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 20 Psalm 58-59 Isaiah 9:8-10:4 James 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we will receive a stricter judgment.” James 3:1 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): First of all, the Bible is clear that there will […]

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March 17: “Honoring God’s Word”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 28 John 7 Proverbs 4 Galatians 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Jesus answered them, ‘My teaching isn’t mine but is from the one who sent me.’” ‭‭John‬ ‭7:16‬ ‭(CSB)‬‬ Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): As I read John 7:16, I can’t help but see the most […]

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March 10: “The Joy of Digging Into God’s Word”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 21 Luke 24 Job 39 2 Corinthians 9 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “They said to each other, ‘Weren’t our hearts burning within us while he was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?’” Luke 24:32 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): This […]

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Why I Teach While I Preach

Throughout my years of ministry, I have been told that I’m more of a “teacher” than a “preacher.” As I have asked those folks to explain what they mean, they tell me that they come to the end of the sermon and have a greater understanding of what the Scripture says. They also say that […]

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November 1: “Who Do You Listen To?”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 1:1–3:15 Hebrews 3:1-19 Psalm 104:1-23 Proverbs 26:24-26 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Ezekiel 2:5 (CSB): “Whether they listen or refuse to listen — for they are a rebellious house — they will know that a prophet has been among them.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): When I […]

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June 28: “A Gracious Way to Correct a Bible Preacher or Teacher”

9 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Kings 13:1–14:29 Acts 18:23–19:12 Psalm 146:1-10 Proverbs 18:2-3 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Acts 18:24-26 (CSB): “Now a Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was competent in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and […]

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The Importance of the Shared Word

This morning, as I was reading through my assigned chapters of Scripture for today, I came across Matthew 10. In it, the Gospel writer recounted the time when Jesus sent out His twelve Apostles to do ministry. Matthew 10:5 (CSB) “Jesus sent out these twelve after giving them instructions: …” The verses that follow reveal […]

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