MAKING GOD KNOWN Read Psalm 145 Every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God. Romans 14:11 The experiences of others influence us. A friend’s book recommendation prompts us to download the Kindle edition as soon as we get home. A coworker’s story of a great restaurant meal causes ...
April 10, 2017admin
OUR SPIRITUAL WEAPON FOR SPIRITUAL VICTORY Read Ephesians 6:10-20 The children [were] shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” Matthew 21:15 On the first Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, crowds of people gathered shouting Hosannas for Jesus the Messiah. But not everyone was jubilant. As our key ...
April 9, 2017admin
JESUS TEACHES HIS DISCIPLES TO PRAY Read Matthew 6:1-15 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most famous presidential speeches in the history of the United States. His “Gettysburg Address” was ...
April 8, 2017admin
PRAYING TOGETHER IN EXILE Read Daniel 2:1-23 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us. Psalm 90:17 Christians love to tell and retell stories about prayer in hard times: Corrie ten Boom praying in the Nazi concentration camp, Darlene Deibler Rose praying in a Japanese prison camp, Amy ...
April 7, 2017admin
GOD’S HOUSE OF PRAYER Read 2 Chronicles 6:14-42 My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations. Isaiah 56:7 Most organizations have a statement that declares their goals and explains how these goals will be accomplished. The mission statement is usually made public to inform and guide anyone ...
April 6, 2017admin
THE FIRST PRAYER MEETING Read Genesis 4 Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. Acts 9:11 In September 1646, Massachusetts Bay colonist and minister John Eliot first traveled to an Algonquin settlement to preach the ...
April 5, 2017admin
ALL OF US TALK TO OUR GOD Read Ephesians 4:1-16 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. Acts 4:24 A recent research brief from the Institute for Family Studies reports that praying with a spouse is “a stronger predictor of relationship quality than other ...
April 4, 2017admin
PRAISING OUR CREATOR Read Psalm 33:12-22 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind. Psalm 33:13 Wouldn’t it be amazing if you walked through an art museum and could hear the paintings speak about their creators? Walking by The Starry Night, we might hear the painting whisper, ...
March 31, 2017admin
DESIGNED FOR ETERNITY Read Revelation 22:1-5 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Revelation 22:4 One day a Scottish evangelist asked hymn writer Fanny Crosby if she was disappointed that God had not given her sight. Fanny’s answer surprised him: “Do you know ...
March 30, 2017admin
WE LOVE GOD COMPLETELY Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 How many children (and maybe even a few adults!) have received a much anticipated toy or gadget and promptly tossed the manual aside? Rather ...
March 29, 2017admin