June 7 – 11, 2021
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June 7 – 11, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Micah 1 & 2 Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, spoke more to the rural people, whereas Isaiah prophesied in Jerusalem. The years preceding Micah’s prophecy were prosperous, the result of foreign trade and international stability. Consequently, Micah, like Amos, speaks out against the abuses associated with increased wealth....

May 31 – June 4, 2021
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May 31 – June 4, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Jonah 1-4; Isaiah 26:12 God chose Jonah to prophecy against Nineveh. Would you have picked Jonah to take a message to Nineveh? I would not have chosen Jonah. It’s true that he was a true prophet. It’s true that he believed absolutely in the true God. But his...

May 24 – 28, 2021
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May 24 – 28, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Obadiah 1; Jeremiah 49:7-22 Obadiah and Edom are this week’s lenses as we survey God’s sovereign favor toward His own. Though loving, God is righteous and holy; His patience (“longsuffering”) with disobedience has limits. Edom’s issues included their ongoing contentiousness with Israel and rejecting Yahweh—as Abraham’s descendants, they...

May 17 – 21, 2021
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May 17 – 21, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Amos 1:1 – 2:16 The Book of Amos (1:1) identifies Amos as an 8th century BC prophet, a contemporary of Isaiah. His message begins with comparing the LORD to a lion, roaring from Zion (v. 2). His roaring was directed toward Israel, the northern kingdom that had turned...

May 10 – 15, 2021
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May 10 – 15, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Isaiah 13: 1-13 Joel is one of the few Old Testament prophetic books that contains no overt reference to its historical context. However, there are clues within the text that suggest it was written as early as the late 9th century BC and as late as the 5th...

May 3 – 7, 2021
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May 3 – 7, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Hosea 9:1-3; Isaiah 1:16-21; 2 Kings 17:6-13 The Prodigal Son story is well-known, particularly in depicting the eagerness of the loving father (portraying God) to forgive and welcome the wayward son (representing repentant sinners turning to God) who had foolishly squandered his inheritance. As we anticipate Mother’s Day,...

April 26 – 30, 2021
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April 26 – 30, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; 5:7 “For we live by believing and not by seeing.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) How do you feel when a person tells you to “see your troubles as opportunities”? Paul was a man who constantly faced “opportunities” and wrote to the believers how he does not...

April 19 – 23, 2021
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April 19 – 23, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Matthew 16:16-18; Ephesians 4:15-16; Revelation 19:7-8 Jesus is the reason for church. “I am building My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” —Jesus (Matt. 16:18) Paul said that Jesus’ Church is His Body with different members having different functions, working together to accomplish...

April 12 – 16, 2021
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April 12 – 16, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday 2 Timothy 1:1-7, 3:14-17; Acts 16:1-5 Paul’s last published epistle, 2 Timothy, was likely sent to his young protégé weeks before Paul’s Roman execution. This “swan song” encouraged Timothy to advance church-building and faithfully proclaim the Gospel. Timothy was grounded in biblical truth and right relationship with God—“from...

April 5 – 9, 2021
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April 5 – 9, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Psalm 19:1-6; Job 9:5-10; Romans 1:20 My wife loves walks and hikes in the hills; so do my children and grandkids. I’ll join them periodically, sometimes begrudgingly. Given my wiring, however, I don’t always marvel in nature’s splendor and variety the way some do. I can overlook the...