Ecclesiastes 1:1-10 Have you ever asked yourself: “Why am I here?” Why did God permit me to wake up this morning? Why is my heart still beating and my lungs still breathing? If you haven’t, you need to.
1 Samuel 3:1-12 Yes, it can be bitter, but it’s so, so sweet to be called out in the darkness when the silence is broken.
Our Romans lesson is really a challenging one. It’s not challenging to understand. What’s challenging is carrying it out. Paul’s encouragement for God’s people seems impossible: “Love must be sincere … Hate what is evil … Cling to what is good … Be devoted to one another in love … Keep your spiritual fervor … Be joyful in hope … Patient in tribulation … Constant in prayer” … plus 22 more. So today, let’s try this. Let’s take that list…
Daniel slept through the night because he knew God was there with him. We can sleep through the night knowing God is right there with us. We never have to be afraid to lean on God, or stand up for God.
Genesis 39:6-23 You should know, not all heroes stick around to take on the bad guys. In today’s OT lesson we meet someone who’s a hero for running away. Let’s find out why we, as Christians, will want to be less like the Avengers and more like “Joseph: The Hero Who Ran Away.”
Psalm 33 The Word of God on Independence Weekend focuses on the nation we proudly call “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The psalmist tells us that a nation where the LORD is God is blessed. Let’s see if we can determine whether we are “A Blessed Nation?” The psalmist offers 2 choices: A) With God there are abundant blessings. B) Without God there’s an absence of blessings.
Ephesians 1:20-23 Today, while 65% of Americans claim they are Christian, only 45% say they go to church, but less than 25% actually do. In the few places where Christianity still has a foothold, it’s losing its influence as people water down the Bible’s teachings. That means that you, the Bible-based, Christ-centered Christian is a very small minority in this world. All of that disheartening news is exactly why we need to hear God’s message today, because CHRIST’S ASCENSION CHEERS…
Matthew 6:33 Parents: First Things First, so you remember to keep your kids in God’s Word. Graduates: First Things First, so you remember to keep yourself in God’s Word.