Weekend Bible Study

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016 Study Passage: James 1:12-18 “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for … Continue reading Weekend Bible Study

A Chance for Growth

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016 Key Bible Verse: The temptations in your life are not different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (1 Corinthians 10:13) Dig … Continue reading A Chance for Growth

Learning Obedience

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 Key Bible Verse: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4;15, NIV) Dig Deeper: Hebrews 5:7-10 God allows temptation. That is a … Continue reading Learning Obedience

What Lies Beneath

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 Key Bible Verse: But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. (James 1:14-15. ESV) Dig Deeper: James 1:12-18 What we choose even in the small tests … Continue reading What Lies Beneath

Flexing Your Muscles

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016 Key Bible Verse: “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8) Dig Deeper: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 I suppose every  husband would say he would take a bullet for his wife. But if I want to become that … Continue reading Flexing Your Muscles

I am Fatherless

Finding comfort in your identity as “orphan” By Phil Wagler I am fatherless. I never knew my great-grandfathers—though my middle name belonged to one of them. Only sparse tales give me in any insight into who they were. My grandfathers both passed before I was in my mid-20s. I have fond memories, but they fade with time. Certain images of … Continue reading I am Fatherless

A Series of Choices

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 Key Bible Verse: But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve. (Jeremiah 17:10) Dig Deeper: Jeremiah 17:5-10 When most people think of the great King David, usually two names come to mind: Goliath. And Bathsheba. One story … Continue reading A Series of Choices

Looking Within

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 Temptation can lead to destruction [or] catapult us into deeper growth, if we learn to trust God in the midst of it. – Tim Chaddick (lead pastor of Reality Church in London, England) Key Bible Verse: What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war … Continue reading Looking Within

Weekend Bible Study

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 Study Passage: 2 Corinthians 4:8-18 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who … Continue reading Weekend Bible Study

The Ultimate Goal

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 Key Bible Verse: Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. (Hebrews 12:7, NIV) Dig Deeper: Hebrews 12:1-13 We’ll never be able to endure devastating trials until we realize that our comfort and good health isn’t what’s most important. Comfort and health are good things that God delights to give … Continue reading The Ultimate Goal

Homesick

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 Key Bible Verse: For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. (Hebrews 13:14) Dig Deeper: Philippians 3:10-21 Our hearts are weakened by sin, and we often find ourselves longing for more of what this world has to offer. But when the temporary joys … Continue reading Homesick

Undefeated

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 Key Bible Verse: For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! (2 Corinthians 4:17) Dig Deeper: 2 Corinthians 4:8-18 “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” can be true, but only if there’s something beyond … Continue reading Undefeated