Discussion Time: 1 Peter 1

On Sunday, we changed the usual pattern. It wasn’t just one person talking to us, we were led in a reading of Scripture and then asked to share with each other.  I got to thinking, why stop on Sunday?  Let’s continue. The more people who join in, take risks in answering, the better the discussion.  We’re talking about 1 Peter …

Reading the Bible in August and Beyond

In early July, we finished up a year through the Bible.  It’s a big book and a lot to read even spreading it out over the year. It’s also a lot to absorb, so even if you did get through it all, it’s like going through the countryside on a bullet train. You might pick out one or two details, …

Coffee with Paul the Apostle

If you had a chance, what would you ask the Apostle Paul? Ever wondered what Paul was thinking when he wrote his letters? Ever thought about what Paul must have been like or what he was dealing with? Ever wonder what a specific verse or passage means? What do you think Paul would say to us? Are you trying to …

Week 54: At the End, A Beginning

Readings for the week: Psalm 149, Zechariah, Malachi, Revelation 19-22, Psalm 150, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for reaching out to us.  Thank you for committing to us. Thank you for how you have worked over the many centuries in calling people to you and back to you and back you again.  Your patience is astounding, …

Week 53: It’s about God

Readings for the week: Psalm 147, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Revelation 14-18, Psalm 148, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, when we get discouraging news, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and lose sight of hope in you. Yet when good things happen it’s easy to be thankful at first, then get distracted or caught in even …

Week 52: The salvation and power and kingdom of our God

Readings for the week: Psalm 145, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Revelation 7-13, Psalm 146, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, the world says to go one direction. You invite us into a different direction. The world says embrace busyness and chaos, taking as much as we can, because we deserve all we can get.  You invite us to sit with …

Week 51: Reality is much bigger than we can see

Readings for the week: Psalm 143, Daniel, Revelation, Psalm 144, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer:   1. Psalm 143 2. Reading through Daniel       3. Reading Through Revelation 1-6     4. Psalm 144   5. Respond If you’ve fallen behind in the readings or haven’t started yet, don’t worry.  Reading the Bible isn’t a limited time offer. …

Week 50: Take a sad song and make it better

Readings for the week: Psalm 141, Nehemiah, Jude, Psalm 142, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, you don’t tell us that life will be without problems. Sometimes we can get to thinking that everything will go without worry or bother if we walk with you. It’s odd to think like that, since the Bible is filled with stories of …

Week 49: There’s always Hope

Readings for the week: Psalm 139, 2 Chronicles 32-36, Ezra 1-10,  Mark 15-16, Psalm 140, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, with you there is never a point at when we should give up or give in. There’s always hope, and this hope extends through our life, into our past even, and onward to the future that you are putting …

Week 48: Sticking with God especially when things get worse

Readings for the week: Psalm 137, 2 Chronicles 18-31,  Mark 12-14, Psalm 138, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, there’s a lot of stories out there that grab my attention. There’s a lot of promises out there that try to recruit me to hoping in them. There’s a lot of people who tell me which way to go and who …

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