Thirst No More

“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I may … More Thirst No More

Who Is My Neighbor?

“‘Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into thehands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said, ‘Go and do likewise.’” – Luke 10:36-37 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 10-11 What does it mean to be a neighbor? When asked about the greatest commandment, we know that Jesus responded, “Love the Lord your God…and love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matthew … More Who Is My Neighbor?

Give Them Something

“When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; send them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.’ But he answered them, ‘You give them something to eat.’” – Mark 6:35-37 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 4-6, Psalm 120 Last Sunday, … More Give Them Something

Who is Jesus To You?

“[Jesus] said to [his disciples], ‘But who do you say that I am?”” – Matthew 16:15 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING:   Matthew 15-17 In one of the most pivotal moments in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus asks his disciples how he is perceived among people. By this point in his ministry, Jesus has already taught great crowds and performed many healings and miracles. … More Who is Jesus To You?

Refined By The Fire

“In the whole land, says the Lord, two-thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one-third shall be left alive. And I will put this third into the fire, refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and … More Refined By The Fire

Refined By The Fire

“In the whole land, says the Lord, two-thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one-third shall be left alive. And I will put this third into the fire, refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and … More Refined By The Fire

Faith Like a Child

“Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.” – Habakkuk 2:4 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING:  Habakkuk 1-3 This past week, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with our preschool kids at the church. There is so much to love about children. Their innocence. Their jokes. Their simple outlook on life. It’s awesome! But hanging out … More Faith Like a Child

Love In Action

“The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds wither, and the top of Carmel dries up.” – Amos 1:2 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Amos 1-3, Psalm 108 What is love? We often use this word to describe the euphoric feeling we may have when we are around a certain person. Perhaps we even use the word to describe a feeling we may have for family … More Love In Action

Redeeming Love

“Afterward the Israelites shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; they shall come in awe to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days.” – Hosea 3:5 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Hosea 1-3 I love my parents! I am grateful for their love and their grace! As a former teenage boy and college kid, I had my fair share of foolishness … More Redeeming Love

Dry Bones Rattling

“…suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.” – Ezekiel 37:7 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Ezekiel 35-38 When we think of resurrection, we often think of resurrection as a one time occurrence. But here in Ezekiel, we discover that resurrection is not a limited experience. Ezekiel prophesies about dry bones rising and coming to life. These bones represented Israel and … More Dry Bones Rattling