Monthly Archives: December 2016

21 posts

The worst kind of famine

“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land – not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.” – Amos 8:11 We should be so thankful, God has not given up on us, but often we starve ourselves…by not eating, not paying attention to the word of God. Are you making time for the scripture so God can speak to you? What are your priorities when it comes to spiritual things? Consistent spiritual habits built into our days and weeks […]

to save sinners

“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬ http://bible.com/59/1ti.1.15.esv

the best version of ourselves

When we’re in game worlds, I believe that many of us become the best version of ourselves: the most likely to help at a moment’s notice. The most likely to stick with a problem as long as it takes. To get up after failure and try again. – Jane McGonigal

opposite of depression

A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression. – Jane McGonigal, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Bible Reading 348 – December 13

Bible Reading 348 – December 13 Click here to read or listen to all three passages. Text me your questions…maybe I’ll add them to the post. Daniel 8-9 Daniel’s Vision of the Ram and the Goat The Interpretation of the Vision Daniel’s Prayer for His People Gabriel Brings an Answer The Seventy Weeks Psalm 133 When Brothers Dwell in Unity Hebrews 12-13 Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith Do Not Grow Weary A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken Sacrifices Pleasing to God Benediction Final Greetings Subscribe to the Daily Update Here. Please return for discussion questions to this post.

Bible Reading 346 – December 11

Bible Reading 346 – December 11 Click here to read or listen to all three passages. Text me your questions…maybe I’ll add them to the post. Daniel 4-5 Nebuchadnezzar Praises God Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream Daniel Interprets the Second Dream Nebuchadnezzar’s Humiliation Nebuchadnezzar Restored The Handwriting on the Wall Daniel Interprets the Handwriting Psalm 131 I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul Hebrews 10 Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All The Full Assurance of Faith Subscribe to the Daily Update Here. Please return for discussion questions to this post.

Bible Reading 345 – December 10

Bible Reading 345 – December 10 Click here to read or listen to all three passages. Text me your questions…maybe I’ll add them to the post. Daniel 2-3 Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream Daniel Interprets the Dream Daniel Is Promoted Nebuchadnezzar’s Golden Image The Fiery Furnace Psalm 130 My Soul Waits for the Lord Hebrews 9 The Earthly Holy Place Redemption Through the Blood of Christ Subscribe to the Daily Update Here. Please return for discussion questions to this post.

Bible Reading 344 – December 9

Bible Reading 344 – December 9 Go to Audio Bible Daniel 1 Daniel Taken to Babylon (1:1-7) Daniel’s Faithfulness (1:8-21) Are there insights here about wisdom and health? Psalm 129 They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth (129:1-8) Why does the psalmist have this attitude toward suffering? Hebrews 7-8 The Priestly Order of Melchizedek (7:1-10) Jesus Compared to Melchizedek (7:11-28) Jesus, High Priest of a Better Covenant (8:1-13) Why is the New Covenant necessary? Subscribe to the Daily Update Here. Please return for discussion questions to this post.

#343 the word of God is alive and active

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Bible Reading 343 – December 8 Click here to read or listen to all three passages. Ezekiel 47-48 Water from the Temple (Ezekiel 47:1-12) Division of the Land (Ezekiel 47:13-48:29) The Gates of the City (Ezekiel 48:30-35) Psalm 128 Blessed is Everyone Who Fears the Lord (Psalm 128:1-6) Hebrews 4-6 Jesus the Great High Priest Warning Against Apostasy The Certainty of God’s Promise Subscribe […]

Bible Reading 341 – December 6

Bible Reading 341 – December 6 Click here to read or listen to all three passages. The Temple’s Chambers (Ezekiel 42:1-20) The Glory of the Lord Fills the Temple (Ezekiel 43:1-12) The Altar (Ezekiel 43:13-27) The Gate for the Prince (Ezekiel 44:1-14) Rules for Levitical Priests (Ezekiel 44:15-31) Restore Our Fortunes, O Lord (Psalm 126:1-6) Greeting(Philemon 1:1-3) Philemon’s Love and Faith (Philemon 1:4-7) Paul’s Plea for Onesimus (Philemon 1:8-22) Final Greetings (Philemon 1:23-25) Subscribe to the Daily Update Here. Do you have thoughts or questions related to these sections? Text them to me. I just may add your contribution. Please return […]

Bible Reading 340 – December 5

Bible Reading 340 – December 5 Click here to read or listen to all three readings. Ezekiel 40-41: Vision of the New Temple (Ezekiel 40:1-4) The East Gate to the Outer Court (Ezekiel 40:5-16) The Outer Court (Ezekiel 40:17-19)The North Gate (Ezekiel 40:20-23) The South Gate (Ezekiel 40:24-27) The Inner Court (Ezekiel 40:28-43) Chambers for the Priests (Ezekiel 40:44-47) The Vestibule of the Temple (Ezekiel 40:48-49) The Inner Temple (Ezekiel 40:1-26) Psalm 125: The Lord Surrounds His People Titus 1-3: Greetings (Titus 1:1-4) Qualifications for Elders (Titus 1:5-16) Teach Sound Doctrine (Titus 2:1-15) Be Ready for Every Good Work (Titus […]

defeat evil

“Don’t pay back anyone for their evil actions with evil actions, but show respect for what everyone else believes is good. If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people. Don’t try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. It is written, Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord. Instead, If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. By doing this, you will pile burning coals of fire upon his head. Don’t be defeated by evil, […]

let’s settle this

“Come now, let’s settle this, says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet,I will make them as white as snow.Though they are red like crimson,I will make them as white as wool.” Isaiah 1:18 NLT

Bible Reading 339 – December 4

Bible Reading 339 – December 4 Click here to read or listen to all three readings. Ezekiel 38-39: Prophecy Against Gog (Ezekiel 38:1-39:24) The Lord Will Restore Israel (Ezekiel 39:25-29) Psalm 124: Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord 2 Timothy 3-4: Godlessness in the Last Days (2 Timothy 3:1-9) All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God (2 Timothy 3:10-16) Preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:1-8) Personal Instructions (2 Timothy 4:9-18) Final Greetings (2 Timothy 4:19-22) Subscribe to the Daily Update Here. Please return for updates to this post. How is Paul’s describing the present situation? Why is […]

pleasures forevermore

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬ http://bible.com/59/psa.16.11.esv

Bible Reading 336 – December 1

Bible Reading 336 – December 1 Click here to read or listen to all three readings. Ezekiel 32-33: Why does God emphasize His sovereignty here? What does this say about repentance and confidence? Psalm 121: How should we trust in God? What will be the results? 1 Timothy 1-3: What does Paul emphasize about the gospel? What is Paul teaching about prayer? Why is Paul emphasizing women in leadership here? What qualities are necessary for leadership in the Church? Subscribe to the Daily Update Here. Please return for updates to this post.