We start reading the book of Ruth today, one of my favorite stories. Ruth: Sweet and Bitter Providence, sermon by John Piper It’s a story that shows how “God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform.” It’s a story for people who wonder where God is when there are no dreams or visions … More Ruth: it’s a story for people who can’t imagine that anything great could ever come of their ordinary lives of faith.
April 23 1 Corinthians 15:1-28 (ESV) The Resurrection of Christ 15:1 Now I would remind you, brothers,  of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you … More April 23 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
April 23 Mark 8:31-38 (ESV) Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection 31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. … More April 23 Mark 8:31-38
April 23 Psalm 92 (ESV) How Great Are Your Works A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; 2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, 3 to the music of … More April 23 Psalm 92
April 23 Ruth 1 (ESV) Naomi Widowed 1:1 In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his … More April 23 Ruth 1
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if … More Without a word
And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you … More Our Sovereign Savior…spits!
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” —Psalm 91:1-2 (Read-through-the Bible passage for today) What does it mean to “dwell” with God? How is that possible? Charles … More Dweling near the Throne of grace
As we finish our reading of Judges today (Chapters 20-21), we see a phrase repeated…. “right in their own eyes” ….. I am struck with the depravity of the people, as they just did whatever they considered to be “right in their own eyes.” Moral, political, social, and spiritual chaos reigned. There was no recognized … More “If it feels good, do it?”
April 22 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 (ESV) Orderly Worship 26 What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. 27 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, … More April 22 1 Corinthians 14:26-40