Through the Bible, September 24

Reading: Galatians 3 Summary: Paul speaks very strongly to these Christians regarding the error they have embraced.  The strength of his language bears testimony to the seriousness of this matter.  Paul would not stand for any change or adjustments to the saving truth of the salvation for all men through …

Through the Bible

Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 Summary: Paul’s feelings for the Thessalonians and having to be separated from them is evident as you read, “But since we were torn away form you brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to …

Through the Bible, September 15

Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:16 Summary: Paul obviously had great fond affection for the Christians in Thessalonica and was impressed with what he heard from Timothy about them even in the relatively short time he’d been gone. It’s interesting to read Paul’s description of the very personal nature of their work …

Through the Bible, August 18

Reading: Luke 7 Summary: In addition to healing the sick, Jesus also raised a man from the dead—the only son of a widowed woman.  He also used the occasion of messengers being sent from John to inquire as to His identity, to speak to the person and work of John. …

Through the Bible, July 26

Reading: Mark 9-10 Summary: Only two miracles are recorded in these two chapters—healing of the boy with an unclean Spirit and blind Bartimaeus—though the miraculous transfiguration is found here as well.  Much teaching of Jesus is related, touching on familiar themes like greatness in the kingdom, divorce, children, temptation, and …

Through the Bible, March 6

Reading: Joshua 22-24 Summary: Two important events highlight the critical need for faithfulness as this nation enters a new phase of its existence. First, the tribes settling east of Jordan must remind themselves and their descendants of their rightful place as God’s people (chapter 22). Second is Joshua’s emotionally charged …

Through the Bible, January 15

Read: Genesis 12-14 Summary: God calls Abram (soon to be known as Abraham) and gives to him remarkable promises.  Nearly immediately Abraham faces some challenges to his faith and trust in God. Devotional Thought: Abraham and Me The first thing Abraham did after arriving in the land to which God …