Those Were The Days – Name Recognition

Acts 4:32-5:11 – Name Recognition We are introduced to 3 new characters: Barnabas, Ananias and Sapphira. They have very similar beginnings, but very different endings and legacies. listen to the audio read the transcript   “As you read the book of Acts, it doesn’t seem like the apostles were very involved with the administrative details […]

1 Chronicles 22-26 – The Selected Service

1 Chronicles 22-26 – The Selected Service At the end of David’s life he establishes a huge administration for the preparation, establishment and maintenance of the Temple. How can this speak to us as servants in God’s house? listen to the audio read the transcript “They were making a plan to provide for the maintenance […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – I Came…I Saw…I Constructed

Nehemiah 13:1-31 – I Came… I Saw… I Constructed Decades after he first came and saw the ruined wall, Nehemiah reflects on his service to the LORD. listen to the audio read the transcript “One reason we don’t pressure folks to give: If you give nothing, and aren’t reproved by the exhortation that you are […]

A Star Is Formed – Step It Up And Dance

Psalm 37:21-31 – Step It Up And Dance David describes the growing spiritual fruit in the life of the righteous person while contrasting them with the ungodly. listen to the audio read the transcript “The fruit of righteousness isn’t just hypothetical, it’s real. It’s growing in our lives. It impacts how we relate to people.”

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Accusers Assemble

Nehemiah 5:1-19 – Accusers Assemble Nehemiah calls everyone to assemble after the workers on the wall accuse the wealthy Jewish businessmen of profiting from their hardships. listen to the audio read the transcript “I am saying that there are times when the Lord isn’t interested in your shrewd handling of finances as much as He […]

Straight Outta Egypt – Stirred Before Serving

Exodus 25:1-9, 35:21-29 & 36:3-7 – Stirred Before Serving The hearts of the Israelites are stirred to give willingly to the construction of the Tabernacle listen to the audio read the transcript “Everything is, of course, relative to your particular situation. But in general the stats on free will giving tell a selfish, not a […]

First Serve – I Love the Smell of Spikenard in the Meeting

Mark 14:1-11 – I Love the Smell of Spikenard in the Meeting Jesus praises Mary for anointing Him with costly spikenard as they were eating supper. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “If Judas had repented, God would have fulfilled the prophecies about His betrayal another way.”

First Serve – A Mite-y Heart

Mark 12:41-44 – A Mite-y Heart Jesus asks His disciples to take special notice of the poor widow as she puts her last two mites in the offering. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “The earth, our solar system, our galaxy, the universe only exist as an environment […]

First Serve – The Real Housewidows Of Jerusalem

Mark 12:35-40 – The Real Housewidows Of Jerusalem As part of His criticism of certain scribes, Jesus accuses them of devouring widows houses. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “The scribes didn’t see Jesus as He was drawn for them in their Scriptures. We need to make sure […]