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Month: June 2020

Nebuchadnezzar gave an account of important events in his life so that others would know what the Most High God had done for him. That’s not a bad idea, is it? What would you write?

Nebuchadnezzar gave an account of important events in his life so that others would know what the Most High God had done for him. That’s not a bad idea, is it? What would you write?

BibleGateway: Daniel 4:1-17 ESV Text: Daniel 4:1-17 Daniel 4:1–17 (Listen) Nebuchadnezzar Praises God 4:1 1 King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you! 2 It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. 3   How great are his signs,    how mighty his wonders!  His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,    and his dominion endures from generation to generation. Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream 4 2 I, Nebuchadnezzar,…

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It is one of most well-attested facts in all history: Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

It is one of most well-attested facts in all history: Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

BibleGateway: John 20:1-8 ESV Text: John 20:1-8 John 20:1–8 (Listen) The Resurrection 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where…

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David repented of his sins and trusted in God’s forgiveness, however sometimes sin’s “collateral damage” cannot be reversed. David’s child with Bathsheba would die.

David repented of his sins and trusted in God’s forgiveness, however sometimes sin’s “collateral damage” cannot be reversed. David’s child with Bathsheba would die.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 12:1-15 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 12:1-15 2 Samuel 12:1–15 (Listen) Nathan Rebukes David 12:1 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with…

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God’s people of faith are not perfect. Like us, King David sinned against the Lord. Like us, He would need to be brought to repentance.

God’s people of faith are not perfect. Like us, King David sinned against the Lord. Like us, He would need to be brought to repentance.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 11:1-27 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 11:1-27 2 Samuel 11 (Listen) David and Bathsheba 11:1 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. 2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the…

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Jesus delivers us from death through His own death.

Jesus delivers us from death through His own death.

BibleGateway: John 19:28-42 ESV Text: John 19:28-42 John 19:28–42 (Listen) The Death of Jesus 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit….

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God delivers His children from danger! Here, the three escaped the fiery furnace. In heaven, we will all escape the fires of hell.

God delivers His children from danger! Here, the three escaped the fiery furnace. In heaven, we will all escape the fires of hell.

BibleGateway: Daniel 3:24-30 ESV Text: Daniel 3:24-30 Daniel 3:24–30 (Listen) 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” 25 He answered and said, “But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.”…

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As Christians we are called upon to obey our government unless it forces us to do something against God’s will. Then we follow the Lord whatever the earthly consequences.

As Christians we are called upon to obey our government unless it forces us to do something against God’s will. Then we follow the Lord whatever the earthly consequences.

BibleGateway: Daniel 3:1-23 ESV Text: Daniel 3:1-23 Daniel 3:1–23 (Listen) Nebuchadnezzar’s Golden Image 3:1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits1 and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2 Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent to gather the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image…

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In this heartwarming story, David reaches out in love as he still remembers Saul and Jonathan. May we continue to show love from generation to generation too, even as our Savior has.

In this heartwarming story, David reaches out in love as he still remembers Saul and Jonathan. May we continue to show love from generation to generation too, even as our Savior has.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 9:1-13 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 9:1-13 2 Samuel 9 (Listen) David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth 9:1 And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” 2 Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.” 3 And the king said, “Is…

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Jesus “got His affairs in order” before His death. It’s a good idea for us to do the same since we do not know when the Lord will call us home.

Jesus “got His affairs in order” before His death. It’s a good idea for us to do the same since we do not know when the Lord will call us home.

BibleGateway: John 19:25-27 ESV Text: John 19:25-27 John 19:25–27 (Listen) 25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (ESV) KJV Text: The section…

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Daniel praises God as One who reveals mysteries. We’re reminded of the greatest mystery of all that He has revealed to us: the gospel of sins forgiven in Christ.

Daniel praises God as One who reveals mysteries. We’re reminded of the greatest mystery of all that He has revealed to us: the gospel of sins forgiven in Christ.

BibleGateway: Daniel 2:24-49 ESV Text: Daniel 2:24-49 Daniel 2:24–49 (Listen) 24 Therefore Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; bring me in before the king, and I will show the king the interpretation.” 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste and said thus to him: “I have found among the exiles from Judah…

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