Blessing Our Community - Day 21
by Walt Martin on April 19th, 2024
DAY 21 - Friday, April 20, 2024James 1:27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.Scripture InsightsHow do we know a basketball player is a basketball player? How do we know a ballet dancer is a ballet dancer? Well, they play basketball, and they dance ballet. We know ...  Read More
Day 110: 2 Samuel 20-22; Psalm 110
by Jonathan Merki on April 19th, 2024
“As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him." (2 Samuel 22:31, NIV).Your Word reveals Who You are to us. It gives us security, comfort, direction and correction. Indeed, it is flawless; Your way is perfect! Thank You for Your Word! Amen!...  Read More
Blessing Our Community - Day 20
by Walt Martin on April 19th, 2024
DAY 20 - Friday, April 19, 2024Ephesians 3:10–11His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.Scripture InsightsIt’s shocking, isn’t it? Ordinary us, everyday Jesus followers, are given the incredible trust to make God’s...  Read More
Day 109: 2 Samuel 19; Psalm 109
by Jonathan Merki on April 18th, 2024
You, Lord, stand at the right hand of the needy (Psalm 109:31). You did for King David in his exile and return (2 Samuel 15-19) reminding us that the needy are not always those who have nothing. At the same time, You do stand with those who are poor and destitute. You are no respecter of person. Thank You! I am needy and You stand by me. Help me always walk as close to You as I possibly can, for w...  Read More
Blessing Our Community - Day 19
by Walt Martin on April 18th, 2024
DAY 19 - Thursday, April 18, 2024Colossians 1:28He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.Scripture InsightsHe is the one we proclaim! Jesus. Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. Our Good Shepherd, the light of the world, the resurrection and the life. He is the one we proclaim.Although the identity of Jesus ...  Read More
Day 108: 2 Samuel 16-18; Psalm 108
by Jonathan Merki on April 17th, 2024
What a notion, Lord: "I will awaken the dawn" (Psalm 108:2). It might seem brazen to say so, but with the Psalmist may we begin our morning early with the praise that is due You. And, may our praise continue through the day in word and deed. At night, may our last words in laying our heads on our pillows be: "Praise the Lord!" Amen!...  Read More