Posts with the category “daily-reading”

Sunday, September 19, 2021
September 19th, 2021
Preparing for Today's Message:  "Pay Closest Attention"Read Hebrews 1:1-2:4.Biblical Prayer Focus:Psalm 83:13-18  "O my God, make them like whirling dust, like chaff before the wind.  As fire consumes...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Saturday, September 18, 2021
September 18th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 38-39 The identity of Gog and the nation he rules, Magog, is uncertain.  The reference in Revelation 20:8 suggests that he is a future leader who will attack God's p...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Friday, September 17, 2021
September 17th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 35-37 Mount Seir (Edom) is condemned because they gloated over Israel's fall, but God gives words of great encouragement to Israel in chapter 36:8-11.  Out of concer...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Thursday, September 16, 2021
September 16th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 32-34 Ezekiel's job is like that of a watchman, but the people treat him like what (33:30-32)?  God indicts the shepherds (leaders) of the people—what did they do wr...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
September 15th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 28-31 The prophecies and laments over the fall of a number of nations fill our reading today.  Learn how the fall of Tyre is likened to the fall of Satan (28:11-19)....  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
September 14th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 24-27 God reveals to Ezekiel, who is in exile already, that back home (about 900 miles away) Jerusalem had been besieged.  Ezekiel then embodied a couple of oracles ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Monday, September 13, 2021
September 13th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 22-23 These two chapters have long lists of the sins of the people.  They remember to sin in all kinds of ways, but they forget God (22:12).  The allegory of Oholah ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Sunday, September 12, 2021
September 12th, 2021
Preparing for Today's Message:  Read through the entire book of Hebrews.......  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 20-21 The elders came and wanted to inquire of God, but then Ezekiel refuses their questions.  Instead he reviews history with them.  Why have the people of God surv...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Friday, September 10, 2021
September 10th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 18-19 What is the accusation against God in chapter 18?  Are the ways of the Lord not just or are the ways of the people not just?  Does God find pleasure in the dea...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Thursday, September 9, 2021
September 9th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 16-17 Chapter 16 is an extended metaphor.  God had rescued the discarded baby and then cared for her.  When she was grown, he married her and provided for all of her...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
September 8th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 13-15 What do the false prophets do that is so wrong?  They say, "Declares the Lord" (13:6), but what are the real sources of their so-called prophecies (13:1, 17)? ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
September 7th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 9-12 Who receives a mark and for what reason?  Note how the glory of the Lord departs in stages beginning in chapter 10 but then actually leaves at the end of chapte...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Monday, September 6, 2021
September 6th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 5-8 How is the destruction of Jerusalem portrayed in chapter 5?  What is the ultimate end of this strong punishment (5:13; 6:7, 14; 7:4, 9)?  About a year after the ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Sunday, September 5, 2021
September 5th, 2021
Preparing for Today's Message:  "Still Working On It"Read:  Philippians 1:6; Revelation 3:2; Philippians 2:12-13Ephesians 4:11-162 Timothy 3:16-17Colossians 3:23;  John 9:41 Corinthians 15:58;...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Saturday, September 4, 2021
September 4th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 1-4 Chapters 1-25 of Ezekiel focus on the time before the fall of Jerusalem in 586-587 BC, with chapters 33-48 following this event.  Jehoiachin went into exile in 5...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Friday, September 3, 2021
September 3rd, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsLamentations 3:40-5:22 What are the people challenged to do in chapter three, verses 40-41?  Chapter four grieves the situation but also tells us a sense of the why behind i...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Thursday, September 2, 2021
September 2nd, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionLamentations 1:1-3:39 We don't know for sure who wrote Lamentations, although often people consider that Jeremiah did.  This collection of five large poems describe the destr...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
September 1st, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 51-52 Babylon's destruction by the Medes would be awful and complete . . . they would not have the final word as they supposed they would.  Yet, in the meantime, Go...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
August 31st, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsObadiah This minor prophet (called minor because his prophecy is brief not because it is unimportant) is put here because of the parallels with what we read in Jeremiah 49. ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Monday, August 30, 2021
August 30th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 49-50 In chapter 49, we read about God's judgment on a number of nations through Babylon's conquests, but then in chapter 50 we hear the prophecy of Babylon's fall....  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Sunday, August 29, 2021
August 29th, 2021
Preparing for Today's Message:  Braided FaithfulnessPlease read:  Matthew 28:18-20; Jeremiah 23:16-17, 22, 25, 28, 32-33, 36; John 17:20-23; Ephesians 4:1-3; I John 2:9-11; I John 4:10-12; Colossians ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Saturday, August 28, 2021
August 28th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 46-48 Our reading today begins an extended section of Jeremiah's prophesies about the judgment on the surrounding nations.  God will judge Egypt, the Philistines, a...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Friday, August 27, 2021
August 27th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 41-45 With the background of the murder of the Babylonian appointed governor, Gedaliah, the people need to make a decision.  Certainly, they feared retaliation from...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Thursday, August 26, 2021
August 26th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionHabakkuk 1-3 Habakkuk is a contemporary of Jeremiah and Zephaniah.  He sees the Babylonia invasion coming and wonders how God could allow these people, who are even worse tha...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
August 25th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsII Kings 24-25; II Chronicles 36 These chapters give us a brief, historical overview of what we have been studying in Jeremiah recently.  Jehoiakim (609-597 BC) is followed ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
August 24th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 38-40; Psalm 74 and 79 Zedekiah says he wants to hear from God, but he really isn't going to do it unless it makes sense to him . . . what happens?  God protects Je...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Monday, August 23, 2021
August 23rd, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 35-37 Remember that Jeremiah's entire book is sort of piecemealed together because of the times in which it was written. It is not necessarily easily chronicled.  T...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Sunday, August 22, 2021
August 22nd, 2021
Preparing for Today's Message - "Repent"Read Ezra 9:1-10:44......  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Saturday, August 21, 2021
August 21st, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 32-34 How does Jeremiah's buying a field in besieged Jerusalem express hope in God's promises?  How can we use chapter 32:39-40 as a basis to pray for ourselves and...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Friday, August 20, 2021
August 20th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionJeremiah 30-31 After much being said about the coming fall of Jerusalem and the exile into Babylon, these chapters speak mostly of the hope of the restoration of the people o...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Thursday, August 19, 2021
August 19th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionJeremiah 26-29 Jeremiah is threatened with death.  Would you rather have heard his message from God or the reassuring messages of the false prophets like Hananiah?  The Word ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
August 18th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 23-25 After describing the disasters of the final monarchies before the fall of Jerusalem (Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin), suddenly Jeremiah gives a message of ho...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
August 17th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 18-22 The people push back against Jeremiah and his words (18:18), even though he only spoke the truth and even prayed for them (18:19-20).  Pashhur puts Jeremiah i...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Monday, August 16, 2021
August 16th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 14-17   Jeremiah doesn't delight in the words of judgment he preaches, but rather prays for God's mercy (14:7).  The prophets and priests of his day "ply their trad...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Sunday, August 15, 2021
August 15th, 2021
Preparing for Today's Message - "Recommit"Read Ezra 8:1-36......  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Saturday, August 14, 2021
August 14th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 10-13 Idolatry is the main reason God's judgment will come upon Judah (House of Israel).  What is the contrast between idols and the true God (10:10-12)?  Note how ...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Friday, August 13, 2021
August 13th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 7-9 What were the deceptive words in which the people placed their trust (7:4, 8)?  Does God's counsel to not pray for the people indicate a point of no return (7:1...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Thursday, August 12, 2021
August 12th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionJeremiah 4-6  Jeremiah warns of a disaster that will come from the north (4:6).  He also warns of a people from the north country (6:22).  What are the outward indicators tha...  Read More
by Kathie Richards
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
August 11th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJeremiah 1-3 After Jeremiah's call, we find words addressed to those living under Josiah's reign.  What were some of the hypocrisies that Jeremiah points out?  Can you imagi...  Read More
by Kathie Richards