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June 30, 2022

Therefore, Be Alert Key Verses to Read and Treasure To that end keep alert with all perseverance (Ephesians 6:18, ESV)   For Insight Have you noticed anymore that your attentiveness and level of awareness has gone up a notch or two, especially with so many random acts of violence and […]

June 29, 2022

The Agony of Agony Key Verse to Read and Treasure And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, an began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said […]

June 28, 2022

Baseless Accusations Key Verse to Read and Treasure Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account (Matthew 5:11, ESV) For Insight How do you react when someone or others make false accusations against you? It’s not […]

June 27, 2022

Admittance Can Free Us Key Verse to Read and Treasure For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust (Psalm 103:14, ESV) For Insight Can you believe that many Christians are not willing to admit they get angry? That they have difficulty forgiving others or accepting God’s forgiveness […]

June 25, 2022

God is Always… Key Verse to Read and Treasure Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8, NIV) For Insight If you have ever been in couple’s therapy or counseling, you may have learned to be a better listener and communicator. For example, you might have […]

June 24, 2022

Avoid Arrogance Key Verse to Read and Treasure Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5, ESV) For Insight Have you noticed when you read the Book of Proverbs, that Solomon has a lot to say about […]

June 23, 2022

That Feeling of Accomplishment Key Verse to Read and Treasure I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. (John 17:4, ESV) For Insight You’ve had that feeling at times, I’m sure. Completed something that challenged or tested your endurance. Gotten to the end, […]

June 22, 2022

What Does a Christ-like Attitude Look and Feel Like? Key Verse to Read and Treasure Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tender hearted, and keep a humble attitude. (I Peter 3:8, NLT) For Insight Peter […]

June 21, 2022

It’s God’s Approval that Matters Key Verse to Read and Treasure For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10m, ESV) For […]

June 20, 2022

God Will Answer You Key Verse to Read and Treasure Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed. O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come…By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation (Psalm […]

June 18/19, 2022

Everything will Be Alright Key Verse to Read and Treasure And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, ESV) For Insight When we hear the word or expression “alright” we might think of a […]

June 17, 2022

Healing after Assault Key Verse to Read and Treasure But he was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5, ASV) For Insight To be assaulted means you experience physical or […]

June 16, 2022

The Spiritual Gift of Administration Key Verse to Read and Treasure We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us, for we aim that it is honorable not only I the Lord’s sight but also in the sight […]

June 15, 2022

An Anchor for Our Soul     Key Verse to Read and Treasure When the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven across the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land. 28 So they took a sounding and found twenty fathoms.[a] A little farther on they took […]

June 14, 2022

A Course in Anger Management Key Verse to Read and Treasure Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger (Ephesians 4:26, ESV) For Insight Have you ever thought of Paul’s counsel about anger as a course in anger management? He tells us […]

June 13, 2022

The Good of Agreeing together Key verse to Read and Treasure I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree. And that there be no divisions among you. (I Corinthians 1:10,ESV) For Insight The Church at Corinth was a church divided […]

June 11/12, 2022

Healthy Ambitions Key Verse to Read and Treasure And make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you. (I Thessalonians 4:11, NIV) For Insight Are you ambitious? What are your academic, vocational, relational, financial, […]

June 10, 2022

The Weight of Anxiety Key Verse to Read and Treasure Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down (Proverbs 12:25, ESV) For Insight The Bible does not state what causes anxiety. Perhaps that’s because anxiety cannot be over simplified or reduced to one common cause. But when it surfaces and […]

June 9, 2022

Almost… Key Verse to Read and Treasure Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” (Acts 26:28, NKJV) For Insight The word “almost” means; “not quite, nearly.”  When Paul was talking with King Agrippa about the risen Christ Agrippa spoke those words to him at […]

June 8, 2022

You are the Apple of God’s Eye Key Verse to Read and Treasure For he who touches you touches the apple of his eye. (Zachariah 2:8, ESV) For Insight Concerning this idiom, we are often familiar with it as David uses it in Psalm 17:8, where he prays to God, […]

June 7, 2022

When You are Afraid Key Verse to Read and Treasure When I am afraid I will put my trust in you (Psalm 56:3, NLT) For Insight Several things we know about fear: Fear can literally consume us Fear can separate us from God Fear can rob us of peace, confidence, […]

June 6, 2022

Angels Among Us Key Passage to Read and Treasure For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:11, ESV) For Insight There are several ways God uses his angels to carry out his purposes on earth, in the lives of people, and […]

June 4/5, 2022

The Mutuality of Abiding Key Passage to Read and Treasure Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in […]

June 3, 2022

You Have Abilities! Key Passage to Read and Treasure: As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order […]

June 1, 2022

God is Abounding in Whatever You Need Key Passage to Read and Treasure: But you, O LORD, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in  steadfast love and faithfulness (Psalm 86:5,15, ESV)   For Understanding: In these times you may have experienced your favorite shopping place […]

May 31, 2022

God Will Not Abandon You, Ever Key Verse to Study and Treasure: Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see decay. (Psalm 16:9-10, ESV) Meditation: Abandon or abandonment […]

May 30, 2022

God Comforts the Hurting through Others Key Verse to Study and Treasure: The God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God (2 Corinthians 1:4) Meditation There are some who seem […]

May 28/29, 2022

God Comforts the Hurting and Afflicted Key Verse to Study and Treasure: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 ESV) Meditation Of course, as we’ll […]

May 27, 2022

We’re Stronger Together Read I Thessalonians 5:11 This is why you must encourage and help each other, just as you are already doing. (Contemporary English Version) Studying I Thessalonians 5:11 If you have ever been in a long race or part of something you had to endure for a long […]

May 26, 2022

When Deliverance from God is Delayed Read Daniel 9:1-27 or key verse below O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding. At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are […]

May 25, 2022

When God’s Help is Delayed (Day 3) Read Key Verse But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay! (vs 5, ESV) Studying Psalm 70 Who has not prayed this kind of prayer we see in […]

May 24, 2022

Having Faith, Even When God’s Answers are Delayed (Day 2) Read Key Verse: Acts 24:27 When two years had lapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison. (v24. ESV)      Studying Acts 24:22-27 This week we are looking […]

May 23,2022

How to Live through God’s Delays Read John 11:3-4, 5-6 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of […]

May 21, 2022

You Can Hide Out in God! Read Psalm 32:7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance (ESV) Studying Psalm 32:7 God is a safe place for us. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of that. The world […]

May 20, 2022

Lesson Focus: Having our Faith Refreshed Read John 20:30-31 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing […]

May 19, 2022

The Dangers of Being Double-Minded 1.Read: James 1:8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. (NLT) 2.Studying James 1:8 Sometimes as we deal with or encounter those who are double-minded, we categorize them as being someone who suffers with “bipolar […]

May 18, 2022

Cast Your Anxieties on God! 1.Read I Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. (ESV)   2.Studying I Peter 5:7 During our previous Bible lesson, we studied the art of casting our burdens or cares upon the Lord, and how it is an intentional, […]

May 17, 2022

The Art of Casting our Burdens on the Lord 1.Read Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. (ESV) 2.Study Psalm 55:22 If you are an avid fisherman, then you know there is an art to […]

May 14/15, 2022

Lesson Focus: God Is With You; You are Not Alone 1.Read Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (ESV) 2.Studying Joshua 1:9 There are many other […]

May 13, 2022

Lesson Focus: What we Leave Behind 1.Read Proverbs 13:22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly. (NLT) 2.Study Proverbs 13:22 The word legacy is often associated with money or property. But, in its broader use it applies to anything that is […]

May 12, 2022

Lesson Focus: Jesus Opens Our Heart and Mind to Understand the Scriptures 1.Read Luke 24:45 Then he opened their minds to understands the Scriptures (ESV). 2.Study Luke 24:45 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is […]

May 11, 2022

Lesson Focus: Instant Vs. Delayed Gratification 1.Read: Psalm 27:14Wait for the LORD; be strong. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. (Ps 27:14, NLT) 2.Studying Psalm 27:14Some live only for now. If it makes them happy today, fills a void now, satisfies now, brings joy, peace, or […]

May 10, 2022

Lesson Focus: God Anticipates Your Needs and Answers Pryer 1.Read: Isaiah 65:24I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! 2.Studying Isaiah 65:24The Spirit searches all things, the deep things of God and […]

May 9, 2022

Lesson Focus: Good and Godly Parenting 1.Read Colossians 3:21, Amplified BibleFathers, do not provoke or irritate or exasperate your children [with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive, nor by favoritism or indifference, treat them tenderly with loving-kindness], so they will not lose heart and become discouraged […]

May 7/8, 2022

Lesson Focus: Cultivating Maternal Instincts Read Genesis 3:20, ESV The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.      Studying Genesis 3:20 Not every woman has maternal instincts, nor should we assume that every woman who is a mother has maternal instincts. In fact, […]

May 6, 2022

Lesson Focus: Cultivating a Spirit of Unity 1.Read Ephesians 4:1-2As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 2.Studying Ehpesians 4:1-2Paul invites believers to look […]

May 5, 2022

Lesson Focus: The Importance of Humans in God’s Great Plan 1.Read Psalm 144:3 LORD, what are mortals, that you notice them; mere mortals, that you pay attention to us? (Psalm 144:3-4, GNT) 2.Studying Psalm 144:3 Whether the Bible translation you are familiar with or using, uses the words “man, mortals, […]

May 4, 2022

Lesson Focus: God Helps Us Win Battles 1.Read 2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the LORD to you, “Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours, but […]