July 22nd, 2022

Read: Philippians 2:3-6 (GNT) Don’t do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble toward one another, always considering others better than yourselves. And look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own. The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had: He always […]

July 21st, 2022

Read: Romans 3:9-10 (TPT) So, are we to conclude then that we Jews are superior to all others? Certainly not! For we have already proven that both Jews and gentiles are all under the bondage of sin. And the Scriptures agree, for it is written: There is no one who always does what is right, […]

July 20th, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 13:2 (NIV) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.   I’m not sure if it is still a popular phrase anymore, but I have a BFF. […]

July 19th, 2022

Read: 2 Corinthians 3:18 (GNT) All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into His likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.    I have always known I was created in God’s image but I […]

July 18th, 2022

Read: James 4:2-4 (TPT) You jealously want what others have so you begin to see yourself as better than others. You scheme with envy and harm others to selfishly obtain what you crave—that’s why you quarrel and fight. And all the time you don’t obtain what you want because you won’t ask God for it! […]

July 17th, 2022

Read: Galatians 2:16 (ERV) We know that no one is made right with God by following the law. It is trusting in Jesus Christ that makes a person right with God. So we have put our faith in Christ Jesus, because we wanted to be made right with God. And we are right with him […]

July 16th, 2022

Read: James 1:27 NRSVReligion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. This week we have read a small passage of the book of James that reminds us that the fulfillment of God’s will requires […]

July 15th, 2022

Read: James 1:26 NRSVIf any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless.  What good is our faith if it does not lead to action? As protestants, we acknowledge that our salvation is a work of grace by faith, all gifts from God. We do […]

July 14th, 2022

Read: James 1:25 NRSVBut those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing. It’s easy to talk about all of the hardship in the world from a position of comfort. Hunger, poverty, human trafficking, murder…there is […]

July 13th, 2022

Read: James 1:23-24 NRSVFor if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.  Sometimes my wife will send me upstairs to fetch something and I’ll come back a […]