April Reading from The Message

April 1, 2024

Do you view God as a giver of rules or a living, personal presence? Jesus shows us who God is. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul reminds us that God is accessible through Christ. The veil has been lifted! When we’re with Christ, we’re in touch with the father and positive change in […]

March Reading from The Message

March 2, 2024

We start from resurrection. If we are followers of Christ, we believe He did the unthinkable- he rose from the dead. If true, everything about how we live changes. When Jesus defeated death, suddenly the detailed prophecies and big, God-sized story of the Bible were infused with life! We simply cannot ignore the reality and […]

February Reading from The Message

February 1, 2024

The brief but intense prophecy of Obadiah is an indictment of Edom’s pride and injustice towards God’s people. But the last message of this short book takes a giant step out of the centuries of hate and rivalry. We are given a higher standard for how to live in a world of oppressors and victims. […]

January Reading from The Message

January 2, 2024

The entire calendar is under the sweep of God’s caring eyes. Past and future are held together by his love and his promises. Like the Hebrews moving into new land, God knows the journey you have been on. As the new year begins, do not forget his commandments and the promises he has in store […]

December Reading from The Message

December 1, 2023

Matthew 1 starts with a long (dare I say boring?) list of names. 21st century readers want to skim that part to begin learning about Jesus. But the intentional detailing of Jesus’ family tree is significant. It outlines the prophetic timing of his arrival and the inclusivity of God’s family. Have you seen some of […]