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 […]

November Reading from The Message

November 1, 2023

Before Paul became an apostle, embarked on his missionary journeys, and wrote his letters to the early church, his name was Saul, and he was a disciple hunter. It was with arrest warrants in hand that Saul was blinded on his way to Damascus. This serves as a profound testament to God’s power and His […]

October Reading from The Message

October 2, 2023

In the middle of the gospel of Mark, Jesus asks a question that every human must ultimately answer. “Who do you think I really am?” Do our lives reflect our answer to that question? Jesus challenges the disciples, and every Bible reader to the end of time, with the implications of this crucial question. Jesus […]