November 7, 2022

Scripture:        Job, chapters 31-32; Galatians, chapters 5-6 Job 31:5-8 (NASB) – “If I have walked with deception, and my foot has hurried after deceit, let Him weigh me with accurate scales, and let God know my integrity. If my step has turned from the way, or my heart has followed my eyes, or if any spot has stuck to my hands, let me sow and another eat, and let my crops be uprooted.” Observations: This passage is a small part... Read more

November 4, 2022

Scripture: Job, chapters 26-27; Mark, chapters 15-16 Mark 16:1-8 (NASB): When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices so that they might come and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone from the entrance of the tomb for us?” And looking up, they noticed that... Read more

November 3, 2022

Scripture:        Job, chapter 25; Mark, chapters 13-14 Mark 13:1-6 (NASB): As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, look! What wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.” As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew were questioning Him privately,... Read more

November 2, 2022

Scripture: Job, chapters 23-24; Mark, chapters 11-12 Mark 12:13-17, 41-44 (NASB) Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement. They came and said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and do not care what anyone things; for You are not partial to anyone, but You teach the way of God in truth. Is it permissible to pay a poll tax to Caesar, or not? Are we... Read more

November 1, 2022

Scripture:        Psalm 121; Mark, chapters 9-10 Mark 10:17-27 (NASB): As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”  But Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.  You know the commandments: ‘DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT GIVE FALSE TESTIMONY, Do... Read more

October 31, 2022

Scripture:        Job, chapter 22; Mark, chapters 7-8 Mark 8:11-15 (NASB): And the Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, demanding from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him. Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation!” And leaving them, He again embarked and wet away to the other side. And the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and... Read more

October 27, 2022

Scripture: Job, chapter 18; Psalm 114; Acts, chapters 27-28 Acts 27:14-26 (NASB): But before very long a violent wind, called Euraquilo, rushed down from the land; and when the ship was caught in it and could not head up into the wind, we gave up and let ourselves be driven by the wind. Running under the shelter of a small island called Cauda, we were able to get the ship’s boat under control only with difficulty. After they had hoisted... Read more

October 26, 2022

Inscription at ancient Corinth quoting 2 Corinthians 4:17 (author’s photo)             In the week prior to publishing this article, I received at least three e-mails that deal with “the future of Christianity.” One suggested that the question primarily comes from those who want to see the Church die. At the very least, they want to see it transformed into something completely different. Another promoted a book to help us return to the early days of the Church. Apparently they believe... Read more

October 25, 2022

Scripture:        Job, chapter 16; Acts, chapters 21-23 Acts 21:1-14 (NASB):  Now when we had parted from them and had set sail, we ran a straight course to Cos, and on the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara; and having found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. When we came in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left, we kept sailing to Syria and landed at Trye; for the ship was... Read more

October 24, 2022

Scripture:        Job, chapter 15; Acts, chapters 19-20 Acts 19:23-31 (NASB): About that time a major disturbance occurred in regard to the Way. For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing considerable business to the craftsmen; he gathered these men together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business. You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia,... Read more

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