FRIDAY, November 24

John 10:11-16 Additional to the lectionary readings The Good News of knowing that we are His The Ezekiel 34 passage uses the language 'shepherds of Israel' to denounce those who have only taken care of themselves, who have ruled selfishly and … [Continue reading]

THURSDAY, November 23

Ephesians 1:15–23 People empowered by the same power that raised Jesus from the dead 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, … [Continue reading]

WEDNESDAY, November 22

Matthew 25:31–46 The Lordship of Jesus — His own, evidenced by Christlike behaviour. 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His glorious throne. Verses 31–46 are description of the final … [Continue reading]

TUESDAY, November 21

Psalm 95:1-7 We are His flock in His care, people of praise 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. “Rock” is a common poetic figure for God. 2-3 Let us come before Him with thanksgiving … [Continue reading]

MONDAY, November 20

Bible study on the lectionary readings for the week leading up to Sunday, November 26, 2017 Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7 Matthew 25: 31-46 Ephesians 1:15-23 Knowing we are the Lord’s: Sheep of the Shepherd’s pasture, sons and daughters of … [Continue reading]

Saturday, November 18

Readings for Sunday, November 19 Deuteronomy 30:11-19 (additional) Zephaniah 1:7-18 Psalm 90:1-12 Matthew 25:14-30 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Finding the message Choose life by following God's word and God's ways The nation of Israel at the time of … [Continue reading]

Friday, November 17

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 The day of the Lord will come when many are caught unaware. In Christ, however, we are aware, like people who have woken up in the daylight, and we can choose faith, love and the hope of salvation rather than judgment. 1 Now, … [Continue reading]

Thursday, November 16

Matthew 25:14-30 Judgment of the worthless servant who hid what had been given to him instead of investing and growing it. 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. Wealthy … [Continue reading]

Wednesday, November 15

Psalm 90:1-12 (NIV) Entitled: A prayer of Moses, the man of God. People’s lives are like grass that withers and their days quickly pass under Your wrath; yet we pray You will relent, teach us Your wisdom and give us Your favour. 1 Lord, you have … [Continue reading]

Tuesday, November 14: Zephaniah 1:7-18

The Day of the Lord: judgment and anguish for the complacent Choose to heed the voice of the Lord – or remain complacent and face judgment 7 Be silent before the Sovereign Lord, for the day of the Lord is near. The Lord has prepared a sacrifice; He … [Continue reading]