January 2020

“Go Where Jesus Goes”

Matthew 4:18-22 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Calls His First Disciples 18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they […]



December 2019

“Go In Peace”

Luke 2:22-32 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Presented in the Temple 22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the […]



November 2019

“Challenge Sunday”

Psalm 37:1-6 New International Version (NIV) Of David. 1 Do not fret because of those who are evil     or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither,     like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good;     dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the Lord, […]



September 2019

“The Party is Not Over”

Nehemiah 13:19-22 New International Version (NIV) 19 When evening shadows fell on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I ordered the doors to be shut and not opened until the Sabbath was over. I stationed some of my own men at the gates so that no load could be brought in on the Sabbath day. 20 Once or […]



August 2019

“God’s Plans/Our Obedience”

Esther 8:1-2 New International Version (NIV) The King’s Edict in Behalf of the Jews 8 That same day King Xerxes gave Queen Esther the estate of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came into the presence of the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her. 2 The king took […]



“God’s Plans and God’s Time”

Esther 4:12-17 New International Version (NIV) 12 When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your […]



“God’s Plans and Ours”

Esther 4:12-17 New International Version (NIV) 12 When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your […]



“God Has Plans”

Esther 2:17-18 New International Version (NIV) 17 Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 And the king gave a great […]



July 2019

“Telling Time”

Nehemiah 9:1-3 New International Version (NIV) The Israelites Confess Their Sins 9 On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their […]



“A Thousand Questions”