August 2019

“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”



“When Fear Attacks”

Philippians 4:4-9 New International Version (NIV) Final Exhortations 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will […]



“An Invitation to Believe”

Luke 24:36-49 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to the Disciples 36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at […]



June 2019

“No Worries”

Matthew 6:25-34 New International Version (NIV) Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or […]



“The God Who Comes Near”

Judges 6:7-16 New International Version (NIV) 7 When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 9 I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I delivered you from the hand […]



“Removing Fear From Our Life”

Matthew 28:16-20 New International Version (NIV) The Great Commission 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make […]



“When It’s Hard to Trust”

Genesis 15:1-6 New International Version (NIV) The Lord’s Covenant With Abram 15 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram.     I am your shield,     your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childlessand the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram […]