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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, August 10

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:3 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, August 9

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 1 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, August 8

1 Thessalonians 3 1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, August 7

1 Thessalonians 2:10-20 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, August 5

1 Thessalonians 1:5b-2:9 You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia...

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Matt’s Blog: Being Followed

Flood family, During the summer blockbuster season of 1993, Universal Studios released the first installment of Jurassic Park, a sci-fi thriller about a dinosaur theme park gone wrong. With some amazing special effects and a monstrous T-Rex, it’s easy to see why the movie went on to become the highest grossing film to date. But the...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, August 4

Colossians 4:10-1 Thessalonians 1:5a 10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.) 11 Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my co-workers for the kingdom of God,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, August 3

Colossians 4:1-9 1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, August 2

Colossians 3:12-25 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, August 1

Colossians 3:1-11 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ,...

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