Brave, Bold, & Ready

  Scripture: “The king of Jericho sent word to Rahab: ‘Bring out the men who came to you to stay the night in your house. They’re spies; they’ve come to spy out the whole country.’   The woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, ‘Yes, two men did come to me,

Finding Faith and Freedom

Scripture: “Believe me, friends, all I want for Israel is what’s best for Israel: salvation, nothing less. I want it with all my heart and pray to God for it all the time. I readily admit that the Jews are impressively energetic regarding God—but they are doing everything exactly backward. They don’t seem to realize

Navigating Disagreements & Redirection

  Scripture: “Paul and Barnabas stayed on in Antioch, teaching and preaching the Word of God. But they weren’t alone. There were a number of teachers and preachers at that time in Antioch. After a few days of this, Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let’s go back and visit all our friends in each of the towns

Giving Grace Freely

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Scripture: “Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down

When the Stakes are High

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Scripture: “A great protest was mounted by the people, including the wives, against their fellow Jews. Some said, ‘We have big families, and we need food just to survive.’ Others said, ‘We’re having to mortgage our fields and vineyards and homes to get enough grain to keep from starving.’ And others said, ‘We’re having to