The Word of God: James 1:19-27 – September 20, 2020

19You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. 21Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. 22But be doers…

The Word of God: Esther 3:1-4:3 – September 20, 2020

1After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the officials who were with him. 2And all the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and did obeisance to Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai…

Psalm of the Day – September 19, 2020 (Psalm 56)

1 Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me;all day long foes oppress me;2 my enemies trample on me all day long,for many fight against me.O Most High, 3 when I am afraid,I put my trust in you.4 In God, whose word I praise,in God I trust; I am not afraid;what can…

The Word of God: John 12:44-50 – September 19, 2020

44Then Jesus cried aloud: “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. 47I do not judge anyone who hears…

The Word of God: Acts 17:16-34 – September 19, 2020

16While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and also in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18Also some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated…

The Word of God: Esther 2:5-8, 15-23 – September 19, 2020

5Now there was a Jew in the citadel of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair son of Shimei son of Kish, a Benjaminite. 6Kish had been carried away from Jerusalem among the captives carried away with King Jeconiah of Judah, whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had carried away. 7Mordecai had brought up Hadassah,…

Psalm of the Day – September 18, 2020 (Psalm 32)

1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,whose sin is covered.2 Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity,and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 While I kept silence, my body wasted awaythrough my groaning all day long.4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;my strength was dried…

The Word of God: John 12:36b-43 – September 18, 2020

36After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them. 37Although he had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him. 38This was to fulfill the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”…

The Word of God: Acts 17:1-15 – September 18, 2020

1After Paul and Silas had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three sabbath days argued with them from the scriptures, 3explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to…

The Word of God: Esther 1:1-4, 10-19 – September 18, 2020

1This happened in the days of Ahasuerus, the same Ahasuerus who ruled over one hundred twenty-seven provinces from India to Ethiopia. 2In those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in the citadel of Susa, 3in the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and ministers. The…