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Archive for December 2014

Last message of the year

December 30, 2014

This will be the last In His Word message of this year.  I pray that you have enjoyed the journey through the Bible and the format used for it.  Our theme for the coming year will be “Jesus said.”  Each day (beginning Monday) will focus on a different statement of Jesus.   Most of them will […]

Esther – “for such a time as this”

December 29, 2014

Esther is one of only two books (the other being Song of Solomon) that does not contain God’s name, yet His providence appears on every page.  The events of the book took place in the Persian empire during the reign of Ahasuerus, also known as Xerxes, around BC 460.  It begins with the removal of […]

Revelation – “they overcame”

December 26, 2014

The book of Revelation could be summarized with two words: God wins.  For a few more details continue reading. The theme of the first three chapters of Revelation is “the seven churches that are in Asia.”  The first chapter focuses on the One who delivered the message for them to John: “Jesus Christ, the faithful […]

Luke 24 – “He has risen”

December 25, 2014

When the women arrived at the tomb on the first day of the week, “they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” (Luke 24:1-3).  Two angels appeared and asked them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? […]

Prophets – “thanksgiving and…merry”

December 24, 2014

As we bring our Wednesday study of the prophets this year to a close, consider what the Lord said of His people in Jeremiah 30:19 – “Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry;…”  For those who serve God, being thankful and merry are not reserved for a […]

Ecclesiastes 9-12 – “the conclusion”

December 23, 2014

Ecclesiastes 9-10 emphasizes the point that wisdom is better.”  It is “better than strength” and “better than weapons of war.”  “The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.”  “A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right,” and “wisdom has the advantage of giving success.”  […]

Nehemiah – “rebuild the wall”

December 22, 2014

When Nehemiah received word that “the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire”, he wept and prayed to God, petitioned King Artaxerxes, and prepared to return (Nehemiah 1-2). He told the officials there, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned […]

1-3 John – “this is love”

December 20, 2014

John mentioned “love” in his Gospel account more than all other Gospels combined.  He continued to focus on love in his three letters.  “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).  “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:8).  We demonstrate the love of […]

John 19 – “the cross”

December 18, 2014

(Like last week, this summary covers parts of multiple chapters – Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, and John 19 – without an attempt to specifically reference each detail.  John 19 is used as a general reference. – TN) After Pilate delivered Him to be crucified, Jesus bore His own cross with help to Galgotha, […]

Malachi – “I have loved you”

December 17, 2014

The Lord loved Israel, but Israel – especially the priests – despised Him by presenting defiled food on His altar, making Him want to “shut the doors” to the temple (Malachi 1).  He warned the priests what would happen to them if they did not honor Him (2:1-9).  The people profaned the covenant of their […]