Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

1 Peter 5:8-9

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.”

Hebrews 9:11-12

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.”

1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’”

Matthew 9:10-13

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?”

Romans 11:34-35

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.”

Isaiah 49:13

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’”

Acts 1:4-5

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”

Matthew 19:13-14

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 12:58 AM Central


Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 8:24 PM Central

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It’s a beautiful Sunday evening in Illinois. Love the spring weather!

Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

James 3:17

Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.’”

Galatians 3:13

Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 1:59 AM Central

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)”

Romans 2:13-15

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.”

Hebrews 7:23-25

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 2:34 AM Central

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”

1 Peter 4:14

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

1 Timothy 4:12

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.”‘ But wisdom is proved right by her actions.”

Matthew 11:18-19

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Central

“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

Romans 12:4-5

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 4:54 PM Central

This pro-life legislation, which recently passed the House of Representatives, will probably not survive into law, but its strong showing provides hope that unborn Americans will one day enjoy the same civil rights that everyone else in this country enjoys!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, ‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’ He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’”

Matthew 17:18-20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 1:19 AM Central