Pride Gets in the Way

Ascension Thursday
For the story of the Ascension of Jesus, see Acts 1:6-11

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Paul and his friend Silas travel to the capital of Greece and one of the great centers of art and writing in the ancient world, Athens. Paul preaches in the very theater where famous Greek teachers used to give their speeches. Greeks gather around to listen to him.

Let’s tune in on the speech that Paul gave. He stirs their curiosity, but not their faith. Among all the letters in the Bible that Paul wrote, none is addressed to the Athenians. The pride in their culture prevented them from finding a fresh, new and wonderful belief in Jesus.

How sad for them! Today let’s pray for ourselves and for others, that there be nothing in our minds that gets in the way of knowing and loving Jesus.

Acts 17:16-34

Bible Breaths
You in the shrine of my heart v. 24
In You I have my being. v. 28

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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament except the Gospels.
In the Easter Season we read from the Book of Acts


This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion.  An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick

Jesus, King of the Earth

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Tomorrow is Ascension Thursday, the day we recall Jesus’ return to his Father after forty days of visiting with his disciples after Easter. The psalm for today is just right for the Ascension where we praise the Lord Jesus as King of all the earth.

Just as Wednesday is the center of the week, so is verse 4 the center of this psalm of seven verses. You might take this verse and memorize it, praying for every country on the earth that each one might come to know and love Jesus as their king. You and I and all of us praying this psalm today become the ones that God is asking that we pray in this special way for unity and peace on this earth.

Psalm 67

A Bible Breath   May Your face shine upon me. v. 1

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Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
one each week across the three-year cycle.


This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick