FMBRF: Sheep without a Shepherd

From one of today’s texts in our Friday Morning Bible Reading Fellowship – The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.  And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate … Continue reading

Margin notes: Simple Faith

Luke 5:4–6 (ESV) — 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! … Continue reading

Margin notes: No Jennifer, Jeffrey didn’t escape.

Revelation 21:5–8 (ESV) — 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, … Continue reading

Margin notes: Why am I downcast?

Psalm 42:11 – Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. This short Psalm has been a refuge … Continue reading

Margin notes: Psalm 40 – a “DOING” God

Ps 40:1–4 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my … Continue reading

Margin notes: David’s epitaph

Ps 30:1–3 (NET)  I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up, and did not allow my enemies to gloat over me. 30:2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you and you healed me. 30:3 O … Continue reading

Margin notes: Joy in Trials

James 1:2–5 (ESV) — 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you … Continue reading

Margin notes: Living blessed.

Psalm 32:1–3 (ESV) — 1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when … Continue reading

Margin notes: Uneven steps

2 Chronicles 30:17–20 (ESV) — 17 For there were many in the assembly who had not consecrated themselves. Therefore the Levites had to slaughter the Passover lamb for everyone who was not clean, to consecrate it to the Lord. 18 … Continue reading

Margin notes: What is God’s will for my life?

Colossians 1:21–22 (ESV) — 21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and … Continue reading