Thur – Jan 19

Genesis 35-37; Psalm 12; Mark 14 Genesis 35:4 NLT So they gave Jacob all their pagan idols and earrings, and he buried them under the great tree near Shechem. Idols make us Idle I have spoken that “movement is mandatory” as we Explore the Bible (EtB). As GOD is guiding Jacob according to the purposes […]

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Wed – Jan 18

Genesis 32-34; Psalm 145; Mark 13 Prayer  Genesis 32:11 AMPC Deliver me, I pray You, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite [us all], the mothers with the children. GOD answers prayer. I am intentionally going to be light in my words […]

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Tues – Jan 17

Genesis 30-31;Psalm 11; Mark 12 Commands for Connection Kids are interesting, at least our kids are. When told to do something, they often do not see how it connects us as a family if they obey our commands as parents. Yet, we have aspiring “teachers” in our home, or at least they remind me of […]

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Mon -Jan 16

Genesis 28-29; Mark 11 In verses 23-25, Jesus tells the disciples that if they believe with their whole heart what they pray for, it can be done for them. What we believe in prayer, we must believe with our whole heart.  It is inconsistent to pray that we believe through God all things are possible, […]

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EtB Weekend Wrap Up – Week 2

Stats: We read 20 chapters and 612 verses in week 2. Overall, we have read 40 chapters at 1,243 verses. That’s Amazing, Praise the LORD! Wrap Up: “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”(Mark 9:23) The reading for Week 2 bursts with belief at its core. […]

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Fri -Jan 13

Gen 26-27 Mark 10 Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth Contention, Hostility, Open spaces (the Lord’s blessing) Isaac was a powerful man.  He could have easily taken that first well, and been done with digging. Issac was a peaceful man, and more importantly, a Godly man   In  chapter 26, God tells Issac to go where  He […]

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Thur – Jan 12

Genesis 24-25; Psalm 4; Mark 9 Listen and Learn Peter exclaimed, “Rabbi, it’s wonderful for us to be here! Let’s make three shelters as memorials—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” (Mark 9:5) We see in Genesis 24 God orchestrating the Abrahamic lineage with Isaac and directing the affairs connected to His […]

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Wed – Jan 11

Genesis 19-20, Psalm 107, Mark 7 A Heart for God In Mark 7 we find Jesus addressing a group whom were questioning why Jesus’ disciples did not follow the “traditions” that had been set in place. Jesus’ response: You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men. Pastor Brandon preached the […]

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Tues – Jan 10

Genesis 21-23; Psalm 1; Mark 8 Be Blessed! Let’s look at Psalm 1 today and the formula to be “blessed.” We will define blessed as the God given capacity to experience, enjoy, and extend the goodness and favor of God in one’s life, whatever form God’s goodness and favor takes. Simply put, blessed is to […]

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Mon -Jan 9

Gen 16-18, Mark 6 Choices Ishmael must have lived in turmoil wondering where he belonged.  Especially once Issac was born.  One could hardly blame him.  It wasn’t like his father actually loved his mother. She was a means to an end. I imagine a young boy trying to figure out where he belonged. Constantly trying […]

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