Archive for August 2018
August 31, 2018 DAILY READING James 1:9-16This weekend’s reading: Genesis 6:11-22 FIELD NOTES From The Voice translation: If you are a brother of humble means, celebrate the fact that God has raised you up. If you are rich and seemingly invincible, savor the humble reality that you are a mere mortal who will vanish like a flower that…Read More
Everything Happens for a Reason?
August 30, 2018 DAILY READING James 1:1-8This weekend’s reading: Genesis 6:11-22 FIELD NOTES The old saying, “everything happens for a reason,” is pervasive in our culture, and has been shown to be untrue by many Christian authors. Adam Hamilton says it best, I think when he says rather than everything happens for a reason, we…Read More
August 29, 2018 DAILY READING John 15:16-25This weekend’s reading: Genesis 6:11-22 FIELD NOTES Prevenient Grace is grace that God bestows on us before we even are aware of who God is or what God does. Prevenient Grace is where God chooses us before we choose to follow God. Prevenient Grace is where God loves us…Read More
August 28, 2018 DAILY READING Psalm 11This weekend’s reading: Genesis 6:11-22 FIELD NOTES Our Psalm today is Psalm 11. Read it. Pray over it. Remember that David, the author of this Psalm, faced many hardships in his life, and remained faithful. Read his words and be encouraged. Be sustained. Be filled. QUESTIONS FROM THE FIELD In…Read More
A Father’s Instruction
August 27, 2018 DAILY READING Ephesians 6:1-4This weekend’s reading: Genesis 6:11-22 FIELD NOTES Raise your hand if you have a wild child? My kid is not quite 2 years old, and while he is so sweet, he also knows exactly which buttons to push to get a reaction out of Dad. Just the other night,…Read More
East of Eden
In Everything, Pray
August 25, 2018 DAILY READING Luke 11:5-13This weekend’s reading: Genesis 4:1-16 FIELD NOTES This is a hard scripture. Jesus tells the disciples to be persistent in their prayers. Persistence will pay off, he says, for God is like a father who takes care of his children. And yet, how many of us have prayed and prayed…Read More
Dawn Is Coming
August 24, 2018 DAILY READING Romans 13:11-14This weekend’s reading: Genesis 4:1-16 FIELD NOTES Paul encourages the church in Rome to hold fast to hope because the days aren’t always going to be bad. Scriptures like these remind us that just about every generation has felt they were facing the worst of what our fallen world could…Read More
Are We Awake?
August 23, 2018 DAILY READING 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11This weekend’s reading: Genesis 4:1-16 FIELD NOTES From The Voice Translation:“Now, brothers and sisters, you don’t need further instruction from us or anyone else for that matter regarding how the seasons and times will play out. That’s because you know the truth well enough. The day of the Lord will race onto the scene and surprise…Read More
August 22, 2018 DAILY READING Mark 8:14-21This weekend’s reading: Genesis 4:1-16 FIELD NOTES This is one of my favorite types of stories in the New Testament. Here you have the disciples, who have witnessed some of the greatest miracles in human history, and they STILL don’t get it. They STILL struggle with doubt. They STILL…Read More