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Ash Wednesday Preparation

February 17, 2021 Anonymous As Christ prepared Himself for the gift of His life to be given as a sacrifice to cleanse from sin the heart of man for all…


The King Who Couldn’t

February 16, 2021 DAILY READING 1 Samuel 9:15 – 10:1b FIELD NOTES In today’s reading, the prophet Samuel is sent to anoint Saul to be the first king of Israel….


Worthy of Worship

February 15, 2021 DAILY READING Psalm 115 FIELD NOTES It has always impressed me that the people of ancient Israel were so advanced in their theology compared to the civilizations…


Advice or Wisdom?

February 12, 2021 DAILY READING Matthew 7:1-12 Psalm 119:33-40 FIELD NOTES A while back, Dr. Chappell challenged all of us at Brentwood UMC to see the world “Inside-Out” through the…



February 12, 2021 DAILY READING Galatians 5:2-6 Psalm 119:33-40 FIELD NOTES Paul’s words to the Galatians in today’s text seem a little harsh, especially because he’s referring to a first…


God’s Glory

February 11, 2021 DAILY READING 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 Psalm 119:33-40 FIELD NOTES “…do everything for the glory of God.” It’s amazing how much our lives can change when we truly…



February 10, 2021 DAILY READING Matthew 19:1-12 Psalm 119:9-16 FIELD NOTES A few years ago, I offered to help a friend who was experiencing some legal troubles. This offer took…



February 9, 2021 DAILY READING James 2:1-13 Psalm 119:9-16 FIELD NOTES “…have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?” – James 2:4 (NRSV) I am…


Authority Over Evil Spirits

February 8, 2021 DAILY READING Mark 5:1-20 James 1:2-8 Psalm 119:9-16 FIELD NOTES “It turns out the Christian story is a good story in which to learn to fail. As…



February 6, 2021 DAILY READING Luke 4:42-44 FIELD NOTES Even Jesus needed rest. Throughout the New Testament, we read that Jesus often went away to a quiet or deserted place…