Entries by sarahp

Hypocrites Anonymous

Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 2 Today, one of my friends posted a cartoon about how Christians are hypocrites. The comic said, ”Oh, you go to church and act like the perfect Christian on Sundays, but you talk about people, create drama, judge others, lie and act fake.” Ouch! I am a Christian, but I am […]

Good Guidance

Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 1 When I moved from my childhood home in Germany to New Zealand at the age of 19 to live there and attend university, it was a big, wonderful, and a bit scary adventure. It was a brand-new chapter in my life in a new place with all new people. I […]

Letter From a Friend

Today’s Bible Reading: Hebrews 13 “If you like to get letters from close, loving friends you will enjoy this last chapter of Hebrews for it affects us as much as it did its original readers,” writes the late pastor Ray Stedman in his IVP commentary on the book of Hebrews. “The great pastoral heart of […]

How Is Your Run Going?

Today’s Bible Reading: Hebrews 12 There are many awesome things to praise about God, but arguably some of the most excellent are his holiness and love. His unfathomable love is so great that he gave up his throne and was crucified for all humanity. He did it so we can come into his presence and […]

Easter: Jesus VS God – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Faith and Hope In Real Life

Today’s Bible Reading: Hebrews 11 What does a cancer diagnosis, plus ten months of fervent prayer, plus a tenacious fighter, plus a loving family equal? They equal a recipe for an inspirational story, or so we hope. There are many stories of people believing in God through the hardest circumstances and seeing him move in […]

Out of the Shadows

Today’s Bible Reading: Hebrews 10 Today, while putting my baby to sleep, I heard a scratching noise outside on our skylight. It was getting on toward sunset, and I instinctively looked up to see what made the sound. I didn’t expect to see anything, but to my surprise, I saw the shadow of the culprit. […]

Once for All!

Today’s Bible Reading: Hebrews 9 The author of Hebrews begins chapter 9 by refreshing his readers’ memories about the original setup, purpose, and symbolism of the tabernacle. It was a tent, constructed by Moses and the Hebrews after leaving Egypt. It was made according to precise instructions from God himself (Exodus 36-40). The symbolism of […]

The New Covenant

Today’s Bible Reading: Hebrews 8 As Easter rolls around, I start to consider and meditate on the sacrifice Jesus made for us on that cross. Jesus never sinned—he was completely blameless. Pilate wanted to release Jesus because he found no fault in him. He didn’t want to crucify him, and when the Jews explained that […]

Jesus: Standing in the Gap

Today’s Bible Reading: Hebrews 7 Many years ago, I went with a group of ladies to a “Women of Faith” conference. Babbie Mason performed a beautiful song: “Standing in the Gap for You.” The song is about a friend interceding for another friend. This song reminds me how Jesus stands in the gap for us. […]