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Living With Grief

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 28 We only grieve over those whom we have loved and lost. God’s grief is born of a holy love for those whom He created in His image. Therefore, their sin grieves Him deeply. God’s goodness turns to grief after the first couple sin in the […]

CBT Training

Training Event: July 22, 2017 Immanuel Baptist Church, Olive Branch, MS 8:30 am – 3:00 pm THREADS Training Event: Participants will develop a theme and trace it chronologically through the eras of the Bible using the appropriate stories in order that they might grow in their own Bible literacy and be able to teach it to others. […]

The Death of a Nation

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 27 Hosea prophesies throughout the reigns of Israel’s final seven kings. He does not fail his commission; he is faithful to the LORD until the end. Hosea’s final prophecy sounds an urgent plea for repentance, “O Israel, return to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled […]

A Heart That Strays

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 26 “Like Adam, they have broken covenant—they were unfaithful to me there” (Hosea 6:7, HCSB). The LORD creates the garden of Eden, places man in it, and gives man one prohibition—”Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the […]

Scandalous Love

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 25 When God desires to demonstrate His love for His people, He gives them a picture of that love through the prophet Hosea, “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the LORD” […]

Messianic Promises in Isaiah

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 24 Isaiah prophesies for approximately 58 years, beginning at the end of King Uzziah’s final years and continuing through the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Only one book of the Bible (Psalms) contains more messianic references than the book of Isaiah, which records more than […]

The Legacy of Leaders Who Abandon God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 23 King Jeroboam leaves a legacy of idolatry which all nineteen kings of Israel follow and which destroys them as a nation. King David, however, is the standard-bearer for Judah. Each of Judah’s kings is measured by David’s God-fearing and God-honoring standard. Ahaz becomes Judah’s eleventh […]

Spiritual Famine

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 22 “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD” (Amos 8:11-12). Imagine living in a land whose leaders […]

God, Prophets, and Hard-Hearted People

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 21 Many people struggle with an erroneous picture of the God of the Old Testament as they consider the judgment stories of the Bible. They fail to consider the stubborn and rebellious heart of man—the hardened condition to which God finally responds in judgment. Throughout Israel’s […]

Long of Nostril

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 20 Jonah preaches. Nineveh repents. God relents. Jonah pouts. “I knew it!” “I knew that You respond graciously to repentant people!” said an angry Jonah to the LORD. Actually Jonah responds with these words, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still […]

Grace and Gratitude

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 19 You are the result of the investment of others. Grandparents, parents, mentors and teachers, and so on. Joash forgets this truth. His story demonstrates what happens when grace is forgotten and ingratitude reigns. Joash listens to wrong counsel. Evil men wait in the shadows to […]