The Family, Whole and Broken

Sunday, September 23 The Family, Whole and Broken Genesis 2:18-24; 4:1-2 NRSV Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken. (Genesis 2:23) We were created of God and by...

Cain Ducks Responsibility for Abel

Saturday, September 22 Cain Ducks Responsibility for Abel Genesis 4:3-12 NRSV Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9) Our responsibility to “keep” extends beyond family. Will you show...

For the Sake of Your Prayers

Friday, September 21 For the Sake of Your Prayers 1 Peter 4:7-11 NRSV The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. (1 Peter 4:7) Your prayers have the power! Power to change you. Power to change...

Cultivate Deep Mutual Love

Thursday, September 20 Cultivate Deep Mutual Love 1 Peter 1:13-16, 22-23 NRSV Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22) Cultivate seeds of love in...

Honor the Sanctity of Marriage

Wednesday, September 19 Honor the Sanctity of Marriage Hebrews 13:1-6 NRSV Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. (Hebrews 13:4) Nurture all aspects of martial relationships,...

Married and Devoted to the Lord

Tuesday, September 18 Married and Devoted to the Lord 1 Corinthians 7:1-7, 32-35 NRSV Do not deprive one another except perhaps by agreement for a set time, to devote yourselves to prayer, and then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your...