04/16/2014

04/16/2014

Joshua 13:1-14:15 ~ Luke 18:1-17 ~ Psalm 85:1-13 ~ Proverbs 13:7-8Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Today is the 16th day of April. I’m Brian and it is great to be here with you today. Beautiful springtime here in Tennessee. I think I said that yesterday, but it is. Springtime in Tennessee is fantastic. Just on its heels is summertime, which is not so much fantastic; beautiful, green, lush and hot. Springtime is glorious, as is autumn, beautiful seasons in the rolling hills, so we’re experiencing one of the beautiful seasons. I hope it is beautiful wherever you are, even if that means it is autumn in the southern hemisphere. I trust you’re having a beautiful day today. We’re reading from the Common English Bible this week. (Bible verse...

04/17/2014

04/17/2014

Joshua 15:1-63 ~ Luke 18:18-43 ~ Psalm 86:1-17 ~ Proverbs 13:9-10Today is April 17th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we move further into this Holy Week, beautiful week where we celebrate our hope, our hope of eternity, our salvation. We’re reading from the Common English Bible this week. (Bible verse references above for today’s reading.) Commentary: There is so much in the book of Luke today, so much beauty in Jesus today. Oh, he is amazing. The way he is able to see a situation and the way he is able to give out of the overflow of his relationship with the Father, it is quite beautiful. We have this ruler, a very, very rich man who comes to Jesus. He’s a good guy. That’s...

How God Restores Human Beings

How God Restores Human Beings

We exercise because we want to grow stronger; we take vitamins in the hope of being healthy; we attend language classes expecting to learn a new language. We travel for adventure; we work in the hope of prospering; we love partly in the hope of being loved. So why Christianity? What is the effect Christianity is intended to have upon a person who becomes a Christian, seeks to live as a Christian? The way you answer that question is mighty important. Your beliefs about this will shape your convictions about nearly everything else. It will shape your understanding of the purpose of the Gospel; it will shape your understanding of what you believe God is up to in a person’s life. The way you answer this one question will shape your thoughts about church and...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday April 17, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday April 17, 2014 (NIV)

Joshua 15 Border of Judah 15 The land determined by lot for the clans of the Judahite tribe ran southward to the border of Edom. The Zin wasteland was the southern limit. 2 Their south border ran from the end of the Dead Sea, from the bay that faces south. 3 It went south from the ascent of Akrabbim, passed on to Zin, and went up south of Kadesh-barnea. It passed on to Hezron, went up to Addar, and turned toward Karka. 4 It passed on to Azmon and went by the border[a] of Egypt. The border ended at the sea. This will be their south border. 5 The east border was the Dead Sea as far as the mouth of the Jordan. The border on the north side ran from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan. 6 The border went up to Beth-hoglah and passed north of Beth-arabah. The...

He Longs to Come Close

He Longs to Come Close

Jesus longs for you to come close to him. And he has been moving throughout all eternity, battling, suffering, dying, and triumphing to win your heart for himself. He wants to capture your heart as a response to his overwhelming love for you. Mary Magdalene knew this. Jesus wants us to know it too. It wasn’t merely a coincidence that Jesus revealed himself first to Mary Magdalene. She didn’t just bump into him as he was walking out of the tomb. He wasn’t simply still in the neighborhood. The risen Savior is no longer bound by the constraints of time and space. The resurrected Jesus walks through walls. He appears and disappears suddenly. Jesus chose to appear to Mary first. He chose her. Why? Is his heart not drawn to the hearts of those who...

Community Prayers 04/12/2014

Community Prayers 04/12/2014

Community Prayers ~ April 12, 2014Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible Weekend Prayer and Encouragement for this week ending April 12, 2014. We have a lot of calls to get to today. Jesus, we just invite you. We invite you into all of this. We thank you for this community. We thank you for letting us do this, for holding each other, for shouldering each other’s burdens, for praying for one another and we invite you to come, Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen. Prayer Requests and Praise Reports: Hey Daily Audio Bible family. This is Billy from Montgomery. I have a prayer request for a friend of mine at work. His name is Joe F. He might have skin cancer. He is getting back a report today whether or not he has it. Anyway, he just needs to be covered up in...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday April 16, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday April 16, 2014 (NIV)

Joshua 13-14 Land still unconquered 13 Now Joshua had reached old age. The Lord said to him, “You have reached old age, but much of the land remains to be taken over. 2 This is the land that remains: All the districts of the Philistines and all those of the Geshurites. 3 (The land stretching from the Shihor near Egypt northward as far as the Ekron territory is considered to be Canaanite. There are five rulers of the Philistines, for Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron.) The land of the Avvites 4 in the south. The whole land of the Canaanites, along with Mearah, which belongs to the Sidonians, as far as Aphek and as far as the Amorite border. 5 The land of the Gebalites and the whole Lebanon eastward, stretching from Baal-gad at the foot of Mount Hermon...