04/23/2014

04/23/2014

Joshua 1:1-2:9 ~ Luke 21:29-22:13 ~ Psalm 90:1-91:16 ~ Proverbs 13:24-25Today is April 23rd. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it is my pleasure to be here with you today and every day of our lives. We get to come together and have a few minutes together as a community, centering ourselves around God’s Word, being together, together so that nobody has to feel alone again. That is very rich for me and I hope for you too. We’re reading from the Holman Christian Standard Bible this week. We concluded the book of Joshua yesterday, so we’ve come to the book of Judges. Introduction of a New Book: The book of Judges was authored traditionally by the prophet Samuel. Modern scholars don’t really feel that he is the sole author...

Be Forewarned

Be Forewarned

We’re certainly warned about forgetfulness in Scripture, both in word and by example. In the Old Testament, the pattern is so predictable, we come to expect it. God delivers his people from the cruel whips of Egypt by a stunning display of his power and his care—the plagues, the Passover, the Red Sea. The Israelites celebrate with singing and dancing. Three days later, they are complaining about the water supply. God provides sweet water from the bitter desert springs of Marah. They complain about the food. God drops breakfast out of the sky, every morning. Then it’s the water again. God provides it from a rock. Enemies attack; God delivers. On and on it goes, for forty years. As they stand on the brink of the Promised Land, God issues a final...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday April 23, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday April 23, 2014 (NIV)

Judges 1-2:9 Judah’s Leadership against the Canaanites 1 After the death of Joshua,(A) the Israelites inquired of the Lord,(B) “Who will be the first to fight for us against the Canaanites?” 2 The Lord answered, “Judah(C) is to go.(D) I have handed the land over to him.”(E) 3 Judah said to his brother Simeon, “Come with me to my territory, and let us fight against the Canaanites. I will also go with you to your territory.” So Simeon went with him. 4 When Judah attacked, the Lord handed the Canaanites and Perizzites(F) over to them. They struck down 10,000 men in Bezek.(G) 5 They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek, fought against him, and struck down the Canaanites and Perizzites. 6 When Adoni-bezek fled, they pursued him, seized...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday April 22, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday April 22, 2014 (NIV)

Joshua 24 Review of Israel’s History 24 Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem(A) and summoned Israel’s elders, leaders, judges, and officers, and they presented themselves before God.(B) 2 Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah,(C) the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods. 3 But I took your father Abraham from the region beyond the Euphrates River, led him throughout the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants.(D) I gave him Isaac,(E) 4 and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau.(F) I gave the hill country of Seir to Esau as a possession,(G) but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.(H) 5...

04/22/2014

04/22/2014

Joshua 24:1-33 ~ Luke 21:1-28 ~ Psalm 89:38-52 ~ Proverbs 13:20-23Today is April 22nd. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great, it’s awesome that we can do this, awesome that we can come together no matter where we are on this planet and center ourselves around God’s Word, come around the global campfire and warm ourselves, be together. No matter where we are, we can be together, spend this time in the Word, orient our day, orient our evening, whatever the case may be and find ourselves centered, pointed toward the Lord. We’re reading from the Holman Christian Standard Bible this week. (Bible verse references above for today’s reading.) Prayer: Jesus, the resurrected one, we glory in your name. We worship you....

What Jesus Most Longs For

What Jesus Most Longs For

Mary was frantic: “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him” (John 20:2). She saw a man, assumed he was the gardener, and asked him if he had taken the body. And then Jesus revealed himself to her simply by saying her name, “Mary” (v. 16). Her response? She fell at his feet and worshipped him. Mary forever has the honor of being the first person to worship the risen and victorious Lord. Mary Magdalene was a worshipper. She had been healed and delivered of much, and she loved Jesus thoroughly. She followed him. She gave her complete focus. She gave her resources. She gave her heart. She gave her unconditional surrender. This is what Jesus most longs for. He’s not panting after your...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday April 21, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday April 21, 2014 (NIV)

Joshua 22:21-23:16 21 The Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh answered the leaders of the Israelite clans, 22 “Yahweh is the God of gods! Yahweh is the God of gods![a] He knows,(A) and may Israel also know. Do not spare us today, if it was in rebellion or treachery against the Lord 23 that we have built for ourselves an altar to turn away from Him. May the Lord Himself hold us accountable if we intended to offer burnt offerings and grain offerings on it, or to sacrifice fellowship offerings on it. 24 We actually did this from a specific concern that in the future your descendants might say to our descendants, ‘What relationship do you have with the Lord, the God of Israel? 25 For the Lord has made the Jordan a border between us and you...