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

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

2 Chronicles 8:11-10:19 11 Solomon’s wife, the daughter of the king of Egypt, moved from the part of Jerusalem called David’s City to her new palace that Solomon had built. The sacred chest had been kept in David’s City, which made his palace sacred, and so Solomon’s wife could no longer live there. 12 Solomon offered sacrifices to the Lord on the altar he had built in front of the temple. 13 He followed the requirements that Moses had given for sacrifices offered on the Sabbath, on the first day of each month, the Festival of Thin Bread, the Harvest Festival, and the Festival of Shelters. 14 Solomon then assigned the priests and the Levites their duties at the temple, and he followed the instructions that his father David had given him....

Killing Lions: Work vs. Dreams

Killing Lions: Work vs. Dreams

When does work stop feeling like something we need to push through, and when do we get to begin living our dreams? Understanding the process and how to become the kind of men who can handle our dreams when we get there is what these years are all about. Click here to watch. View the discussion thread. From: Killing Lions: Work vs....

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

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

2 Chronicles 6:12-8:10 Solomon Prays at the Temple 12-13 Earlier, Solomon had a bronze platform made that was about eight feet square and five feet high, and he put it in the center of the outer courtyard near the altar. Solomon stood on the platform facing the altar with everyone standing behind him. Then he lifted his arms toward heaven; he knelt down 14 and prayed: Lord God of Israel, no other god in heaven or on earth is like you! You never forget the agreement you made with your people, and you are loyal to anyone who faithfully obeys your teachings. 15 My father David was your servant, and today you have kept every promise you made to him. 16 You promised that someone from his family would always be king of Israel, if they do their best to obey you, just as...

The Way a Man is with a Woman

The Way a Man is with a Woman

There is something mythic in the way a man is with a woman. Our sexuality offers a parable of amazing depth when it comes to being masculine and feminine. The man comes to offer his strength and the woman invites the man into herself, an act that requires courage and vulnerability and selflessness for both of them. Notice first that if the man will not rise to the occasion, nothing will happen. He must move; his strength must swell before he can enter her. But neither will the love consummate unless the woman opens herself in stunning vulnerability. When both are living as they were meant to live, the man enters his woman and offers her his strength. He spills himself there, in her, for her; she draws him in, embraces and envelops him. When all is over he is...

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

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

2 Chronicles 4-6:11 The Furnishings for the Temple 4 Solomon had a bronze altar made that was thirty feet square and fifteen feet high. 2 He also gave orders to make a large metal bowl called the Sea. It was fifteen feet across, about seven and a half feet deep, and forty-five feet around. 3 Its outer edge was decorated with two rows of carvings of bulls, ten bulls to every eighteen inches, all made from the same piece of metal as the bowl. 4 The bowl itself sat on top of twelve bronze bulls, with three bulls facing outward in each of four directions. 5 The sides of the bowl were four inches thick, and its rim was in the shape of a cup that curved outward like flower petals. The bowl held about fifteen thousand gallons. 6 He also made ten small bowls and put five...

07/20/2014

07/20/2014

2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17 ~ Romans 6:1-23 ~ Psalm 16:1-11 ~ Proverbs 19:20-21Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Welcome to a brand new week. Today is the 20th of July. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today. So our tradition from the beginning, so nine and a half years ago, is to change translations every week and get this incredibly rounded experience as we navigate our way through the adventure that is the Bible. So this week we’ll read from the Contemporary English Version and we have the privilege of beginning a new book today, the book of 2 Chronicles. Of course, as we talked about when we started 1 Chronicles, 1 and 2 Chronicles were the same book. They were broken into two pieces for navigation, for ease of being able to find things, same...

Qualities That Speak of God

Qualities That Speak of God

Can there be any doubt that God wants to be sought after? The first and greatest of all commands is to love him (Mark 12:29-30; Matt. 22:36-38). He wants us to love him. To seek him with all our heart. A woman longs to be sought after, too, with the whole heart of her pursuer. God longs to be desired. Just as a woman longs to be desired. This is not some weakness or insecurity on the part of a woman, that deep yearning to be desired. God feels the same way. Remember the story of Martha and Mary? Mary chose God, and Jesus said that was what he wanted. “Mary has chosen what is better” (Luke 10:42). She chose me. Life changes dramatically when romance comes into our lives. Christianity changes dramatically when we discover that it, too, is a great...