The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday October 31, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday October 31, 2014 (NIV)

Lamentations 4-5 The Holy Stones Lie Scattered 4 (A)How the gold has grown dim,how the pure gold is changed!The holy stones lie scattered(B)at the head of every street. 2 The precious sons of Zion,worth their weight in (C)fine gold,how they are regarded as (D)earthen pots,the work of a potter’s hands! 3 Even jackals offer the breast;they nurse their young,but the daughter of my people has become cruel,like the ostriches in the wilderness. 4 The tongue of the nursing infant (E)sticksto the roof of its mouth for thirst;(F)the children beg for food,but no one gives to them. 5 Those who once feasted on delicaciesperish in the streets;(G)those who were brought up in purpleembrace ash heaps. 6 (H)For the chastisement[a] of the daughter of my people has been...

10/30/2014

10/30/2014

Lamentations 3:1-66 ~ Hebrews 1:1-14 ~ Psalm 102:1-28 ~ Proverbs 26:21-22Today is the 30th of October. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Wow. One more day left in this month. I cannot believe it. I’ve said that a few times this year, like at that end of every month or the beginning of every month, but it has flown by. It has been quite an interesting year. And here we are approaching the end of another month. Anyway, it is a beautiful autumn day in the rolling hills of Tennessee and I trust it is a lovely day wherever you are on this big blue planet that God has given us, such a lavish and exquisite pleasure to live on. We began two things, the book of lamentations and Philemon which we read in its entirety. We’ll continue in the book of Lamentations...

Friendship is a Holy Thing

Friendship is a Holy Thing

00:00 Stasi Eldredge’s book “Free to Be Me” helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be. I was driving last summer with some gals, all of whom are really pretty and slender and smart and have a lot of friends. (So, yeah, intimidating gals.) I risked asking them the question, “Do you feel like you fit in?” Looking at their lives from the outside, I expected their answers to be, “Yes. Sure!” None of them said that. All five, after a lengthy pause and with lowered voices, confessed, “No. I don’t.” Okay, then. The cat’s out of the bag. We share the feeling of being odd. Weird. In our inner worlds, we feel alone. And being alone is the first thing that God named as “not...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday October 30, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday October 30, 2014 (NIV)

Lamentations 3 Great Is Your Faithfulness 3 (A)I am the man who has seen afflictionunder the (B)rod of his wrath;2 he has driven and brought me(C)into darkness without any light;3 surely against me he turns his handagain and again the whole day long. 4 He has made my flesh and my skin waste away;(D)he has broken my bones;5 (E)he has besieged and enveloped mewith (F)bitterness and tribulation;6 (G)he has made me dwell in darknesslike the dead of long ago. 7 (H)He has walled me about so that (I)I cannot escape;he has made my chains heavy;8 though (J)I call and cry for help,he shuts out my prayer;9 (K)he has blocked my ways with blocks of stones;he has made my paths crooked. 10 (L)He is a bear lying in wait for me,a lion in hiding;11 (M)he turned aside my steps and...

10/29/2014

10/29/2014

Lamentations 1:1-2:22 ~ Philemon 1:1-25 ~ Psalm 101:1-8 ~ Proverbs 26:20Today is October 29th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s my pleasure and it is such an honor to be here with you today, a special day for us. We begin two new books, one of which we will finish today. Yeah, we’re kind of in this zone where things begin to speed up in some respects as we move through some of the shorter writings in the scriptures. So we’ll begin the book of Lamentations and we’ll begin and finish the letter from Paul to Philemon. Introduction of a New Book: Lamentations – this is a book that contains five poems, poems of lament. They are about the fallen, the destruction of Jerusalem. In Hebrew this book is called Eikhah...

The Gospels as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

The Gospels as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

00:00 According to the part of the story God has allowed us to see, the Haunting we sense is his calling us forth on a journey. The resurrection of our heart requires that the Sacred Romance be true and that is precisely what the Scriptures tell us. As Frederick Buechner reminds us in his wonderful book Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale, the world of the gospel is the world of fairy tale, with one notable exception: It is a world of magic and mystery, of deep darkness and flickering starlight. It is a world where terrible things happen and wonderful things too. It is a world where goodness is pitted against evil, love against hate, order against chaos, in a great struggle where often it is hard to be sure who belongs to which side...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday October 29, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday October 29, 2014 (NIV)

Lamentations 1-2 How Lonely Sits the City 1 (A)How lonely sits the citythat was full of people!How like (B)a widow has she become,she who was great among the nations!She who was (C)a princess among the provinceshas become (D)a slave. 2 (E)She weeps bitterly in the night,with tears on her cheeks;(F)among all her loversshe has (G)none to comfort her;(H)all her friends have dealt treacherously with her;they have become her enemies. 3 (I)Judah has gone into exile because of afflictionand hard servitude;(J)she dwells now among the nations,(K)but finds no resting place;her pursuers have all overtaken herin the midst of her distress.[a] 4 The roads to Zion mourn,for none come to (L)the festival;(M)all her gates are desolate;her priests (N)groan;her virgins have been...