The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday June 29, 2016 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday June 29, 2016 (NIV)

2 Kings 15-16 King Azariah of Judah(A) 15 In Jeroboam’s twenty-seventh year as king of Israel, Amaziah’s son Azariah[a] began to rule as king of Judah. 2 He was 16 years old when he began to rule, and he ruled for 52 years in Jerusalem. His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem. 3 He did what Yahweh considered right, as his father Amaziah had done. 4 But the illegal places of worship were still not torn down. The people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense at these worship sites. Azariah’s Skin Disease(B) 5 Yahweh inflicted the king with a skin disease that lasted until the day the king died. So the king lived in a separate house. The king’s son Jotham was in charge of the palace and governed the country. 6 Isn’t everything...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday June 28, 2016 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday June 28, 2016 (NIV)

2 Kings 13-14 King Jehoahaz of Israel 13 Ahaziah’s son King Joash of Judah was in his twenty-third year as king of Judah when Jehoahaz,[a] son of Jehu, began to rule in Samaria as king of Israel. He ruled for 17 years. 2 He did what Yahweh considered evil. He continued to commit the sins that Jeroboam (Nebat’s son) led Israel to commit. He never gave up committing those sins. 3 So Yahweh became angry with Israel and put it at the mercy of King Hazael of Aram and Hazael’s son Benhadad as long as they lived. 4 Then Jehoahaz pleaded with Yahweh, and Yahweh heard him because he saw how the Aramean king was oppressing Israel. 5 So Yahweh gave the Israelites someone to save them, and they were freed from Aram’s power. They were able to live in...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday June 27, 2016 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday June 27, 2016 (NIV)

2 Kings 10:32-12:21 32 So in those days Yahweh began to take away some of Israel’s territory. Hazael defeated Jehu’s army throughout Israel’s territory 33 east of the Jordan River: the entire region of Gilead (the territory belonging to Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh) from Aroer, which is near the Arnon River, to Gilead and Bashan. 34 Isn’t everything else about Jehu—everything he did, all his heroic acts—written in the official records of the kings of Israel? 35 Jehu lay down in death with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria. His son Jehoahaz succeeded him as king. 36 Jehu ruled as king of Israel in Samaria for 28 years. The Priest Jehoiada Opposes Queen Athaliah(A) 11 When Ahaziah’s mother, Athaliah, saw that her son was dead, she...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday June 26, 2016 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday June 26, 2016 (NIV)

2 Kings 9:14-10:31 Jehu Kills King Joram, King Ahaziah, and Queen Jezebel(A) 14 So Jehu, son of Jehoshaphat and grandson of Nimshi, plotted against Joram. (Joram and all Israel were guarding Ramoth Gilead against King Hazael of Aram. 15 But King Joram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received while fighting King Hazael of Aram.) Then Jehu said, “If you want me to be king, don’t let anyone escape from the city to take the news to Jezreel.” 16 So Jehu got on his chariot and drove to Jezreel because Joram was lying in bed there. (King Ahaziah of Judah had come to see Joram.) 17 The watchman standing on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu’s troops coming. He said, “I see some troops.” So Joram said, “Take a chariot driver, send him to meet...

Healing is a Journey

Healing is a Journey

00:00 “Healing prayer,” said Leanne Payne, “is not the ‘instant fix,’ nor the bypassing of slow and steady growth. It is that which clears the path and makes such progress possible.” This type of prayer is beautiful and indispensable in our journey toward maturity, toward holiness, toward wholeness. But the journey requires other things as well—often counseling, certainly discipleship, and, to borrow Eugene Peterson’s phrase, “a long obedience in the same direction.” There is no “zap” that suddenly makes a person as whole and beautiful as Jesus Christ. Wholeness is something we grow into as we walk with Jesus through the years of our lives. Knowing this actually takes a great deal of pressure off—that pressure to find the instant fix or have the One...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday June 25, 2016 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday June 25, 2016 (NIV)

2 Kings 8:1-9:13 Elisha Helps a Shunem Woman Get Her Land Back 8 Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought back to life, “Go away with your family. Stay wherever you can. Yahweh has decided to send a famine on this country, and it will last seven years.” 2 The woman did what the man of Elohim told her. She and her family went to live in Philistine territory for seven years. 3 At the end of seven years, the woman came home from Philistine territory but left again to make an appeal to the king about her house and land. 4 The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of Elohim. He said, “Please tell me about all the great things Elisha has done.” 5 While Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha brought a dead child back to life, the mother came to...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday June 24, 2016 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday June 24, 2016 (NIV)

2 Kings 6-7 An ax head floats 6 The members of the group of prophets said to Elisha, “Look, the place where we now live under your authority is too small for us. 2 Let’s go to the Jordan River and each get a log from there. Then we can make a place to live there.” Elisha said, “Do it!” 3 One of them said, “Please come with us, your servants.” Elisha said, “Okay, I’ll go.” 4 So he went with them. They came to the Jordan River and began cutting down trees. 5 One of them was cutting down a tree when his ax head fell into the water. He cried out, “Oh, no! Master, it was a borrowed ax!” 6 The man of God said, “Where did it fall?” He showed Elisha the place. Elisha then cut a piece of wood, threw it into the river there, and the ax head floated up. 7 “Lift...