The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday July 29, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday July 29, 2015 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 24-25 24 ¶ Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. 2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada, the priest. 3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives, and he begat sons and daughters. 4 And it came to pass after this that Joash desired to repair the house of the LORD. 5 And he gathered together the priests and the Levites and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and be diligent in this matter. However the Levites were not diligent. 6 Therefore the king called for Jehoiada, the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not...

07/28/2015

07/28/2015

2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21 ~ Romans 11:13-36 ~ Psalm 22:1-18 ~ Proverbs 20:7 Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Today is the 28th of July. I’m Brian. It’s good to be here with you today, great to be here with you today. I trust and pray all is well with you, but no matter what is going on, this is the moment where we step aside away from all of that and just exhale and place ourselves in this beautiful place of serenity where God can speak to us through his Word. We’re reading from The Message this week. Commentary: What Paul is telling us today in the book of Romans is essentially we’re all lucky to be here. Don’t get arrogant about the fact that you’ve been grafted into this tree. Or, in other words, the all-powerful, almighty...

We Have a Crucial Role to Play

We Have a Crucial Role to Play

00:00 In this desperate hour we have a crucial role to play. Of all the Eternal Truths we don’t believe, this is the one we doubt most of all. Our days are not extraordinary. They are filled with the mundane, with hassles mostly. And we? We are . . . a dime a dozen. Nothing special really. Probably a disappointment to God. But as C. S. Lewis wrote, “The value of . . . myth is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by ‘the veil of familiarity.'” You are not what you think you are. There is a glory to your life that your Enemy fears, and he is hell-bent on destroying that glory before you act on it. This part of the answer will sound unbelievable at first; perhaps it will sound...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday July 28, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday July 28, 2015 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 21-23 21 ¶ Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram, his son, reigned in his stead. 2 And he had brethren, sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariah, Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat, king of Israel. 3 And their father had given them great gifts of silver and of gold and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn. 4 Now Jehoram rose up against the kingdom of his father, and he strengthened himself and slew all his brethren with the sword and likewise some of the princes of Israel. 5 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in...

07/27/2015

07/27/2015

2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37 ~ Romans 10:14-11:12 ~ Psalm 21:1-13 ~ Proverbs 20:4-6Today is the 27th of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is wonderful, WONDERFUL to be here with you today as we kind of move fully into our new week and I’m excited, excited for all God will say to us as he continues to speak life into our souls, into our identities, into our spirits and guides us toward his heart through his Word. We’re reading from The Message this week. Commentary: Paul says in the book of Romans, “Before you trust, you have to listen but unless Christ’s Word is preached, there is nothing to listen to.” In other words, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. That, in one verse, sums up why it is we are here at...

The Quietness of Our Hearts

The Quietness of Our Hearts

00:00 God is not “out there somewhere” in some dramatic way, waiting to commune with us by earthquake or fire or signs in the sky. Instead, he desires to talk with us in the quietness of our own heart through his Spirit, who is in us. It is his voice that has whispered to us about a Sacred Romance. What do you hear when you listen for that gentle, quiet voice? What I so often hear, or feel, is a restlessness, a distractedness where it seems that dozens if not hundreds of disconnected or scattered thoughts vie for my attention. Bits and pieces of my smaller story, and sometimes major edifices, flash onto the screen: what other people think of me and what I need to do to win them. Anger, ego, lust, and simply blankness of spirit all take turns occupying my heart....

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday July 27, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday July 27, 2015 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 19-20 19 ¶ And Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. 2 And Jehu, the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should thou help the ungodly and love those that hate the LORD? Therefore, the wrath of the presence of the LORD shall be upon thee. 3 Nevertheless, good things have been found in thee, in that thou hast burned down the groves of the land and hast prepared thy heart to seek God. 4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem, and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers. 5 ¶ And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, 6 and said to the judges, Take heed...