The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday November 27, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday November 27, 2014 (NIV)

Daniel 4 A Letter from Nebuchadnezzar about His Insanity 4 [a]From King Nebuchadnezzar. To the people of every province, nation, and language in the world. I wish you peace and prosperity. 2 I am pleased to write to you about the miraculous signs and amazing things the Most High God did for me. 3 His miraculous signs are impressive.He uses his power to do amazing things.His kingdom is an eternal kingdom.His power lasts from one generation to the next. 4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was living comfortably at home. I was prosperous while living in my palace. 5 I had a dream that terrified me. The visions I had while I was asleep frightened me. 6 So I ordered all the wise advisers in Babylon to be brought to me to tell me the dream’s meaning. 7 The magicians, psychics,...

11/26/2014

11/26/2014

Daniel 2:24-3:30 ~ 1 Peter 4:7-5:14 ~ Psalm 119:81-96 ~ Proverbs 28:15-16Today is the 26th day of November. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is my pleasure and honor to be here with you today as we move through this week, this week that traditionally inaugurates the holiday season and as so many of us, at least in the United States are preparing for a feast on Thanksgiving this Thursday, a couple days from now, family traveling in from all over the place and preparing for the big feast tomorrow. For me and my own personal life, I have to wish my daughter China a very, very happy birthday. Thinking back over my Daily Audio Bible life, I realize she was just a little 7- to 8-year old girl, a little girl, daddy’s little girl (she still is)...

What You Are Meant For

What You Are Meant For

00:00 What if you could have Jesus the way Peter and John had him? The way Mary and Lazarus did? You get to. You are meant to have this Jesus, more than you have each new day, more than you have your next breath. For heaven’s sake—he is your next day, your next breath. You are meant to share life with him—not just a glimpse now and then at church, not just a rare sighting. And you are meant to live his life. The purpose of his life, death, and resurrection was to ransom you from your sin, deliver you from the clutches of evil, restore you to God—so that his personality and his life could heal and fill your personality, your humanity, and your life. This is the reason he came. Want more? Get your copy of Beautiful Outlaw today View the...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday November 26, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday November 26, 2014 (NIV)

Daniel 2:24-3:30 24 Then Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy Babylon’s wise advisers. Daniel told him, “Don’t destroy Babylon’s wise advisers. Take me to the king, and I’ll explain the dream’s meaning to him.” 25 Arioch immediately took Daniel to the king. He told the king, “I’ve found one of the captives from Judah who can explain the dream’s meaning to you, Your Majesty.” 26 The king asked Daniel (who had been renamed Belteshazzar), “Can you tell me the dream I had and its meaning?” 27 Daniel answered the king, “No wise adviser, psychic, magician, or fortuneteller can tell the king this secret. 28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets. He...

11/25/2014

11/25/2014

Daniel 1:1-2:23 ~ 1 Peter 3:8-4:6 ~ Psalm 119:65-80 ~ Proverbs 28:14Today is November 25. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s lovely to be here with you today where we can just take a deep breath, get out of whatever we were doing, move into peace and order and allow God to speak to us through his Word. (Bible verse references for today’s reading above.) Introduction of a New Book: We finished a long journey through the book of Ezekiel yesterday which brings us to the book of Daniel today which has always been a prized book in the Old Testament, both because it is such a sweeping historical narrative and also because it has been mined for thousands of years in eschatological studies or studies of the end times. Daniel was a...

11/24/2014

11/24/2014

Ezekiel 47:1-48:35 ~ 1 Peter 2:11-3:7 ~ Psalm 119:49-64 ~ Proverbs 28:12-13Today is the 24th of November. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today. So today we will conclude the book of Ezekiel. We’re reading from the God’s Word translation (Bible verse references for today’s reading above.) Commentary: In the writings of Paul, we interact with his commands and instructions between husbands and wives and the ethics and behaviors involved that would be considered godly and Peter today discusses some of that and puts it into pretty broad perspective, not unlike Paul. So often it gets so twisted. Really the onus is on husbands. That is the irony. Throughout so much of my life and even as a minister, I...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday November 25, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday November 25, 2014 (NIV)

Daniel 1-2:23 Daniel and His Friends Remain Faithful to God 1 In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and attacked it. 2 The Lord handed King Jehoiakim of Judah and some utensils from God’s temple over to Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar took the utensils to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put them in the temple treasury. 3 The king told Ashpenaz, the chief-of-staff, to bring some of the Israelites, the royal family, and the nobility. 4 They were to be young men who were healthy, good-looking, knowledgeable in all subjects, well-informed, intelligent, and able to serve in the king’s palace. They were to be taught the language and literature of the Babylonians. 5 The king arranged...