Summer 2019

Hope for Our Time
June 2 - August 2, 2019


Life delivers both highs and lows. As we navigate through these experiences, our faith is shaped and often challenged. Also, our faith can be strengthened as we learn to more deeply trust the Lord through His care for us. We also can be shaped by the incredible blessings from God. Both the highs and the lows are formative for believers. Nothing is wasted when God is involved!

June 2, 2019      

There is Always Hope!

Romans 5:1-11

God has not promised us an easy life. However, He has offered us peace through Christ. He has redeemed us from a life of purposelessness, and He is at work through our circumstances to produce His fruit in us. His hope is available to us in the midst of all situations. There is always hope!

Daily Bible Readings
June 3:               Romans 3:1-20
June 4:               Romans 3:21-31
June 5:               Romans 4
June 6:               Romans 5:1-11
June 7:               Romans 5:12-21

June 9, 2019

Finding Hope in the Valley

Job 1:1-12

Sometimes, life can be overwhelming. In fact, for some folks, they can find themselves facing the troubling reality of depression. When this occurs, it is important to know that we are not alone in these feelings. Many other children of God have battled depression. And, it is vital to remember that God’s love and faithfulness to us are constant. God is the Author of life and He can breathe life into us in the midst of our valleys.

Daily Bible Readings
June 10:             Psalm 42
June 11:             Psalm 23
June 12:             Psalm 6
June 13:             Psalm 31
June 14:             Psalm 46

June 16, 2019

Hope at the Foundation

Hebrews 4:12-13

In the midst of the challenges of our lives, we can find hope in the Word of God! God has revealed Himself through His Word. We can trust God to be faithful to His Self-Revealed Word. God’s truth is a firm foundation for our lives.

Daily Bible Readings
June 17:             Psalm 119:1-32
June 18:             Psalm 119:33-72
June 19:             Psalm 119:73-104
June 20:             Psalm 119:105-144
June 21:             Psalm 119:145-176

June 23, 2019

Hope Discovered Through Intimacy

Genesis 2:18-25

We have been designed by God for intimacy. It is not good to be alone! We have been created by God to share life with Him and with others. Certainly, marriage is one expression of intimacy—but, God has given us the capacity to engage in various levels of intimacy in numerous relationships.

Daily Bible Readings

June 24:             Ephesians 4:17-5:2
June 25:             Ephesians 5:3-20
June 26:             Ephesians 5:21-33
June 27:             Ephesians 6
June 28:             Genesis 2

June 30, 2019

There is Hope at Church!

Ephesians 2:11-22

We have already declared that God designed us for relationships. However, our society is riddled with problems resulting from broken relationships. God offers us hope and healing through the Gospel. The Church is filled with Gospel people. Here we can find connections that lead to relational health. Come to church!

Daily Bible Readings
July 1:                Ephesians 1:1-14
July 2:                Ephesians 1:15-23
July 3:                Ephesians 2:1-10
July 4:                Ephesians 2:11-22
July 5:                Ephesians 3

July 7, 2019

Hope for Anxious People

Matthew 6:25-34

We all know life can deal out plenty of reasons to be anxious. While it is normal for us to be concerned about our real-life challenges, some of us become abnormally anxious. In fact, anxiety has become an epidemic across our culture. Jesus offers hope for us in the midst of the temptation to be completely derailed by anxiety.
Daily Bible Readings
July 8:                Philippians 1:1-26
July 9:                Philippians 1:27-2:11
July 10:              Philippians 2:12-30
July 11:              Philippians 3
July 12:              Philippians 4

July 14, 2019

Designed in Hope

Psalm 139:1-18

Rest assured—you are not an accident! God was not surprised by your birth. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. God has designed you. He has created you. He knows you well and He loves you. He has designed you for His purposes. There is hope for you because you were uniquely designed for meaning and purpose.

Daily Bible Readings
July 15:              Genesis 1:1-2:3
July 16:              Psalm 139
July 17:              Psalm 95
July 18:              Psalm 96
July 19:              Psalm 100

July 21, 2019

Undaunted Hope

Isaiah 53

How do we explain all of the evil in our world? Why is there so much suffering? Does God understand the depth of human suffering? Actually, God grieves more about the human condition than we know. He personally engaged the human condition through the miracle of the Incarnation. Consequently, our hope remains undaunted in spite of the reality of suffering.
Daily Bible Readings
July 22:              Isaiah 42:1-17
July 23:              Isaiah 49:1-7
July 24:              Isaiah 50
July 25:              Isaiah 52:13-53:12
July 26:              1 Peter 3:8-22

July 28, 2019

Hope in Eternal Life

Revelation 21:1-7

This world is real. It is our context for living. However, this world is not all there is! The Kingdom of God has been established on earth by Jesus Himself. His Kingdom is an eternal one. Those of us who choose to follow The Jesus Way will discover the secret of life. Life is both abundant and eternal!

Daily Bible Readings
July 29:              John 3:1-21
July 30:              John 3:22-36
July 31:              John 4:1-26
August 1:           John 11:17-44
August 2:           John 20​