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The Father | Perspectives

Monday— “There was a man who had two sons…”  Luke 15:11 The boys were raised side by side. Same parents. Same schools. Same opportunities. One took advantage of those opportunities. The other took advantage of his father. One made something of himself; one made a fool of himself. “I credit my father,” said one. “I…
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The Older Brother | Perspectives

Monday— “The older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.”  Luke 15:25 2022 parallel:  You’ve been staying late at work to help the company. You’re exhausted as you drag yourself out the door but feel good that you’ve done your best. Down the hall, a noise.…
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Distant Land | Perspectives

A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.   Luke 15:12 Monday— A Distant Land  (1 Kings 21:22) His heart raced as adrenaline surged through his veins. This was it! He was outta here. Dad was a…
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Younger Son | Perspectives

Monday— THE LOST The term “prodigal son” has come to mean a kid who’s walked away from his raising. But there’s more to it than that. When we read the story of the prodigal son, it’s important to recognize the context and the audience to whom it was first addressed. This illustration is the last…
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Do It | Moved

Monday— Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.   John 3:36 “Oh, I believe in Jesus,” Sheryl announced. “I always have. I’ve just never lived like it. But I got baptized when I was a kid and…
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Surrender | Moved

Monday— So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.  Luke 14:33 “Whoa! Hold it. I was liking all that love and forgiveness stuff. Heaven? Sure, sounds great. But what’s this about giving up everything I own? Seriously? Like my house? My family? My money?” Something like that may have shot through…
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Seek | Moved

Monday— You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:13 What does it mean to “seek” God? In the Bible, this word is almost always followed by an adverb such as carefully or diligently. It means more than look. You would look for a cheerio you dropped…
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Hunger | Moved

Monday— Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Matthew 5:6 -After four days lost in the mountains, Joe was starved. He’d eaten a banquet before he left, but it didn’t help his hunger now. -Porn had been Ted’s secret pleasure for decades. But now, no matter how twisted…
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People | Voices

Monday— Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.   Proverbs 13:20 Flu season is almost here and doctors urge us to take Vitamin C to stay healthy. Dr. John Townsend, Christian author and psychologist, says there are six other Cs we need to know about to stay emotionally…
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Prayer | Voices

Monday— He was praying…and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”  Luke 11:1 Seriously? These were good Jewish boys, went to the synagogue every week, learned about God from Mama’s lap, and saw the rabbis lead countless prayers. Handpicked by the Son of God to be world-changers,…
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