Week 26 Study Questions

Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson: 1. In international politics, the phrase “red line” refers to an action taken by a nation that requires other nations to treat it as an enemy. What examples of a political “red line” can you think of? What actions by a nation, in your […]


Week 26 Mission | The Power of Example

The drive from Topeka to Denver on I-70 is efficient but not beautiful. Thankfully, the drive through western Kansas inaccurately portrays the whole state. There are, however, some eye-catching signs along I-70 like, “See the World’s Largest Prairie Dog.” The sign itself isn’t beautiful and the treasure it proclaims . . . well, it’s not […]


Week 26 Character | Taking It Personally

Could the rumors be true? The Jerusalem church sent Barnabas to investigate what was happening in Antioch. Only a few brave disciples obeyed Jesus’ command (Acts 1:8) to go beyond Jerusalem, beyond the Jews, beyond their prejudice and comfort. These courageous men from Cyprus and Cyrene shared the good news with the Greeks and it […]


Week 26 Daily Reading

MONDAY Reading for Today: Luke 6:17-26 Philippians 3:10-14 Psalm 119:161-168 2 Kings 16–17 Psalm 119:161-168 I have a Bible that was printed in London, England in 1630, just 10 years after the Pilgrims set foot in America. Though yellowed with age, it was obviously treasured and carefully preserved. Undoubtedly, it was the only Bible for […]


Week 25 Study | Reaping God’s Justice

Reaping is the language of harvest in the Bible, and therefore sometimes reaping is a metaphor for judgment (Hosea 8:7; Revelation 14:15, 16). The law of harvest is universally true. You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7). But it is uniquely true when it comes to the use of our money for others. Generosity begets […]