Posts with the category “summer-2024”

On the Road Again - DAY 36
July 22nd, 2024
Day 36: Abiding in JesusRead John 15:1-4 In John 15, Jesus uses the analogy of a vine and branches to illustrate our relationship with Him. He says, “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch c...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 35
July 19th, 2024
Day 35: Keeping an Eye on Eternity Read: Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus teaches, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 34
July 18th, 2024
Day 34: The Value of Humility Read: Philippians 2:3-4 Paul writes, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own int...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 33
July 17th, 2024
Day 33: Elevate Others Read: Luke 14:12-14 Jesus further challenges societal norms by advising us to invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind to our gatherings, instead of our friends,...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 32
July 16th, 2024
Day 32: Lower Yourself Read: Luke 14:7-11 Jesus notices the guests picking the places of honor at the table and uses this as a teaching moment. He tells them to choose the lowest place, so the host ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 31
July 15th, 2024
Day 31: The Upside-Down KingdomRead: Luke 14:1-4In Luke 14, Jesus is invited to eat at the house of a prominent Pharisee on the Sabbath. The Pharisees are closely watching Him, expecting Him to break ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 30
July 12th, 2024
Day 30: Looking in the MirrorRead Matthew 7:1-5We should critique ourselves far more than we criticize others. That’s Jesus’ point when he says, “Do not judge.” He doesn’t mean we should avoid decidin...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 29
July 11th, 2024
Day 29: Repentance and RenewalRead 2 Peter 3:9“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to c...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 28
July 10th, 2024
Day 28: Taking ResponsibilityRead Luke 13:6-9To drive home his point, Jesus tells a parable about a fig tree that isn’t producing fruit. The owner wants to cut it down, but the gardener asks for more ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 27
July 9th, 2024
Day 27: The Danger of ObsessionRead Luke 13:4-5 Jesus mentions another tragedy—a tower falling in Siloam, killing eighteen people. He asks, “Do you think they were more guilty than all the others livi...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 26
July 8th, 2024
Day 26: Minding Your Own BusinessRead Luke 13:1-3 In Luke 13, some people tell Jesus about a tragedy involving Galileans killed by Pilate. Instead of directly addressing the incident, Jesus uses it to...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 25
July 5th, 2024
Day 25: Trusting God with Your ResourcesRead Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus teaches, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth... but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven." He reminds us that o...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 24
July 4th, 2024
Day 24: The Joy of GivingRead 2 Corinthians 8:9 Giving uniquely connects us to God because God is a giver! We see this most clearly in Jesus. The apostle Paul writes, "For you know the grace of our Lo...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 23
July 3rd, 2024
Day 23: Be Rich Toward GodRead Luke 12:21, 33 Jesus concludes His teaching by encouraging us to be "rich toward God." But what does that mean?We need to look at the context of the passage. Jesus criti...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 22
July 2nd, 2024
Day 22: The Foolishness of Self-RelianceRead Luke 12:16-21Jesus tells the parable of a rich man who plans to store up his wealth and live a life of ease. However, God calls him a fool, saying, "This v...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 21
July 1st, 2024
Day 21: The Danger of GreedRead Luke 12:13-15 In Luke 12, a man asks Jesus to mediate an inheritance dispute. Jesus uses this opportunity to warn against greed, saying, "Watch out! Be on your guard ag...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 20
June 28th, 2024
Day 20: Finding Rest in JesusMatthew 11:28-30 Jesus invites us to find rest in Him: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 18
June 26th, 2024
Day 18: The One Thing NeededLuke 10:42 Jesus tells Martha that Mary has discovered “the one thing most important” by choosing to sit at His feet. This "one thing" is echoed in Psalm 27:4: “One thing I...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 17
June 25th, 2024
Day 17: An Undivided HeartPsalm 86:11 Mary’s choice to sit at Jesus’ feet reflects a heart fully devoted to Him. Psalm 86:11 says, “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 16
June 24th, 2024
Day 16: Choosing the Better PartLuke 10:38-42In the story of Mary and Martha, we see a clear contrast between the two sisters. While Martha is busy with the many tasks of hosting, Mary chooses to sit ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 15
June 21st, 2024
Day 15: Trusting the FatherJohn 14:8-9I wonder how much of our hesitation about asking and keeping it up is a simple lack of trust in our heavenly father. God loves you and wants to give you what’s go...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 14
June 20th, 2024
Day 14: The Father’s GoodnessLuke 11:9-13 How often do you ask your heavenly father for what you want or need? We face many situations every day where we’re a bit unsure when we could use a little bit...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 13
June 19th, 2024
Day 13: Persistence in PrayerLuke 11:5-8Jesus tells a story about a guy who keeps knocking on his neighbor’s door at midnight to ask for bread. Even though the neighbor is initially reluctant, he even...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 12
June 18th, 2024
Day 12: The Heart of the Lord’s PrayerLuke 11:2-4 Jesus teaches his disciples the Lord’s Prayer, a model prayer. Luke’s version is “fat free” - it lacks some of the phrases from Matthew (see Mt 6), th...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 11
June 17th, 2024
Day 11: Learning to PrayLuke 11:1Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” This moment under...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 10
June 14th, 2024
Day 10: Neighbors in NeedLuke 10:25-37 The parable of the Good Samaritan ends with a surprising lesson: neighbors IN need are the neighbors WE need. Our spiritual growth is intertwined with how we tre...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 9
June 13th, 2024
Day 9: Compassion in ActionLuke 10:36-37 Jesus concludes the parable by asking, "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The expert in the law ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 8
June 12th, 2024
Day 8: The True NeighborLuke 10:33-35 Jesus made the villain the hero - the Samaritan! Jesus' Jewish audience were hostile to Samaritans. He could just as well have said, “A terrorist stopped by to he...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 7
June 11th, 2024
Day 7: Redefining NeighborLuke 10:29-32 In response to the Bible expert’s question, "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. A man is attacked and left for dead. A priest a...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 6
June 10th, 2024
DAY 6: The Heart of NeighboringLuke 10:25-28 In the Gospel of Luke, we encounter a scholar of the law testing Jesus, asking, "How do I inherit eternal life?" Jesus responds by asking what the Law says...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 2
June 4th, 2024
DAY 2 - Resting in God’s PresenceLuke 5:16, Exodus 33:14We pride ourselves on being busy, don’t we? Who wants to say, “I’ve been doing nothing useful - totally lazy!”Busy isn’t bad, but in today's fas...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
On the Road Again - DAY 1
June 3rd, 2024
DAY 1 - Road Trip!Luke 9:51What’s the longest road trip you’ve ever been on? I heard two wildly long trips on Sunday. One was about 6,000 miles and the other 5,000! Those are LONG trips!Many Americans...  Read More
by Casey Taylor