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KNOWING GOD’S WAY

Opening Prayer Heavenly Father, you deserve all of my thanksgiving. Your love and care for me is inexhaustible and everlasting. Help me to daily respond in worship and praise, to live in ways that show who you are to others. Read HOSEA 4:1–5:7 The Charge Against Israel 4 Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites,    because the Lord has a …

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RESTORATIVE LOVE

Opening Prayer Thank you, gracious Lord, that you have forgiven my past, are at work in my present, and have promised me an eternal future with you. Read HOSEA 2:14–3:5 “Therefore I am now going to allure her;    I will lead her into the wilderness    and speak tenderly to her.15 There I will give her back her vineyards,    and will …

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Opening Prayer Lord God, your mercies are new every morning—mercies I desperately need each day. Thank you for the grace that is mine because Jesus came for me. Read HOSEA 1:1–2:13 1 The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] king of …

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WORKING WITNESS

Opening Prayer Holy Spirit, deepen my understanding in the Word as I study it today. Show me how to apply it to every part of my life—my thoughts, as well as my actions. Read 2 THESSALONIANS 3:4–18 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. 5 May the …

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PEDAL PALS

Opening Prayer Almighty God, from Genesis to Revelation, you have shared and are carrying out your plan for my redemption. Thank you for enabling me to know you, for providing everything I need to grow in faith and walk with you. Read 2 THESSALONIANS 2:13–3:3 Stand Firm 13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers …

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JUST JUDGMENT

Opening Prayer Gracious Provider, I praise you! You meet my every need—for this day, for tomorrow, for eternity. Show me new ways to express my gratitude. Read 2 THESSALONIANS 1 1 Paul, Silas[a] and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father …

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WE ARE THE CHURCH

Opening Prayer As I come to your Word today, Lord God, please accept my thanksgiving, praise, and worship. Speak to my heart; help me to live for you. Read 1 THESSALONIANS 5:12–28 Final Instructions 12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who …

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SAVED BUT STUBBORN

Opening Prayer Heavenly Father, as I begin this Sunday morning and meditate on your Word, renew my mind and transform my thoughts. Show me your good and perfect will. Read PSALM 81 Psalm 81[a] For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of Asaph. 1 Sing for joy to God our strength;    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!2 Begin the …

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