Daily Focus, December 15, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 7:1 – 8:34 (“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;…

Daily Focus, December 14, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 5:1 – 6:34 (“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash…

Unwilling To Learn

LightGrams December 13, 2018 Volume 22, Number 44 You’ve heard about recidivism – the sad fact that many who spend time in jails or prisons will be returned to incarceration after spending time in the free world? Thomas Lee Williams of Philadelphia takes that concept to a whole new level. Williams was released from jail…

Daily Focus, December 13, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 3:1 – 4:17 (“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall…

Daily Focus, December 12, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 1:1 – 2:23 (“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.“) This Week’s Memory Verse:  “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash…

Daily Focus, December 11, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 23:1 – 24:25 (“But David’s heart struck him after he had numbered the people.  And David said to the Lord, ‘I have sinned greatly in what I have done.  But now, O Lord, please take away the…

Daily Focus, December 10, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 21:1 – 22:51 (“There was war again between the Philistines and Israel, and David went down together with his servants, and they fought against the Philistines. And David grew weary.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Purge me with…

Daily Focus, December 7, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 17:1 – 18:33 (“And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept.  And as he went, he said, ‘O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!  Would that…

Not The Real Heads

LightGrams December 6, 2018 Volume 22, Number 43 Alcatraz is appropriately nicknamed “The Rock”. Located on a rock island in the San Francisco Bay, it was regarded in its day as the ultimate maximum security prison. In nearly 30 years of operation, only 36 men attempted escapes in 14 separate incidents. Three of those men…

Daily Focus, December 1, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:31 (“But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Consequently, he is…