Daily Focus, January 7, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Obadiah 1:1-21 (“Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s. “) This Week’s Memory Verse: “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of…

Problems With Apples

LightGrams January 3, 2019 Volume 23, Number 1 The world is abuzz this morning with stories about Apple, manufacturer of computers and smartphones. The news centers around Tim Cook’s warning to investors on January 2 to expect lower sales numbers. The Apple CEO noted a slowdown in sales in China, a market responsible for about…

Daily Focus, january 3, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 24:1 – 25:46 (“Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.…

Daily Focus, January 2, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 22:1 – 23:39 (“For many are called, but few are chosen.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”  2 Corinthians…

Daily Focus, December 22, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 18:1 – 19:30 (“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Pride goes before destruction,…

Daily Focus, December 21, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 16:1 – 17:27 (“Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  Proverbs 16:18 Remember These In Prayer: Tom…

Riding A Monster Wave

LightGrams December 20, 2018 Volume 22, Number 45 Nazare, Portugal is where extreme surfers go. The form of the ocean inlet leads to unusually tall waves, sometimes reaching 80 feet or more. To put that in perspective think of a building that is 8 stories high. Now think about being perched on the edge of…

Daily Focus, December 17, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 9:1 – 10:42 (“And when the demon had been cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Pride goes before destruction, and a…

When Assembling Isn’t Possible

Christ calls His church to assemble on the Lord’s Day for Bible study and worship (Hebrews 10:24,25). Under normal circumstances every Christian should make assembling with the church a high priority. On Sunday, December 9, 2018 all services of the Central Church of Christ had to be cancelled due to a record snowfall.  Being snowed-in didn’t…

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…