July 2 & 5 - Traveling with Jesus
Mark 6:7-13 & 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
For many of us, summertime means we will be taking trips. To get ready for such trips, we often plan. As we make plans for our trips this summer, it is good to ask the personal, spiritual question: Do we understand we are always traveling with Jesus and for Jesus?
July 9 & 12 - Whatever You Ask For
Mark 6:14-29 & Ephesians 1:3-14
The story of the death of John the Baptist is a reminder to us of wanting what is not good for us. Herodias, the wife of Herod, wanted his death. She was able to manipulate her daughter to get it. We sometimes seek the wrong thing for some kind of contentment or happiness. Rather we should seek what Jesus died for—the Kingdom of God.