Day 4- Devotions for the Holidays

Advent Day 4 Today’s Reading: Lamentations 3:22-26 Continuing in the old testament, our reading is from Lamentations, written by the prophet Jeremiah.  As Isaiah feared, his countrymen were vulnerable; vulnerable to other kingdoms, vulnerable to exile.  These words scribed by Jeremiah were written after the destruction of Jerusalem and the beginning of the great Exile […]

Day 3 – Daily Devotions for the Holidays

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 53:1-12 “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. […]

Day 2 – Daily Devotions for the Holidays

Day 2 Readings Isaiah 9: 1- 7 “For to us a child is born,    to us a son is given,    and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace    there will be no end.” Verses from Isaiah are often heard at Christmas time, but do we […]

Daily Devotion for the Holidays

Day 1  Welcome to your advent journey.    Each day we will begin your day  with prayer and thanksgiving.  You decide the time of day.  I will present verses from scripture designed to prepare our hearts for the holiday season.    Our  advent journey will have little twist.  At Hope for Pain we are concerned […]

Traveling The OT

Today’s readings Isaiah 9, 10, 11, 12 There are so many names of towns and places in the OT. How do we know which to pay attention to and which to ignore? I think it’s important as you read these old testament texts to spend some time trying to understand their surroundings just as if […]

Traveling Through the OT – a 40 day Journey

Join Hope for Pain on a 40 day journey in the Old Testament from Amos Through Jeremiah. Why did I choose, Amos through Jeremiah, you might ask? This is the time period leading up to the great exile. We will follow the chronological bible, which in my opinion makes the most logical s Navigating through […]

The Dream Of You

Bible study by Jo Saxton Choose to start something new this season. Summer has come to an end. The kids are off to school. Or if you’re like me, your nest is empty, or maybe you never had a nest; maybe you enjoy starting something new. I’ve chosen to start two things this season: the […]

Do You Have A Story Of Redemption?

Today’s Readings: Isaiah 13 & 14 As we move through Isaiah, the prophet switches to prophecy of the fall of several nations around Israel in chapters 13 -23. I do not claim to have a complete understanding of these prophecies. My only goal for this study is to guide you to learn a little about […]

The Jesus Chronicles – Learning Lessons from Jesus

The alarm rings, your head lifts from the pillow, the sun shines, your smile forms without any effort, the birds sing, and God’s presence seems palatable. But yet on other days, scattered between the good ones, thoughts are jumbled, doubts flood perilously, the smile is forced, and God seems so far away. Did Jesus feel […]