John 20:21

Dive Deeper “Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’”   John 20:21 Behind the Scenes Today’s verse is part of one of the most powerful and dramatic scenes in the Bible.  The disciples of Jesus are huddled in a room, fearful and unsure what is happening […]

Matthew 5:44-47

Dive Deeper “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.  For he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.  For if you […]

1 Peter 1:4-5

Thoughts from Dayna Spaulding Dive Deeper “…and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade.  This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed at the last time.” 1 Peter 1:4-5 Behind the Scenes […]

James 1:17-18

Dive Deeper “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.”  James 1:17-18 Behind the Scenes […]

1 Corinthians 10:13

Thoughts from Dayna Spaulding Dive Deeper “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from […]

Romans 5:8

Thoughts from Katie Fox Dive Deeper “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. “ Romans 5:8 Behind the Scenes The Bible is full of examples about God’s love for us.   Today’s verse provides another perspective on that love.  We often hear stories about […]

Jeremiah 29:11

Thoughts from Amanda Cook Dive Deeper “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Behind the Scenes Today’s verses come from the book of Jeremiah.  Jeremiah was a prophet of God who lived during the […]

Ephesians 1:7

Thoughts from Katie Fox Dive Deeper “In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”  Ephesians 1:7 Behind the Scenes Do you ever stop to think about how rich we are with what God has given us?   A lot of times I don’t feel rich.   Often, I wish […]

Ephesians 4:32

Thoughts from Dayna Spaulding Dive Deeper “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”     Ephesians 4:32 Behind the Scenes I can be very judgmental when it comes to driving.   As I drive along the highway, I look at someone going slower than me and ask why […]

Colossians 3:9-10

Thoughts from Katie Fox Dive Deeper “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”  Colossians 3:9-10 Behind the Scenes There is a scene from John Chapter 18 where Jesus […]