ODB: Hope In Suffering

ODB: Hope In Suffering

When I opened my Bible to read Jeremiah 1 through 4, the subhead ascribed to the book startled me: “Hope in Time of Weeping.” I almost cried. The timing was perfect, as I was walking through a season of weeping over the death of my mom.I felt much the same way after hearing my pastor’s sermon the day before. The title was “Joy in Suffering,” taken from 1 Peter 1:3-9. He gave us an illust

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ODB: Do It Yourself

ODB: Do It Yourself

August 16, 2011 READ: Mark 6:30-44 [Jesus] answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” —Mark 6:37 You give them something to eat” (Mark 6:37). It’s easy to miss those words from Jesus. A huge crowd had gathered to hear Him. Late in the day, the disciples got nervous and started pressing […]

ODJ: taking God for granted

ODJ: taking God for granted

August 16, 2011 Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come (v.8).  READ: 1 Timothy 4:6-16 I’m not going to join the track team again! I said that to myself countless times during my years in school. But every track season, there […]