Deuteronomy 26:1-27:26, Luke 10:38-11:13, Psalms 76:1-12, Proverbs 12:15-17
Today is the 4th day of April, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you as we head into this first weekend of the month, a brand-new month, the 4th month of the year. And, yeah, April and May, these are beautiful times in the rolling hills of Tennessee. So, I’m glad that we can be here, wherever you are, whatever rolling hills or flat plains, you might be in or tropics or coastland or whatever. Wherever you might be it is wonderful to be here with you today to take the next step forward. So, we’ve been reading from the New International Version this week, which is what we’ll do today. And we’re continuing the book of Deuteronomy the…the final commands, the final review, the final things, the final charge of Moses in the Bible. After this, Moses becomes a part of history and we continue forward. So, this is what he has to say. And today we will read Deuteronomy chapters 26 and 27.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for another week in Your word. And, so, as we…as we end another of our weeks…and we normally take this moment to look back for second, and we look back over the full three months of the year now into this fourth month, we look back at all that You’ve spoken, all that You have done, all that You are doing. We thank You for the different disruptions that You have brought our way that make us open our eyes for but a moment because this is what it means to have eyes to see and we want that. And, so, we welcome it and we welcome You, Holy Spirit, into any area of our lives, anything that’s going on. Nothing is off limits to You. It’s ridiculous to think that we would keep something from You and yet we try because we try to keep lots of things from ourselves. We invite You into all of it. And we also take this moment to look forward and in toward the new week and settling into this month and the new territory in the Scriptures and in our lives that we will experience. We sit here at this moment of ending a week and preparing for a new one with a heart of gratitude. We thank You for Your presence in our lives that is never ending and is always there and all we need is to be aware. All we need is eyes to see and ears to hear that You are always with us. And, so, we release this week to You and invite Your Holy Spirit to come into the day ahead and into the week ahead and into the month ahead. And we pray this in Your mighty and holy name, the name of Jesus. Amen.
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And today is the final day, the final chapter of the book Sneezing Jesus that we’ve been releasing for the last, I guess, week and a half. So, yeah, one chapter a day has led us here to the final chapter being released today. Yesterday was a chapter called Eucharist, an exploration of the final moments of Jesus life. Today’s chapter is called Sneezing Jesus and it is certainly an exploration of the resurrection. And what a time for this since…since we’re moving into holy week beginning tomorrow. But it’s more than just an exploration of the resurrection, it is an exploration of the implications of the resurrection and just talking about how the gospel spread like a virus from person to person to person and how a sneeze works. the science of it and the spiritual implications of how…how we can make each other…we can make each other sick. I guess we’ve learned that lesson pretty clearly. It's…it’s been on display like for all of these weeks. We’re pretty clear on the fact that we can make each other sick but we’re not really focusing very much on the fact that we can make each other well. And, so, we have reached this, the final chapter of Sneezing Jesus and then we’ll go into holy week next week. I said yesterday, like it was nothing timed…like this wasn’t even on the radar a month ago for any of us…like…and none of what’s going on for the most part, but here we are in. This is a very poignant chapter in a very poignant time in our lives. So, be sure to check that out. All of the chapters of…of Sneezing Jesus, they’re gonna stay up for a little while. We’re not gonna keep them up indefinitely but while we’re going through this. And, so, if you’ve kind of moved through this book and…and have found it helpful or encouraging then you can certainly share, share the links.
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And that is it for today. I’m Brian. I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.