Naps, Dust, Trees & Warriors

Genesis 2 – Week Three If you were here for last week’s lesson, you know that we covered Genesis chapter 1.  Even if you weren’t here, Genesis 1 is no stranger to you.  Most Christians and even some non-Christians are aware that the seven days of creation are summarized in that first chapter of theContinue reading “Naps, Dust, Trees & Warriors”

Don’t Throw Away the Popcorn! The Movie’s Not Done Yet!

Romans 16 – Last Week It used to be that when you went to the movies, once the credits started rolling, people would get up and make their way to the exit.  Even now, when we watch movies in our home, we often hit the “stop” button as the list of actors and the crewContinue reading “Don’t Throw Away the Popcorn! The Movie’s Not Done Yet!”

Reminder: Live Like the Ants

Romans 15:13-33 We are closing in on the end of Paul’s letter to the Romans.  It’s a long letter; in fact, it’s Paul’s longest letter in which he has had a lot to say.  As he is drawing the letter to a close, he does so with much love and encouragement. Romans 15:13 “I prayContinue reading “Reminder: Live Like the Ants”

Did You Want to See My Belly Button? I Didn’t Think So

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Did-You-Want-to-See-My-Belly-Button–I-Didnt-Think-So-e1cp125 Romans 14 If I were to ask you to show me your belly button, how would you feel about that?  Most of us, I would presume, would be hesitant to do just that.  Why is that?  There’s nothing shameful about having a belly button.  We all have them as God intended. Continue reading “Did You Want to See My Belly Button? I Didn’t Think So”

Are You a Hunka Hunka Burning Love for Others?

Romans 12:17 – Romans 13 RELATIONSHIP. That one word has crept into our lessons for the past few weeks.  We’ve discussed how Paul is desperate for others to see what a real relationship with God is like.  We’ve talked about those who try to do all of the right and good things assuming that’s whatContinue reading “Are You a Hunka Hunka Burning Love for Others?”

Jesus Paid it All. All to Him I Owe.

When you think of Jesus and sacrifice, what comes to mind?  Most of us immediately picture the cross, the crown of thorns, the beatings and betrayals.  We don’t often think of His birth as a sacrificial act, but wasn’t it? 

Naughty or Nice? Does it Even Matter?

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Naughty-or-Nice–Does-it-Even-Matter-e1bl8b5 Romans 11 – Week Fourteen  – SPOILER ALERT! – NOT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN- I was in a craft store earlier this week and they had bins full of these round discs that you can put on ornaments or other items and create a “Santacam”.  The idea is that having one orContinue reading “Naughty or Nice? Does it Even Matter?”

You’re Not Speaking My Language

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Youre-Not-Speaking-My-Language-e1band9 Romans 9:29 – 10:21 – Week Thirteen We find ourselves in December already.  Christmas parties.  Trees. Decorations. Songs on the radio.  And shopping.  Lots and lots of shopping.  I have become more of an online shopper than an in-person shopper.  We get so many packages from Amazon that when we wereContinue reading “You’re Not Speaking My Language”

Has Anybody Seen the Lemon Squeezer? It’s Not in the Drawer

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Has-Anybody-Seen-the-Lemon-Squeezer–Its-Not-in-the-Drawer-e1avtfe Romans 9:1-29 – Week Twelve Last week, we discussed several things.  One was trusting God in His silence and the other focus was experiencing an easy life vs. a purposeful life.  If a person desires to have an easy life, then they most likely do not have a relationship with God. Continue reading “Has Anybody Seen the Lemon Squeezer? It’s Not in the Drawer”

Helloooooo? Are You There? Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Helloooooooo—Are-You-There-e1am20i Romans 8 part 3 Last week, we covered the last half of Romans 8 as a whole.  Our Scripture included the familiar Romans 8:28 – “All things work together for good for those who love God and who are called according to His purpose.”  We discussed theContinue reading