FIND THE INTERSECTION: Psalm 146 (Dec. 12, 2019)

Psalm 146 New Living Translation (NLT) Psalm 146 1 Praise the Lord! Let all that I am praise the Lord.2     I will praise the Lord as long as I live.    I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. 3 Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;    there is no help for you there.4 When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,    and all their plans die with …

FIND THE INTERSECTION: Isaiah 35:1-10 (Dec. 11, 2019)

Isaiah 35 New Living Translation (NLT) Hope for Restoration 35 Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.    The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers    and singing and joy!The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,    as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.There the Lord will display his glory,    the …

FIND THE INTERSECTION: James 5:7-11 (Dec. 10, 2019)

James 5:7-11 New Living Translation (NLT) Patience and Endurance 7 Dear brothers and sisters,[a] be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. 8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t …

FIND THE INTERSECTION: Matthew 11:2-15 (Dec. 9, 2019)

Matthew 11:2-15 New Living Translation (NLT) 2 John the Baptist, who was in prison, heard about all the things the Messiah was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, 3 “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting,[a] or should we keep looking for someone else?” 4 Jesus told them, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen— 5 the blind see, the …

FIND THE INTERSECTION: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 (Dec. 5, 2019)

Psalm 72:1-7 New Living Translation (NLT) Psalm 72 A psalm of Solomon. 1 Give your love of justice to the king, O God,    and righteousness to the king’s son.2 Help him judge your people in the right way;    let the poor always be treated fairly.3 May the mountains yield prosperity for all,    and may the hills be fruitful.4 Help him to defend the poor,    to rescue the children of …

FIND THE INTERSECTION: Isaiah 11:1-10 (Dec. 4, 2019)

Isaiah 11:1-10 New Living Translation (NLT) A Branch from David’s Line 11 Out of the stump of David’s family[a] will grow a shoot—    yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root.2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—    the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,the Spirit of counsel and might,    the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.3 He will delight in obeying the Lord.    He will …

FIND THE INTERSECTION: Romans 15:4-13 (Dec. 3, 2019)

Romans 15:4-13 New Living Translation (NLT) 4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. 5 May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. 6 Then …

FIND THE INTERSECTION: Matthew 3:1-12 (Dec. 2, 2019)

Matthew 3:1-12 New Living Translation (NLT) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, 2 “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.[a]” 3 The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,‘Prepare the …