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Set Your House in Order, For You Will Die (Isaiah 38; Isaiah 39)

Set Your House in Order, For You Will Die (Isaiah 38; Isaiah 39)

Scripture reading - Isaiah 38; Isaiah 39 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. The LORD gloriously delivered Jerusalem from Sennacherib, the Assyrian king. At that time, King Hezekiah was 39 years old and at the peak of his manhood. With the promise...

An Invitation and A Brief History of Revival

An Invitation and A Brief History of Revival

It is a joy to welcome Evangelist Ron DeGarde and his Evangelistic Team to Hillsdale this Sunday morning. Ron and his family have dedicated their lives to preaching the Gospel, calling sinners to repentance, and the church to revival.  They have persevered in their...

“A Prophetic Portrait of a Rebellious, Dying Nation” (Isaiah 1)

“A Prophetic Portrait of a Rebellious, Dying Nation” (Isaiah 1)

Scripture reading - Isaiah 1 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  * You will notice this is today’s second devotion and follows this year's Scripture Reading schedule.   Who was the Prophet Isaiah? Isaiah lived in Judah in the 8th century B.C. His...

“Jonah: Living in a ‘Me-First” World” (Jonah 3; Jonah 4)

“Jonah: Living in a ‘Me-First” World” (Jonah 3; Jonah 4)

Scripture reading - Jonah 3; Jonah 4 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  Our brief study of the Book of Jonah concludes with a biography of that reluctant, disobedient prophet. Nineveh was the capital of the Assyrian nation and an enemy of Israel...

The Dilemma of a Backslidden Missionary (Jonah 2)

The Dilemma of a Backslidden Missionary (Jonah 2)

Scripture reading - Jonah 2 Returning to our study of the Book of Jonah, we find the prophet where his disobedience had taken him… facing death “in the belly of the fish three days and three nights” (Jonah 1:17). Jonah disobeyed the LORD because he feared He would...

History is “HIS Story” (2 Kings 13; 2 Kings 14)

History is “HIS Story” (2 Kings 13; 2 Kings 14)

Scripture reading – 2 Kings 13; 2 Kings 14 We are in the midst of the era of the kings in Israel and Judah. I encourage you to avoid becoming frustrated by attempting to retain the names of all the kings. What is essential is to remember that History is “His Story”...

May the Enemies of Israel be Reminded: JEHOVAH is God! (Psalm 83)

May the Enemies of Israel be Reminded: JEHOVAH is God! (Psalm 83)

Scripture reading - Psalm 83, 2 Kings 1 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Our Scripture reading brings us to Psalm 83 and 2 Kings 1. This is the first of two devotionals and is taken from Psalm 83. A second “bonus” devotional from 2 Kings 1 will...

Popular Devotional Studies

Marriage

Redeeming, Enduring Love (Hosea 2; Hosea 3)

Redeeming, Enduring Love (Hosea 2; Hosea 3)

Scripture reading - Hosea 2; Hosea 3; Hosea 4 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study in Spanish, German, French, Hebrew, German, Portuguese, Chinese, or Arabic. Hosea 1 introduced us to the prophet Hosea who was commanded by the LORD to take a “wife...

Prayer

Set Your House in Order, For You Will Die (Isaiah 38; Isaiah 39)

Set Your House in Order, For You Will Die (Isaiah 38; Isaiah 39)

Scripture reading - Isaiah 38; Isaiah 39 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. The LORD gloriously delivered Jerusalem from Sennacherib, the Assyrian king. At that time, King Hezekiah was 39 years old and at the peak of his manhood. With the promise...

Hard Topics

Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Whirlwind (Hosea 8)

Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Whirlwind (Hosea 8)

Scripture reading - Hosea 8; Hosea 9; Hosea 10   Click on this link to translate this Bible study to Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, German, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. Hosea 8 - The Wickedness of Israel Invited God’s Judgment   Hosea 8 presented a denouncement of...