Psalm 85:8–13; Amos 3:1–12; Colossians 4:2–18 The Psalm speaks of the land of Israel having God’s blessings. It needed it. God’s blessing was both a protection and a source of bounty. The gist is that if Israel’s people were being blessed by the land, including peace from war, bountiful crops, and growing families, then God… Continue reading Hear the Roar
Psalm 74; 1 Samuel 16:14–23; Revelation 20:1–6 Evil spirits or the “spirit of evil” has a presence in human culture throughout the ages. Even for those who have no deistic belief, there is an understanding that something is completely evil. There was nothing positive about the Holocaust. In fact, most people would state that the… Continue reading Sighting Evil
Psalm 4; Luke 22:24–30; Acts 3:1–10 The argument that occurred between the disciples is a warning to us all. This is the worldly and fallen condition of man. The worldly/fallen person thinks of self (and even family can be self) above others. There is often a belief that life, money, success, are all part of… Continue reading We Ought To Love
Psalm 133; Daniel 2:1–23; Acts 4:23–31 “If ____ can’t do it, then no one can!” I’ve heard that phrase somewhere. The implication within the phrase that whoever goes in the blank is the deciding factor as to whether something can get done. Sometimes I really wish the blank could be filled. “If _______ can’t get… Continue reading No One Can
Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24; Genesis 1:1–19; 1 Corinthians 15:35–49 One of the biggest struggles that Christianity has in sharing about Jesus Christ the Resurrected Lord and Savior is…the Resurrection. Our entire Enlightenment and scientific basis struggles with this concept. If we are honest with ourselves, we too struggle with it. If someone told us that a… Continue reading Look Alive
As we read the Scriptures, it becomes apparent that often the call on God’s people is not to do great things, but to witness and testify to the great things that God has done.
Colossians 3:1–11 Paul’s list of idolatrous tendencies to be put to death seems pretty straightforward. Sexual immorality is (basically) sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman. Impurity continues the sexual theme, but it is less specific. Lust is lust. Evil desire is not the actual sexual immoral act, but its very thought.… Continue reading A Clean Tongue