Die Before You’re Dead (5/28/13)

Read: 2Samuel 13:1-39, John 17:1-26, Psalm 119:81-96, Proverbs 16:6-7 And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. (John 17:3) Relate: This image was on the cover of my May issue of National Geographic. The cover article was talking about new research…

You Are That Man! (5/27/13)

Read: 2Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5 David was furious. “As surely as the Lord lives,” he vowed, “any man who would do such a thing deserves to die!” Then Nathan said to David, “You are that man!” (2 Samuel 12:5,7) Relate: What a self righteous jerk! David looks at a woman with lust (pornography). Then he…

Trapped In The Rubble (5/21/13)

Read: 1Samuel 29:1-31:13, John 11:55-12:19, Psalm 118:1-18, Proverbs 15:24-26 In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. (Psalm 118:5) Relate: There are certain times when we have to set aside the normal agenda and come together against devastating circumstances. Late yesterday a tornado that was over a mile wide hit down in areas near…

Psalm 113:4-5 (The Goliath Expedition)

Read: 1Samuel 20:1-21:15, John 9:1-41, Psalm 113:1-114:8, Proverbs 15:15-17 For the Lord is high above the nations; his glory is higher than the heavens. Who can be compared with the Lord our God,  who is enthroned on high? (Psalm 113:4-5) Relate: I love to go for a walk. There’s something about a good hike, getting to the top of a mountain and looking out…

I AM (5/16/13)

Read: 1Samuel 18:5-19:24, John 8:31-59, Psalm 112:1-10, Proverbs 15:12-14 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am!” John 8:58 Relate: I’ve been taught over and over that there are 7 “I Am” statements in John. When Jesus is speaking about Himself he says: 1) I am the bread of life (6:35)…

Who Dares To Defy My God? (5/15/13)

Read: 1Samuel 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 15:11 Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? (1 Samuel 17:26) Relate: Growing up I loved numbers. That’s an understatement. I loved statistics to the point I was definitely a bit OCD about it. OK… more than a bit. I remember sitting there in…

Religiousness (5/14/13)

Read: 1Samuel 15:1-16:23, John 8:1-20, Psalm 110:1-7, Proverbs 15:8-10 “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of…