Molasses In January (5/29/15)

Read: 2Samuel 14:1-15:22, John 18:1-24, Psalm 119:97-112, Proverbs 16:8-9 All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. (2 Samuel…

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…