Doubt The Doubter

This is what the king says: Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you. He will never be able to rescue you. Don’t let him fool you into trusting in the Lord by saying, The Lord will surely rescue us. (Isaiah 36:14-15) Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.…

Foolishness

You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom. (Galatians 5:7-8) Read: Isaiah 30:12 – 33:9, Galatians 5:1-12, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 23:22 Relate: Have you ever heard of the Darwin Awards? It is a tongue in…

Keyboard Jihadi’s

Read: Isaiah 28:14-30:11, Galatians 3:23-4:31, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 23:19-21 And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote. (Isaiah 29:13) Relate: One of my favorite YouTubers is David Wood.…

In With The New

O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them. (Isaiah 25:1) Read: Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18 Relate: Moving to Binghamton the first time (nearly twenty years ago) was a bit of a big deal for me. It…

The Best Thing

Samson is in many ways every Sunday School boy’s hero. He has superhuman strength. He doesn’t have to worry about haircuts. And he goes around killing bad guys with a jawbone, tearing gates off cities, and setting wild animals on fire. What preteen or early teenage boy wouldn’t love this guy?

To Catch a Tear

There are certain things that go on in this world that make me ask, “God, where are You?” There are certain stories I read, or hear that make me wonder, “God, what are You doing?”