Fear Is Not A Factor

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2) Read:Isaiah 28:14-30:11, Galatians 3:23-4:31, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 23:19-21 Relate: When God called Gideon to rescue Israel from the Midianites, the man was threshing wheat inside a wine press. He was…

Matthew 14:10 (He Lost His Head)

So John was beheaded in the prison, (Matthew 14:10) Read: Genesis 42:18-43:34, Matthew 13:47-14:12, Psalm 18:16-36, Proverbs 4:7-10   Relate: What names would come to mind if I were to ask you who was the godliest people of our generation? Who best has modeled integrity, sacrifice, holiness, etc? For me, two names immediately jump to the forefront at…

Even Though

So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days. (John 11:5-6) Read: 2 Kings 23:29-30, 2 Chronicles 35:20-27, Jeremiah 47:1 – 48:47, Zephaniah 2:8 – 3:20 Relate: “Help is not always helpful.” I am sure he wasn’t the only one to ever say this, but I heard that sentence…

John 6:60-61 (Hard Teaching)

Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?” Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you?” (John 6:60-61) Read: Psalms 79 – 82 Relate: Cannibals. That is what Jesus was asking his disciples to be. Worse than that. He was asking…

John 6:57-59 (Eat and Live)

I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me. I am the true bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will not die as your ancestors did (even though they ate the manna) but will live…

John 4:51-54 (One Word)

While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well. He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!” Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus…

Not Going As Planned (10/9/13)

Read: Jeremiah 12:1-14:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8, Psalm 79:1-13, Proverbs 24:30-34 Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the glory of your name. Save us and forgive our sins for the honor of your name. (Psalm 79:9) We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. For when we brought you…