The Long Run

| September 28, 2019

As I sit here watching my son practice for competitive cross country, I can’t help but think about 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. This passage parallels the physical and spiritual race, with the Apostle Paul comparing the obtaining of a heavenly prize, to a physical one. I’ve never really given the competition aspect much thought. I’ve always […]

Be Encouraged in the Lord Your God!

| September 20, 2019

David, King of Israel lived a very tumultuous life. From shepherd boy to God’s anointed king as a youth, to personal musician to King Saul, slayer of giants, and then captain over a thousand men; his rise was meteoric. Eventually though, King Saul comes to fear David and that fear leads Saul to try and […]

A Difference Maker

| September 14, 2019

In Ezra 7:10 the Bible says, “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” Most would agree that Ezra was a difference maker.  Exactly what did he do in order to accomplish the things he did?  In the […]

Exhorting those who Exhort

| September 3, 2019

In Acts 20, Paul sails from Macedonia toward Jerusalem where shackles, chains, and an angry Jewish mob patiently await his arrival.  Along the way, he finds himself in Miletus.  He sends word to the elders of the church at Ephesus that he desires to see them. The elders come to Miletus and meet with Paul […]