Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
God took Amos, a man minding his own business in the southern kingdom of Judah, and commissioned him to preach against the sin of Israel. Would the northern kingdom heed his word or must Yahweh judge her?
Monday, January 2, 2017
I read the outstanding modern classic, The Drummer Boy: A Christmas Tale by Ted Dekker, to First Church. It is a wonderful short story of a boy who learns the true meaning of "Holiday."
Paul prayed to be delivered from the unbelievers. God in his sovereignty had other plans. Jesus never promised an easy life.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Sunday, December 11, 2016
In our churches we pray for sinners, sometimes by name, to come to the Savior. Actually, King Jesus gave us a prayer for the salvation of the lost but it isn't the lost the Lord taught us to pray for.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Two blind men proclaimed Jesus the Messiah and were healed of their blindness. Jesus casts out a demon who made a man mute and some Pharisees said his power came from Satan. How can the same man and the same miracle elicit such different responses?
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Two females, a child and a woman, are ritually unclean. The child, because she is dead. The woman, because she has a blood discharge disease. Jesus touches the child and raises her from the dead. The woman touches Jesus and is healed. Jesus makes the unclean clean.