Tag Archives: John

Going Deeper: Except Jesus – 1 Samuel 22:5-23

Paranoia can be one of the most destructive states of mind we can experience. Seeing everyone around us as a potential threat, fearing our own inadequacies to the point of paralysis , and attacking our allies out of distrust is just a short list of the issues involved. From a simple reading of the Scriptures, […]

Going Deeper: Family – 1 Samuel 22:1-4

This week’s message illustrates that David was a hero to Israel and a champion protector. Like the Robin Hood of the ancient world, David drew the downtrodden to him as a moths to a flame. These misfits became the core of his army. What’s more, this week we will consider how David cared for his […]

Going Deeper: One Greater Here – 1 Samuel 21:1-6

Fleeing from Saul, David did the unexpected and went to the Tabernacle to seek food. Though he was received with some trepidation, the priest gave him a portion of the shewbread that he had no right to eat under the Law. This week we will explore how this passage relates to our New Testament experience […]

Going Deeper: A King’s Daughter – 1 Damuel 18:17-30

Sometimes we fear what we cannot control. This fear of the unknown is common and understandable, but the children of God should live by faith and not sight. Faith in the hope we have in Jesus Christ is the key. This week we are considering the fear that King Saul had toward David who only […]

Going Deeper: Cast Me Not Away – Psalm 51:11

The Bible tells us, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). Certainly, an honest reading of the Scriptures presents the fact that God hates sin. He may be graceful and merciful, but still He hates sin as an act of rebellion and worse as destructive behavior […]

Articles of Faith: Perseverance

Last week we touched upon the Glorification of the saints that is best viewed as the welling up of the Holy Spirit to empower the children of God to be more Christ-like.  One of the major ways this happens is through perseverance under persecution for righteousness.  When we join Christ in yielding to God the […]

Articles of Faith: Glorification

Glory below as glory above. This should be the aim of the Christian. While divine perfection may be beyond our reach, all are blessed when we strive together towards the high mark of the high calling of God. This is glory. Like many other biblical ideas with earthly counterparts, godly glory is characterized not by […]

Articles of Faith: Called

Do you have a job or a vocation? I hope your answer is vocation. Even if you feel like you are struggling at a dead end, you need to understand that God gives everyone of His children a calling. The problem is that our foolish ideas often get in the way. God’s Word promises that […]

Articles of Faith: Predestination

Do Christians believe in destiny?  Do they believe in chance?  I guess it depends on what you mean by these terms.  If destiny when what is destined?  If chance, then what is left to chance?  Thankfully the Bible tells us clear answers to these questions if we but search them out.   We will explores this […]

Articles of Faith: Foreknowledge

What does God know?  A better question might be, what doesn’t God know?  Regardless, the answer both questions comes to the same conclusion.  God knows all things.  In fact, God knows all things so thoroughly that there is nothing left to probability for the divine mind.  However, does this absolute knowledge mean determinism or is […]