Tag Archives: Romans

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: The Sword – 1 Samuel 21:7-9

What happened to Goliath’s sword after David defeated the giant? Well, David did not keep it. It made it’s way after the battle to the Tabernacle as a trophy. And it was there that David finds it in our lesson scripture this week. Join us as we consider the significance of this event and the […]

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 […]

Going Deeper: I Am With You – 1 Samuel 14:1-16

One of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is the sense of belonging. We belong to God, and He has given us His Son and His Spirit to demonstrate how completely committed He is to our relationship. He is faithful and true even when we are not. He never moves. Therefore, except in times […]

Going Deeper: When Good Is Not Enough

Oftentimes we look at something we are working on and say, “That is good enough.” Usually this is when we have run out of patience or time or resources to do any better. So, it is good enough for us. We settle for our definition of good. By contrast, when a man approached Jesus and […]

Going Deeper: Be Not Conformed

During the later years of ministry of the Samuel, the leaders of Israel protested the corruption of the prophet’s sons.  With their protest they expressed their desire to have a king to rule over them like all the other nations.  These leaders noticed a real problem, and like many people today they did not approve […]

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 […]