Post

Jesus Is: Friend, Shepherd

John, along with the authors of the other gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), wrote to give an understanding of who Jesus is. To Think About: To Live Out: The story of God and humanity includes God becoming part of humanity. John wrote, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). God...

November 19, 2023November 16, 2023by
Post

The Book of Job: Why Do We Suffer?

Suffering is something everyone can relate to. It defies income, race, age, geography, and everything else. One book in the Bible explores suffering in a very vivid way: through conversations. To Think About: They believed that wrong living results in punishment from God. In what ways would you say they are right? How are they...

November 12, 2023November 10, 2023by
Post

The Wisdom of Solomon

Solomon’s wisdom is given to him by God in 1 Kings 3:5-12. What a gift! Of all that Solomon could have asked for, he asked for a discerning heart. He wanted to be a wise leader. You’ll read his wise words in many books of the Bible. Go ahead and look at some of them....

Post

The Shepherd and the Sheep

Shepherds and sheep come up repeatedly in the Bible. Referring to people as sheep isn’t always meant to be disdainful, but it’s always meant to teach. To Think About: To Pray About: To Live Out: Live out what you prayed for. Be your own answered prayer by relying on God’s Spirit to lead you from...

Post

Fighting David’s Battle

1 Samuel 16 tells of a change coming in Israel’s leadership. Instead of a democracy like we might think of, God’s eyes are the ones looking and choosing. To Think About: To Live Out: They say you only have one chance to make a first impression. Fortunately for us, God is a God of second...

October 1, 2023September 25, 2023by
Post

What Are You Looking At?

1 Samuel 16 tells of a change coming in Israel’s leadership. Instead of a democracy like we might think of, God’s eyes are the ones looking and choosing. To Think About: To Live Out: They say you only have one chance to make a first impression. Fortunately for us, God is a God of second...

September 17, 2023September 14, 2023by
Post

The Book of 1 Samuel – After All He Has Done

The Book of 1 Samuel opens with Samuel’s story. From boy to leader, he would go on to witness both good and bad times. In that way, it’s not a story unlike yours. The people he is around during his lifetime make good and bad choices which are not unlike you. To Think About: To...

September 10, 2023September 8, 2023by
Post

Ruth’s Redemption

The Book of Ruth is beautiful, but it shines even more when you place it in its proper context. It opens by telling the reader that it took place during the time of the judges. Judges is the book right before Ruth. If you read the last verse of Judges, you’ll find out how bad...

September 3, 2023September 1, 2023by
Post

In Whose Eyes? The Book of Judges

When there’s no one in the room, it can feel like no one is looking at you. And if no one is looking at you, it can feel like you can do what you want. That must have been how people felt in the book of Judges. Now, these weren’t just any people; they were...

Post

Victory – Promised and Delivered

The battles in your life were most likely there when you woke up this morning. A new one may have come up later in the day, but you’ve had to fight before, so you know you’ll keep at it. Even so, it’s tiring. What if you could find some hope in a story from many,...