Those Were The Days – Compassion And A Rationale

Acts 3:1-10 – Compassion And A Rationale Peter and John head to a prayer meeting and give us the first recorded outreach of the church age. What does it teach us about compassion and evangelism today? listen to the audio read the transcript “Peter and John picked up where the man’s friends had to leave […]

Hey Jo – I See A Bad Worm Rising

Jonah 4:1-11 – A See A Bad Worm Rising Jonah has pity on a plant, but not people and is rebuked by God listen to the audio read the transcript “He was not without pity, but his pity was misdirected. Instead of being directed at the persons in Nineveh who would perish for eternity, his […]

Hey Jo – A Walk In The Crowds

Jonah 3:1-10 – A Walk In The Crowds Jonah finally preaches a ‘message’ to the city of Nineveh, which leads to one of the greatest revivals in human history listen to the audio read the transcript “Let’s be honest: It troubles us that God would still use Jonah after his reluctance and rebellion. But it […]

Hey Jo – Prophets Are Friends, Not Food

Jonah 1:17-2:10 – Prophets Are Friends, Not Food Jonah is swallowed by a great fish, prepared by God as an act of mercy listen to the audio read the transcript “No matter the sin, God has pity, and the solution is the Gospel”

Straight Outta Egypt – Law-Law Land

Exodus 22:16-23:9 – Law-Law Land God continues to give Israel law after law to encourage their peaceful living together listen to the audio read the transcript “As Christians, we should promote and obey the rule of law; but we must do so, always, with the compassionate “heart of a stranger.””

These Are My Songs – Patient Becoming Combative

Psalm 77:4-9 – Patient Becoming Combative Asaph becomes angry and accusatory toward God, His Great Physician listen to the audio read the transcript ” The solution to his sorrow is surprisingly uncomplicated. It’s just that in stanzas 1 and 2 he’s blaming God instead of believing Him.”

Straight Outta Egypt – After Midnight, You Gonna Cry, Lament & Shout

Exodus 11:1-10 – After Midnight, You Gonna Cry, Lament & Shout Moses’ final warning is that as midnight strikes, all of Egypt will weep and wail when their firstborn are killed listen to the audio read the transcript “It sounds as if God was the cause of the hardening. It sounds as if God was […]

Wiseguy – Show Me Don’t Play

James 2:14-26 – Show Me Don’t Play If you say that you have saving faith, James says, “Show me” by helping your destitute brother or sister, rather than sending them away hungry. listen to the audio read the transcript “You simply cannot ‘show’ faith without works – genuine faith works.”

Only Port In The Storm (Acts 27:13-44)

Acts 27:13-44 – Only Port In The Storm Paul’s shipwreck shows us the plight of the sinner and the position of the servant. listen to the audio read the transcript “Paul wasn’t happy to sit back and watch the dying die.”

First Serve – He Can’t See Their Foreheads For The Trees

Mark 8:22-33 – He Can’t See Their Foreheads For The Trees After Jesus spits in his eyes, a blind man says he sees men like trees, walking. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “The healing of the blind man in two stages encourages us to follow hard after […]

First Serve – No Sign For You

Mark 8:1-21 – No Sign For You The Pharisees rudely demand a sign, but Jesus says that no sign will be given to them. listen to the audio read the transcript notas en español “Spiritual situational awareness starts with compassion.”

First Serve – Let’s Spit This One Out

Mark 7:24-37 – Let’s Spit This One Out Jesus heals a deaf man with a speech impediment using His spit. listen to the audio read the transcript notas en español “We see far less demon possession today because Jesus is ascended, and Satan has so many other, more effective, strategies for robbing, killing, and destroying.”

First Serve – Compassionistas

Mark 6:30-44 – Compassionistas Jesus feeds the five thousand and gives His followers a lesson in what it means to live life moved with compassion. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “We need to be more prone to, and more open to, analysis of our walk with the […]

Great Expectations (Acts 3v1-11)

Acts 3.1-11 – Great Expectations A crippled man received much more than he was expecting. What about us? watch the quicktime video listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript