Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – I See A Sad Mood Rising

Nehemiah 2:1-8 – I See A Sad Mood Rising Nehemiah’s sadness prompts the king to ask him what is wrong with him. listen to the audio read the transcript “You and I probably don’t need to be sent somewhere. We’re most likely right where God has brought us. His plan is to make us more […]

Lions And Fires And Prayers – Just Lion Around

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 6:18-28 – Just Lion Around Daniel is miraculously saved from the power of the lions and Darius’ life is forever changed. listen to the audio read the transcript “In this instance, as in all the others, God was not simply doing something, He was also showing something. He was using Daniel’s life to answer […]

You Were Raised Right – You’ve Been Ordered To Abundant Ship

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

Colossians 2:6-23 – You’ve Been Ordered To Abundant Ship Paul illustrates your Christian life as if you are on a voyage home in a fully-supplied ship listen to the audio read the transcript “Paul said the ‘fullness of the Godhead’ dwells in Jesus bodily. He isn’t just super-spiritual. He isn’t just tapping into divine power […]

Lions And Fires And Prayers – Do Or Die

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 3:1-12 – Do Or Die Nebuchadnezzar sets up a blasphemous image and demands worship. Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego refuse, and willingly accept the deadly consequences. listen to the audio read the transcript “For a Godly person, a person who belonged to the Lord, this situation in Babylon was serious, but not an unsolvable problem. […]

Lions And Fires And Prayer – The First Prayer Of The Rest Of Your Life

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 2:14-23 – The First Prayer Of The Rest Of Your Life Daniel receives the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream after a prayer meeting, then responds with a hymn of praise. listen to the audio read the transcript “Daniel here encourages us to respond to God. To take a look at all He does moment by […]

Lions And Fires And Prayers – Less Is More

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 1:8-21 – Less Is More Daniel and his friends opt for much less in their diet, but come out with much, much more. listen to the audio read the transcript ” His faith had endured the discouragement of captivity. Then the temptation of the delicacies. Here, it would endure the pressure of friends.”

Hey Jo – The Sea Was Angry That Day

Jonah 1:1-16 – The Sea Was Angry That Day The prophet Jonah runs from God and faces a violent sea listen to the audio read the transcript “Jonah is about God’s compassion for souls and His commission of His servants.”

Straight Outta Egypt – Angel In The Battlefield

Exodus 23:20-33 – Angel In The Battlefield God promises Israel to send His Angel ahead of them into battle against their enemies listen to the audio read the transcript “Conquering is easy, in one sense. God could easily, immediately overcome all our pains and problems. More than conquering – that’s real work, spiritual work, that […]

Straight Outta Egypt – Hey (Hey), You (You), Go After My Cloud

Exodus 13:17-14:14 – Hey (Hey), You (You), Go After My Cloud The Lord makes His presence known to the Israelites by leading them as a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day listen to the audio read the transcript “If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, the Spirit of […]

Psalms 25:16-22 – A Masterclass With David (part 3)

Psalms 25:16-22 – A Masterclass With David (part 3) David closes his masterclass with a prayer. listen to the audio read the transcript “The Lord isn’t hoping we’ll get to a point where we pray about fewer and fewer things.”

Straight Outta Egypt – Don’t Worry Baby

Exodus 2:1-10 – Don’t Worry Baby By faith a Hebrew mother puts her baby boy in a waterproofed basket and places him in the reeds of the Nile River listen to the audio read the transcript “We can get so caught-up arguing about how God’s foreknowledge works that it no longer is an encouragement to […]

Straight Outta Egypt – The Real Midwives Of Egypt

Exodus 1:1-22 – The Real Midwives Of Egypt The midwives disobey Pharaoh’s direct order to murder any male babies that are born to the Hebrews listen to the audio read the transcript notas en español “I believe God brings us forth as gold; it’s His promise. But it takes time in the crucible; and it’s […]

A Hero Will Rise – Let Lap The Dogs Of War

Judges 7:1-8 – Let Lap The Dogs Of War God selects 300 men who lap-up water like dogs to be Gideon’s soldiers. listen to the audio read the transcript “If God were eliminating and enlisting believers to serve Him today, which group would I want to be in?”

A Hero Will Rise – The Ophrah Wartree

Judges 6:1-24 – The Ophrah Wartree Gideon’s war against the Midianites is foretold by the Angel of the Lord while sitting under the tree at Ophrah. listen to the audio read the transcript “When you cry-out to God, He immediately responds. But it might not be in deliverance. In the age in which we live, […]

A Hero Will Rise – The Way To A King’s Hurt Is Through His Stomach

Judges 3:7-31 – The Way To The King’s Hurt Is Through His Stomach Ehud thrusts his dagger deep into the stomach of fat King Eglon then goes on to rally Israel to defeat the Moabites. listen to the audio read the transcript “There’s a saying attributed to the Texas Rangers: ‘You ride with outlaws, you […]

Pray It Again, Saul (1 Thessalonians 3:12-13)

1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 – Pray It Again, Saul If Paul was so closely associated with prayer, we should be too. listen to the audio read the notes “We don’t want to study Paul’s prayers in order to pray them. We want to study them in order to pray like him.”

One Way – Faith Illustrated

Hebrews 11:8-40 – Faith Illustrated Illustrations of what the life of faith looks like. listen to the audio “The stories these Jews cherished and acted out as children, all these things were through the same faith that they were to exercise.”

One Way – The New Life Resolution

Hebrews 11:1-7 – The New Life Resolution Believers are called to walk by faith, we must resolve to do so. listen to the audio “This passage reminds believers of our new life resolution: That we are called to walk by faith.”

One Way – Don’t Waste It

Hebrews 10:32-39 – Don’t Waste It Hebrews tells us to walk in maturity and not waste our Christian life. listen to the audio “One of the signs of growing up is knowing not to waste what we have.”

One Way – The Danger Of Despising

Hebrews 10:19-25 – The Danger Of Despising The fourth warning passage of Hebrews, which encourages us to push forward. listen to the audio “A principle from Jesus: To whom much is given, much is required.”

Wiseguy – A Double-Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Embrace

James 1:5-11 – A Double-Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Embrace James calls us double-minded if we ask God for wisdom then doubt that He will give it to us. listen to the audio read the transcript notas en español “Wisdom is something we are to ‘ask’ for. If it’s a gift, I can’t learn […]

First Serve – Then I Saw His Grace, Now I’m A Believer!

Mark 16:9-20 – Then I Saw His Grace, Now I’m A Believer! The risen Lord gives His followers the Great Commission to go into all the world preaching the Gospel of salvation by grace through faith. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “People sometimes accuse Christians of having […]

One Way – The Danger Of Disbelief

Hebrews 3:7-15 – The Danger Of Disbelief The writer warns of unbelief and departure from God. listen to the audio “Because of Israel’s disobedience, we see God’s discipline of them.”

One Way – Greater Than The Angels

Hebrews 1:4-14 – Greater Than The Angels Jesus, even when Incarnate as the GodMan, is much greater than the angels. listen to the audio “7 proofs from the Old Testament that Jesus is better than the angels.”

Set Up Tent (Exodus 26:1-30)

Exodus 26:1-30 – Set Up Tent The Old Testament tabernacle not only speaks to us of Christ, but also the character of our Christianity. listen to the audio read the transcript “If you need some repairs, get repaired! The Lord wants to stabilize us and strengthen us and keep us from being shaken.”

First Serve – I Go Out Walkin’ After Midnight

Mark 6:45-56 – I Go Out Walkin’ After Midnight Jesus walks on water in the fourth watch of the night to rescue His disciples. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “It should stun you to hear said of the disciples, ‘their heart was hardened.’”

First Serve – In God We Dust

Mark 6:1-13 – In God We Dust Jesus sends the twelve out two-by-two and tells them to shake off the dust under their feet anywhere they are not welcomed. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “God wanted to do a mighty work through Jesus in Nazareth. The people […]

Prep School (Psalm 20:1-5)

Psalm 20:1-5 – Prep School How can we prepare for the battles ahead? listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “God’s way leads to life. All other ways lead to defeat and death.”

First Serve – The Fast And The Curious

Mark 2:12-22 – The Fast And The Curious Troubled by His feasting with sinners, two groups approach Jesus to ask why He does not observe the twice-weekly ritual of fasting. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español

First Serve – Carry On My Godward Friends

Mark 2:1-12 – Carry On My Godward Friends Four godly friends of a paralytic man are undeterred by the crowds and improvise a unique way of carrying him to Jesus for healing. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español

Queen For A Day – An Outing At The Palace

Esther 4:1-14 – An Outing At The Palace Esther is revealed to be a Jew, which is part of God’s incredible providence! listen to the audio read the transcript “Living in comfort is always a mirage.”

First Serve – Operation Desert Transform

Mark 1:1-13 – Operation Desert Transform Out in the wilderness, John the Baptist preaches a message that transforms the lives of those who believe in the coming Savior. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español

Hinds’ Sight – Great Hinds Think Alike

Habakkuk 3.1-19 – Great Hinds Think Alike Now in sync with God’s way of thinking, Habakkuk compares himself to a type of mountain deer, the hind, who is driven higher and higher into the mountains by unrelenting danger. watch the quicktime video listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript notas en […]

Hinds’ Sight – Days Of Wine And Woes-es

Habakkuk 2.1-20 – Days Of Wine And Woes-es God accuses the nation of Babylon of being constantly drunk on wine and then pronounces a series of five woes against them. watch the quicktime video listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript notas en español

The Life Of Abraham – Thigh Master

Genesis 24.1-9 – Thigh Master After instructing his servant about where to find a proper wife for his son Isaac, Abraham has him swear an oath by placing his hand under his thigh listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – A Happily Buried Couple

Genesis 23 – A Happily Buried Couple When his wife, Sarah, dies, Abraham secures a cemetery plot where she, he, and their descendants after them, can be buried listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Altar Boy

Genesis 22 – Altar Boy Abraham places his son, Isaac, on an altar as a sacrifice to God listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Occupy All Streets

Genesis 18.16-33 – Occupy All Streets Abrahamʼs prayer for the righteous within Sodom and Gomorrah is an example of what Jesus meant when He encouraged His disciples left in the world to “Occupy till I come” listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Womb Service

Genesis 18.1-15 – Womb Service After Abraham and Sarah show hospitality to the Lord, He tells them that Sarah will conceive and bear a son listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – The Say Heh Kids

Genesis 17 – The Say Heh Kids God changes Abramʼs and Saraiʼs names by adding the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, ה (HEH, pronounced hey) to each of them listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Glancing With The Stars

Genesis 15.1-6 – Glancing With The Stars Abraham is told that the descendants who will be both born and born-again because of him will be as innumerable as the stars in the heavens listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

Best Friends Forever – The Life Of Abraham

Genesis 11.27-12.3 – The Time To Hesitate Is Through Abraham sets out for Canaan but hesitates in Haran for a long while before fully heeding Godʼs call watch the video listen to the audio read the transcript Genesis 12.1-9 – God’s Pilgrim vs. The World Abraham begins his lifelong pilgrimage in response to Godʼs call […]