Those Were The Days – Name Recognition

Acts 4:32-5:11 – Name Recognition We are introduced to 3 new characters: Barnabas, Ananias and Sapphira. They have very similar beginnings, but very different endings and legacies. listen to the audio read the transcript   “As you read the book of Acts, it doesn’t seem like the apostles were very involved with the administrative details […]

Those Were The Days – Character Reference

Acts 2:40-47 – Character Reference The Church is established and takes on a communal form. Is this the blueprint for what every local church should be? listen to the audio read the transcript “We often think of the first church as a ‘house church’ and, in part, that’s true. They met from house to house. […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – I Came…I Saw…I Constructed

Nehemiah 13:1-31 – I Came… I Saw… I Constructed Decades after he first came and saw the ruined wall, Nehemiah reflects on his service to the LORD. listen to the audio read the transcript “One reason we don’t pressure folks to give: If you give nothing, and aren’t reproved by the exhortation that you are […]

A Star Is Formed – Step It Up And Dance

Psalm 37:21-31 – Step It Up And Dance David describes the growing spiritual fruit in the life of the righteous person while contrasting them with the ungodly. listen to the audio read the transcript “The fruit of righteousness isn’t just hypothetical, it’s real. It’s growing in our lives. It impacts how we relate to people.”

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Accusers Assemble

Nehemiah 5:1-19 – Accusers Assemble Nehemiah calls everyone to assemble after the workers on the wall accuse the wealthy Jewish businessmen of profiting from their hardships. listen to the audio read the transcript “I am saying that there are times when the Lord isn’t interested in your shrewd handling of finances as much as He […]

Straight Outta Egypt – Stirred Before Serving

Exodus 25:1-9, 35:21-29 & 36:3-7 – Stirred Before Serving The hearts of the Israelites are stirred to give willingly to the construction of the Tabernacle listen to the audio read the transcript “Everything is, of course, relative to your particular situation. But in general the stats on free will giving tell a selfish, not a […]

Psalm 62:9-12 – Encouragement And Exhortation

Psalm 62:9-12 – Encouragement And Exhortation David wraps up the Psalm giving encouragement, instruction and exhortation to all men everywhere listen to the audio read the transcript “Living life at the expense of others is not God’s way. He’s talking about robbery and oppression. Those are severe things. But let’s take the idea to a […]