A True Beginning – Promises Made, Pilgrimage Kept (Genesis 22:20-23:20)

Genesis 22:20-23:20 – Promises Made, Pilgrimage Kept TOPIC Sarah dies, but Abraham has nowhere to bury her. How would the father of faith respond in light of the many promises of God? SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Genesis 22:20-23:20     Genesis 25:12-16     Leviticus 27:3     1 Corinthians 7:10-11     Philippians 1:21     Hebrews 11:39-40     1 John 2:18-23, 4:1-3 […]

A True Hope (Jeremiah 52:31-34)

Jeremiah 52:31-34 – A True Hope TOPIC Jehoiachin receives astonishing mercy and not only freed from prison, but given a throne and a place at the king’s table. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Jeremiah 52:31-34     Psalm 139:17-18     Romans 8:18 FROM THE MESSAGE “Presidential pardons are always interesting news. It’s a rare gift to have the highest office in […]

Those Were The Days – By The Time I Get To Phoenix I’ll Be Shipwrecked

Acts 27:13-44 – By The Time I Get To Phoenix I’ll Be Shipwrecked TOPIC Brought along on a doomed crossing, Paul and his friends prove to be the most useful passengers on the ship. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 27:13-44     James 5:16 FROM THE MESSAGE “For many years it has been fashionable for Christians to embrace and […]

The Treasure’s All Mine (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)

The Treasure's All Mine

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 – The Treasure’s All Mine TOPIC We may be earthen vessels, but we contain a great treasure that sustains us through even the worst of times. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES 2 Corinthians 4:7-12     Matthew 13:45-46     Ephesians 1:1 FROM THE MESSAGE “Sin is a greater ‘pandemic,’ affecting every man, woman, and child. Your sins are […]

Psalm Sundays – The Best Tears Of Our Lives (Psalm 126)

Psalm 126 – The Best Tears Of Our Lives TOPIC The psalmist reflects upon Israel’s tears of sorrow while in captivity and the subsequent joy of their release and return. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 126:1-6     Psalm 56:8     2 Corinthians 2:14-16     1 Thessalonians 4:13     Revelation 2:4 FROM THE MESSAGE “This verse is a promise of God’s faithfulness. […]

Psalm Sundays – No One Knows What It’s Like To Be The Madman (Psalm 34)

Psalm 34 – No One Knows What It’s Like To Be The Madman TOPIC We are told that this is a Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 34:1-22     1 Samuel 21:1-15     Psalm 57:1-3 FROM THE MESSAGE “God CAN deliver you from all your fears. Believe it; believe Him. Set […]

A Star Is Formed – Plant A Tree For God’s Tomorrow

Psalm 37:32-40 – Plant A Tree For God’s Tomorrow David closes his wisdom psalm with an encouragement for us to take care to watch our steps and to observe other Godly believers. listen to the audio read the transcript “While no place will be found the wicked, there will be found for those who believe. […]

A Star Is Formed – The Clockwatcher God

Psalm 37:10-20 – The Clockwatcher God David contrasts the coming future for the Godly and the wicked and depicts God as watching the clock count down. listen to the audio read the transcript “We have quite a future to look forward to. But we don’t have to wait to start enjoying the peace of God.”

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Where You Gonna Wall? Gate Builders!

Nehemiah 3:1-32 – Where You Gonna Wall? Gate Builders! The Israelites are assigned certain sections of the wall and specific gates to repair. listen to the audio read the transcript “No other belief system can give anyone hope. That’s partly because they all demand you earn salvation; and that is something it is impossible to […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Persian Pen Letter

Ezra 5:6-6:12 – Persian Pen Letter Two Persian officials pen a letter to King Darius to determine if the Jews have permission to rebuild their Temple. listen to the audio read the transcript “I find it odd, and disturbing, that many who are in Christ have a contempt for prophecy. The author of the best-selling […]

Lightwait (Psalm 27)

Psalm 27 – Lightwait Waiting for God to illuminate your dark nights listen to the audio read the transcript “There is a security and a help that is only known to the people of God.”