Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Celebrate! Celebrate! Advance To The Music

Nehemiah 12:26-47 – Celebrate! Celebrate! Advance To The Music Nehemiah appoints two choirs to sing advancing toward one another in a processional on top of the wall surrounding Jerusalem. listen to the audio read the transcript “Our tremendously difficult circumstances are where we can retreat or advance in thanksgivings.”

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Doin’ That Sing You Do

Nehemiah 6:15-7:73 – Doin’ That Sing You Do Nehemiah facilitates worship in the Temple by appointing gatekeepers, Levites, and singers. listen to the audio read the transcript “There needs to be in our lives the testimony that some things only God can do in us and through us. If I have no more victory in […]

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 […]

You Were Raised Right – Take A Walk On The Worthy Side

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

Colossians 1:9-14 – Take A Walk On The Worthy Side Paul uses one of his favorite illustrations of the Christian life, telling us to “walk” worthy of Jesus listen to the audio read the transcript “Reading the New Testament, you get the idea that the writers believed that if you were in Christ, you were […]

Straight Outta Egypt – Worship While You Work

Exodus 35-39 – Worship While You Work Israel gets to work and finishes building the Tabernacle where they would enjoy worshipping God listen to the audio read the transcript “Moses, representing Israel, refused to let God withdraw. He set up his own makeshift Tent of Meeting, urging God to manifest Himself. God relented and agreed […]

Straight Outta Egypt – The Shining

Exodus 34:1-35 – The Shining When Moses speaks with God, his face shines from having been in His presence listen to the audio read the transcript “I submit that the entire history of the Jewish people is an on-going marvel of history that nothing but the miraculous intervention of God can account for.”

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 […]

Straight Outta Egypt – I’ll See Back

Exodus 33:1-23 – I’ll See Back God tells Moses no man can see His full glory and live, but He says He can pass by Moses and show him His back listen to the audio read the transcript “We need to put on our romance-glasses to see what is going on in Exodus thirty-two. If […]

Straight Outta Egypt – She Sings Sea Songs By The Sea Shore

Exodus 15:1-27 – She Sings Sea Songs By The Sea Shore As Moses sings a hymn of praise celebrating the Red Sea crossing, his sister, Miriam, sings responsively listen to the audio read the transcript “How do you want God to respond? You might want Him to be a “man of war,” when instead He […]

These Are My Songs – Who Was Jeduthun?

This Is My Story, These Are My Songs Three of the 150 Psalms are dedicated to the same individual: Jeduthun. Who was this man and what might we learn from his example? listen to the audio read the transcript “God is the only one who has figured out alchemy: He takes our clay and turns […]

First Serve – I Love the Smell of Spikenard in the Meeting

Mark 14:1-11 – I Love the Smell of Spikenard in the Meeting Jesus praises Mary for anointing Him with costly spikenard as they were eating supper. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “If Judas had repented, God would have fulfilled the prophecies about His betrayal another way.”

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 […]

The King’s Ransom – Waste Management

Matthew 26.1-16 – Waste Management Jesus praises a woman whom the disciples accuse of wasting a precious resource. listen to the audio read the pdf transcript