Psalm Sundays – We Tone The Night (Psalm 134)

Psalm 134 – We Tone The Night TOPIC A group of the night shift workers are acknowledged for making sure there was always worship in the House of the Lord. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 134:1-3     Colossians 3:23-24     1 Thessalonians 5:6     Revelation 20:12-15     Revelation 22:12 FROM THE MESSAGE “Our Captain is Jesus. He could come to resurrect […]

Psalm Sundays – The Psalm That Never Ends (Psalm 136)

Psalm 136 – The Psalm That Never Ends TOPIC From creation to the end of all things we can give thanks to God for His unfailing love. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 136:1-26 FROM THE MESSAGE “Not only is God God, He is also Lord. Meaning He is the Ruler of all things. He is the Master. […]

Psalm Sundays – Returner Of The Lord’s Ark (Psalm 132)

Psalm 132 – Returner Of The Lord’s Ark TOPIC Solomon commemorates his father’s passion to return the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 132:1-18     2 Samuel 6:5-7     1 Chronicles 28:9-12 FROM THE MESSAGE “When you stand in the Lord’s presence, after the resurrection and rapture of the church, it won’t be an […]

Psalm Sundays – Call Of The Child (Psalm 141)

Psalm 141 – Call Of The Child TOPIC David makes and emergency call to God for help but his primary concern is not for his own safety, but that he would remain spiritual and in harmony with the Lord. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 141:1-10     Isaiah 59:22     Galatians 6:1     Hebrews 4:13 FROM THE MESSAGE “It’s not easy […]

Those Were The Days – I Don’t Go Walkin’ After Midnight

Acts 16:25-40 – I Don’t Go Walkin’ After Midnight TOPIC Paul and Silas stay right where they are, 3 times, in this unusual miraculous jailbreak, leading to significant collateral deliverance. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 16:25-40     FROM THE MESSAGE “So, here we see God is already doing a dramatic work in this man’s heart and it is […]

Psalm Sundays – I’ve Just Had An Antiphony (Psalm 118)

Psalm 118 – I’ve Just Had An Antiphony TOPIC The congregation of Israel participates in worship by singing antiphonally at their celebration of Passover. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 118:1-29     Exodus 15:1-12 FROM THE MESSAGE “There are incredible estimates of how many lambs were slain annually in the Second Temple period. One site said 1 million. If […]

Psalm Sundays – God Writes The Songs That Make The Whole World See (Psalm 40)

Psalm 40 – God Writes The Songs That Make The Whole World See TOPIC King David describes his life as if he was a playlist of songs through which people could see the Lord. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 40:1-17     Isaiah 66:1     Ephesians 5:19     Hebrews 10:5-7 FROM THE MESSAGE “When a believer is “poor and needy,” […]

Psalm Sundays – He Saves Saints’ Souls From Sheol’s Shores (Psalm 16)

Psalm 16 – He Saves Saints’ Souls From Sheol’s Shores TOPIC David praises God for the hope he has that no saint will be left in Sheol after death. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 16:1-11     Acts 2:29-33     Philippians 2:5-8 FROM THE MESSAGE “This psalm is from the perspective of Jesus, the submissive Son, on earth, conversing […]

Psalm Sundays – Ear Ye! Ear Ye! (Psalm 5)

Psalm 5 – Ear Ye! Ear Ye! TOPIC David asks God to ‘give ear’ to his morning prayer. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 5:1-12     Zephaniah 3:17     Colossians 3:1-2 FROM THE MESSAGE “The psalms, whether written to be sung or not, are considered poetry. Poetry is not propositional. It is meant to be emotional; it gives […]

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. listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript notas en español

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