Each morning I spend time reading scripture and this morning 4 simple verses popped out at me. Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more … Continue reading Divisions Smavisions!
Psalm 120 is the first of a set of “psalms of ascent” that would have been sung as the people went UP to the presence of God. And in this psalm we get a desire of the people to be removed from all lies and deceit. Continue reading Psalm 120: A Psalm of Ascending Amid a Sea of Lies
Outside of being a minister and writing my own meandering thoughts sometimes I also carve out a little time to write for a branch of the denomination that I serve (Christian Reformed Church) called “FamilyFire.” Their goal is to provide blogs and thoughts from a Christian worldview. The hope is that we all realize we struggle and we all need help. They have wonderful stuff … Continue reading FamilyFire: Confronting My Fears
Today’s podcast is our 2nd in the series and really should be seen as an “over-arching understanding” of the whole book of Judges. So while we don’t get specifically INTO a judge what we get is WHAT was going on and why. Continue reading Judges 2:6-23 The Saving Work of God
Psalm 119 is a massive teaching psalm that is reflective, hopeful, and challenging as it draws the reader (and proclaimer) to reflect on the Law as God’s love. Continue reading Psalm 119: A Psalm of Torah
Psalm 118 caps off the “Hallel” psalms (113-118) and encourages the worshiper to sing of God’s great enduring love. But what does that even mean? What does it mean to have a love that “endures”? Continue reading Psalm 118: A Psalm of God’s Enduring Love
Today’s podcasts looks at the attempts of the different tribes of Israel as they begin to settle in the land God gave them. And what we see and find is that God gave them 2 tasks…and they fail at both. Continue reading Judges 1:19-2:5 Intentional Faithfulness