think on these things

Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things. Philippians 4:8 This week’s scripture is connected to last weeks. It is the continuation of the verses. Do you ever find yourself agitated, angry, responding with fear orContinue reading “think on these things”

don’t be anxious

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Memorizing scripture is an act of writing scripture on our hearts. If youContinue reading “don’t be anxious”

The Kingdom of God

I’ve been thinking recently about the Kingdom of God.  I’ve been thinking about how we sometimes think that life is this one thing here and now and then we die and live in the Kingdom of God.  It seems like oftentimes we separate the two and make them even more disconnected.  One is here andContinue reading “The Kingdom of God”

David Takes the Throne

The set up for this last section is this: David was supposed to be fighting AGAINST the Israelites on the side of the Philistines. He was “voted off the island” by the philistines to return to his home to find everything ravaged and all the women and children gone. He went to find the Amalekites,Continue reading “David Takes the Throne”

From the top, to the bottom, to the top.

1 Samuel: Chapter 29 and 30 So far as we look at the story of David, one of the main themes is that God is in complete control of David and his path to the crown.  This is going to be extremely relevant to our story today.  We pick up in chapter 29.  If youContinue reading “From the top, to the bottom, to the top.”

Hidden Gems: Giants?

image from https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/giant-human-skeleton-photographs/ For the past few weeks we have been running through some hidden gems in the bible.  These are stories that we often overlook but when we take a minute to give them attention, we find that they are actually quite valuable.  Today is going to be our last installment of this seriesContinue reading “Hidden Gems: Giants?”

Overwhelming Grace…from Abagail and David

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577 – 1640) 1 Samuel Ch. 25-26 Chapter 25 As we move forward in our story of David, we pick up today in a strange point in the timeline.  David has been on the run for quite some time now.  However, as we saw last week, David actually had the chance toContinue reading “Overwhelming Grace…from Abagail and David”

Hidden Gems: Elisha

WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Has there ever been a time when someone was making fun of you and you wished you could just make that person disappear?  At the snap of a finger everyone making jokes at your expense would be gone just like that.  While this is not exactly how it happened, today we are goingContinue reading “Hidden Gems: Elisha”