You shall never return that way again…

1 Kings 10-11:13 The Fall We know from last week that God’s presence fills the elaborate temple that Solomon put so much time, resources, effort, and manpower into building. Now God can tabernacle or “dwell” with His people. “Then Solomon said, ‘The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; I haveContinue reading “You shall never return that way again…”

The belly of a fish

Jonah Background                Caution: this book is so weird. The first time we hear about the prophet Jonah of Israel (God’s people) is during the reign of King Jeroboam II, Israel’s worst king (2 Kings 14). Jonah prophesied over Jeroboam that he would have favor in battle and win back a lot of Israel’s northernContinue reading “The belly of a fish”

And he will flee from you

As I’ve been talking to many of you and hearing your deepest prayer requests, I hear in the innermost parts of your heart that through this you do not want to lose your connection with the Lord. That as so many things appear to stand in the way of getting spiritually filled and feeling unitedContinue reading “And he will flee from you”

Midweek – Colossians 3 & 4

Letters from Prison Paul starts out Colossians 3 with an explanation of not only “the new self” (3:10), but how our individual lives that are “now hidden with Christ in God” (3:3) make up “God’s chosen people” (3:12) … keep reading. Through the power of the resurrection, the Colossians, and us as well, have newContinue reading “Midweek – Colossians 3 & 4”

Midweek Live…

Letters from Prison Virtual Midweeks We have been getting some feedback that y’all would appreciate meeting virtually over Letters from Prison, instead of just studying it individually through the blog posts. We think this is a great idea! We are loving any opportunity we can get to meet with you, hear from you, spend timeContinue reading “Midweek Live…”

Since you have never traveled this way before

Matt and I went to Biola University yesterday to see our friend that is a resident director there, and I was overcome with sadness! I started tearing up as soon as we pulled onto campus. There were only a couple people there still, but I saw some that were packing up their cars with theirContinue reading “Since you have never traveled this way before”

Midweek…

Letters From Prison Colossians Chapter 1 Key Insights –    What seems to be Paul’s primary purpose in writing this letter to the church at Colossae? o   To show that Christ is preeminent, which means surpassing, greater or above all things (1:15-23) §  Christ is preeminent in these things: creation (1:15-17), in the ChurchContinue reading “Midweek…”