to kill or not to kill…

Pietro Antonio Magatti Our focus this week 1 Sam 23 with supplemental Psalms 31 and 1 Sam 24 with supplemental Psalm 63 Chapter 23 In 1 sam 32 we see David as a leader of a group of ragtag people from the wilderness doing what he knows how to do at this point. He isContinue reading “to kill or not to kill…”

David and Goliath

Image by https://www.richeybeckett.com/ Richey Beckett 1 Samuel chapter 17 I really want to encourage you to read this and follow along in your bible, so you have the story unfolding before you…so go grab a Bible, I’ll wait right here. Welcome back! As we know from last week, or if you are new to thisContinue reading “David and Goliath”

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”

Midweek – Philemon

Letters From Prison Question: Have you ever had to convince someone to do something that you knew that they wouldn’t like?  Maybe you had to really think of how you were going to craft your argument in order to lead that person to the conclusion that you want them to reach.  If you haven’t hadContinue reading “Midweek – Philemon”

Midweek – Colossians 2

Letters From Prison  Question: Have you ever felt like someone used a knowledge that they had about something to make you feel inadequate?  Maybe they used words you were unfamiliar with or listed off a bunch of facts to try to trick you. Today we will look at what Paul has to say to theContinue reading “Midweek – Colossians 2”

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…”