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…”

Solomon Builds

Incase you missed Midweek Bible Study – Here is a breakdown for you! 1 Kings 5-6 Background                Already heading into this week’s reading we know a couple of things: first, that Solomon is the son of David who was an amazing king of Israel (although broken himself) and united God’s people. His leadership skillsContinue reading “Solomon Builds”

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 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…”

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…”