The Perfect King

Scripture O God, help the king to judge as you would, and help his son to walk in godliness. ~Psalm 72 Quote A monarchy is the best form of government if you have a good king. ~Ya-akov Scholars are divided about the author of Psalm 72. It is attributed to Solomon but some think that …

Unbelievable And Awesome

Scripture Since Christ endured bodily suffering, you also must arm yourselves with the same disposition. ~I Peter 4:1 REB Quote Suffering, rightly met, forges deep friendships and empowers our witness. ~Timothy Keller As we mentioned yesterday; the Psalmist said, “He was good for me to be afflicted that I might learn.” We humans have a …

Our Beloved Champion

Scripture When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. ~Psalm 94:19, NIV Quote God will not get history–yours, mine or the world’s–wrong. ~Timothy Keller It amazes me how some subjects keep reoccurring in a weeks study. ANXIETY has come up more than once this week. Our Wednesday night message did address the …

The Old Rugged Cross

Scripture There {Cross} Christ defeated all powers and forces. He let the whole world see them being led away as prisoners when He celebrated His victory. ~Colossians 2:15, CEV Quote  I love that old cross, where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain. ~George Bennard I had some unusual experiences …

The Fizzle Effect

Scripture You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it. ~Numbers 11:18-19, NIV Quote Only Jesus and His love become more and more engaging, absorbing and satisfying. ~Timothy Keller The Israelites …

The Ragging Sea

Scripture Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake. Waves started splashing into the boat, and it was about to sink. Jesus was in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow, and he was asleep. ~Mark 4:37-38, CEV Quote God does not respond to demands or coercion: He does respond to prayer and He …

Jesus-Jesus-Jesus

Scripture Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—it is written about Me in the scroll. I desire to do Your will, my God; Your law is within my heart.” ~Psalm 40:7-8, NIV Quote Let yourself be moved by what Christ did for you until your duty becomes your passion. ~Timothy Keller {concept, edited by yours truly} …

You Can’t Stop HIM

Scripture Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate…the Gentiles, and the people of Israel {Jews} were all united against Jesus…But everything they did was determined beforehand according to Your [God’s} will. ~Acts 4:27-28, NLT Quote No one can oppose God because He has the power to do what ever He wants. ~Job In Acts three, Peter and John …