The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 – The Lord is my Shepherd History David writes Psalm 23 under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. David is the youngest boy in his family. When God tells Samuel of Saul’s demise, the Lord reveals to Samuel the new king will come from one of the sons of Jesse. Samuel goes to Jesse and relays the news. The sons of Jesse, starting with the oldest, are paraded in front of Samuel. Seven times Samuel dismisses Jesse’s son

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Toxins and Parenting

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 – You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. What is our job as parents? It is

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Hold Me Accountable

Galatians 2:14 – But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the Gospel… Paul is writing a letter to the church in Galatia encouraging the church towards Christ-likeness. One of the struggles in the young church is a tendency to choose divergent paths from the Gospel. The church in Galatia is listening to some who have come into their ranks and added unnecessary requirements for salvation. The heretical teachers are urging the church

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God’s Word is from Him – Not Us

Galatians 2:8 – For He [God] who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles. Paul writes a letter to the church in Galatia encouraging them towards Christ-likeness and reminding them he has been chosen by God. He did not want the church in Galatia to think the message he proclaimed was from him. No, the message Paul relays to the church in Galatia is from God. The Gospel

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A History of Acts

http://https://youtu.be/Rk2fi_5ZJR4 Click link or picture for video!   The book of Acts gives us a wonderful account of the inception and growth of the early church. In great detail, we see what parts of the early church are instructive for us in the church age. Provided in this video is a short summary of the history of the church found in Acts. In Jerusalem around AD 30, Jesus dies on the cross and is resurrected on the third day. Forty

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Stand Still

Joshua 3:8 – “And as for you, command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, ‘When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’” We join together at the passing of the Jordan River into the Promised Land. The mantle of leadership has been passed from Moses to Joshua, and God wants the Israelites to know that Joshua is His chosen leader. It is time for the people

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Prepare Yourself

Prepare Yourself Joshua 3:5 – Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”   Thankfully it does not take a brilliant scholar to understand Scripture. All that is required is a desire to know, intentionality and the Holy Spirit. Scripture contains the character and action of God. We can see Him and we can see ourselves.   We join the Israelites at the crossing of the Jordan River into the Promised

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