The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away

What did Job say when he lost all his possessions, his sheep, his camels, even his children. All which had been killed and his possessions had been captured. What did he say? “Naked I came from my mother’s womb,and naked I will depart.The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;may the name of theContinue reading “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away”

God Will Make Us Mighty Warriors

We often are sitting, waiting for God to move or for Jesus to come save us from some predicament, to perform some great miracle while we sit here and wait. But God is always moving, always performing miracles. He is always saving us. Sometimes these come through miracles, but more often than not he usesContinue reading “God Will Make Us Mighty Warriors”

Why did the disciples follow immediately?

In my reading this morning, I was in Matthew chapter 4 where he talks about the calling of the disciples. As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fisherman. “Come, follow me,Continue reading “Why did the disciples follow immediately?”

Because He Truly Cares – 1 Peter 5:7

As often happens while sitting in church a scripture is given or something is said that may only be tangentially related to the sermon topic itself but it triggers in me that I realize that it is not only the meaning that God wanted me to get from the service, but it also triggers asContinue reading “Because He Truly Cares – 1 Peter 5:7”

A Trip Through Proverbs – #6 – In God We Trust

If you’re here in the US, pull out your wallet or open up your change purse and take a look at any money you may have in there. On there will be the words “In God We Trust.” It means many things here in the US. But let’s look at what we find in ProverbsContinue reading “A Trip Through Proverbs – #6 – In God We Trust”

Bible Study Minute – Psalm 18:2 – God’s Protection

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield, the horn of my salvation, and my stronghold. — Psalm 18:2 I have been reading through the Psalms recently and found this second verse of the 18th Psalm interesting in that DavidContinue reading “Bible Study Minute – Psalm 18:2 – God’s Protection”

A Trip Through Proverbs – #5 – Wisdom is calling to you

As I continue down this road in Proverbs, we are finishing up Chapter 1 with a personification of wisdom of someone shouting in the street.  This is used to help wisdom come alive for us. Wisdom shouts in the streets.  She cries out in the public square.  She calls out to the crowds along theContinue reading “A Trip Through Proverbs – #5 – Wisdom is calling to you”

A Trip Through Proverbs – #1 – Introduction

I love the book of Proverbs.  It is probably the clearest book in the entire Bible in regards to understanding.  It comes right out and tells you how you should and shouldn’t act, what you should and shouldn’t do.  There is so much wisdom in there, but I’ve not heard many pastors preach about it on SundayContinue reading “A Trip Through Proverbs – #1 – Introduction”

Bible Study Minute – Psalm 118:24 – Today is the day

Today is the day that God has given us.  There are days that are easy to rejoice in and there are days that rejoicing is the last thing on our minds.  But let’s remember what we learn in this psalm, This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad inContinue reading “Bible Study Minute – Psalm 118:24 – Today is the day”