I Samuel 16-20: David and Saul.

April 7, 2015. Daily Reading: I Samuel 16-20. Background: I Samuel 11-15. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 16 1. The Lord judges the heart: There is a very valuable lesson that we can learn of the character go God in reading the story of the anointing of David as king over Israel. Saul had previously been…

Three types of forgiveness.

June 21, 2014. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) Amen. Let’s take a little bit of time to explore forgiveness. It is a topic that is…

Times of trial.

June 10, 2014. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4) I have some trouble with this verse. Intellectually I…

Disfellowship.

March 23, 2014. Do you think it is our duty as Christians to go to a brother or sister who has gone astray and lead them back to the right? Today in our society, it is almost looked down upon to correct anyone, much less those who are in the church and bear the name…

The family of God.

February 26, 2014. I have set up a twitter account if you would like to receive notifications when I post. It would make me so happy if you followed me! @dailydevotion14. Also, if there is anything you would like me to discuss or any other way you would like to see me get media out,…

Stumbling blocks.

January 31, 2014. What is a stumbling block? If you have been in religious company long and topics of opinion and preference have come up, chances are you have heard this word. “Don’t be a stumbling block for your brother.” But what is a stumbling block? That is the topic we are going to deal…