Psalm 126-128: Blessings.

November 24, 2015. Note I am switching today’s and tomorrow’s reading because of time constraints. Thank you for understanding. _________________________________________________ Daily Reading: Psalm 126-128. Background: Psalm 123-125. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 126 Restoration: Another psalm in the series of the songs of ascents (seeĀ psalm 120), this song was likely written after the end of the…

Leviticus 25-27: Jubilee, warning and vows.

August 31, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 25-27. Background: Leviticus 22-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 The Sabbath year and the year of Jubilee: This chapter details two years in which the children of Israel were to neither sow their fields or prune their vineyards. The first was the Sabbath year, which occurred every seventh year,…

Jeremiah 32-36: Problems in Judah.

May 15, 2015. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 32-36. Background: Jeremiah 27-31. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 32 Jeremiah buys a field: As we begin this chapter, we find Jeremiah imprisoned by the court guard because of the negative prophecies he has made against Judah and KingĀ Zedekiah. Though the word was from the Lord, the king and the…

The church of Christ, Part 4: New Testament Christianity.

November 25, 2014. Today as we approach the second to last part of our series on the churches of Christ, I would like to examine the true example of the New Testament church. One of the mottos amongst our fellowship is “we want to restore New Testament Christianity” or “we do bible things in bible…

5 Lessons from Psalm 51.

November 3, 2014. There are few more emotional psalms in my opinion than Psalm 51. As many of you may know, Psalm 51 is written by David in response to his infamous sting of sins that he committed as he sat on the throne of Israel and coveted Bathsheba, one of his mighty men’s wife….

Revive us again.

August 1, 2014. Wake up your people from among your fold, Work a work unbelievable if told! Revive our spirit, restore our zeal, Awaken us from our inner soul. We have forgotten and gone far astray, Wake us up, wake us up today! There is work to be done, lost to be saved, Lord, turn…