Psalm 108-110: Deliverance and the Messiah.

October 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 108-110. Background: Psalm 105-107. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 108 Deliverance over the foe: This psalm is ascribed to David and deals with the Lord’s power and loyalty to bring His people out victorious over their enemies. This psalm seems to be a combination of two other psalms of David,…

Psalm 102-104: On praising the Lord.

September 30, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 105-107. Background: Psalm 102-104. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 105 Praising the Lord through history: This is a psalm of praise to the Lord, telling of His mighty works. The audience is are called to worship Him in the first stanza and sing of His works, that they might be known amongst…

I Timothy 1-3: Training for leadership.

August 23, 2015. Daily Reading: I Timothy 1-3. Background: This is the first letter (that we have) of Paul to his “child in the faith,” Timothy, likely written while Paul was in Macedonia (see Acts 19-20). Timothy had worked very closely with Paul, joining him on his second missionary journey and accompanying him on his…

The story of the Christ.

December 25, 2014. In the beginning, there was God. Holy and righteous, pure and everlasting. In the beginning He was, He is now and He is yet to come. God is not like us, He is not finite. He has no beginning or end. The attributes of God are like His essence- everlasting. It was…

What His life accomplished.

November 21, 2014. A few months ago I wrote a post entitled “How important is the resurrection?” Though I didn’t plan on it at the time, I would consider this post to be part one in a series of three devotionals that have been spaced over the last few months. The second in the series…

Repentance and baptism.

June 16, 2014. I received word this morning that one of the boys we were studying with in Nicaragua decided to get baptized into Christ! His good friend, who was studying with us too, is also considering making the decision to follow Christ. This was wonderful news. It’s great to actually see the fruit of…

Easter.

April 20, 2014. Today is the day that a majority of Christians focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, as he died and rose the perfect sacrifice for our sins. It is always fitting to remember our Lord and what he did on the cross for us. I don’t think we will every…

An introduction to God.

April 1, 2014. “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,“ and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.Before me no god was formed,nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. I declared…

Let us reason together.

March 22, 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) Two children are playing with a kickball outside, kicking it back and forth, laughing and having a marvelous time. The boy…

Singing and making melody in you heart.

March 13, 2014. I apologize that this post is later than usual, as I have been working on a lyric songbook for the student center all day. I thought I would make today’s post short and sweet, though it is one of my favorite subjects: singing. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching…