The Psalm’s are full of godly wisdom. One of the ways the psalmists commend wisdom to us is by presenting two alternative paths: the path of righteousness and the way of the wicked. Each path leads somewhere. While the path of wickedness may look enticing, it leads to destruction. The path of righteousness, on the other hand, looks hard, but leads to blessing, to life, to eternity, to God.
A look at Saul’s kingship from its promising beginning to its tragic end. Though it seems like a story about a person and his self-focus, it is especially a story about God, Israel, and leadership.
Pastor Bob kicks off a new miniseries on the book of Psalms. Each week we’ll look at a different type of psalm: wisdom, lament, Messianic. This week, Bob begins with psalms of praise, addressing issues like “Why does God want our praise?” and “What happens to us when we praise God?”
Christ is risen! Satan’s end was God’s means, and the resurrection life that God gave to Jesus opened the door for all to receive that same life through faith.
Christ suffered on the cross, refusing to save himself in order to save us, knowing his Father would vindicate him three days later as He carried out His plan of redemption.
A fresh look at the familiar story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem before the Passion. Setting aside our own lens of perspective, what did those who were there see?
Bob and Brenda, Josiah and Brittany, and Dan and Lynn offer their wisdom relationships, dating, marriage and more. Good questions from the group sparked some really good conversation!
While fleeing from Saul, David has the opportunity to take Saul’s life. He refuses to do so, claiming that he cannot kill God’s anointed one. Even though Saul is pursuing him for evil intent, David is determined to let God deal with the injustice. This is a theme that we see in the Psalms of David, “Lord please rain down justice or vengeance upon my enemies…” David clearly sees (experiences) the injustice and cries out to God for justice but at least on this occasion is unwilling to take justice into his own hands. What does this teach us about dealing with our enemies?
Dan explores two key pieces of a biblical framework for relationships – the universal mark we all bear and the universal mandate we are called to obey. Both have important implications for how we view relationships and treat others we are in relationship with.
The story of David, Nabal, and Abigail. The courage and desire for justice that served David so well against Goliath almost leads to a great sin, if not for Abigail’s humble intervention with the truth.