Psalms 139 is a real gem! It tells us fundamental things about who God is and what He’s like. It also tells us what we should be like in the face of those characteristics and actions of God. This Psalm needs to be read repeatedly in our Christian life but it needs to be understood by every person in this world because there are implications for all.
Today’s message is a just a slight detour from our long term series on the Old Testament. We’ve been studying the books in order, but today we consider Psalms 121. In it, we find a Hebrew word that is repeated six times and tells us just where to go to be helped in life’s challenges.
On Fathers Day we can’t help but speak about the unique role and responsibilities of fathers. There is an unmistakable influence and legacy that fathers leave in their wake. Unfortunately, fatherless-ness is the common plague of our times. What should a good father look like and what do you do if you aren’t one or never had a good one? Discover that the Bible has lots to say on what fathering is supposed to, and can, be.
Continuing on in the Old Testament brings us to a section of two of the “history” books, 1st and 2nd Kings. In them we discover a powerful attribute of God: mercy! God is merciful, and we find in these books that the mercy of God has certain characteristics, but always brings us to a point of decision. Will we respond to His mercy or despise it?
The Old Testament isn’t old by any means! As we press on in our study we’ll cover the Book of 1 Samuel today, focusing on the opening story of this narrative portion of the Bible. An amazing woman, Hannah, is the focus of chapter one and she represents everyone who has ever found that comparison between people can be a harsh reality. God shows us how to handle this all too common situation through Hannah’s story.
It’s Resurrection Sunday!
But like the early disciples and much of today’s world, it seems that few understand what His Resurrection means. Today’s message explains the meaning of Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead and gives an opportunity to make new life the theme of your present life.
Today we move on to the Book of Joshua! In the first eight chapters of this amazing record we find that a new man is leading the nation of Israel: Joshua. He was Moses’ assistant for many years, but now that Moses is gone, he must take the lead. And he learns, and we learn, that what you cannot righteously run away from, will define who you are.
Today we continue on in our study of the Old Testament, this week covering the entire book of Deuteronomy! As we’ve discovered in previous weeks, there are overall themes in these large books and today is no exception. Deuteronomy is all about large life transitions. We all go through them, but we don’t all go through them smoothly. Today we find the keys to a successful transition, no matter where or when it occurs in life.
We’re pressing on in our study of the Old Testament and this week’s message is the Book of Numbers. Yes, the whole book! Actually we’re discovering Numbers’ powerful theme and understanding that God is so gracious in His dealings with mankind at every stage of history. And the references to the Lord Jesus; they’re everywhere in this book!
We return to a rather long message series today, “The Old Testament isn’t Old.” This particular sermon brings us to the book of Exodus and the Ten Commandments. Now before you get all negative about them, we learn today that the framework and basis of God’s Law is actually love. You’ll find the answer to yours and society’s ills in what we talk about today.