Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Old Testament

The Power of Praise

  PSALM 119:164 – Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE POWER OF PRAISE.  First, we need to dismiss two things about today’s scripture.  The Psalmist is not assigning a “quota” on his praise. It isn’t rigid formality that is saying, “Okay, Lord, I am going to praise You seven times today.” …

The Gift of Suffering

PSALM 119:67 – Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE GIFT OF SUFFERING.  I wonder how many of us would answer my following statement with an affirming and resounding “Yes, I knew that and I do embrace my seasons of suffering as such.”  Now the statement backed up by the…

Our Lives Are Shaped By Daily Choices

PSALM 119:30 – I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  OUR LIVES ARE SHAPED BY DAILY CHOICES.  After we became Christians, the greatest power in our lives has been given – the power of choice.  Prior to, we were dead in trespasses and sins. That included dead in our wills with…

The Speeches of Elihu: Truths Affirmed of Our God – Part 1

This Lord’s Day, we begin looking at the man Elihu and his place in the book of Job. He will unfold four speeches in the form of rebukes to correct Job in his faulty view of God. His speech addresses Job’s lament that God does not speak to him. Elihu will reveal God does speak to His children and that loudly through at least two means.