Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Old Testament

Never, Ever, Trust Yourself

PROVERBS 3:5-8 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. THEME OF THE…

Overcoming Discouragement In God’s Work

EZRA 4:4–5 – Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build and bribed counselors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. THEME OF THE DAY. OVERCOMING DISCOURAGEMENT IN GOD’S WORK. In today’s scripture, God’s people are rebuilding…

Complain To The Lord Not Of The Lord

PSALM 142:1-2 – With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. THEME OF THE DAY. COMPLAIN TO THE LORD NOT OF THE LORD. Sometimes it is okay to complain. Really. It is. Yes, we know the Apostle Paul…

Life’s Two Simple Goals

PSALM 138:1-2 – I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. THEME OF THE DAY. LIFE’S TWO SIMPLE GOALS. Let’s start…

A Really, Really Big Deal

PSALM 133:1-3 – Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded…

The Why Of Our Forgiveness

PSALM 130:1-4 – Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. THEME OF THE DAY. THE WHY OF OUR…