The first time anything is attempted, it is not usually as good as anticipated. This morning we hear Jesus preach His first sermon – and find it BETTER than one might hope. It is a message of hope, good news, and a call to obedience.
We are fascinated by items that carry the label “new” and will sacrifice much to have the latest and greatest. Because of what God has done for us, we can sing a new song. Listen as Psalm 149 is unfolded and explained, then join in singing a new song of joy, justice, and praise!
Don’t hurry away from Christmas! The shepherds on the night of Messiah’s birth, returned with rejoicing and great wonder thinking about all the things they had seen and heard that evening. If we hurry away from the celebration we risk losing the wonder of all that has happened. This morning we look at Psalm 148 […]
We have all been to the place in life where we feel alone and abandoned; that the whole world is against us and there is little to no hope for escape. David describes this point of life as he pens Psalm 141. in the midst of all that is happening, David knows that God will […]
Memory is a wonderful thing. It can be jogged and triggered and even shared. But even when we share an experience we may not have the same memory of it. The psalmist tells us there are several important items to remember when we think about our experiences. Discover those items with us this morning!
Have you ever asked a question, gotten an answer, and then had to have the answer explained? Sometimes just “having the answer” isn’t enough! Daniel was praying about the situation his nation faced, and the answers were not adding up the way he thought they should. How good it is to have a God that […]
The great themes of HOPE and FAITHFULNESS are traced through the books of Daniel. We discover God giving hope to those in exile, wisdom to those needing understanding, and protection to those in times of trouble. All these provisions come to those who demonstrate faithfulness to an ever-faithful God who is firmly in control of […]
Faithfulness is appreciated wherever it is found. Today, we find faithfulness expressed in a difficult situation, and find God gives protection in ways that demonstrate He is still at work!
We are told Daniel was “10 times better” than other advisers to King Nebuchadnezzar. Was that a valid claim? How can that be measured? Was he really that good? Daniel chapter 2 answers that question definitively! More important than the glimpse into the future history of the world that is given is the lesson that […]
God is at work, even when His people are disobedient and in exile. When the nation of Judah was taken away to Babylon, God was faithful to provide hope for His people. Today’s passage in Daniel highlights God’s great faithfulness as He provides control over the events that take place, as He develops relationships along […]