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 […]
“If Plan A doesn’t work, keep going; there are 25 other letters in the alphabet!” When it came to the final days of the kingdom of Judah, that seemed to be their leadership policy. The kings and leaders were changed almost seemingly at random; yet God continues to demonstrate His faithfulness in the midst of […]
Events of history do not occur in a vacuum. Too often we miss the connections between the Old and New Testament accounts; and then wonder why understanding the Biblical record seems so difficult. Today we trace God’s hand through the course of history in the nation of Judah, particularly among her last kings. We find […]
Grief often strikes with the triple reality that life is short, eternity is real, and death is certain for us all. The follower of Jesus is not immune from grief; but how should we face and deal with grief? Paul’s words to Timothy give us a pattern to follow as we face days of sorrow […]
The bold apostles who proclaimed Jesus’ Messiahship at the Feast of Pentecost were not always so convinced. They went through a period of transition – from confused followers to dedicated disciples. Three realities shaped their thinking and lives; and they will transform yours if you will allow it. Notice these new realities made possible by […]
The celebration of Jesus’ resurrection causes one to think of the power and authority held to allow life to be restored. In such a context, the word “impossible” seems out of place; yet Scripture tells us of the impossibility of the events surrounding Jesus’ resurrection – “it was not possible that death should hold Him.” […]
As Jesus prepared to celebrate the Passover with His disciples, He transformed the familiar ritual into something that hardly any were expecting. Join the celebration as Pastor Charlie Eldred shares the full picture of Jesus’ Passover celebration.