1 Samuel 16: The Deception of Appearances

1 Samuel 16: The Deception of Appearances

Obedience is the path to open up intimacy with God. If you are going to know Him better, you must do what He tells you to do. God teaches us this truth over and over again. Disobedience has consequences, and it leads us away from God. Obedience, on the other hand,...
1 Samuel 16: The Deception of Appearances

1 Samuel 10: Our Gracious King

The only way to find what you’re looking for is to die to yourself and surrender to God. This is completely countercultural. The world will tell you to seek satisfaction and security in your power, your possessions, your pleasure, your performance. These things,...
1 Samuel 16: The Deception of Appearances

1 Samuel 9: Trusting the True King

The temptation to seek after the visible and temporal rather than the invisible and eternal is not new. Looking at 1 Samuel, we see that the Israelites struggled with this temptation in regard to their rulers. They sought after a visible king rather than trusting in...
Acts 9: From Persecutor to Proclaimer

Acts 9: From Persecutor to Proclaimer

Acts 9 brings us face-to-face with the life-changing mercy of God. Saul’s life drastically changed when the One whose followers he sought to destroy appeared to him in glorious light. Until this moment, Saul had been spiritually blind, but Jesus gave him a new...