The Race… …Go

April 29, 2018 we completed our three-part series, “The Race.” The video of this morning’s service is below. I decided against posting the manuscript because this sermon came out VERY different from my plan. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19  Therefore, go and makeContinue reading “The Race… …Go”

If… Then… Else…

For some reason, this didn’t auto-post today!!! Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 6-7; Luke 20:27-47   11 The Lord’s word came to Solomon, 12 Regarding this temple that you are building: If you follow my laws, enact my regulations, and keep all my commands faithfully, then I will fulfill for you my promise that I made to yourContinue reading “If… Then… Else…”

It was Just a Dream

Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 3-5; Luke 20:1-26 4 The king went to the great shrine at Gibeon in order to sacrifice there. He used to offer a thousand entirely burned offerings on that altar. 5 The Lord appeared to Solomon at Gibeon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask whatever you wish, and I’ll give it toContinue reading “It was Just a Dream”

Don’t Make Him Angry

Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 1-2; Luke 19:28-48   22 King Solomon replied to his mother, “Why ask only for Abishag from Shunem for Adonijah? Why not ask for the entire kingdom for him? After all, he is my older brother and has the support of Abiathar the priest and Joab, Zeruiah’s son.” 23 KingContinue reading “Don’t Make Him Angry”

How Far Would You Go to Get Noticed?

Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 2 Samuel 23-24; Luke 19:1-27   19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. 2 A man there named Zacchaeus, a ruler among tax collectors, was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but, being a short man, he couldn’t because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up a sycamoreContinue reading “How Far Would You Go to Get Noticed?”

They Understood Nothing

Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 2 Samuel 21-22; Luke 18:24-43 31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and said, “Look, we’re going up to Jerusalem, and everything written about the Human One by the prophets will be accomplished. 32  He will be handed over to the Gentiles. He will be ridiculed, mistreated, and spit on. 33  After torturing him, they will kill him. OnContinue reading “They Understood Nothing”

Just Like Everyone Else

Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 2 Samuel 19-20; Luke 18:1-23   9 Jesus told this parable to certain people who had convinced themselves that they were righteous and who looked on everyone else with disgust:10 “Two people went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11  The Pharisee stood and prayedContinue reading “Just Like Everyone Else”

Hanging From an Oak Tree

Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 2 Samuel 16-18; Luke 17:20-37 6 So the troops marched into the field to meet the Israelites. The battle was fought in the Ephraim forest. 7 The army of Israel was defeated there by David’s soldiers. A great slaughter of twenty thousand men took place that day. 8 The battle spread out overContinue reading “Hanging From an Oak Tree”

It Wasn’t God…

Today’s Journey Through Scripture Readings: 2 Samuel 14-15; Luke 17:1-19 11 On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten men with skin diseases approached him. Keeping their distance from him, 13 they raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, show us mercy!” 14 When Jesus saw them, he said, “Go,Continue reading “It Wasn’t God…”