2 Kings 13–The Pragtmatic End to the Pragmatic Prophet’s Story

So, the end of Elisha’s story is as simple as his time as God’s liaison.  He trusted God and simply did as he was told.  So at the end, the bible records 3 significant things: On his deathbed, Joash the king seeks Elisha’s council and receives a very positive prophecy Elisha died and was buriedContinue reading “2 Kings 13–The Pragtmatic End to the Pragmatic Prophet’s Story”

I Kings 19 Part 2–I Am Here,and I am Listening

This scene speaks volumes about Elijah and about the Lord.  Elijah demoralized in Hebron, and God there to meet him.  God asked Elijah to stand at the mouth of a cave before God. Then a strong and violent wind passed, a mighty earthquake shook, then a fire pushed through–but, God was not in any ofContinue reading “I Kings 19 Part 2–I Am Here,and I am Listening”

1 Kings 18 Part 2–Let’s Finish This

So Elijah had followed the Lord’s leadership and did everything the Lord had asked of Him.  God told Elijah it was now time to face Ahab.  So Elijah went to Obadiah and set a meeting with Ahab.  It is a faith that honestly showed Elkijah had truly put his life and the life of hisContinue reading “1 Kings 18 Part 2–Let’s Finish This”

Nehemiah 2 Part 2–Assessing Our Mission

Nehemiah was on task and ready to begin the mission of returning Jerusalem to its former glory.  He was committed to the Lord and committed to the mission.  As he approached Jerusalem, the devestation and disrepair was obvious.  But, Nehemiah was not simply interested in dwelling upon the mess that Israel was, He wanted toContinue reading “Nehemiah 2 Part 2–Assessing Our Mission”

Ruth 1 Part 2–How We Define Ourselves

One of the most difficult disciplines in life is the discipline of definition.  Each day, when one awakens, he/she is given the opportunity to define himself/herself.  Some define themselves by their appearance, others by what they have accumulated. Many, however, define their lives by the circumstances that they face.  Naomi was a woman that lovedContinue reading “Ruth 1 Part 2–How We Define Ourselves”

I John 3 Part 1–Becoming a Child of God

It is a simple fact that being in a relationship with God changes you.  John took the time to remind the Church that one cannot be a child of God and remain unaffected by His Spirit.  In his gospel, John set it out at the beginning, “To as many as received Him, who believed inContinue reading “I John 3 Part 1–Becoming a Child of God”

I Peter 1 Part 2–How to Live in a Crazy World

So when listing out the components of a Christ-like life, Peter highlights three critical pieces. First, live lives that are alert, sober, and holy. It is critical that we as the church pay attention to what is going on around us.  We live in a culture that is only steps away from Christian persecution.  We,Continue reading “I Peter 1 Part 2–How to Live in a Crazy World”

Matthew 9 final–according to your faith

Jesus continued to minister–healing the sick, freeing the demon possessed, raising the dead.  As he continued, news traveled fast and crowds flocked to him.  Jesus reaction to the crowds was remarkable.  A Jewish Leader comes to him in the midst of the crowd and he stops what he is doing to meet his need.  AContinue reading “Matthew 9 final–according to your faith”