1 Samuel Series: Attaining Leadership

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1 Samuel 10:17-11:15 New American Standard Bible Saul Publicly Chosen King 17 Now Samuel called the people together to the Lord at Mizpah; 18 and he said to the sons of Israel, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: ‘I brought Israel up from Egypt, and I rescued you from the hand […]

2 Corinthians Series: A New You

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2 Corinthians 5:16-21 New American Standard Bible 16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one [a]by the flesh; even though we have known Christ by the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new [b]creation; the old things passed […]

1 Samuel Series: God Calls a King

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1 Samuel 9-10 New American Standard Bible Saul’s Search 9 Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, son of a Benjaminite, a [a]valiant mighty man. 2 He had a son whose name was Saul, a young and handsome […]

2 Corinthians Series: One Day, Judgement Day

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2 Corinthians 5:9-15 New American Standard Bible 9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive compensation for [a]his deeds done through the body, in accordance with what […]

1 Samuel Series: Problems Make Opportunities

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1 Samuel 8 New American Standard Bible Israel Demands a King 8 Now it came about, when Samuel was old, that he appointed his sons as judges over Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba. 3 His sons, however, did not […]

The Lord’s Supper

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1 Corinthians 11:17-34 New American Standard Bible 17 Now in giving this next instruction I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together [a]as a church, I hear that [b]divisions exist among you; and in part I […]

Time in a Bottle

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Ecclesiastes 3   King James Version     3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time […]

New Beginnings

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Luke 3 New King James Version John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 [a]while Annas and […]

The Arrival of the King

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Luke 1:26-58 New American Standard Bible Jesus’ Birth Foretold 26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin [a]betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the [b]descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was [c]Mary. 28 And coming […]

1 Samuel Series: Revival

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1 Samuel 7 New American Standard Bible Israel Saved from the Philistines 7 And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took the ark of the Lord and brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill, and they [a]consecrated his son Eleazar to watch over the ark of the Lord. 2 From the day […]