Sunday, August 13, 2017 •
Psalm 41 is variously categorized as a Personal Lament, a Personal Thanksgiving psalm, a Royal Psalm, and even a Psalm of Illness. But regardless of kind, it speaks to the necessity of helping those in need.
Sunday, August 06, 2017 •
The amazing story of Esther comes to a close with today's study. The stunning reversal of fortune was only possible because the promises of a sovereign God are not threatened by human institutions.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 •
A "quiet soul" is essential for experiencing life as God intends in our turbulent world. In Psalm 131, David, shows us how to compose one.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 •
The "villain" Haman persuaded King Ahasuerus to sign an edict allowing for the annihilation of the Jews. Mordecai entreated his cousin, Queen Esther, to plead their case before the king. Would she be allowed an audience? How would God use Esther to fulfill His promises to Israel?
Sunday, July 16, 2017 •
Our imperfect exiled "heroes," Mordecai and Esther, were introduced last week. Still hiding her ethnicity, Esther is now Queen. The plot thickens with the introduction of the "villain" named Haman. An unexpected twist engages Mordecai in an age-old battle against Haman.
Sunday, July 09, 2017 •
Today we begin a four week study of an inspiring tale from the Old Testament that reveals that even when we can't "see" Him, God is sovereignly working to fulfill His promises.
Sunday, July 02, 2017 •
The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung, but like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. Psalm 8 is a beloved psalm of praise celebrating God's divine mandate to the prize jewel of His creation, Mankind.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 •
The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung. But like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. These words from Psalm 35 are a prayer for God to deal with nations who broke promises (treaties) with Israel. These words provide counsel for Believers who suffer the broken promises of others.
Sunday, June 18, 2017 •
In this final section, Peter addressed the Church in her united stance against persecution. She must stay focused and faithful without worry or else risk spiritual damage.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 •
Some Christians hold false beliefs about persecution. In today's passage of study, Peter corrected them, turning his audience's trust to God.
Sunday, June 04, 2017 •
In response to unfounded concerns about his ministry potentially setting the Church back 200 years, Billy Graham said that his hope was to set the Church back 2,000 years! What characteristics which exemplified the New Testament Church are missing in its modern expression? Mike Kahn, Director of Missions for the Hillsborough Baptist Association shares the answer from the book of Acts.
Scriptures: Acts 2:36-42
Sunday, May 28, 2017 •
While churches of every age have experienced trials, they will spread and intensify as Christ's return nears. Such may inhibit the expression of the love that defines the Church as the Bride of Christ. Our love for one another must also spread and intensify with these trials.