Contributed on Nov 18, 2012
Psalm 118 is a powerful song of Praise. But behind this psalm of praise is a great deal of pain. What was the pain that led David to write this hymn to God, and what can we learn from David’s pain that make our song as powerful as his?
(We opened by playing Chris Tomlin’s “Forever” song found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjrAeWCOg6Q&feature=fvwrel. Immediately after the song, I read Psalm 118 in its entirety, and prayed.) APPLY: The Psalm we’ve read today has inspired numerous hymns and ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2012
Atheists like Carl Sagan believe that We live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star, lost in a galaxy, tucked away in some forgotten corner of universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." But is that true?
OPEN: Psalm 8 is an intriguing Song of Praise to God. It begins and ends with the words that inspired a popular worship song. I’d like you to sing it with me: “O, Lord, our Lord how majestic is Your Name in all the earth O, Lord, our Lord how majestic is Your Name in all the earth O, Lord, we ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2012
Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. So what do you have? What blessings has God given you? And are those blessings the same as what David speaks of in this Psalm? The answers may surprise you.
OPEN: Years ago, there was a popular song called “Big Yellow Taxi”, by Joni Mitchell. In the chorus was this memorable line: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got, till it’s gone.” You don’t know what you’ve got… till it’s gone. You know, there is so much in our ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2012
What "gods" was David witnessing to? And how can the decision he made influence our choices in how we witness for our Lord?
OPEN: A Sunday School teacher once asked her students: “What do you think God looks like?” These were some of the answers: - He looks like Billy Graham. - He’s an old man because of all the years He’s been alive. - He looks like a human being with a heart, feet, eyes ...read more