Choosing Our Friends

When you think of church-goers, what image comes to mind? Now I realize that since everyone here is a church-goer, this may be a more difficult question to answer. But for those who perhaps came to Christian faith later in life, do you remember what you thought about when you …

Taming the Tongue

James 3:1–12 “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, [O] Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”[1] These beautiful words may be found at the close of Psalm 19. They were written by David, that great writer of sacred songs—which is …

The Law of Love

This past Wednesday I began a new semester of teaching theology and one of the things I try to emphasize to my students is that though we may not all worship in the same traditions or be involved with the same denominations, nonetheless we are all called to be united …

Reflecting God’s Word

Last week we ended our mini-series in Samuel and Kings by considering David’s son, Solomon, a man who became known for his proverbs and great wisdom. This week we turn to a mini-series that will highlight portions of the book of James and though he may not have been as …

Choose Wisdom!

Having completed highlighting different parts of 1 and 2 Samuel, this morning we transition to 1 Kings where we’ll see the royal baton passing from King David to his son, Solomon. As the book of 1 Kings opens, we learn that King David “was very old.”[1] We further learn that …

Unfailing Love

In studying David’s life—especially his fall into sin—I shared with you what the people of my first church family used to note. Namely, that the fact that Scripture presents us with both the good and the bad of its key personages is a testament to the truth of its historical …