Posted: October 16, 2020
In this passage in 1st Kings we see more turmoil and fighting in the Northern Kingdom. There is a pattern of unrest as kings are killed and the fighting continues. It is sad to say but these are God’s people and God’s Kingdom. Such is the sin nature of man.
Posted: October 14, 2020
Waiting is an important part of life. Waiting is part of every day! We may as well get used to it for waiting is part of life here on earth. This message helps us to learn to wait. God’s timing is best. Sometimes we get things promptly but often we wait. Let us not get ahead of God. If He wants us to wait, then that is best. In His time, He will bring it to pass and the waiting will end.
Posted: October 9, 2020
Israel and Judah are in a terrible condition. The kings are ungodly, and sin abounds. There are constant wars between Judah and Israel. Unsaved people are solicited for help. And Asa, the man that brought great change to Judah, forsook the Lord, and got bitter at Him. The problems noted in this passage sound like we are reading today’s newspaper. Man is a sinner hence the troubles of life. But God is still on the throne.
Posted: October 7, 2020
We make decisions all the time. As believers we are to make the best decisions so that we fulfill the purpose that God has for us. Our days are numbered and therefore we are to get counsel in decision making so that we can avoid many problems that waste our precious time.
Posted: October 2, 2020
This message addresses the sins of the kings. It is amazing that Israel, God’s chosen people, have gotten into such immorality. The immorality was rampant, and it was commonplace. Sadly, we see that the immorality was rampant in the lives of the kings! They should have been leading in spirituality but too often they were leading in sin.
Posted: September 30, 2020
Believers must beware of the very real spiritual battle that has raged throughout the ages. Satan is still alive and well and he is ever ready to destroy anything that glorifies God. This message explores some of the tools of the devil so that we may be equipped to stand strong for truth.
Posted: September 28, 2020
The passage covers several people who have died. Those and others relevant to our study are considered. Herein lies the great truth that we all die. These people were busy and influential about the events of this world. Yet the day came that they died. Such is the destiny of every person. Too often we are more concerned with life than we are with death.
Posted: September 18, 2020
Here is a tangled web of sin. Jeroboam has exercised idolatrous worship. Now his son is sick and nigh unto death. Jeroboam disguised his wife to get insights from the prophet of the future of his son. God reveals the deception to the prophet, and the prophet declares that the son would die.
Posted: September 11, 2020
This is part 2 of 1st Kings 13. Here we have the rest of the story. This “man of God” confronted King Jeroboam. He starts to go back to Judah, but he turns aside from God’s commands for him. Therein he is killed by a lion. This message is aptly named, and it ought to provoke us to do right!
Posted: September 4, 2020
The nation of Israel has divided into the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom. Jeroboam is the king of the Northern Kingdom. In our passage we see that Jeroboam is directly involved in idolatrous worship. God sends a man of God to Jeroboam and the encounter does not go well.
Posted: September 2, 2020
This is part 3 in our series, Gleanings from Colossians. This message explores some of the deceptions that a believer will face in his quest for a life that is pleasing to God. Key truths so far in our study are: Part 1 - Believers cannot live as they want and expect God to be pleased. Part 2 - Therefore, Believers are to learn and live accordingly. This study warns believers to not to be deceived from truth to faulty doctrines of men. At best these faulty doctrines are only a refuge of lies.
Posted: August 26, 2020
This is the second message in our series. Our first message addressed three great errors concerning salvation. This message and the messages that follow address the faulty thinking that a believer can live however he wants to live since God loves him just as he is.
Posted: August 21, 2020
Solomon has died, Rehoboam has rejected the request of the people and the nation split. Rehoboam determined to attack the northern kingdom. Jeroboam set up two places for idolatrous worship. Hence this chapter in the history of Israel is Off to a Bad Start.
Posted: August 19, 2020
Many people have faulty thinking about spiritual truths. The consequences are dire, and they need to correct their thinking. But too many people are in blissful ignorance comforted by their faulty thinking. Thus, they have a refuge of lies. They are not ok, and they need to learn the truth. This is part one in a series that exposes lies wherein many people find refuge.
Posted: July 24, 2020
Solomon is being ruined by his prosperity. He has wealth to absurdity and 1,000 wives and concubines. God has been merciful and slow to anger but Solomon has provoked Him to wrath. God tells him that he will lose much of the kingdom to one of his servants. So we learn that God is very serious about the way that we live.
Posted: July 22, 2020
This message concludes the series, It’s Not the Problem, But the Faith. The theme of the series is that God is more concerned with our response to our problems than He is with our problems. This message gives us 10 truths from scripture to comfort us as we face our trials. These Bible truths can be trusted because God’s word is sure, and He Hath Said…
Posted: July 17, 2020
Solomon is increasing in wealth beyond measure. Gold is given to him in excess. The drinking cups were made of gold and silver was as stones. But his wealth is ruining him. Later in Solomon’s life he records in Ecclesiastes that it was all vanity and vexation of spirit.
Posted: July 15, 2020
Faith is essential to a successful spiritual life. The believer is saved by faith and he is to live daily by faith. God designed us to function by faith and He is pleased when we trust Him. Having faith in God is so important that He allows hardships to develop the faith. This grand truth is the essence of this message.
Posted: July 8, 2020
When trials come, we need to respond. Sometimes God shows us things that we need to do. Sometimes He just handles the matter without our efforts. Obviously, we are always to maintain our walk with Him but there are sometimes that we need not do any more other than wait and watch His almighty hand moving on our behalf. That is the essence of this message.
Posted: June 26, 2020
In this study we will see that God was not impressed by the Temple that Solomon built. Solomon’s righteous living was more important to God. And we will see that Hiram was not impressed with the 20 cities that Solomon gave him. And we will see that later in his life, even Solomon was not impressed by all his buildings and works. They were all vanity and vexation of spirit as he recorded in Ecclesiastes.
Posted: June 24, 2020
As we face the trials of life it is imperative that we remember who is in charge. It is truly that God is in control of everything including our problems. Therefore, our faith in Jesus is well anchored and that faith gives the victory over life’s problems.
Posted: June 17, 2020
This message begins our study, It’s Not the Problem, But the Faith. The main point of this series is to remember that the problems of life are not as important as our faith. It is a fact of life that we have problems. But as we face life’s problems, we must give great attention to our faith in God to see us through those problems.
Posted: June 10, 2020
After a busy day the disciples were sent by Jesus to cross the Sea of Galilee. A storm arose and the disciples could not control their little ship. In that hour of need Jesus came to them in a very unlikely way, He walked on the water. Even today Jesus comes to us in unlikely ways.
Posted: May 27, 2020
Everyone has been lost at one time or another. In our confusion we can be in a wrong place. But what about believers that choose to be in a place where they ought not to be. That is the essence of our study. Let us learn so that no one can ever say to us, What Are You Doing Here?”
Posted: May 15, 2020
Israel is now enjoying a time of peace and prosperity. Solomon has been granted wisdom from God. Even though he had such wisdom he still made some serious blunders, such as multiplying horses, among other things. This is the nature of man. Therefore, we must learn to be careful to guard our relationship with God especially in the good times.
Posted: May 1, 2020
Solomon has asked and received wisdom from God. God was pleased and He granted more to Solomon than he asked! But these blessings were not for Solomon but rather for Solomon to us to bless others! Solomon has no sooner gotten wisdom and he is able to use it to bless others with justice.