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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • John the Immerser – The Harbinger of Messiah (4 of 5) Focus Text: Matthew 3.13-17 "Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?’ But Jesus answered and…
    December 12, 2018
  • John the Immerser – The Harbinger of Messiah (3 of 5) Focus Text: Matthew 11.7-14 “As they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you…
    December 11, 2018
  • John the Immerser – The Harbinger of Messiah (2 of 5) Focus Text: Luke 1.67-76 “But when he [John] saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, ‘Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy…
    December 10, 2018
  • John the Immerser – The Harbinger of Messiah (1 of 5) Focus Text: Luke 1.67-76 “Now his [John’s] father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: ‘Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, And has raised…
    December 9, 2018
  • Jonah – The Reluctant but Penitent Prophet (4 of 4) Focus Text: Jonah 3-4 At long last Jonah was finally on task.  “So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.  Then word came to the king…
    December 8, 2018
  • Jonah – The Reluctant but Penitent Prophet (3 of 4) Focus Text: Jonah 3.1-3 I don’t know when the first poet said, “Once burned, Lesson learned; Twice burned, Lesson spurned.”  Although I have no reason to believe that Jonah ever heard this poem, I have every…
    December 7, 2018
  • Jonah – The Reluctant but Penitent Prophet (2 of 4) Focus Text: Jonah 1.1-3 “Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, ‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before…
    December 6, 2018
  • Jonah – The Reluctant but Penitent Prophet (1 of 4) Focus Text: 2 Kings 14:25 “He (Jerobaom II) restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant Jonah…
    December 5, 2018
  • Contradiction or Context Scripture Reading: Acts 11.1-18 Contradiction is such a harsh word. It has no wiggle room in it. It speaks of something amiss. The word contradiction is used in the NKJV Bible one time and that in Hebrews 7.7. The word that is translated contradiction in this…
    December 4, 2018
  • Micaiah – The Non-Politically Correct Prophet (2 of 2) Focus Text: 1 Kings 22:28 Micaiah had been adequately “coached” as to what to say before Ahab and yet he refused the counsel saying, “As the LORD lives, whatever the LORD says to me, that I will speak.”…
    December 3, 2018
  • Micaiah – The Non-Politically Correct Prophet (1 of 2) Focus Text: 1 Kings 22:14 The kingdom of Israel had been divided for several years with a major difference being the Northern Kingdom’s propensity to engage in idolatrous practices. Even at Sinai…
    December 2, 2018
  • Nathan – A Prophet; Not a Yes Man (3 of 3) Focus Text: Psalm 51 and 2 Samuel 12 Question: What is more difficult than a true friend telling another that he/she is wrong?  Answer:  Not telling a friend when he/she is wrong when they need to be told.  Whether you agree…
    December 1, 2018
  • Nathan – A Prophet; Not a Yes Man (2 of 3) Focus Text: 2 Samuel 12 From a human perspective, the major players were David, Bathsheba, and Nathan. In the story itself, Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, was but an object that had to be removed in order for…
    November 30, 2018
  • Nathan – A Prophet; Not a Yes Man (1 of 3) Focus Text: 2 Samuel 7.1-3 “Now it came to pass when the king was dwelling in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies all around, that the king said to Nathan the prophet, ‘See now, I dwell in a…
    November 29, 2018
  • Samuel - Teacher, Prophet and Prophet Teacher (5 of 5) Focus Text: 1 Samuel 25.1 Sometimes the death of the greatest of men is afforded little space in the history books. Certainly this was true of Moses about whom the scriptures simply say he died, he was buried by the LORD, and…
    November 28, 2018

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