Tag Archive: David

Jun 23

When God makes you a promise do you believe him? What we can learn about faith from Abraham and King David.

God has made specific promises to specific people and has kept them for centuries. We can still trust him today. Very often our relationship with God has no past and no future. We are so focused on the moment that we forget about what God has promised in the past. He kept his word then …

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May 25

Even when God calls you to a dangerous future He will be with you

Even when God calls you to a dangerous future He will be with you Samuel the Leader Over three thousand years ago Samuel played an important role in the history of the Jews. He was critical in the transition from local tribal leaders and ad hoc judges to a permanent kingship. His infertile mother prayed …

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Apr 02

Jesus is the consummation of the prophets, priests, and kings

The Prophets When I was in seminary one of the professors referred to the prophets as God’s relief pitchers. They were called in to meet needs, usually when things were not going well. They came from different regions of the country and different tribes. Some like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and Ezekiel were lifelong prophets. Some …

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Mar 13

The Church and the Poor- Dignity and Charity in the Story of Ruth.

The Church and the Poor A few years ago I listened to a mixed-race pastor who leads a multiethnic congregation in an impoverished neighborhood. He spoke about the challenges of his ministry. One of the challenges he discussed was the need to balance dignity and charity. The need for charity was very real where he …

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Mar 01

Jesus Was the Perfect Messiah for Imperfect People

Matthew called Jesus the Son of Abraham and the Son of David (Matthew 1:1). God promised Abraham that all of the world would be blessed through him and his descendants (Genesis 12:3). The promised Messiah would descend from him. God promised David that his throne would last forever (2 Samuel 7:16). The promised Messianic king would …

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