Let’s Build On Christ.

Mark 12:1-11 Then, using this illustration, Jesus spoke to them. He said, “A man planted a vineyard. He put a…

God is greater than His servants.

David’s work was intended by God to bring blessing to the people.He was “raised up” by God (2 Samuel 23:1). “The Spirit of the Lord spoke through him” (2 Samuel 23:2).David’s influence on the people was not always a good influence.He “sinned” against the Lord, bringing judgment upon the nation (2 Samuel 24:10,15).Sin and judgment are not, however, the last word concerning God’s dealings with His people.“So the Lord heard the prayers for the country, and the plague in Israel stopped” (2 Samuel 24:25).The Lord’s servants are not perfect. There is sin in us. This affects our usefulness in God’s service.God is greater than His servants.His grace reaches out to men and women through His very inadequate servants. “We have this treasure in earthen vessels.”Why? – “To show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to ourselves” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

The outworking of God’s purpose

In 2 Samuel 17,  we read of Absalom pursuing David,In chapter 18, we read of David defeating Absalom.In chapter 19, David is restored to the throne.In these very human events, we must see the outworking of God’s purpose.

Daniel in the lion’s den

Daniel in the lion’s den (Daniel 6) – What a remarkable miracle we have here. When we read about it,…

“If My people …”

The continuation of God’s blessing is conditional on the continuation of Israel’s obedience. The Temple does not guarantee the continuation…

Everything – For God

“I want to build the Temple for the Lord my God. I want to dedicate it to Him” (2 Chronicles…

A prayer for God’s mercy

“Almighty Lord, please forgive us!” (Amos 7:2) – This is the prayer that the Lord is waiting to hear and…

Human Love And Divine Love

“Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Ephesians 5:25). Human love…

A Great Future!

Daniel 7:13-14 What a future God has planned for His people. What a great future He is planning for His…

Can there be a new Pentecost?

2 Chronicles 7:12-22 The gathering together of God’s people – “I … have chosen this place for Myself” (2 Chronicles…

Peace, Power, Purpose

Acts 3:1-4:4 Contrast the Peter we see at the time of Christ’s death and the Peter we see here. There…

Building On Christ

“Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep all My commandments,…

Born Again

‘He’s a born again Christian.’ This phrase suggests that there are some Christians who are born again, and there are …

Low points – and high points

In the history of Israel, there were low points – “all Israel abandoned the Lord’s teaching” (2 Chronicles 12:1) –…