We resume our study of the life of Solomon with the book of Ecclesiastes, which was most likely written later in his life. Ecclesiastes deals with the purpose of life and shows that a life lived apart from God is nothing, no matter what is accomplished, but a life lived with God brings meaning and purpose even to the most menial of tasks. What an important reminder in our lives today! Our summary verse is from Ecclesiastes 3:11: “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” – (ESV)
Join pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel as the take a look at Christian Citizenship. In this episode (Part 1) they will discuss what the Bible has to say about Government and its God-intended role, the relationship between government and the church, and the reasons why Christians should be informed and take a part in the direction of their country and government through voting.
As we continue to journey through the life of Solomon we come to the book of Proverbs. This book deals with Godly wisdom and gives direction to us in many areas of our life. But this in not a “self-help” book but rather points us to Christ who is “wisdom from God” and has kept all of these things perfectly for us. Our summary verse is from Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” – (ESV)
Today we look at a poetic description of love in the Old Testament found in the Song of Solomon or “Song of Songs.” This depiction of the love between a man and a woman was read by the Jews during the Passover pointing to the fact that the love revealed in this book is describing God’s love for His people! Our summary verse comes from Song of Songs 2:4: ““He has brought me to his banquet hall, and his banner over me is love” – (NASB).
What do you remember about the prophet Zephaniah? Many may know nothing more than his name. But the words of the prophet Zephaniah who ministered to the people of Judah during the reign of good king Josiah are also intended for us. Zephaniah proclaims the “day of the LORD” and His judgment against sin, especially that of idolatry. He reveals that we are just as guilty as the people of his day. But he also points to the grace of God and the joy of the one who trusts in His mercy through the coming Christ. Join us for this needed review of a valuable book!
We move to the reign of Solomon who followed David on the throne in Jerusalem, the divided kingdom and the first kings of both Israel (to the north) and Judah (to the south). The purpose of this book is to show God’s gracious hand in sending a Savior in spite of the divided kingdom, rebellion of His people and the LORD’s chastisement of His people. Our summary verse comes from 1 Kings 8:23: “LORD God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below, who keeps the gracious covenant with your servants who walk before you with all their heart” (CSB).
We take a break from the historical books of the Old Testament to look at the hymnbook of God’s Old Testament people. Over half of these hymns were written by David and many more were written by others during David’s final years as king. These hymns point believers then and now to the power of the LORD and that we can and should put our trust and confidence in Him. Our summary verse comes from Psalm 27:13-14: “I am certain that I will see the LORD’s goodness in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the LORD.” – (NASB).
You may think that mysticism doesn’t have any impact on your life. If so, you are wrong! It is everywhere in the world around us. Join Pastors Ben Libby and Sam Rodebaugh as they discuss Mysticism and how it affects our culture and religion today. Learn how to recognize mysticism as they take a look at this ancient philosophy and show the impact that it is having on our world today, both in the secular realm as well as in the religious realm.
The book of 2 Samuel takes us into the reign of David and the ups and the downs that he faces during his life. Our summary verse is found in 2 Samuel 22:2: “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer” (ESV). We will not only review the life of David and how this verse applied in his life, but also see the application of this Bible truth in our lives as well.
Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers for a study on a hymn for our nation by Francis Scott Key. Learn about Key’s religious background and his reason for writing this hymn. Then we will study the hymn itself and look at the theological foundation and meaning of the hymn and consider the implications of this prayer for us today. We hope you will be enriched in and through God’s Word.