The seventh episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Psalm 133 might be one of the shortest psalms in the Bible but it is still filled with valuable truths for our lives. Join Pastor Neal and Pastor Nathanael as they discuss David’s inspired and meditative thoughts on the blessing of unity from the Lord!
Part 1 of the Skeptics Series
Pastor Mark and Pastor Neal dig into the question of why people feel the need or longing for God. It’s part of basic human nature to perceive and commune with the divine. The many religions in the world are an example of the answers that mankind offers satisfy this question. From a skeptical standpoint, many people today see the need to believe in God as a weakness or an outdated notion. However, it’s really part of who we are and the Bible describes how God created people with a desire to find out who He is. This question is best answered by the unique gospel of Christ crucified as given to us through the Bible.
The sixth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
In Psalm 56 we see more of the trials which David endured and how his life was difficult in many ways that are different than our lives. We also see the quiet confidence of faith that trusts in God’s ways, despite what seems contrary to faith on the outside. David echoes the sentiment over and over that God is the most reliable foundation for one’s trust.
The fifth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Psalm 59 contains several strong sentiments as David seeks God’s deliverance from an array of enemies. The Bible speaks to many of the trials David endured as he sought to follow the plan that God had ordained for his life. For David, the fact that God was his strength and refuge was what he turned to in this difficult moments. Though we face difference trials from David, the source of these hardships (sin) is the same. May the study encourage you as you seek to follow God faithfully and as you endure trials for being a believer of Christ Jesus.
The fourth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Psalm 5 demonstrates the clear standard that God has for complete righteousness. He does not tolerate wickedness and unbelief. Like David and the rest of humanity, we are helpless before God’s demands. But we find peace in the message of God’s mercy which is proclaimed in His house. May the LORD guide you this week through this psalm.
In our Bible Study series on the Psalms we continue with Psalm 144, a psalm with a very military feel. David was a mighty warrior, and this psalm seems to follow after at least some of his military victories. The earliest would have been against Goliath, but there were many more victories that would follow that first one. In battle, training is necessary, and the LORD’s presence is decisive! The Psalm contains a strong note of divine justice, and a reminder that the LORD is the Deliverer. Notice also the response of the LORD deliverance by the Christian praise and singing. Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Neal Radichel for a personal Bible study on Psalm 144.
Was there really a global flood. This topic has been debated between Christians and Secularists for many decades. What is the evidence? What does the evidence point to? How do we interpret the evidence that we find throughout the world? In this episode of our debate series we are addressing whether there was a global flood. Join us for a valuable review of this topic that is discussed in churches, schools, theology and academia. The purpose of this series is to prepare Christians for the arguments that are made against Biblical truths, and to give them knowledge to defend and proclaim the faith that has been entrusted to us. We hope you will enjoy and benefit from this series and from this topic.
Fear is a natural response of our fallen human nature that results from living in a fallen world and being helpless. Helpless and unable to save himself, David knew where to turn. He confessed: “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4) The cure for our fear is found in the LORD and in His word of promise!
Do you know what it is like to be hunted by someone who wants you dead? David did. And in such a time he turned to the LORD for help and protection. Our devotion is based on Psalm 59:16: “But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.” The LORD proved His love for David and leaped up to help in his time of need. And the same joy that we have is that David’s God is our God, and our LORD!
In our Bible Study series on the Psalms we continue with Psalm 113, one of the “Hallel” Psalms or psalms of “Praise.” While we don’t know for sure who wrote this Psalm, it has a strong connection to the Second Commandment, but in a positive sense. The name of God (Yahweh, Jehovah) is mentioned eight times in this short psalm. The LORD wants us to use His name to call upon Him, pray, praise (this word is used five times in this psalm!) and give thanks! Yes, “Praise the LORD!”