Away From the Crowd – Mark 8:22-26

“And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village…Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he […]

He Waited – 1 Samuel 13:8-10,13-14

“He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, ‘Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.’ And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came…And […]

Enduring, Powerful Love – Isaiah 53:11-12

“Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities…he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes […]

Do Not Be Afraid – 1 Samuel 12:19-20

“And all the people said to Samuel, ‘Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for ourselves a king.’ And Samuel said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do […]

Speaking Truth, Maintaining Love – Psalm 15:1-2

“O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart” Psalm 15:1-2 The characteristic that strikes me this morning is “He who…speaks truth in his heart.” I want truth to be spoken in my heart. […]

My God – Psalm 31:3,7,14

“For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead and guide me…I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul…I trust in you, O LORD, I say, ‘You are my God.’” Psalm 31:3, 7, […]