Our Better Hope – Hebrews 7:18-19

“For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.” Hebrews 7:18-19 I draw near to God not because of my righteousness, not by good […]

Enthroned Over the Flood – Psalm 29:10-11

“The LORD sits enthroned over the flood, the LORD sits enthroned as king forever. May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!” Psalm 29:10-11 The 29th psalm is my favorite. For several reasons. This morning I chose to read it simply because I wanted to; there was […]

Returning to the Lord – Deuteronomy 30:1-6

“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God has driven you, and return to the LORD your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that […]

Hope or Fear – Psalm 147:11

“but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” Psalm 147:11 This is why I have no need to fear. My future is not determined by my strength or my ability to get it all right. It is determined by my God who takes pleasure in […]

Greater Things – Psalm 86:8-10

“There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours… For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.” Psalm 86:8, 10 In our church service yesterday, we sang “God of This City.” It’s a song I’m very familiar with, but hadn’t sung in awhile…perhaps […]