In need of a King

Israel was going to receive the king they had been asking for, but this wasn’t the king they needed. 1 Samuel 10:9-27 9 As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day. 10 When he and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came powerfully[…]

No confidence in Saul, every confidence in Jesus.

The introduction to the new king of Israel doesn’t give us a lot of confidence—but we can have confidence in the God who orchestrated it all. 1 Samuel 9:1-24 There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. 2 Kish[…]

What’s a fair Exchange?

How do you go about exchanging goods you have purchased from a store? Romans 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who[…]

From little things, big things grow

Life is lived in the ordinary, yet we remember the extraordinary. 1 Samuel 7:15-17 15 Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life. 16 From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places. 17 But he always went back to Ramah, where his home was, and there he also held court for[…]