Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church history, Culture & Society, Death & Dying, Politics

A Soldier for the Sovereign

“He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.”--2 Samuel 22:35 Over the centuries most conservative Christian theologians have taught that the existence of a military force can be justified if certain factors are involved. Augustine developed a specific list of reasons to justify warfare in particular,… Continue reading A Soldier for the Sovereign

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Culture & Society, Death & Dying, Faith

The Brevity of Life

“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12… Continue reading The Brevity of Life

Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, Death & Dying, Faith, Sin & Repentance, Theology

Why Our Young People Go Astray

2 Samuel 13:23-39      “And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons. 24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go… Continue reading Why Our Young People Go Astray

Christian Living, Church history, Culture & Society, Death & Dying

Poetry from a Broken Heart

AN EXPOSITION OF 2 Samuel 1:1-27 A Time of Triumph With the death of King Saul the way was open for David to become the next king of Israel. He had triumphed over his enemy. The narrative of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne and records his forty-year reign. The triumphs and… Continue reading Poetry from a Broken Heart

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The Price of Freedom

D-Day: June 6, 1944 Before sending Joshua into battle, the Lord had a Great Commission to give. It is not unusual for commanders of an army to give words of exhortation to comfort and challenge the soldiers. On the eve of June 6, 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the Allied troops. With soldiers surrounding… Continue reading The Price of Freedom

Apologetics, Christian Living, Church, Church history, Death & Dying

The Contest for a Kingdom

The events of 2 Samuel Chapter 2 can be told in a simple manner. Following the death of King Saul, and three of his sons, at the Battle of Gilboa in 1000 BC, civil war erupts because there are people who will not recognize David as God’s heir apparent to the throne of Israel. David… Continue reading The Contest for a Kingdom