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

Sin & Repentance

A Psalm of Authentic Sorrow for Sin

AN EXPOSITION OF Psalm 51:1-6 There are seven penitential Psalms, but this seems to be the most memorable of the seven for it is associated with all the events involving David’s inappropriate relationship with Bathsheba. The tragic story is faithfully recorded in 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25. The seven penitential psalms are expressive of deep sorrow for… Continue reading A Psalm of Authentic Sorrow for Sin

Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society

An Exposition of First Samuel 30

AN EXPOSITION OF FIRST  SAMUEL 30 A Matter of Grace Background to the Narrative One of the great words in the Bible is the word grace. In the Old Testament several concepts are used to set forth the various aspects of grace. For example, there is the idea of undeserved favor (Heb. hen). Moses understood this facet… Continue reading An Exposition of First Samuel 30

Culture & Society, Faith, God's Law, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit, Marriage & the Family

My Three Minute Speech If I Could Address the Republican National Convention

Make America Want Again The story of David’s fight with Goliath is a favorite story in Biblical history because it was a difficult time in Israel. The nation was being ruled by an unstable monarch who was not making wise decisions, and had personally turned from obeying the word of God. The domestic turmoil was… Continue reading My Three Minute Speech If I Could Address the Republican National Convention

Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church

The Story of the Anointing of David to be King of Israel

AN EXPOSITION OF 1 SAMUEL 16: 1-13  A thousand years before Christ was born the land of Palestine was undergoing a national, economic, moral, and spiritual crisis. To make matters worse, the king was in an emotional revolt of the soul against the Lord. Personally selected by God, Saul had dared to disobey the Divine… Continue reading The Story of the Anointing of David to be King of Israel