The Consequences of Offense

Matthew 13:57–58 “And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.’ And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.” Observation: The people in Jesus’s hometown took...

David’s Good Response

1 Samuel 30:6–8 “David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Then David said to Abiathar the priest, … ‘Please bring...

I Do It Myself

1 Samuel 28:5 “When Saul saw the camp of the Philistines, he was afraid and his heart trembled greatly.” Matthew 11:28–30 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in...

Heart Surgery

Psalm 141:3–5 “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who do iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies. Let the righteous smite me in...

The Power of Humility

1 Samuel 25:23–24 “When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David and bowed herself to the ground. And she fell at his feet and said, ‘On me alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to...