The Finished Process

This verse summarizes the victory of David over Goliath. The entire story is worth reading and I previously mentioned how David was prepared even though the moment was unexpected. In the verses that follow David is praised for his triumph; his victory was certainly noteworthy. Later David succeeds Saul as the king of Israel. David’s »

Joy in Life

Last week Dale Turenne on his site wrote about joy in a follower of Christ’s life. It’s a short, yet good, read. Dale addressed some interesting points, but what I found most compelling is how he confronts the issue that people are often motivated by an encouraging sermon listing steps or keys to unlock spiritual »

Meaningful Seasons

Paul writes Timothy telling him (amongst other things) to, “be ready in season and out.” Obviously he wanted Timothy to be prepared for everything, but what does being ready in season look like? And how can one be prepared out of season? Season is a period of time–spring, summer, fall, winter; for example. But it’s »

Building Blocks

In 1 Peter 2 the apostle Peter tells us that we are like bricks (or stones) being fit together to build a house. The metaphor here is that followers of Christ fit together to form a complete structure. Placed together properly, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Peter is telling the »

Unlikely Christians

There’s a running theme throughout the Bible wherein God’s people are likened to a farmer’s crop at harvest. The wheat (God’s people) are separated from the weeds, chaff, and other plants that cannot be used for food; one is stored while the other is disposed. God clearly contrasts those who chose to follow Him with »