1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 [Click here for another post on this passage] Saul and David – what a contrast. Saul the self-serving, greedy king – David, the man after God’s own heart. Saul, the people’s choice – David, chosen by God. Saul, the sinner – David, the saint. But hang on (sound effect of a needle … More He chose … poorly
So who was right?
Actually, that’s not the point.
And the whole point of this passage is that ‘who is right’ is not the point. … More 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – The point is … it’s not the point.
So tests are not pleasant, but they are normal and they are helpful. How did Abraham’s test help? It forced him to think seriously about where his faith lay. In the past he had taken matters into his own hands – Pharaoh, Hagar and Ishmael, Abimelch, etc. Now God, the giver of the impossible, had demanded the impossible back. Whom would he trust? … More Genesis 22:1-14
The temple and the sacrifices were meant as a picture, a teaching tool, as a semon-in-action that people could see and feel and live with. … More Isaiah 65:17-25 & Luke 21:5-19
The third thing we learn is that you don’t mess with the Lord Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. This is your full-blown, honest-to-goodness, 1000 gigaWatts of power, divine thunderbolt. If you’re a Back to the Future fan, by the way Doc Emmett Brown underestimated by a factor of 1000! Seems the prophets of Baal made the same mistake. … More 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39
Narr: Now we will travel forward in time just one day, to Friday, and our reporter, Rosy Parker is in the town square. (Wobble)
Narr: Rosy, it looks like there’s a riot going on. Is it the crowd with the palm leaves again? … More Time Travel TV