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1 Samuel 13 – Pay Attention to the Red Lights

March 26, 2020

Some people are “feelers.” They respond to things based upon their feelings. Now feelings are not bad and should not be avoided. God Himself has feelings and expresses emotion. (Gen. … Read more 1 Samuel 13 – Pay Attention to the Red Lights

Control, Coronavirus, and Other Complications of Life

March 19, 2020

In these day when our news, our social media, and our lives are consumed with the Coronavirus, one thing is painfully clear… WE ARE NOT AS IN CONTROL AS WE … Read more Control, Coronavirus, and Other Complications of Life

1 Samuel 11-12 – Balancing Mercy and Discipline

March 19, 2020

As a child, our logic is very simple. If we do something bad, something bad will happen to us. Likewise, if we do something good, something good will happen to … Read more 1 Samuel 11-12 – Balancing Mercy and Discipline

1 Samuel 10 – Commitment

March 12, 2020

have you ever known someone who had difficulty committing to something or someone? Have you ever known someone who says, “I’m in!” but still seems to have one foot out? … Read more 1 Samuel 10 – Commitment

1 Samuel 9 – The Master Chess Player

March 5, 2020

I’m not very good at chess. I can’t think like a chess player. Really good chess players think many moves ahead, as if they already know what’s going to happen. … Read more 1 Samuel 9 – The Master Chess Player

1 Samuel 8 – Teenage Rebellion

February 27, 2020

In 1 Samuel chapter 7, we compared the nation of Israel to little children who get distracted and wander away from their parents. But sometimes, God’s children are more like … Read more 1 Samuel 8 – Teenage Rebellion

1 Samuel 7 – Wandering Off

February 20, 2020

You’ve seen it before. A young child is walking through a store with a parent when the child gets distracted and wanders off. But when the child realizes they can’t … Read more 1 Samuel 7 – Wandering Off

1 Samuel 5-6 – When God Parents Teens

February 13, 2020

Parent is a difficult job, no matter the age of your children. But it is especially difficult to parent teens. Teens strongly demonstrate and exercise their self-will. They are also … Read more 1 Samuel 5-6 – When God Parents Teens

1 Samuel 4 – Are You Superstitious?

February 6, 2020

Would you consider yourself superstitious? Most of us would deny being superstitious. In our modern, scientific, and technologically driven world, we would see superstition as archaic and mythological. Superstition takes a … Read more 1 Samuel 4 – Are You Superstitious?

1 Samuel 2-3 – Does God Choose Favorites?

January 30, 2020

“Mom always liked him better.” “Dad always favored her.” What sibling hasn’t said or thought something like this? Some would say God plays favorites, because some people seem to be … Read more 1 Samuel 2-3 – Does God Choose Favorites?