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PSALM 23: THE SHEPHERD PSALM

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The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want (Psalm 23:1, KJV) INTRODUCTION (By Chuck Swindoll) "The 23rd Psalm is one people turn to when alone and afraid, when in harm's way in the battlefield, when surrounded by splintered remains in a disaster, when lying in a hospital bed facing surgery, in prison when the doors slam shut, and when overwhelmed by grief." RESEARCH AND ...

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Misplaced Priorities

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. At times my head wants to explode because of where we're headed and the reasoning of people.A perfect case in point is an article that appeared in the September 21 issues of USA Today written by Nancy Armour.The headline said it all:"Threat to Roe is a threat to women's sports." In other words, wom...

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Christian Warfare

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. General Dwight Eisenhower once said (source unknown), "War is a terrible thing. But if you're going to get into it, you've got to get into it all the way." I believe that many Christians are defeated in their Christian lives because they are notseriouslyengaged in the warfare to which we are calle...

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Advising the Elderly

If you've ever done any boating, you know how essential it is to stay on course. If you steer just a few degrees off the desired course, you can wind up far from where you wanted to go. I read once of a shipwreck that happened because a sailor broke off the small tip of his knife blade while he was cleaning the ship's compass. He didn't remove it, and that little bit of...

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PSALMS OF CHRIST’S PASSION: Psalms 16, 40, and 41

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He also brought me out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps (Psalm 40:2 NKJV) As we all know, and believe The Bible is God's inspired word for us. We also believe all throughout the scriptures the coming of the Savior, Jesus was prophesized. We also believe Jesus is a direct descendent of King David and there for h...

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How firm a Foundation

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When engineerswant to take down an old skyscraper they put explosives at strategic places in the foundation. When they set it off, the building implodes. It is not surprising that Satan relentlessly tries to blow up the foundation of our faith, which is the Word of God. His very first temptation challenged Eve (Gen. 3:1), "Indeed, has God said ?" He has attempted to bring...

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PSALM 8: GOD’S HIERARCHY

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What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?(Psalm 8:4, NKJV) As the creator of all, God also had a master plan. Just as all organizations have a hierarchy or organizational structure, God established an order to all of His creation! God's hierarchy: God, then angels, man, and beasts. David marvels how God uses people on earth. Verses...

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Junk and Judgment

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Joel Eidsness is the pastor of Walnut Hill community Church in Bethel, Connecticut.He decided to take his seven year old daughter on an unusual date.They visited the town dump. Backing his Oldsmobile up against the mound of refuse, he placed his daughter on the roof, and with pencil and paper, they...

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PSALM 2: FOUR VOICES OF PSALM 2

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Yet have I set My King in Zion on My holy hill of Zion" (Psalm 2:6, NKJV) Every book has these 3 basic parts, beginning, middle and end. In Psalm 1 and Psalm 2 we are introduced to the Psalter, and we can identify 4 distinct voices. FOUR VOICES OF PSALM 2 VOICE 1: (v.1-3) The Nation of Israel cast off restraint from God. The psalmist's amazement at the plans of...

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9/11 Anniversary

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. I love anniversaries.I love reflecting on events that happened years earlier.Some of them can be painful; like the 20 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, others are joyful; my 7-year-old grandson Nico Hornok was born on September 11, 2014. 68 years ago an article appeared in the Sal...

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