Priest & King

King David was a military leader and a spiritual leader. Throughout the Old Testament, priests have a role to help connect people to God, showing the people the way to right relationship with God and offering sacrifices on behalf of the people. The kings of the Old Testament reign under the authority of God, and … Continue reading Priest & King

Delighting To Do God’s Will

Parents are overjoyed when their kids make good decisions. See, parents really do love their kids and want the best for them (shocker to some kids!), and parents generally do know what are the best choices for their kids to make (again, big shocker to some kids). But part of parenting is allowing kids to … Continue reading Delighting To Do God’s Will

Son of David, Son of God

Jesus was born to be the Savior of the world. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the details surrounding his birth. Remarkably, one thousand years before his birth, the Psalms give us clues about who he would be. A careful reading of the Psalms and the New Testament show us that Jesus is both son … Continue reading Son of David, Son of God

A Prayer on the Most Difficult Days

When you see the images in the media today of bombings, destroyed buildings and terrified people in war-torn areas of the world, you have an idea of what the children of Israel endured during the Babylonian invasion. The Babylonians destroyed their city, their temple, their homes, their very lives. Their lives were disrupted forever. Some … Continue reading A Prayer on the Most Difficult Days

Acceptance & Betrayal

As Jesus entered Jerusalem on the Sunday before He died, He rode on a donkey, both to fulfill prophecy and to make a declaration. Zechariah prophesied about this event hundreds of years before Jesus was born. Zechariah 9:9 9  Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout in triumph, Daughter Jerusalem! Look, your King is coming to you; He is righteous and victorious, … Continue reading Acceptance & Betrayal

Victory Parade

Cities love to host parades when their sports teams win championships. Military parades celebrate those who have served to defend the nation. On Thanksgiving Day, huge floats parade the streets of NYC. Every day of the year, Disney World hosts parades to help "all your dreams come true."Parades are important to cultures. They display our … Continue reading Victory Parade