David & Goliath Part 4: Unlikely Victory

If you haven’t read the full story of David & Goliath in awhile click here.  You may also want to check out parts 1, 2, and 3 in this series. Then (David) took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine.  So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before […]

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David & Goliath Part 3: Humble Gifts

Read the full story of David and Goliath here. You may also want to checkout part 1 and part 2 in this David and Goliath series. So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. Then he took his staff in […]

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David & Goliath Part 2: Lions, Bears… & Faith?

If you haven’t read the full story of David and Goliath in awhile click here.  You may also want to check out David & Goliath Part 1: Motives of the Heart. Now when the words which David spoke were heard, they reported them to Saul; and he sent for him. Then David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of (Goliath); your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, […]

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David & Goliath Part 1: Motives of the Heart

Before we begin please read the full story of David and Goliath here. So the men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel; and it shall be that the man who kills him the king will enrich with great riches, will give him his daughter, and give his father’s house exemption from taxes in Israel.” Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach […]

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Patiences and Promises

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed (David) in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward.  So Samuel arose and went to Ramah. ~ 1 Samuel 16:13 Do you notice that after Samuel anointed David as king Samuel got up and left?  Did he take David with him?  No he didn’t.  If you are familiar with this story (and if you are not read the full chapter here) you know that David had been called in from tending the sheep to meet […]

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You Believe, Now Heed!

Updated July 26, 2017. But there was a certain man called Simon who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to who all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.”  And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time.  But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.  Then […]

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Is God Just? ( Joshua 7:23-26)

And they took them from the midst of the tent, brought them to Joshua and to all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD.  The Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had, and they brought them to the Valley of Achor.  And Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us?  The LORD will trouble you this day.”  So all Israel stoned him […]

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Hidden In The Dirt (Joshua 7:16-22)

So Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel by their tribes, and the tribe of Judah was taken. He brought the clan of Judah, and he took the family of the Zarhites; and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man, and Zabdi was taken. Then he brought his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. Now Joshua said to Achan, “My son, I beg you, give glory to the LORD God of […]

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Then what will You do for Your great Name? (Joshua 7:6-9)

Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.  And Joshua said, “Alas, LORD GOD, why have You brought this people over the Jordan at all – to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us?  Oh, that we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan! O LORD, what shall I say when Israel turns its back before its enemies?  For the […]

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Who is Your Wise Council? (Joshua 7:1-5)

But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Juda, took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children of Israel. Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, “Go up and spy out the country.” So the men went up and spied out Ai. And they returned to Joshua and said […]

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