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Victory Over Giants: The Sword of God’s Word

1 Samuel 17 contains one of the best-known and most beloved stores in the whole Bible—the story of young David’s defeat of the Philistine giant Goliath. When we read or hear this story we often don’t go deep enough. We’re excited by it and we approach it as a childlike fairytale, instead of identifying with […] Continue reading…

A Living Hope

 In yesterday’s Resurrection Sunday message I talked about Jesus and fact that He is our living hope. Peter reminds us in 1 Peter 1:3–4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ […] Continue reading…

Joseph: A Man of Courage

 In my last post I wrote about Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph. When we read Matthew 1 and 2, we find a man of incredible personal integrity and character. He was a man who was pure, just, merciful, gracious, and thoughtful. He was a man who listened closely to God through dreams and obeyed what he […] Continue reading…

Revisiting the Source Of Our Courage

We have been looking at the book of Joshua and this important concept of courage. We defined courage as, “Being brave, bold and intrepid when facing difficulties and dangers.” It means taking a Godly stand in spite of circumstances, peer pressure, feelings and anything else that comes between what God is calling us to do. […] Continue reading…

Leading Our Family God’s Way

Joshua makes a bold statement in Joshua 24. He says, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” He’s giving Israel a choice—they can serve God or other gods, but for Joshua and his family, there is no question, they are choosing to serve the LORD. Joshua’s boldness clearly shows us […] Continue reading…

Joshua and the God of the Miraculous

The book of Joshua, like many other books of the Bible, clearly shows us that God is a God of miracles and the miraculous. In Joshua’s case, The Jordan River, just like the Red Sea, parts for the Children of Israel so that they could go through it on dry ground. The walls of Jericho […] Continue reading…

Slaying Giants and Experiencing Spiritual Blessing

Proverbs 14:27 says, “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.” It literally means that the fear (holding God in such reverential awe and worship that we hate evil and depart from it) of the Lord is the very source, well-spring, and origin of […] Continue reading…

Slaying Your Giants so Your Kids Don’t Have To

There were more giants than just Goliath. There were probably four more at that great battle where David killed Goliath. We need to look at one of these other giants and take very seriously the lesson we learn from his slaying. 2 Samuel 21:15–22 introduces us to these four other giants. It’s the last one […] Continue reading…

David the Giant Slayer

In my last post, I wrote about Caleb. He’s 85-years old and still slaying giants by being wholeheartedly committed to God. In this post I want to take a look at another famous slayer of giants—David. Unlike Caleb, David is just a boy, but five hundred years later, he’s fearless in his approach to a […] Continue reading…

Caleb the Giant Slayer

Caleb understood how to slay giants. By the time we get to Joshua 14 and 15 it’s time for Joshua to divide the land between the twelve tribes of Israel. Caleb, now 85 years old asks his friend for the high, walled cities. He added, “If so be the LORD will be with me, then […] Continue reading…

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