Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Duration: 36 mins 11 secs
God essentially offers Solomon a blank check in 1 Kings 3.
Instead of asking for self-serving provisions, Solomon responds in humility and requests wisdom for governing God's people.
God is very pleased by this and blesses him with that and more.
But this story is less about Solomon's wisdom as it is God's grace and how He delights in meeting the needs of needy people.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
This oft-quoted verse is often used to inspire or communicate determination in achieving a goal.
When we look at it's context, we realize it's not about accomplishment as it is finding contentedness in Christ. True satisfaction is found in Christ alone, not in achievement or material gain.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Duration: 30 mins 31 secs
Planning is good, but presuming is bad. God wants us to take the right approach to planning our calendar and scheduling our life.
Sun, Nov 05, 2017
Duration: 36 mins 28 secs
Working faith and worldly desires don't mix.
James calls out his audience for following their worldly desires and warns them of the consequences.
But more than just giving them a stern lecture, he earnestly calls them to repentance and invites them down a better path - the path of humility that leads to God's grace and favor.
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Duration: 32 mins 45 secs
From the halls of grade schools to the streets of suburban neighborhoods to the online superhighway, our culture craves popularity and fame.
On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus showed that being loved by the masses isn't something his followers should be worried about.
He remained steadfastly loyal to fulfilling his Father's mission. We are blessed because of that and we are instructed by his example as well.
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration: 39 mins 10 secs
Power and success are so tempting to pursue. Through the examples of Naaman and Nebuchadnezzar, we discover that power, ironically, is a weak god.
Thankfully, their stories offer us remedies and alternatives to worshiping power.