3-29-20 I labeled last week as FROG Sunday! With all the chaos happening around us we need to be frogs and Fully Rely On God. In that same spirit, I’m calling this week “Titanic Sunday”. Are we, the greatest nation in the world, sinking? Where did that iceberg come from? I never saw it coming.… Continue Reading

FROG Sunday

3-22-2020 FROG Sunday! With all the fear and turmoil in the world around us, I think it’s perfect timing to turn to the Frog in the Bible. F-R-O-G…Fully Rely On God. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) We have plenty of fearful things happening… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: Centrality of the Word

Immerse Kingdoms :: Centrality of the Word

We finished our IMMERSE: Kingdoms series, spending the past eight weeks reading through Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1st & 2nd Samuel, and 1st & 2nd Kings. It was a bit of a challenge, but we survived…most of us, anyway. Digging into Scripture is an important part of being a Christian and especially as “Covies” (Covenanters). Our… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdom :: 2 Kings

Immerse Kingdom :: 2 Kings

This will be our last week of reading through the IMMERSE: Kingdoms series, covering more than 800 years of Jewish history from— Joshua leading God’s Chosen People over the Jordan River into the Promised Land, to God using “a man after His own heart,” David, to establish the kingdom of Israel, to Solomon building the… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: I Kings Continued

Immerse Kingdoms :: I Kings Continued

Have you ever been somewhere when you asked yourself, “What am I doing here?” Maybe it was a dangerous or scary place, or maybe it just didn’t make sense. Or maybe you knew you were in the “right” place but didn’t know what you were supposed to do there. The Bible is full of stories… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: 1 Kings

Immerse Kingdoms :: 1 Kings

It was a long-time coming, but finally the Temple got built. Can you imagine Solomon speaking in the voice of Larry the Cable Guy? “Git-r-done” Under Solomon’s wise rule, Israel flourished. Hearing of the glory of God and the splendor of the Temple, people from all around the world, from distant places such as the… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: 2 Samuel – 1 Kings

Immerse Kingdoms :: 2 Samuel – 1 Kings

Have you ever done anything really stupid? The truth is, we have all done more stupid things than we’d like to admit. If we ever think about those bad decisions, we wish we could somehow hit the reset button and go back in time to doing things differently…“do-overs.”  Time travel isn’t a reality yet, so… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: II Samuel

Immerse Kingdoms :: II Samuel

Cruising through our IMMERSE: Kingdoms series, even having read through the Bible before, I’m amazed at all the wars, violence and brutality. Our impression of our “loving God” gets challenged a bit, especially when he gives commands to wipe out entire cities, leaving no survivors- men, women, children, and all the animals. Where is the… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: I Samuel

Immerse Kingdoms :: I Samuel

In our trek through Immerse Kingdoms, we have read through the roller coaster ride of Judges and some hope in God’s blessing of a faithful Ruth. As we continue into the book of 1 Samuel, we hear again if God’s blessing to a faithful woman, Hannah, and her dedication to the Lord. The challenge and… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: Judges Ruth

Immerse Kingdoms :: Judges Ruth

We finished week #1 in our IMMERSE: Kingdoms series, reading through the book of Joshua. The Israelites faced many challenges in their Promised Land and the battle isn’t over. We end the book with Joshua’s last command to the people, “choose this day whom you will serve.” (Joshua 24:15) The people commit to follow the… Continue Reading