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A Work In Progress · 11h ago

1 Samuel 8:10-22 – You Might Be A Secularized Church, If…

Some years back, Jeff Foxworthy had this schtick, You might be a redneck if… Today I am going to usurp that phrase for a bit and say, you might be a secularized church, if… As a member of wh...
A Work In Progress · 1d ago

1 Samuel 8:1-9 (Part 2) – When We Stop Going, We Start Dying…

1 Samuel 8:1-9 Israel Requests a King Last night I finished one of the books I have to read for my next semester (my third semester) in my doctoral program. I am not the fastest reader in th...
A Work In Progress · 3d ago

1 Samuel 8:1-9 (Part 1) – Even If You Are a Super-Christian, It Doesn’t Guarantee Your Kid(s) Will Be!

  1 Samuel 8:1-9 (Part 1 of 2)   I know that I was not the best parent to my children. God knows I made enough mistakes with them to last several parental lifetimes. But they always knew, I ...
A Work In Progress · 4d ago

1 Samuel 7:3-17 (Part 3) – Water, Essential Physically, And Therefore, God’s Favorite Symbol

1 Samuel 7:3-17 (Part 3 of 3) Samuel Leads Israel to Victory Water is important. Water is the elixir of life. Without it, we will die. We live in a water-like substance for the first nine mo...
A Work In Progress · 5d ago

1 Samuel 7:3-17 (Part 2) – How Hating Something Can Become Idol Worship

1 Samuel 7:3-17 (Part 2 of 3) Samuel Leads Israel to Victory Donald Trump has become a god for liberals and anyone who is not white. I know that it is a brash statement but he has become jus...
A Work In Progress · 6d ago

1 Samuel 7:3-17 (Part 1) – Trusting God Because of License Plates & Closed Post Offices

1 Samuel 7:3-17 (Part 1 of 3) Samuel Leads Israel to Victory Have you ever thought what would have happened in your life if a certain event had not happened? Those moments may have not even ...
A Work In Progress · 1w ago

1 Samuel 6:18-7:2 – Actions Should Have Consequences

1 Samuel 6:18-7:2 The Ark Moved to Kiriath-Jearim “You are on restrictions for the rest of your life!”, my ex-wife would scream at her boys in a fit of anger over bad behavior of her kids. I...
A Work In Progress · 1W ago

1 Samuel 6:1-18 – Do You Play “If…Then” Games With God?

1 Samuel 6:1-18 The Philistines Return the Ark Last night, at the dinner table, as has been our practice here lately, we read one of the Psalms. We have been reading through them consecutive...
A Work In Progress · 1W ago

1 Samuel 5:1-12 – I Cannot Co-Exist with The Co-Exist Bumper Stickers

1 Samuel 5:1-12 The Ark in Philistia There are some things in life that, as we say in the South, “gets your goat!” For the under-educated folks not having been blessed by God by being born a...
A Work In Progress · 1W ago

1 Samuel 4:12-22 – It’s Like America Looking in the Mirror (Repeating Ancient Israel’s History)

1 Samuel 4:12-22 The Death of Eli Well, it looks like Israel has hit its rock bottom here in 1 Samuel 4:12-22. Two generations or so removed from entering the Promised Land, they are about a...