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Kings of Israel and the Prophets, Elijah and Elisha // What’s...

Review Last time the story in 1 Kings discussed the consequences of King Solomon's sins (idolatry and accumulation of horses), which was a divided kingdom....

Tim Mackie // Teacher Who Constantly Places Bible Stories in Light...

I had fun this past Sunday working through the story-line of the Bible in light of the themes and trajectory of the Gospel according...

1 Kings: Jeroboam, Rehoboam, and a Divided Kingdom // What’s in...

Review 1 and 2 Samuel We have learned about the first 3 kings of Israel: King Saul, King David, and King Solomon. They all made...

Genesis through Revelation by Way of John

Hayward Wesleyan Church kicked off a long-term series on the Gospel of John. I was tasked with placing John in the unfolding narrative of...

Lost Sheep // Luke 15:1-7

In Luke 15:3-7, Jesus tells the first in a series of three parables related to things that are lost and the joy that is...

1 Kings: King Solomon // What’s in the Bible?

Review King David was the previous king. David did many great things: conquered the Philistines, united the kingdom of Israel (all the tribes), built the capital city, Jerusalem, and...

A Loss for Words… Words of Hope

Last November (2015), I was called to the hospital for an emergency. It was a pastoral call. An unresponsive baby was rushed to emergency...

2 Samuel: King David // What’s in the Bible?

Quick 1 Samuel Review Saul was Israel's first king and he didn't do such a good job, which means he didn't always do what God...

Samuel Anoints David in 1 Samuel 16

This year in Followers I've been teaching through the stories in 1 Samuel. I've already discussed my experiment with this particular year, but I've since...

Definition and Implications of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Back in October of 2015 I completed my master's thesis @ Wesley Seminary. It's one of those things that resides on my computer and...

5 “What It Means to be a Man” Statements and 8...

This morning, my oldest daughter, Sari, who is 9 years-old, was digging through our journals. She wasn't meaning to do anything conniving, but it...

Mission Trip to Hungary // Summer 2016

Over a year ago, the high school youth group that I lead was interacting with a developmental spiritual growth template. The stages are: Spiritually Dead Spiritual Infant Spiritual...

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