The 12th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Living in a fallen world, we may often feel abandoned. Not only by the people around us, but even by God. David wrestled with this in his own life, but ultimately comes back to the words and promises of God which assure the child of God that God will never forsake His children!
There is difficulty is understanding how God could be all powerful yet still allow evil and suffering to exist. Within this thought is a question about God's love. In this episode, Pastor Neal Radichel and Pastor Mark Tiefel dig into this question and discuss the balance between God's justice and God's love. Though many wrestle with this question, there are solid answers given in God's Word.
This brief meditation captures the devotional thoughts from the Psalm 109 Bible study from February 18, 2022.
The 11th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
It's difficult for the believer to wait patiently for the LORD's justice, especially in the face of wrongdoing. In this psalm, David prays that God would see the way David's enemies are treating him. While it is not easy to submit these kinds of situations to God's will, there is peace and comfort in knowing that God is aware and that He will show His children mercy.
How do we practice our faith as Christians today in a society that advocates for religious plurality? Pastor Neal Radichel and Pastor Mark Tiefel explore this thought in this episode. We see from God's Word what makes Jesus unique not just as a person, but as the Savior of the world. We also see evidence throughout the Bible that points to Jesus as the only way to God.
This brief meditation captures the devotional thoughts from the Psalm 52 Bible study from February 11, 2022.
The 10th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
This psalm pairs well with the events of the previous - Psalm 142. In Psalm 52, David speaks against a man (Doeg the Edomite) who betrayed David to King Saul. As David describes the actions of Doeg, we see a stark contrast between the one who trusts in man's power, and the one who trusts in God.
We dig into the life of one of the most important figures in Christianity - the Apostle Paul. Paul was unique when compared to the rest of the 12 Apostles. God used the prior events of Paul's life, when he was known as Saul, to shape him into the leader that he would become. Paul was also instrumental as a writer of Scripture - the Holy Spirit using him by inspiration to author much of the New Testament.
This brief meditation captures the devotional thoughts from the Psalm 142 Bible study from February 4, 2022.
The 9th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
This was written during a dark period of David's life - literally and metaphorically. The heading of the psalm indicates that this psalm was a prayer from David to God when David was hiding out in a cave. The intensity of the persecutions and dangers that David faced had grown, he even admits in the psalm that he has no power against his persecutors. David's only hope was that the LORD God would hear his prayer. As God demonstrated to David, so also we hope - He will never leave or forsake us!