The Deadly Dream – Part 1 (Daniel 2:1-35)

What keeps you up at night? What problems run through your head? What regrets haunt you? And what can you do to find peace? The Unwise King is Shaken (v1-3) The Unwise Men are Doomed (v4-13) The All-Wise God Reveals Mysteries (v14-28) The All-Wise God is Unshaken Forever (v29-35) Daniel 2:1-35 (NIV) 2 In the second yearContinue reading “The Deadly Dream – Part 1 (Daniel 2:1-35)”

“Today, You Will Be With Me In Paradise” (Luke 23:40-43)

Repentance from Sin (v40-41) Faith in Christ (v41-42) Christ’s Promise (v43) Luke 23:32-43 (RSV) 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one onContinue reading ““Today, You Will Be With Me In Paradise” (Luke 23:40-43)”

The Defiling Diet (Daniel 1:1-21)

Delivered to Babylon (v1-2) Re-educated in Babylon (v3-7) Resolved in Babylon (v8-16) Enduring After Babylon (v17-21) Daniel 1 (NIV) 1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some ofContinue reading “The Defiling Diet (Daniel 1:1-21)”

The Reluctant Evangelist (Jonah 4:1-11)

Are You Prejudiced? (v1-4) Are You Too Comfortable? (v5-9) Do You Have God’s Compassion? (v10-11) Jonah 4:1-11 4 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, ‘Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knewContinue reading “The Reluctant Evangelist (Jonah 4:1-11)”

Turn, Turn, Turn, Turn (Jonah 3:1-10)

Return to Grace (v1-3) ‘You’ll Be Overturned’ (v4-5) Turn and Believe! (v5-9) When God Turns Back (v10) Jonah 3:1-10 (NIV 2011) 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.’ 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh.Continue reading “Turn, Turn, Turn, Turn (Jonah 3:1-10)”