How Do You Define Success? | A Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13

How Do You Define Success? | A Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13

How do you define success? The gods of our age lure us to wealth, achievement, and power. Are these the rhythms of the Kingdom of God to which Jesus invites us to walk? This sermon looks at the calling of David and reminds us the the Lord does not look on the outward appearance, like mortals do. The Lord looks on the heart.

How Do You Define Success? | A Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13

A Cartoonist’s Guide to 1 Samuel 16:1-13

The Narrative Lectionary introduces us to David this week in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. The first fifteen chapters of 1 Samuel tell the story of Samuel, the last judge of Israel, and Saul, the first King of Israel. Saul didn’t work out well and God sent Samuel to find a...
Wednesday Bible Reading | Beyond David

Wednesday Bible Reading | Beyond David

Wednesday, March 18. Matthew 22:34-46. Today’s reading reminds us of three important things regarding Jesus and his teaching. Jesus was Jewish. He was not trying to start a new religion. When the Pharisees tried to trap him by asking him which is the greatest...
Mirror, Mirror | A Reflection on 2 Samuel 12:1-9

Mirror, Mirror | A Reflection on 2 Samuel 12:1-9

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” When the Queen spoke those words in the tale of Snow White, I don’t think she was really asking a question. Did she really want to know the truth, or did she want the mirror to tell...
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