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This is a fairly unique podcast that features a daily devotional on the Bible. Each day features helpful insights into a specific passage, but it is a literal welk-through entire books of the Bible and presented in short, easy to understand episodes. We are currently on episode 420.

This is a fairly unique podcast that features a daily devotional on the Bible. Each day features helpful insights into a specific passage, but it is a literal welk-through entire books of the Bible and presented in short, easy to understand episodes. We are currently on episode 420.
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This is a fairly unique podcast that features a daily devotional on the Bible. Each day features helpful insights into a specific passage, but it is a literal welk-through entire books of the Bible and presented in short, easy to understand episodes. We are currently on episode 420.






Ep 604 – 1 Samuel 21:1-9

Where do you go when you have nowhere to go? Most of us have never been in the predicament, but that is exactly the scenario David was facing. He had fled from Jerusalem, afraid for his life and anxious to put as many miles as possible between he and Saul. But where was he supposed to go? Who could he turn to? He probably feared the presence of Saul’s spies everywhere he went. So, he headed to Nob, where the priests of God lived. Maybe they would be willing to show him some grace. But when...


Ep 603 – 1 Samuel 20:35-42

Just when David thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. He was about to lose everything, including his wife, best friend, and job, not to mention his dignity. He was going to become a man on the run, with a bounty on his head and that nagging feeling that someone was always out to get him. Nowhere would be safe. And, as we will see, Saul was not someone who would give up easily. David could run, but Saul would continue to pursue him – stubbornly and relentlessly. But all of this was part...


Ep 602 – 1 Samuel 20:16-34

By now, the stubbornness of Saul should be quite evident. Like a dog with a rag, he refuses to let go of his anger and resentment against David. Cooler heads have tried to prevail, but he remains determined to take the life of David and prolong his own reign. But his efforts will proof fruitless and futile. Whether he realizes it or not, he is foolishly attempting to fight the will of God Almighty. His efforts to kill David have failed time and time again, because God has a plan for David’s...


Ep 601 – 1 Samuel 20:1-15

David is forced to flee for his life. And you would think that this brings any chance of him becoming the next king of Israel to an abrupt and ignominious end. But, in reality, this is just the beginning of David’s life story. And it is all part of God’s divine plan for his life. When David runs, he does so, filled with confusion and self-incrimination. He can’t figure out what he has done to make Saul so angry with him. He even begs Jonathan to help him determine how to make things right...


Ep 600 – 1 Samuel 19:11-24

Saul was relentless. He was obsessed with the idea of killing David. In his tormented mind, he truly believed that if he filled David, he could continue to rule and reign as the king of Israel – in spite of God’s pledge to remove and replace him with a man after God’s own heart. And in 1 Samuel 19:11-24, Saul will have his sinister plans to kill David thwarted by his own daughter, Michal. She will get wind of her father’s plot and assist her husband in escaping. And this story, full of...


Ep 599 – 1 Samuel 19:1-10

Saul had it out for David. His animosity, driven by his jealousy and fear of David, kept revealing itself in ever-more intense efforts to take David’s life. He had tried to kill David with a spear – twice. Now he was going to issue an order that all of his servants do whatever they had to do to see that David was eliminated. Saul even ordered his own son, Jonathan, to take the life of his best friend, David. All of this reveals Saul’s growing desperation and despondency. He had been rejected...


Ep 598 – 1 Samuel 18:17-30

Saul had a love-hate relationship with David. At least, it started out that way. But it wasn’t long before any love for David was replaced by a jealousy-fueled, fear induced hatred. He saw David as a threat and was determined to rid himself of this winner of the peoples’ choice award. And it’s amazing the lengths Saul went to in his efforts to eliminate any possibility of David becoming the next king of Israel. He had tried to kill him. He tried relocating him. And, as we will see in 1...


Ep 597 – 1 Samuel 18:10-16

How do you learn to be a king? Well, you can always do it by watching another king. And then there’s on-the-job training, where you learn as you go. Both have their pros and cons, but it seems that God was going to allow David to take the first route, allowing him to watch King Saul from an up-close-and-personal vantage point right in the palace. But most of the lessons David would learn from Saul would be of the negative variety. Saul would provide David with more than enough examples of...


Ep 596 – 1 Samuel 18:1-9

Chapter 18 of 1 Samuel opens up with a description of the new and deepening friendship between David and Jonathan, the son of King Saul. This relationship will play a significant part in the unfolding story of David’s life. David, the unlikely hero who had defeated the Philistine champion, Goliath, suddenly found himself a full-time employee of the king and a friend to the king’s son. But it wouldn’t take long before David discovered his best friend’s father didn’t share his son’s...


Ep 595 – 1 Samuel 17:50-58

David had done the impossible. He had surprised any and all, especially the giant, Goliath, by scoring a not-to-be-expected victory over the Philistine champion. And King Saul had to have been beside himself with joy over the unlikely outcome of the confrontation between Goliath and the scrawny shepherd boy. But again, before we turn this story into an autobiographical record of the feats of David, we need to step back and take a look at the bigger story found in Scripture. What we have...


Ep 594 – 1 Samuel 17:41-49

Everyone loves the story of David and Goliath, because almost everyone has a heart for the underdog. That’s why all the Rocky movies have been so popular for so long. It’s why we love to see the out-gunned and out-manned armies of the Alliance get the upper hand over the Imperial forces in every Star Wars movie. We like seeing the little guy win. We prefer to watch the neighborhood bully get his clock cleaned by the little kid with the thick glasses and a mean right hook. But we need to be...


Ep 593 – 1 Samuel 17:31-40

David and Goliath. Those two names are so familiar to us that we almost always associate them with some moral story about facing the giants in life. And when we do, we forget the context of the original event and the true message that God is trying to convey through the lives of these two men. As we so often do, we take the stories found in the Old Testament and make them all about the individual involved. We stress the faith of Abraham and then try to emulate it. We study the leadership...


Ep 591 – 1 Samuel 17:19-30

David has showed up at the front lines of battle, where the army of Israel is facing the Philistines and their larger-than-life champion, Goliath. And David is appalled at what he finds. Not a single man is willing to stand up to the taunts of the Philistine warrior, and take his challenge to hand-to-hand combat. Everyone is in fear and afraid to risk a confrontation with what appears to be an unbeatable foe. But in 1 Samuel 17:19-30, David will express his dismay at the lack of action on...


Ep 590 – 1 Samuel 17:1-18

David had the anointing of the Holy Spirit and had been designated by God to be the next king of Israel. But, there was only one problem. Saul was still the official king. While God had removed His Spirit from Saul, He had not yet chosen to remove Saul from the throne. And God, in His inimitable way, chose to place David in the employment of the man he would eventually replace. But David was already setting himself apart as a man of valor. And in 1 Samuel 17:1-18, we have the opening of...


Ep 589 – 1 Samuel 16:11-23

David, the youngest of all Jesse’s sons, was a lowly shepherd, designated with the responsibility to care for the flocks and herds belonging to the family. In fact, when the prophet had shown up at Jesse’s home, David had not even been included in the gathering of all the sons. Instead, he hadh been left to tend the sheep. But when God had refused to accept any of the sons of Jesse as the next king of Israel, the prophet demanded that David be brought before him. And the rest, they say, is...


Ep 589 – 1 Samuel 16:1-11

Today we begin a new series on the life of David. Over the next few months we are going to be looking into the books of 1st and 2nd Samuel and 1st Kings as we unpack the life of this incredible character from the Old Testament. We’ll open up in this episode with God sending His prophet, Samuel, to the house of Jesse in order to select a successor for the disobedient King Saul. We are first introduced to David in 1 Samuel 16:1-11. And interestingly enough, he’s almost a no-show in this...


Ep 588 – Ephesians 6:10-24

As Paul sums up his thoughts in Ephesians 6:10-24, he calls on his audience to be strong and in the strength of His might. He isn’t telling them to gut it up, He’s encouraging them to look up, to Jesus. They must recognize that their strength is in Him. Their hope is in Him. And their guarantee of eternity is completely up to Him. Paul reminds them that they are in a battle and it is not against earthly enemies. It is against spiritual forces that operate in the invisible realm, but who...


Ep 587 – Ephesians 5:21-6:9

Submission. To many modern Christians, that might as well be a four-letter word. It carries the same impact and is viewed with the same degree of negativity. And yet, the Bible is replete with calls to submission. In fact, in Ephesians 5:21-6:9, Paul addresses this volatile topic in conjunction with his discussion of Spirit-filled living. He is out to change the way the believers in Ephesus thought about righteousness and its practical applications to all of life, including their...


Ep 586 – Ephesians 5:15-20

Living the Christ-like life is all about control. The question has to do with who is in control. Far too often, even the most well-intentioned believers find themselves fighting for control of their lives rather than allowing the Holy Spirit to guide, direct and empower all that they do. And for Paul, living the Christian life was impossible without submission to the Spirit’s control. He alone provides us with the strength and the resources we need to live in keeping with God’s will and in...


Ep 585 – Ephesians 5:1-17

Light and dark. Sin and righteousness. These are key themes in Paul’s letter as he addresses the believers in Ephesus. He is calling them to live according to their calling as sons and daughters of God. They are to be holy as God is holy. They are to live righteously, according to the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within them. In fact, Paul tells them that they are to imitate God. That’s a lofty ideal. But even more than that, they are to love in the same way that Christ did:...