Luke 7:11-17. Jesus’ work of resurrecting the widow’s son gives believers today enouragement and hope.
Romans 8:31. A proper understanding of what Paul is referring to at the beginning of the verse leads to greater comfort from the promise made at the end of the verse.
1 Samuel 13:23-14:52. Jonathan demonstrates consistent faithfulness in believing God’s promise. Saul is consistent only in his own foolishness. God is fulfilling his Samuel’s words of warning about the kingship.
1 Cor 1:26-27 – There is no room for boasting for the Christian. God uses the foolish things to shame the wise.
1 Samuel 13 – Israel’s in trouble with the Philistines. Saul faces a definitive moment. Will Saul trust the Lord? Will we?
Philippians 1:6 – Christians can be assured: He who began a work in us WILL bring it to completion.
1 Samuel 12 – Samuel’s tenure as Israel’s leader is ending, but before he goes, he has an accusation and some assurance.
1 Peter 1:8 – Christians don’t see Jesus (few have), but we love Him.
Various passages – From Paul’s trustworthy sayings, Johnny urges the church’s elders and the church itself to keep the main things the main things.
1 Corinthians 15:10 – It’s by grace that we’re saved, and it’s by God’s grace that we do anything good. These are humbling and helpful reminders.
1 Samuel 11 – Saul’s first official acts as king are brilliant. Through Saul, we see how God saves. Will Saul maintain this standard? When things are going well, be careful.
Ephesians 1:22. Jesus is Lord over all things. God has done this for the church. This has always been God’s plan.
1 Samuel 9-10. Life can be very confusing. Thankfully, God provides help. If we turn to him…
Acts 7:51-53 – Stephen’s sermon before the Sanhedrin gives believers principles about how to be faithful in their opportunities to share Christ.
1 Samuel 8 – Israel asks for a king. What’s the problem with that? In Israel’s asking, we learn something about ourselves.
James 5:16. How are believers to respond to their sin? By confessing it together with sincere repentance.
1 Samuel 7. Israel begins to make some needed changes.
Mark 3:11. Demons respond to Jesus with fear and worship. What does this tell us about demons, Jesus, and us?
1 Samuel 5-6. The Philistines have problems with their false god. The Israelites have problems with their true God. What’s the solution? Repentance and faith.
Matthew 10:37 – What kind of ‘radical’ Christianity does Jesus call His disciples to? Listen in.