Books of the Bible: 1 Kings

Books of the Bible: 1 Kings

The Deep End

Vince Amlin

Faith rarely asks us to stand flat-footed with our heads above water. It beckons us to a point where we can't touch.


Lions and Curses and Prayers, Oh My

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

Your pastor must discern which of the myriad requests they field each day are truly the command of the Lord and which are the clamoring of other voices.  Remember this. 


The Opportunity of the Fire

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

The Great Mystery does not cause terrible things to happen to punish us, or teach us a lesson, or make us stronger, or prepare us for a greater challenge. 


Slippery Slopes

Vicki Kemper

So here's the bad news, which you already know: Choices have consequences.


Dysfunction with a View

Ron Buford

As the Saturday Night Live character Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, "If it's not one thing, it's another"—especially if you're living in poverty.


Indoor Voice

Mary Luti

God has an indoor voice.


To Walk with God and One Another

Talitha Arnold

Whether from 3,000 years ago or a mere 300, the covenant to walk with God and one another affirms that faith is a journey, best taken with others.


Riders

Quinn G. Caldwell

They had looked around at the state of the world, at how many people were living in poverty housing or no housing, at how many Elijahs were sleeping underfed beneath broom trees, and they had decided to do something about it.  Like Elijah, they had decided to head out into the wilderness and not stop until they met God.


From Blindfolds to 20/20 Vision

Ron Buford

We sometimes pray as if we know what we need.


The Deep End

Vince Amlin

Faith rarely asks us to stand flat-footed with our heads above water. It beckons us to a point where we can't touch.