Tag Archives: Patience

Oil in the Lamp, Matthew 25:1-13

Rather than preparing ourselves for the end of the world with stockpiles and shelters, what if we prepared for the end as if it was a party?

What if we got excited for it, because it will be a joyous occasion? What if we made preparations for something not disastrous, but something magical? And what if our preparations were joyous in the process? Continue reading

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Proven in Battle, 1 Samuel 17:32-49

The story of David and Goliath is a touchstone passage in an at large cultural sense. What do I mean by that? I mean it is a story of a person, yes, but also the story of a culture. It’s … Continue reading

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A Different King is Crowned, 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

We’ve been reading this Summer in the books of Samuel, and the lives of 3 men: Samuel, Saul, and David. The purpose of this is to examine a particular phrase: A Man of God’s Heart. What does it mean? And … Continue reading

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Faith Beyond Patience

Genesis 29:15-28 Common English Bible (CEB)   15 Laban said to Jacob, “You shouldn’t have to work for free just because you are my relative. Tell me what you would like to be paid.” 16 Now Laban had two daughters: the older … Continue reading

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