Joy Empowers

Nehemiah chapter eight came up in my Bible study today. It describes a moment in the history of the Jewish people when they have returned to Jerusalem from Babylon where they were exiled after losing a war with the Babylonians. They had just finished reconstructing...

Is Jesus’ Return Good News to You?

In the book of Revelation, we see a picture of an all-powerful global government controlling every aspect of human life, particularly as it relates to worship. It’s a tyrannical organization trying to get all mankind to unite in the worship of a government-sanctioned...

Singing is A Good Old Idea

Paul and Silas are a couple of New Testament characters that are famous for singing while locked up in a prison. They had been arrested for telling the story of Jesus in Philippi. (A Major Greek city in the first century.)  It’s still not the most popular topic in a...

You, Oh Lord, Are Good

Psalm one hundred and nineteen is the longest song in the Bible. It may be the longest song ever written and it doesn’t even have a repeating chorus. The Psalm is, “A Meditation on the Excellences of the Word of God.”  The song is sold on the idea that God’s word is...