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11
Dec
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 2:03 pm

The gospels contain at least 13 passages where Jesus communicates why He came to to be with us.  Some of His reasons will shock you and very much challenge you.  The first reason; Jesus came for division.

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4
Dec
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 3:58 pm

Chronicles has a lot of genealogy.  It also repeats much of David and Solomon that is already contained in the books of Samuel and Kings.  Why?  What do these books of 1 and 2 Chronicles have to do with anything in my life today?  You might be surprised and challenged if you take the time to listen and read and hear...

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26
Nov
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 4:02 pm

Psalm 103... Why should we praise the Lord?  What if we don't?  What is life like without the God who created me involved in it?  

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20
Nov
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 3:10 pm

Israel is conquered and disappears into history.  Judah is conquered, Jerusalem is leveled.  All the consequences of the foolishness of idolatry, worshipping lies.  What about the promises of God to Abraham and to David?  Is it the end?  Or can God still work His message in the midst of the mess?

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13
Nov
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 9:30 am

2 Samuel 7 established the Davidic Covenant; the Messiah King to come through the line of David!  The search for that Messianic King has begun!  But generations of kings that follow seem to flush Israel right down the toilet!  But God works His message right in the midst of the mess!  Watch Him!  Glory in His patience and grace!  

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7
Nov
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 9:45 am

2 Samuel 12-24.  David's sin is confonted by Nathan the prophet.  David repents and is forgiven.  But the consequences of sin don't go away.  David's lack of confidence and action in fathering his children produce disastrous results.  David's last words at the end of the book are true words, both in God's blessing of David, and in David's warning to us about TOUCHING THORNS...

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31
Oct
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 7:53 am

David's life can serve as a parallel to the experience of Christ-followers.  Like David, believer's have been given a kingdom.  Like David we have to battle enemies to that kingdom both from within and without.  Like David, the kingdom is to grow and our worhip to become life's center.  But David fell, and he fell hard... what then?

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23
Oct
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 12:37 pm

Saul reigned for many years as Israel's first king long after God had declared his rule and reign for naught.  He was eaten up by his pride and fear even as God gave him time to repent.  In contrast, the humility of David, which developed in the daily grind of seemingly insignificant tasks, prepared David for the hand of God.  David's time in the wilderness with the sheep as a young boy was God time.  How intentionally are you preparing your soul today for the amazing and surprising from God?

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16
Oct
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 1:51 pm

The three main characters in the book of 1 Samuel are Samuel, King Saul, and King David.  But the book opens with it's theme proclaimed through the trials of Hannah, Samuel's mother.  And before we even get to the big three, a lesson on parenting and leadership emerges that cannot be ignored!  In the midst of weak-willed parenting and leadership, God works in and through the mess to accomplish His will!  Let's learn... Take heart... be encouraged... and never lose hope!  God can work in the midst of our mess as well!

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26
Sep
Posted in Uncategorized by soulcoffee at 2:36 pm

Ruth is the story of the grace and redemption of our God with skin on.  God is spoken from the lips of the characters in this story, but never by the narrator and story teller.  It shows us that God is intensely involved in the circumstances of both the mundane and the messy... even though we may FEEL like he is distant.

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