God Is Good Even When the King Is Bad – 15 January 2017

In today’s chapter, our attention turns again to the northern kingdom of Israel. This kingdom has been ruled by King Jehu who was anointed by the prophet Elisha back in chapter 9 to kill and overthrow wicked King Joram and all of the house of wicked king Ahab including his wicked wife Jezebel to avenge…

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Long Live the King – 8 January 2017

Our ongoing series is called “The King of Kings in the Books of Kings,” and this is message number 24 in that series. It’s been over a month since our last message in this series and our focus is moving from the Northern Kingdom to the Southern Kingdom. When we left the north, the long…

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I Will Avenge the Blood of My Servants – 4 December 2016

Today’s scripture passages are probably the most exciting chapters (and most gruesome) in the whole second book of Kings. Action, adventure, blood, death, intrigue, suspense–these chapters have them all! What should we do in light of these chapters? Marvel at the patience of God. Tremble at the vengeance of God. Hope in the grace of…

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If the LORD Should Open the Floodgates of Heaven – 27 November 2016

Last week, the story ended with the Lord, through the prophet Elisha, providing a feast to the enemies of Israel whom He had captured through His supernatural power. We went into the Thanksgiving season reminded that God shows amazing grace even to His enemies. What should we do in return? Believe God’s (almost inconceivable) Good…

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LORD, Open Our Eyes – 20 November 2016

Our message for today is a good one for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is all about seeing things that are easily missed. Lord, Open our eyes to see that: you care about our (little) big deals, that you are up to so many things we are not aware of, and that you want us to…

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