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June 29, 2017

*Good Thursday morning (or whenever you are reading this). I'm glad you have joined me for another installment of our daily look into the scriptures. We are truly on a journey through the Bible. We have discovered how the monarchy of Israel came into being, and how the...

June 28, 2017

Yesterday we looked at the tragic end of King Saul. As the Second Book of Samuel begins David is visited by the armor-bearer who according to I Samuel 31:4 refused to take the life of Saul at Saul's request/order. But, the armor bearer reports to David: "Hey! I'm the g...

June 27, 2017

*Good morning once again. Today we continue looking at the saga of King Saul. What a sad story! But, unfortunately his story mirrors that of so many folks today. Saul was overwhelmed by jealousy. His jealousy led to his obsession to get rid of David. Yet, each time Dav...

June 26, 2017

*Good morning. It's time to begin a new week of Bible Study. I love having this opportunity to spend time with you in God's Word. Let's get to work.

"When Saul saw how successful he (David) was, he was afraid of him. But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led...

June 23, 2017

*Good morning. It's Friday! Rain is in the forecast, and lots of it for Madison. But, hopefully not as much as we received on this date one year ago when 23 people lost their lives in Southern West Virginia.

Today, we will continue looking at the rise of David. Now, yes...

June 22, 2017

*It's a beautiful Thursday morning here in Madison. Last night Zander and I rode some of the rides at the Coal Festival. He rode all of the rides. I, however, being older and wiser was able to say "no" to riding a few of them. Unfortunately, my neck is somewhat stuck i...

June 21, 2017

*Good Wednesday morning! Let's get started with today's study.

"Then Saul said to Samuel, 'I have sinned. I violated the Lord's commandment and your instructions. Now I beg you, forgive my sin and come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord. But Samuel said to him...

June 20, 2017

*It is a beautiful day here in Madison. I am running a little late with my post. I am looking forward to our time looking into the monarchy of Israel. Yesterday, we heard the people of Israel say: "We want a king!" Today, they get one.

"There was a Benjamite, a man of s...

June 19, 2017

*It's a rainy Monday morning here in Madison, West Virginia. I hope, however, in spite of the weather you are having a great day. I also hope that you are still enjoying these daily glimpses into the scripture. Today, we will look at the rise of the Israel monarchy. Ye...

June 16, 2017

*Good Friday morning! Today we return once again to the Book of I Samuel. As you know we have been following the story of Samuel. Today, we will say little to nothing about Samuel. He seems to take a break. We are not done with him, however. Chapter 4 through chapter 7...

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