A Song of Ascents – Psalm 123 — Thinking on Scripture

Psalm 123 is one of fifteen songs of ascent (Psa 120 to 134), of which four are attributed to David (Psa 122, 124, 131, 133) and one to Solomon (Psa 127). The Mishmash states these psalms were sung on the fifteen steps that led up to the temple; however, it is more likely they were sung by pilgrims as they traveled up to Jerusalem, as stated in Psalm 122:1-2 and 125:1-2. Whether Jerusalem or the temple, these psalms were intended to prepare the worshiper’s mind to look to the Lord in faith. Spurgeon states, “Yet we must use our eyes with resolution, for they will not go upward to the Lord of themselves, but they incline to look downward, or inward, or anywhere but to the Lord.”

A Song of Ascents – Psalm 123 — Thinking on Scripture

“Look to God” — Faith Under the Palm Tree

“Look to Me, and be saved, All the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 PODCAST 🏝 Scripture References: Isaiah 45:22 Numbers 21:5-9 2 Chronicles 20:12 Micah 7:7 John 6:40 Hebrews 12:2 Hebrews 3:15

“Look to God” — Faith Under the Palm Tree

Stay Awake! An unspoken sermon — Views from the Edge

This sermon was written for a congregation of one the first Sunday after stepping out of the pulpit five years ago. STAY AWAKE! First Sunday in Advent, 2014Texts: Isaiah 64:1-9Mark 13:24-37 “And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.” [attributed to Jesus, Gospel of Mark 13:37]. It’s hard to stay awake […]

Stay Awake! An unspoken sermon — Views from the Edge

How To Make A Colorful Clay Ring Dish — Sharifa Creates

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” – Isaiah 64:8, NKJV Life is tough! At times it may literally feel like we’re being pressed together, picked at, and even cut down. Although uncomfortable, the hardships we face […]

How To Make A Colorful Clay Ring Dish — Sharifa Creates

Jeremiah 19 The Two Kinds of Broken — Everyday Encounters With the Creator

After Jeremiah goes to the potter’s house to get a word from the Lord, God tells him to take what he’s been given and do his own object lesson for the people. In Jeremiah chapter 19, God calls Jeremiah to do four specific things that he often calls those in ministry to do. Jeremiah’s instructions […]

Jeremiah 19 The Two Kinds of Broken — Everyday Encounters With the Creator
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