• David's Lowest Time in Life
    Date: Mar 24, 2012

    What was wrong? David was hiding his sin, and Proverbs 28:13 says that He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Thus the only solution for his dreadful condition was repentance. As David desperately struggled with attacks from within and without, he poured his lonely heart out to the Lord in Psalm 38—an intense lament over the awful sin for which he was being chastised.

  • Confession is Intensely Personal
    Date: Mar 24, 2012

    When David stood at the other end of Nathan’s boney finger, pointed directly in his face—he was guilty, and he knew it. David had broken every law in the book, God’s Book. In reality, David had broken all of the Ten Commandments when he sinned with Bathsheba. How had he broken them all? In two ways; first by his actions he broke them all. And secondly, by God’s standards he broke them all. The good news is that Jesus died for all of us who are guilty sinners. As we read the rest of this Psalm and see how David asked for the sacrificial death of another to be counted for him (purge me with hyssop)—we can see why Christ's death for us sinners is so precious, and so powerful.

  • The Shepherd Boy's Psalm
    Date: Mar 24, 2012

    Psalm 23 is a challenge to learn about God in times of loneliness. Listen to what David experienced, what he clung to from his long dark nights, and long lonely days. As you listen, ask the Lord to give you the same desire. Then, echo each of David’s affirmations and make them your own testimony. Confess these loneliness lessons and find them true!

  • David's Spiritual Secret's Tour
    Date: Nov 19, 2010

    We are planning the next Land of the Book tour for 2011, if you would like details, just email and we will send you information. This is a brief video from the recent 'David's Spiritual Secret's Tour'

  • Southern Steps: How to Finish Well
    Date: Oct 20, 2007

    Sitting on the ancient steps entering Herod's Temple, cut from the bedrock in Christ day--we are transported back to the day Jesus came as a baby into the Temple. From Luke 2:22-38 we are confronted with two Spirit filled saints. Their names: Simeon and Anna. Their lives: in step with the Spirit. Their ages: very advanced. The lesson: we can walk with the Lord and be fruitful at any stage of our lives, but they show us how especially in the sunset of life.

  • Caesarea's Seaport: Sendoff Prayers
    Date: Oct 19, 2007

    Sitting on the ancient dock of the seaport Paul used during his missionary journeys, leads us to the message of Acts 20:36. Paul exemplifies the holy habit of praying with those who set off on trips. As Paul ask for safety and blessing before he traveled--so should we!

  • City of David Palace Rooftop: Beware of Unguarded Moments
    Date: Oct 18, 2007

    We stand remembering David's fall into sin and the grave consequences as captured in II Samuel 11:1-5 from a rooftop over the excavation area where David's Palace stood. The view looking down into the modern day homes clinging to the steep hillside reminds us how dangerous it was for David to lustfully look at his neighbor and friend's wife Bathsheba. Flee lust as Paul says, and don't feed our flesh is the lesson we learn here.

  • Sea of Galilee: Remembering Christ is Our Refuge
    Date: Oct 17, 2007

    On the quiet waters of the Sea of Galilee, surrounded by the roads that crisscrossed the Land of Israel in Christ's day, we remember the six cities of refuge from Joshua 20:7-8 and how they portray Christ. As Hebrews 6:18 reminds us, we are to flee to Jesus our Refuge each time we feel: unclean (Kedesh), weary (Shechem), homeless (Hebron), helpless (Bezer), hopeless (Ramoth), or tempted (Golan).

  • Herodian: Holding Tight to God's Promises
    Date: Oct 16, 2007

    Sitting on the side of the mountain Herod built, we open to Matthew 2 and consider one of the greatest and most powerful kings of all time--Herod the Great. As we look at the largest palace complex ever built in the ancient world, and think of all his wealth, power, splendor and achievements--we are reminded by the dust and rubble of his desecrated and robbed tomb, that nothing ever lasts. At the instant of death we lose everything but the promises of God. How many of the promises of God are you sure that you are holding tightly to right now?

  • Capernaum Synagogue: Feeling the Touch of Jesus
    Date: Oct 15, 2007

    As we watch Christ through Peter's eyes in Mark 1:41, we see the compassion in Christ's touch of the leper who came to Him in this place so long ago. Like the leper we all come defiled and hopeless to the feet of Jesus, and we look up asking for His touch. In love Jesus touches us, taking our defilement upon Himself and giving us a fresh new eternal beginning. This touch pictures the justification we have in Jesus, erasing the record of our sin, taking our punishment upon Himself, and making us blameless saints!

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