July 2, 2022
on July 2nd, 2022
QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK1. Psalm 1 says that the righteous prosper and the wicked are blown away like chaff. Why, then, do we see the wicked succeed and the righteous suffer? How has this generally worked in your life? Do you delight in God – whether succeeding or failing?2. Saul was rejected for trying to offer sacrifices. David had a man killed and WASN’T rejected – why? Because Saul DIDN’T rep...
July 1, 2022
on July 1st, 2022
1 Samuel 24:1-10 (HCSB)David Spares Saul 24 When Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the wilderness near En-gedi.” 2 So Saul took 3,000 of Israel’s choice men and went to look for David and his men in front of the Rocks of the Wild Goats. 3 When Saul came to the sheep pens along the road, a cave was there, and he went in to relieve himself. David and his men were...
June 30, 2022
on June 30th, 2022
1 Samuel 19:1-11 (HCSB) David Delivered from Saul19 Saul ordered his son Jonathan and all his servants to kill David. But Saul’s son Jonathan liked David very much, 2 so he told him: “My father Saul intends to kill you. Be on your guard in the morning and hide in a secret place and stay there. 3 I’ll go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are and talk to him about you. When I see...
June 29, 2022
on June 29th, 2022
1 Samuel 16:6-13 (HCSB)6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, “Certainly the Lord’s anointed one is here before Him.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” 8 Jesse called Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. “The Lord hasn’t...
June 28, 2022
on June 28th, 2022
1 Samuel 15:10-21 (HCSB)10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel, 11 “I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned away from following Me and has not carried out My instructions.” So Samuel became angry and cried out to the Lord all night. 12 Early in the morning Samuel got up to confront Saul, but it was reported to Samuel, “Saul went to Carmel where he set up a monument for himself. T...
A Note From Pastor H.D.
on June 27th, 2022
Hey Temple,Can you believe we are over halfway through 2022? What Ya Gonna Do When He Comes for You…. is closer than ever before. Over the next two months we are going to read through some of the Psalms and though the entire book of Ephesians.I hope that you are continuing to read the scriptures with us and are paying attention to the devotional notes from our congregation. I have been very impres...
Introduction to Psalms
on June 27th, 2022
Introductory Notes to PsalmsI. NameThe word psalm comes from a Greek word that means “a poem sung to musical accompaniment.” The Hebrew name is tehillim, which means “praises.” Not all of the psalms are hymns of praise, but many of them are. The Book of Psalms is the hymnal of the Jewish nation, and some of the psalms have found their way into the Christian hymnal. Psalm 46 is the basis for Luther...
June 27, 2022
on June 27th, 2022
Psalm 1 (HCSB)The Two Ways1 How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path of sinners or join a group of mockers! 2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 4 The wicked are ...
Sunday Connect Lesson for June 26, 2022
on June 26th, 2022
GOODNESS IN ACTIONIn this section of his letter to the believers in Galatia, written on his second or third missionary journey, Paul dealt with how believers are to do good to all people, especially fellow believers.How is our faith evident in our relationships with other people? Galatians 6 answers that question.Study the Word: Key Truth: Believers help one another follow Christ (Galatians 6:1–5)...
June 25, 2022
on June 25th, 2022
QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK1. Gal. 6:1-5 is a beautiful picture of how restoration can happen. How, exactly, can we restore in a “spirit of gentleness”? What does it mean to bear one another’s burdens (in the context of revealed sin)? Is there an area you need restoration? Is there an area you need to restore someone else? 2. In Matt. 7:1-6, judgment is not simply telling someone they are do...
June 24, 2022
on June 24th, 2022
Genesis 14:1-16 (HCSB)Abram Rescues Lot 14 In those days Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim 2 waged war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, as well as the king of Bela (that is, Zoar ). 3 All of these came as allies to the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea ). ...
June 23, 2022
on June 23rd, 2022
Matthew 18:15-20 (HCSB)Restoring a Brother15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he won’t listen, take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every fact may be established. 17 If he pays no attention to them, tell the church. But if he doesn’t pay attention even to the chur...