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#057 – Air Date 2/17/2019
This Weekend – There are stories that can bring a smile to your face. This is one. But it’s more than simply that, it confirms a great truth of scripture. A man by the name of Paul Schleicher recalls a childhood memory of attending a major league baseball game in St. Louis. He’s there with his two brothers and two “little old ladies” as he puts it. What happens will make you smile, but also covey a great lesson about what it means to belong to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! His name is Jesus! Do you belong to Him?
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WHO’S YOUR SHEPHERD?
Message 17, Airing Week of 2/18/2019
Better Than Life Itself?
This Week – I doubt seriously if there are too many things that you and I can point
to in this world and say that having those things is “better than living”! And yet the Psalm writer David said, “Lord,
your love is better than life!” Did he
really mean that? He did. We explain how and why this week on
One of the commentators says this is the most
precious of all the Psalms to him. We
Monday (2/18) – David begins this passage by saying, “O God, you are my God!” Something or someone is your God. Truth be known, what or who is your God? The introductory remark says that this Psalm was written by David when he was in the desert. Some of you reading this may feel that you are in a “desert experience” right now! You can feel that your life is desert like, a “dry and weary land where there is no water.”
Tuesday (2/19) – The god who was the God of David in the desert is your God wherever you may be emotionally, physically, or spiritually. In verse 2, David says that he had seen the Lord in the sanctuary. He was talking about seeing the Lord in the worship experience. Does that resonate with anyone reading this? We can see the Lord in and through our worship experiences.
Wednesday (2/20) – David says “as long as I live I will praise God.” Most of the time, we use that phrase in a negative context, “As long as I live, I will never speak to him or her again.” Or we say “as long as I live, I will never have anything to do with him or her.” Sound familiar? Hopefully, we can say something positive about our relationship to the Lord that involves, “as long as I live.”
Thursday (2/21) – We share the story of a little girl missing from her parents overnight in a forest. When her father came up to her asleep in a clearing the next morning, she blurted out, “Oh Daddy, I’m so glad I found you!” She didn’t find him, he found her! I think that often that’s what happens when we find the Lord; truth be known, He found us!
Friday (2/22) – We explain why one of the Biblical commentators said that this Psalm was the most precious to him. I personally believe it’s because of phrases like, “O God, You are MY God!” It’s very personal. I think it maybe because of the phrase, “My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” Or perhaps it was the phrase, “You are my help, and I sing in the shadow of your wings”. That speaks of closeness or proximity. Which phrase touches your heart?