Exploring the Bible

God Sings Over You (Zephaniah)

Before I get started this morning, I want us to take a 5-minute break to give everyone enough time to find the book of Zephaniah in your Bibles. Seriously, though, I’m going to guess that most of you are not all that familiar with Zephaniah. It’s not a book that Christians usually read when they’re…

A Shelter in the Time of Storm (Nahum)

Hollywood loves sequels.  That’s why there are 14 Batman films, 26 James Bond movies, and 21 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Sometimes those sequels are really good, like Toy Story 2, 3 and 4.  Other times, those sequels are really lousy, like “Jaws: The Revenge”.              But there’s something satisfying about sequels, because whenever…

The Danger of Indifference (Obadiah)

            This morning, my sermon comes from the book of Obadiah, so if you’d like to follow along in your Bibles, please turn to the table of contents so that you can find it.  Because, let’s be honest, Obadiah is one of the more obscure books of the Bible.  And it’s only 21 verses long,…

Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters (Amos)

In August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC.    In that speech, he made this powerful statement:  “We are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”             You may be surprised to learn that…