Saul’s Preparation

David was anointed to be king by Samuel. Part of his preparation for the work of reigning over God’s nation was in Jesse’s fields, where he learned to worship, and to fight enemies greater than himself. Part of his preparation for ruling was accomplished by developing a friendship with Saul’s son Jonathan. Part came from …

Using the Lord’s Name in Vain

Acts 19:13-20 The typical version of a “power encounter,” such as the confrontation of Baal and Yahweh on Mt. Carmel with Elijah representing Yahweh, is that Yahweh overpowers the unclean spirits and embarrasses them in the process. Another such encounter was in Philippi in Acts 16, when Paul cast a python spirit out of a soothsaying …