Psalm 32 explains how the rivers of living water refreshed the soul of David. The man after God’s own heart has returned. The joy is back, the peace is back, the fellowship is renewed, and the songs begin to flow again. But we must never forget—the consequences continued. And what a song it must have […]
David faced constant insecurities and huge responsibilities as he and his men hid from King Saul in the forest of Hereth. Psalm 17:6-7, “I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech. Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who […]
In the midst of the worst time of his life David fell sound asleep. In the midst of one of the most dangerous situations David had ever faced he relaxed, sang a song to the Lord and laid down–completely confident that the Lord would protect him. Have you ever really thought about why we sleep […]
What did David do with the greatest trophy of the world of his day? David had won in open battle the spoils of Goliath. The sword of Goliath was the ultimate trophy. And what did David do with that treasured trophy? The same thing he did with all of his other treasures: David gave back […]
David is down. It is the saddest day of his life. While he is at the bottom, and getting driven out of town—he gets an unexpected hit. David is attacked, slandered, and painfully abused from a totally unexpected person. In that moment—we see the real David. When you and I are at our most desperate […]
In 1 Samuel 17:4, 57-58 David is the giant killer and writes Psalm 8. We believe this because in the most ancient Jewish Targums—paraphrases of the Hebrew Old Testament into Aramaic from the time of Ezra onward—specifically point to this 8th Psalm as being about David and Goliath. The words in the manuscripts before Psalm […]
For quite some time everything had been going so well for David as the hero giant-killer, the worship leader for the king, the king’s chief warrior, a member of the king’s cabinet, and the king’s son-in-law. But then everything unexpectedly fell apart! David had to flee for his life; his wife stayed behind with her […]
Psalm 19 was probably written from David’s teenaged years. In those years David’s life was characterized by a wholehearted devotion for God and His Word. When David was alone he sought the Lord with everything he had. We are given a clear picture of David in public—and in the privacy of the open plains of […]
Psalm 132 captures David’s spiritual secret. We find here that David is talking about his childhood; and from this Psalm we can detect the choices that made him able to face not just Goliath, but all the adversity he had at home when his father and brothers didn’t like him. What made David strong enough […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
www.landofthebook.com We are planning the next Land of the Book tour for 2011, if you would like details, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you information. This is a brief video from the recent ‘David’s Spiritual Secret’s Tour’
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Starting in John 9, we sit by the Pool of Siloam and remember that Jesus opened our blind eyes at salvation, but how quickly they can dim. As Revelation 3:17 reminds us, we need to avoid spiritual cataracts caused by the infectious materialistic world we live in. Avoid the lust for comfort and convenience; and […]
From the remains of 1st Century Jerusalem’s streets built by Herod, and walked by Christ and His Apostles, we are reminded to build our lives for eternity. We are each given one life to invest for Jesus, is yours going to fade or last for eternity? As we study II Peter 3:11 and II Timothy […]
Under the great oak tree at the foot of the cave of Adullam, First Samuel 22 comes alive as we see David at his lowest point. In this time of depression and distress David walks out of the darkness of the cave and in Psalm 142, teaches us the lesson of looking up and seeing […]
From Caesarea by the Sea (Maritima) and in John 7:38, God’s Word poses us with a fundamental question about how we live each day of our lives. Are you living what God designed you to be? He wants us to be: full, satisfied, and overflowing with Christ. Join us in this study, and start making […]
From the ruins of a Roman city of the Decapolis called Scythopolis (Beth Shean) we learn from Acts 14, 16, and 17 the price that Paul paid for confronting his culture, and the courage God can give us to stand for Him against great obstacles.
In Matthew 28 we see a powerful reminder that Jesus is with us, watching and praying for us ALWAYS. What a wonderful life long reminder from Christ of His present ministry for and to us.
In I Samuel 31 we pick up the tragic life of Saul, the disobedient Benjamite as John teaches us that through the obedient Mordecai (also a Benjamite) God continues His battle against Amalek, the constant reminder of our flesh.
From Judges 16 and the life of Samson we learn the dangers of ancient and modern expressions of lust that are always seeking to ensnare us.
On the shore of the Sea of Galilee at the Church of the Primacy, John 21 records that Peter did things in his own strength, and Christ had to teach him how to trust.
In the City of David, Dr. Barnett talks about the significance of Jerusalem in God’s plan for history.
Dr. Barnett shares a devotional message from Leviticus 16 and John 19, on a mountain in the Negev wilderness. This is the place where the scapegoat was sent out to die for the sins of the people of Israel.
Dr. John Barnett gives a devotional from John 19 in a burial cave under the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Dr. John Barnett gives a devotional message from Matthew 2 inside the Herodian in Israel.
This devotional video covers David and his lifetime of battling giants.
This video lesson was shot on location in the valley of Hakeldama. Dr. Barnett uses the Bible’s descriptions of Hell to bring home the reality of an ETERNAL damnation. Christ offered the only way, and those that do not accept Him are bound for an awful eternity.
The Denial of Christ from Discover the Book Ministries on Vimeo. This video lesson was shot on location at Gallicantu in Jerusalem. Gallicantu is where we remember Peter as he fell into temptation. Jesus knew exactly where Peter was and what he was thinking. Did you know that Jesus watches you in your darkest hours? He knows where […]
The God of the Second Chance from Discover the Book Ministries on Vimeo. This video lesson was shot on location on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus called Peter from being a fisherman to being a fisher of men. In John 21 Peter (who had just denied Christ 3 times) says ‘I’m going fishing.’ Peter and […]