This Week’s Devotional


A dream of David’s was to build the temple of God. He was not able to build it himself but his son Solomon did and in 1 Kings 8, it is written that Solomon began to furnish the temple. He transported the ark from Zion to the temple and put it in the inner sanctuary. King Solomon built the temple of God with a plan, patience, and persistence. We can use these same qualities and because of Jesus, who sent the Holy Spirit as helper, we can take to heart the following scripture:


Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s

Spirit lives in you? – 1 Corinthians 3:16


In a recent Sunday school class I attend, we had a discussion about judging others and the teacher asked if we knew someone that was totally different from how they looked. Some friends mentioned David Crowder.  Take a look at this video link: Here IS Our King. David Crowder is one playing the guitar and singing in the video. As you can see in the video, he has a scraggly goatee and weird hair. The point of the Sunday school discussion was that it’s how the person is on the inside that counts and to hold judgment on others until you really get to know them.


Back in 1995, David Crowder went off to college and noticed that most students were not attending church. While still a student, he had a dream to start a contemporary worship service in a building near the college; the main objective being to motivate more students to attend Sunday morning worship. He organized a praise band to play at the service and they eventually became a church. The bands popularity has grown to the point that it fills baseball stadiums with people that want to see them perform. They tour the country continuously, but find time to come back to that same church they started back in 1995, University Baptist Church near the Baylor campus.


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