The Smell of Fire

The Smell of Fire Daniel 3I Peter 1:3-7October 27, 2019Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to be thrown into the flaming fiery furnace for their refusal to bow down to his statue.  The Bible doesn’t say what kind of furnace this was, but we can assume it was some … More The Smell of Fire


Jeremiah 36:20-24October 20, 2019Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott As you know, I have been preaching a series on the important stories of the Hebrew scriptures, our Old Testament, and I chose all of those stories way back at the end of the summer.  Back in August, I spent a few days skimming through the Bible … More Elishema

David and Abigail

I Samuel 25October 13, 2019Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott  Background to scripture: Saul was the first King of Israel but he wasn’t a very strong King and after some missteps, God tells the prophet Samuel that God has chosen the young man David to be King instead.  Since Saul remains on the throne until … More David and Abigail

Saul and the Donkeys

Saul and the Donkeys I Samuel 9:1-6, 15-17, 10:14-16October 6, 2019    Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott What do donkeys have to do with Kings?   Here in Chapters 9 and 10, we have the story of the anointing of Saul as the first King of Israel, chosen to bring together the twelve tribes under one rule … More Saul and the Donkeys