Resources by Adam Pursel

What Do You Do With Your Guilt?

SCRIPTURE Psalm 51 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.  1  Have mercy on me, O God,  according to your steadfast love;  according to your abundant mercy  blot out my transgressions.  2  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,  and cleanse me from my sin!  3  For I know my transgressions,  and my sin is ever before me.  4  Against you, you only, have I sinned  and…

God is with you

SCRIPTURE Psalm 139 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.  1  O Lord, you have searched me and known me!  2  You know when I sit down and when I rise up;  you discern my thoughts from afar.  3  You search out my path and my lying down  and are acquainted with all my ways.  4  Even before a word is on my tongue,  behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.  5  You hem me in, behind and before,  and…

Is Evil Winning?

SCRIPTURE Psalm 10 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away?    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;    let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.3 For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,    and the one greedy for gain curses[a] and renounces the Lord.4 In the pride of his face[b] the wicked does not seek him;[c]    all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”5 His ways prosper at all times;    your judgments are on high, out of his sight;    as for all his foes, he puffs at them.6 He says…

Go to God

SCRIPTURE Psalm 42-43 To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.  1  As a deer pants for flowing streams,  so pants my soul for you, O God.  2  My soul thirsts for God,  for the living God.  When shall I come and appear before God?  3  My tears have been my food  day and night,  while they say to me all the day long,  “Where is your God?”  4  These things I remember,  as I pour out my…

Committing to the God of Life and Joy

SCRIPTURE Psalm 16 1  Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.  2  I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;  I have no good apart from you.”  3  As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,  in whom is all my delight.  4  The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;  their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out  or take their names on my lips.  5 …

Jesus was Dead; Jesus is Alive

SCRIPTURE Luke 24:1-53 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do…

Jesus Gave His Life to Give Us Life

SCRIPTURE Luke 22:1-34 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. 3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an…

Is Jesus Right?

SCRIPTURE Luke 20:27-47 There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and…

Jesus Saves Lost People

SCRIPTURE Luke 19:1-27 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up…

What is the Kingdom of God Like?

SCRIPTURE Luke 13:18-30 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.” 20 And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour,…

You Don’t Have to be Afraid

SCRIPTURE Luke 12:1-34 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on…

Jesus is the King who brings Heaven

SCRIPTURE Luke 10:1-20; 11:14-32 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no…

Listen to Jesus

SCRIPTURE Luke 9:18-36 18Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” 20Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” 21And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22saying,…

Jesus Sets Sinners Free

SCRIPTURE Luke 4:14-21; 5:17-32 14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. 16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll…

The Temptation of Christ

SCRIPTURE Luke 3:21-22, 4:1-13 21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased…”  4:1-13… And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by…

Keeping with Repentance

SCRIPTURE Luke 3:1-18 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness…

Jesus is the Good Shepherd

SCRIPTURE John 10:11-18, 27-30 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the…

Who is Jesus?

SCRIPTURE 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise…

There is more

SCRIPTURE 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in…

When You Care, You Share

SCRIPTURE 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20 For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 3 For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, 4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel,…

You Need Jesus More Than You Know

SCRIPTURE 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not…

What Should I Do?

SCRIPTURE Psalm 90 A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.  1Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!”  4For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. 5You sweep them away as with a flood; they are…

Jesus Wants People to Know Him

SCRIPTURE Matthew 28:18-20 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  OBSERVATIONS Jesus has been given all authority in heaven and on earth. …

Navigating a World of Lies

SCRIPTURE Colossians 1:9-23 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks…