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May 22, 2020
Paul’s purpose in writing his first epistle to Timothy is for Timothy to “charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine” (1 Tim. 1:3). One of the things these “certain persons” were doing was misinterpreting the Law of Moses.
May 21, 2020
What sort of ruler will Christ be and what is expected of us as we prepare ourselves to reign as kings and priests? There’s an interesting answer to that question in our reading in Isaiah 11, which is a vision of the Kingdom.
May 20, 2020
In today’s reading from Joshua 6 we have the account of the destruction of Jericho. There’s something unique about this first conquest in Canaan because at the end of the chapter Joshua makes the following announcement: “Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, “Cursed before the Lord be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho.
May 19, 2020
What is it going to be like to be immortal? It’s not something we’ll be able to get close to understanding before we experience it in the Kingdom of God, but we have little hints of what it will be like throughout scripture. One of those is in our reading from Joshua 3 when the children of Israel crossed the river Jordan.
May 18, 2020
If you were putting together Matthew’s genealogy at the beginning of his gospel record and thought to yourself “I think I’ll include a selection of the wives of some of the men in Messiah’s line” someone like Abraham’s wife Sarah might come to mind, a dedicated wife and woman of faith.
May 17, 2020
The book of Joshua opens with a double emphasis on the fact that Moses has just died. The very first words are “After the death of Moses” and then in verse 2, Joshua is again reminded by God that “Moses my servant is dead.” Why are we told this twice?
May 16, 2020
Our reading for today in Colossians 3 has one of those dual lists of negative works of the flesh followed by positive works of the spirit. It’s easy to read through these sorts of lists, think “that’s an interesting list of qualities” and move on without thinking about them much.
May 15, 2020
Death by crucifixion, aside from being immensely painful, was a humiliating experience.It was a punishment reserved for criminals. They were tied or nailed to the cross naked, and the cross placed in a location for passers by to see.
May 14, 2020
One of the intriguing things about living in America is witnessing the stark political divide between liberals and conservatives. I’ve noticed it even more lately flipping between CNN and Fox News’ coverage of the pandemic.
May 13, 2020
Don’t you sometimes wish you could do something dramatic to convince the world about God? When you see the immorality and atheism in the world, for instance, and could shake the world up?
May 12, 2020
Don’t you sometimes wish you could do something dramatic to convince the world about God? When you see the immorality and atheism in the world, for instance, and could shake the world up?
May 11, 2020
What did Jesus mean when he said the following words to Saul on the road to Damascus? “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” (Acts 26:14).
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