There are a number of ways we can grow weary. The most common and obvious is physical—if we exert ourselves hard enough for long enough, we will get tired. After we tire, we can keep going for a while, but eventually if we keep pressing we’ll get to a point where our reserves are exhausted and we collapse. But of course physical weariness isn’t the only kind.
The record of King Jehoshaphat’s victory over the confederate Moabite invaders, found in 2nd Chronicles 20, is one of the most unique and inspiring battles in the Bible.
The biggest mistake we can make is to retire spiritually. Retirees may face various challenges including loneliness, loss of loved ones, aches and pains, short-term memory loss and other health-related issues. But these trials can be opportunities for our community of retired believers to offer love and support.
Ecclesias are our cities of refuge in this life. In a world filled with chaos and confusion, our ecclesia is the place where we find like-minded brothers and sisters, with similar priorities.
In the earliest days, when Bible manuscripts (or individual Bible books or letters) were copied for circulation, the copyists took every possible precaution to avoid errors. They knew that an error, once left in a manuscript, would be copied and recopied time after time, thus multiplying the first mistake.
There are two Psalms David wrote about his sin with Bathsheba: Psalm 51 and Psalm 32. Both are powerful descriptions of the devastating effects of sin in our lives and hearts and the path to restoration and forgiveness with God
The Apostle Paul knew all about confidence prior to his conversion on the road to Damascus (Acts 9).
Churches are good for families: from toddler groups to Sunday school and youth weekends, we provide for all ages. We all can help make life easier for families if we are flexible and plan thoughtfully.
Chiasms don’t change the text’s meaning, but they do enhance the message and highlight the author’s main point.
“Here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?”
February 4, 2021
Quick: Form a picture in your mind of Jesus.
January 28, 2021
Psalm 10 seems particularly appropriate to my mental state right now. It is a treatise on “the wicked”.
January 21, 2021
How did Jesus ever come to be in what we now call Lebanon? We know about his excursion there because of his encounter with a woman, called Syrophoenician by Mark, Canaanite by Matthew. Why was he there?
January 17, 2021
It’s become a cliché to say that something is “a marathon not a sprint”. There are certainly times in life when a brief very intense effort is called for. Yet most of life shows the cliché is the reality—most things in life require long-term, sustained effort.
January 15, 2021
Thirty years, and he still surprises her! Meal follows meal, day follows day, year follows year…and things you shouldn’t forget just seem to fade into the background. You shouldn’t be surprised, but you are.
January 14, 2021
I can’t remember the last time I heard a speaker or teacher direct my attention to the prophet Habakkuk. Rereading his short, three chapter book, I’m wondering why. There’s a lot there to build up believers, as the New Testament writers clearly understood.
January 13, 2021
Unanimity is an exceedingly rare commodity. Agreement across cultures, languages, religions, political leanings…well, you know how often that happens. But here we are, looking at a unanimous opinion of the year that’s ending: “Good riddance!” Every year we see year-end recaps offered by essentially everyone. We do it ourselves. All of them, this year, are painting 2020 as beyond awful.
January 11, 2021
Toward the end, God is going to really shake things up.
December 30, 2020
If you are following just about any Bible reading plan (I hope you are!) then here at the end of the year you are almost certainly reading Revelation. This book puts many people off. It is filled, as we all know, with a lot of symbolic imagery. Figuring out the symbols is a life-long endeavor for some, and differing conclusions are reached. Resulting in arguments, of course—all the students being human beings. It’s this outcome that puts many off.
December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020
In Psalm 122, David expresses his love for the City of Jerusalem. His words are familiar to us and used in a long-popular anthem which Christadelphians have sung for generations. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.” (vv. 6-7). It focuses our minds on the future of this marvelous city when our Lord makes it the worldwide capital of the Kingdom of God on earth.
December 28, 2020
“In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:4-5
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