The New Testament teaches us how to read the Old. Hebrews and James are rich in instructions that open up the purpose and meaning of the Books of Moses. ...Keep Reading
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The battle between good and evil, the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, continues to play out in ancient Israel even in the Promised Land. Two weddings demonstrate the reality of this battle in vivid terms but also remind us of Who ultimately has won this conflict. ...
Names have meanings that carry over when translated from one language to another. Jesus is the Greek translation of the Hebrew name Joshua, but both names have the same meaning. Joshua the man points to Jesus the God-Man who leads us into our eternal promised land with Him....
As Moses neared the time of his death, he prepared Israel for the transition. One of the things he did was to leave them with a song. God has given His people other songs too because they are powerful tools to shape our souls in truth about ourselves, about life, and especially about the holiness of God....
It seems odd that God chose the Jews and that He showed them mercy again and again. But do we have room for pride? Are we any different?...Keep Reading
God remembers His people and He purposefully fulfills His covenant with them. Through Jesus Christ He has secured our inheritance....Keep Reading
My reading this week was the Gospel according to Matthew, the first gospel in the New Testament. Matthew has the distinctive feature of including five major discourses of our Lord Jesus Christ: the Sermon on the Mount (ch. 5-7); the commissioning of the disciples (ch. 10); parables (ch. 13); humility and forgiveness (ch. 18); and the Olivet discourse (ch. 24-25)....Keep Reading
Last week I breezed through Genesis 26-50 in two sittings. God’s redemptive plan and purposes for the world unfold in the life of Isaac and his descendants—Jacob and Esau and their children. This quick reading in “chunks” makes certain truths more obvious than would a slower reading. Here’s what I noticed:...Keep Reading
Our first week of Bible reading took us through Genesis 1-25 The whirlwind tour of early human history moved from the Creation, to the Fall of mankind, to the flood, the tower of Babel and right into the life of Abram and on to his son, Isaac. These are important chapters which set the stage for a biblical understanding of the world and our place in it....Keep Reading
This reading schedule will take you through the Bible one book at a time during the year....Keep Reading
To stay motivated on a large project, like reading through the entire Bible, we need a firm conviction of the importance of sticking with it to completion. So how important is knowledge of the Word of God? Here are three benefits we can only obtain by knowing the Bible....Keep Reading
Without God's Word no one can grasp the importance of believing and serving God. Only the Bible allows us His perspective....Keep Reading
Those who believe God’s word flee from the "now generation" and live today in the light of a day to come when He makes all things new....Keep Reading