A road trip of many hours frequently elicits the whining question of kids, "Are we there yet?" But what if the trip were not for many hours but for forty years? Would we whine or would we look for important lessons to learn about God and Mankind?...Keep Reading
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If we consider that the writer of the gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles was not Jewish but a Gentile and not a fisherman but a physician who never met Jesus in person (Colossians 4:14), we might expect his gospel to have a somewhat different flavor from the others. Our expectations will not be disappointed...
Mary and I recently took a drive through a scenic part of our rural Virginia county on a beautiful late Spring afternoon. We drove as slowly as was prudent in order to drink in the sights and smells of newly mowed hay fields, wildflowers and honeysuckle, cows and calves, sheep and goats, rolling hills and mountain peaks....
In Acts we see the power of Christ to change lives. One such man...Keep Reading
After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, the Apostles began to preach a message that defied human reasoning. But it was good and true news then and it still is....Keep Reading
If Leviticus seems incomprehensible, a closer look at that book reveals amazing gospel truth about God, our sin, and our redemption from a hopeless state....Keep Reading
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
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