It's painful to think of a great building being destroyed. But when the temple which is destroyed is Jesus Christ the result is resurrection and life....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....
God gave Israel a visible structure intended to portray the gospel of Jesus Christ. So when the Lord came how could they miss the point entirely?...Keep Reading
Two qualities bring blessing to Christians but are often in short supply. Today's readings give us good and bad examples of these qualities....Keep Reading
Many worship practices are justified because “they work.” But do they truly honor God? Do they conform to what God says in His word?...Keep Reading
God calls us to His fellowship, but we may not come in our natural state. We must be dressed properly. But when we are we may enjoy Him forever....Keep Reading
The chief priests and elders pretended concern about Jesus’ authority, but what was their true motivation?...Keep Reading
There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel. Exodus 25:22...Keep Reading
Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.” Exodus 24:7-8...Keep Reading
Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. Exodus 21:1 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity? Matthew 20:15...Keep Reading
And the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Exodus 16:3...Keep Reading