Posts with the category “the-greatest-story-ever-told”
September 8th, 2021
The older I get the more moved I am when reading of the stately, regal presence of kings. Where does this innate, at times emotional, honor come from? Why am I so drawn to Aslan as the rightful King o...
August 23rd, 2021
Marriages often travel through three stages over some period of time. The new couple may well begin infatuated with each other and, over time, with the realization that this person has flaws and issue...
Messiah in the Psalms
July 7th, 2021
The Psalms are filled with references to the “anointed” one and to many of the things that Jesus went through and said in his earthly ministry. How is it that literature dating back, in many cases, mo...
Prophets of Weirdness
June 17th, 2021
With all due respect, these guys are really weird! Why would God want the very people who are said to be his “mouthpiece” to be so strange, so anti-social, so bizarre? Don’t believe me? Consider:...
Reading the Bible without Snoring
May 14th, 2021
It has been suggested that we give some thought to reading the Bible out loud as we have opportunity – family, small groups, Sunday school, before supper, after supper, before bed, when you can’t slee...
Systemic Rebellion II
April 30th, 2021
It seems I have written too many blogs on rebellion. Unfortunately, rebellion is a significant story line in the OT. From the divided kingdom after Solomon’s death to the Babylonian captivity covered ...
April 8th, 2021
Systemic, it is a word that has been used, misused, misapplied, and generally redefined in the news and in our culture in recent months. It is, however, a word that can accurately be applied to man’s ...
Friendship: David and Jonathan
March 24th, 2021
Friendship: as children we enjoyed it, as teens we desired it, sought it (often in wrong ways/places), endured it, learned from it, cried over it, and rejoiced in it. Friendship is part of the human e...
The Women in Matthews Genealogy
March 17th, 2021
We’ve encountered so many characters in our reading of God’s Word this year, but this week I want to focus on four specific women: Rahab, Ruth, Tamar, and Bathsheba. ...
Sin Cycle, Grace Cycle
March 12th, 2021
Shortly after experiencing the miraculous rescue from Egypt the nation of Israel was quick to revert back to slavery. We are told in Exodus that, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and s...
March 1st, 2021
There are a few places in scripture that seem to reference a sort of council around God’s throne. How are we to understand these references? What is the nature of the “heavenly hierarchy” in God’s pre...
What is Yom Kippur?
February 4th, 2021
Imagine it with me: Tishri 10, or the tenth day of the seventh month (called “Tishri”) since the Passover and just a few days after the celebration of a new harvest/year. The Israelites are on their w...
Taber . . . Who? Christ Followers and the Tabernacle
January 29th, 2021
Few of us spend much time considering the tabernacle of the Old Testament. I am guilty of skimming these portions of scripture as tedious and of little import to me personally. However, if we were to ...
You Think Your Family is a Mess?!
January 14th, 2021
The historical narrative that is Genesis is filled with profound theological import, but it reads like a bad soap opera! The characters are largely fearful, angry, jealous, manipulative, promiscuous l...
Reading Words Carefully
January 6th, 2021
As we read through the Bible this year, let’s remember to be cautious with our assumptions. As an example, let’s look into the term “mighty men," which pops up several times in the early chapters of G...
What Was Worship Like After the Fall?
January 6th, 2021
We are given little information about the form of worship of God following Gen. 3:6-7 (the fall). We do know that it took place in spite of there being no tabernacle, temple, or synagogue, and withou...
Divine CouncilStop, Look, Listen: The Anatomy of Temptation and IdolatryStop, Look, Listen: The Price of Sinful ChoicesSin Cycle, Grace CycleThe Women in Matthews GenealogyOutside of the Garden: What Now?Beyond Genesis 3: Are Things Really Any Different?Friendship: David and JonathanReading Through Holy Week
Truly God is Good: A Journey Through Psalm 73 (part one of several)My Feet Had Almost Stumbled: Psalm 73 (part two of several)Systemic RebellionThe Prosperity of the Wicked: Asaphs Lament (Psalm 73)From the Heart of Pastor ChrisWhy Should the Rantings of the Wicked Matter?When the Past is a Trap (Psalm 73)Systemic Rebellion II