Category Archives: Old Testament

Some thoughts on giving thanks…

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1 HCSB) Giving thanks is a common theme throughout Scripture. God’s people everywhere are giving thanks for his work on their behalf, and when they … Continue reading

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Noah: the man and the movie star

This is opening weekend for a new movie called Noah. It is described as not being Biblically accurate. It is interesting the number of Christians opposed to this film. Likewise, it’s equally amusing the number of Christians in favor of … Continue reading

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Musings from The Story chapter 17

Captivity. It isn’t a word that sounds like it would be fun to experience. Israel and Judah both are now the victims of captivity. They were uprooted from their homes, and transplanted to a foreign land in a foreign culture. … Continue reading

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Who am I?

I was reading this morning in Exodus 3 you know the story. Moses is on the far side of the desert. A former prince of Egypt, now a fugitive shepherd, and he has just seen a burning bush and gone … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Sabbath from Exodus 35:2-3

Moses assembles the people and reminds them of some important things, “2 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it must be … Continue reading

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Moses and Aaron two different ministry styles

In Exodus 32 this week I notice a couple of interesting contrasts between Moses and Aaron: Moses is on the mountain with God seeking God’s face, Aaron is content with the face of an idol Moses is obedient to a … Continue reading

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My sermon outline for Sunday night

I am preaching Sunday night, and will camping out in Judges 6. I can relate with how Gideon tries to disqualify himself from service in God’s work, but how God uses the ordinary to do his work: Sunday, September 2, … Continue reading

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Daily reading: Read Genesis chapter 41

Food for Thought: A Nightmare that fulfills an earlier dream… Have you ever had a nightmare? You know the kind where you wake up and are just troubled? If so, you are in good company. Pharaoh was large and in … Continue reading

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Genesis 1-2: some thoughts to guide our thinking

Our congregation has begun an undertaking to read  the book of Genesis together as families. My daughters are pumped about this time each night. They grasp more of the story than I realize. I written a little in my last … Continue reading

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2 Kings 5: Some lessons from a leper, and a crook

Tonight with my youth group I want to explore 2 Kings 5 with my youth group (the one’s that didn’t go to Houston anyway). I like for our kids to discover truth on their own, instead of always pointing it … Continue reading

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