Nehemiah 8-10: Reestablishing holiness.

December 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Nehemiah 8-10. Background: Nehemiah 1-7. Concepts and Connections.   Chapter 8 Ezra, the Law and Holy Days: After the wall and the gates were finished, we find here that all the returned exiles gather together as one man and tell Ezra the scribe to bring out the book of the…

Hebrews 11-13: The outcome of faith.

October 25, 2015. Daily Reading: Hebrews 11-13. Background: Hebrews 9-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 The hall of faith: After demonstrating Christ as the bringer of a new and better covenant, showing Him though the Hebrew scriptures, the Hebrew writer goes onto here what is often referred to as the hall of faith. Defining faith…

This is why intent matters.

December 16, 2014. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.” (Genesis 6:5-6) Just a few chapters after God created man, we find this condemning…

Living according to the call of God

January 19, 2014. Today we are wrapping up the lessons on Paul’s letters to Timothy at the Family Vacation retreat, and let me tell you the two classes today in which we split up between girls and guys were quite good (well, I guess I can only speak from the guys perspective). There were a…