Genesis Three: The Fall.

October 9, 2016. Last week we began a series of four lessons that I am teaching for a class out of the book of Genesis. Though each lesson will not be necessarily related to one another, the first two big concepts that I believe we can pull from the book of Genesis often go hand…

Deuteronomy 29-31: A choice set before the people.

January 13, 2016. Reading: Deuteronomy 29-31. Background: Deuteronomy 26-28. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 29 The covenant renewed: Continuing to prepare the children of Israel to enter the promised land, Moses gathers them together here to remember and renew the covenant that their God had made with their fathers. He relays to them the great provision…

Jeremiah 22-26: The people against the prophet

May 1, 2015. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 22-26. Background: Jeremiah 17-21. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 22 1. Judah given a choice: The Lord sends Jeremiah on a mission to go speak to the king of Judah and give him a choice, an opportunity to turn things around that the Lord might relent from His wrath that He…

Joshua 21-24: Wrapping up.

February 3, 2015. Daily Reading: Joshua 21-24. Background: Joshua 16-20. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 21 1. Referring to the word of God: Though the portions of the land of Canaan had been allotted out to the different tribes of Judah, completing the promise that God made to Abraham in Genesis 12 about giving the land…

Choices.

December 27, 2014. Choices. We all are given choices, and we make decisions on a daily basis. Some choices decide major things in our lives and steer us down a path that would never have happened had we not made one simple choice. Others have little to do with our future selves and satisfy our…

The story of the Christ.

December 25, 2014. In the beginning, there was God. Holy and righteous, pure and everlasting. In the beginning He was, He is now and He is yet to come. God is not like us, He is not finite. He has no beginning or end. The attributes of God are like His essence- everlasting. It was…

Epistemic distance.

September 19, 2014. Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t directly reveal Himself to the world? I am taking a online class in apologetics, and it never ceases to amaze me that even in fields where I think I am relatively well versed in that I can still learn of concepts that I had never…

Three choices that shaped history.

June 13, 2014. I was listening to a couple of sermons lately and I have seen some research that says that messages that make points using lists are typically favored by audiences, as indeed I enjoy lessons as such, so I want to start incorporating this into some of my posts. I have a few…