Acts 5-6: The expansion of the gospel.

November 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Acts 5-6. Background: Acts 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 1. Lying to God: At the beginning of this chapter, Luke tells a story that was sure to have set a precedent of truthfulness in the early church, teaching the disciples a lesson in pride, attention and lying. We too…

Jeremiah 12-16: Famine, sword and pestilence.

April 17, 2015. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 12-16. Background: Jeremiah 7-11. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 12 Jeremiah’s complaint and the Lord’s answer:┬áJeremiah looks out on the people in the land and sees the great evil that the leaders are involved in and complains to the Lord, asking why the wicked prosper and why the┬átreacherous thrive. He…

Let’s study through the bible this year, shall we?

January 1, 2015. Well, it’s that time of year again when we see a new year turn and use the motivation of a clean slate and new beginning to make resolutions that are aim at improving various aspects of our lives. Some resolutions will be realized while many will fall to the back burner within…

Finishing strong.

December 24, 2014. As the year comes to a close and we start to prepare for the next year, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the concept of a strong finish. Though this will not necessarily be the end, it is in some sense the end as 2014 is quickly coming…

The word of God.

January 7, 2014. When all is said and done, this life is over and we stand before the judgement seat of God, what question do you think we will be asked? How successful we were monetarily? How many honors we were granted? What our alma mater was? I can’t tell you what questions we will…