Ezekiel 13-18: The fallen people of God.

July 3, 2015. Daily Reading: Ezekiel 13-18. Background: Ezekiel 7-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Speaking for God when He did not speak: Ezekiel is sent by the Lord with an oracle against the prophets of Isreal in this chapter, because the prophets were speaking lies, telling of false visions. They would said “Declares the…

I Kings 19-22: Elijah, Ahab and Jezebel.

June 30, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 19-22. Background: I Kings 14-18. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 19 When a man of God is afraid: After his bold stance against Ahab and the hundreds of prophets of Baal and the Asherah, here we read of one woman who was able to make Elijah turn and run…

The danger of leading.

May 29, 2014. “My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the Lord of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.” (Zechariah 10:3) Are you a leader in the church? Do you teach? Before I start into…

Personal faith.

May 6, 2014. In today’s post, I want to discuss our personal relationship with the Almighty. Before I get into that, however, I want to emphasize that I am not advocating for the individualistic, personal God that American Christianity preaches. I don’t think that God is in any way individualistic. I think he is focused…