Jeremiah 27-31: Judah goes into captivity.

May 8, 2014. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 27-31. Background: Jeremiah 22-26. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 27 Submit to Nebuchadnezzar: At the beginning of this chapter, we get an interesting command given to Jeremiah that doesn’t happen all that often in prophecy. He is told to send word to the nations around Judah and give them a warning….

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: Jeremiah 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 treacherous thrive. He…

Romans 7-8: Flesh versus Spirit.

January 25, 2015. Daily Reading: Romans 7-8. Background: Romans 5-6. Concepts and Connections: Chapter 7 1. Old Law and Christ: As we have seen from the previous chapters, Paul is making an argument of the difference between being under the Old Law given by Moses and being in Christ. Though the law in an of…

The church of Christ, Part 1: The Movement.

November 22, 2014. Over the years I have been asked on a number of occasions a question that I find somewhat difficult to answer. “What kind of church do you go to?” The question isn’t difficult to answer because I am not readily able to call up the particular congregation of believers that I am…

Revive us again.

August 1, 2014. Wake up your people from among your fold, Work a work unbelievable if told! Revive our spirit, restore our zeal, Awaken us from our inner soul. We have forgotten and gone far astray, Wake us up, wake us up today! There is work to be done, lost to be saved, Lord, turn…