Deuteronomy 4-6: Hear, O Israel.

November 16, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 4-6. Background: Deuteronomy 1-3. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 4 The people of God: After going over their history in the past three chapters, Moses now turns to the people of God to command their obedience. They were about to enter the promised land, and Moses wanted to remind them…

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…

Jonah, Part 1: 4 Misconceptions.

December 17, 2014. I am very excited to be in Chattanooga after a long break in time where I was unable to be here. On the way here, however, I chose to listen to a podcast series on the book of Jonah that was really good, and it has inspired me to do a (at…

Amnon and Tamar: 6 lessons from an instance of rape.

November 20, 2014. I was talking with a good friend today about stories in the Old Testament that are less popular but could have some applications to our lives and I thought about the story of Amnon and Tamar, half-brother/sister by their father, King David. When asked about what this has to do with our…

The man who came to Jesus by night.

November 12, 2014. Sometimes some of the most interesting stories in the bible are those that leave a lot unsaid. Sure, we have a lot of information about the life of David, or the journeys of Paul, and even the spiritual transformation of Peter and the other Apostles before and after Christ walked the earth….

Lessons from the man of God from Judah.

September 10, 2014. There is an interesting story found in I Kings 13 that I would say is relatively unknown in Christian thought today as it is a short story that is not focused on very often. It was this story that cut me down to size when I was younger; I was sure that…

What is Christianity?

July 29, 2014. There are a few fundamental philosophical questions that I think most people encounter at some point in their lives. Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose/meaning of life? Is this all there is? These questions have been asked time and again throughout the ages, with different peoples and…

The Jonah you never knew.

May 22, 2014. Today was our last day at the English Language Academy, but hopefully we sowed enough seed to have some of our readers come to the party we are having tomorrow or the campaign we are having in the first week of June. If you don’t normally read my blog, I am currently…

When you feel you are the only one left.

April 9, 2014. Do you ever have those days where it just seems like everything is against you? Like everyone is either apathetic or antagonistic? Like you are the only one maybe? I think we all have those days sometimes. Even the prophets of old. Today I want to discuss one of my favorite stories…

The hand writing on the wall.

February 5, 2014. Since we talked about stories yesterday, I thought it profitable to tell a biblical story today, without reading it straight from the bible (though I strongly encourage that). Sometimes when we read, I think we read the word of God too dry. So I am going to tell you a story that…

Stories.

February 4, 2014. Today I’ll keep my post short and sweet, mainly because I am talking at devo tonight and I’m running on around 10 hours of sleep in the past few days. Nevertheless, what I am going to talk about, on here and later on tonight, is one of my favorite thing to do…