Revelation 12-22: Wrath, judgment and the New Jerusalem.

January 30, 2016. Reading: Revelation 12-21. Background: Revelation 6-11. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 12 Satan banished to earth: This chapter mainly addresses the events that took place in the spiritual realm during the coming of the Christ. We see that before the Christ came, a woman clothed with the sun is in birth pains because…

Deuteronomy 20-22: Various laws.

December 21, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 20-22. Background: Deuteronomy 16-19. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 20 Laws of warfare: In this chapter, Moses gives the children of Israel laws concerning warfare. There are three different categories of these laws. The first is that the children of Israel are not to be afraid when they go to…

Proverbs 30-31: Appendixes.

October 22, 2014. Daily Reading: Proverbs 30-31. Background: Proverbs 28-29. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 30 The words of Agur: As we approach the final two chapters of the book of proverbs, it is interesting to note that these are not proverbs of Solomon, but attributed to other people (though some would say that these people…

I Corinthians 11: Special instructions.

March 22, 2015. Daily Reading: I Corinthians 11. Background: I Corinthians 9-10. Concepts and Connections: Chapter 11 1. Head coverings:┬áThe opening of this chapter has been in many rings of debate and discussion over the years as to the meaning and context, and what the church should do with this passage. To begin, we should…

Genesis 1-3: The Creation and the Fall.

January 5, 2015. This is day two of our journey together through the bible. If you are just getting here today, you still have ample opportunity to jump in the journey as we set out to read and study though the entire bible in one year. If you have not read yesterday’s post, I would…

Gender roles in the church.

December 28, 2014. It seems that on of the topics on the minds of many people in the church today is the gender roles that are set up in the Bible, what they say and if they still apply to us today as our society and culture rapidly changes to define a new standard by…

New perspectives on scripture.

June 23, 2014. I was talking with a friend last night and we got on the topic of seeing bible stories in a different context in the accepted “this is the way it happened” attitude. I think this way of thinking is both good and bad, depending on the situation. There is definitely something to…

Ephesians Part 3: Roles in Unity.

April 30, 2014. Today we will complete our study on the book of Ephesians, focusing on the last half of chapter five and chapter six. If you have been following over the past few days, you will remember that the central theme of Paul’s epistle to the church at Ephesus is unity. Unity between Jew…