Archive for October, 2011

Wonders from the Word – A Resurrection Story or Two (1 Kings 17)

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

The very first resurrection story actually contains two resurrection stories – one literal, and the other foreshadowing it through symbolic means…and maybe even a third, and a fourth. Elijah is the one of the most glorified and powerful prophets in ancient Israel. Today among the Jews he is still celebrated every Passover with “Elijah’s cup” […]

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Believing a Lie – 1 Kings 13

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Sincerity in religion masks what the self wants. Every one of us has believed a lie. Most often it is because the lie is what we want to believe. This is true religiously or personally. “Do these pants make my….” Well, you know the rest of that story. Believing a lie can have disastrous results, […]

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Foreshadowing

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Foreshadowing. I do not remember when I first heard of this literary device, but for some reason it stuck in my brain. Somewhat like my English teacher saying about commas, “When in doubt, leave it out.” Foreshadowing shows the foreknowledge of the author, revealing hints and clues of what is important but only if you […]

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Jesus in the Ark – Hebrews 9:4

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Did you know that the Ark of the Covenant had three objects hidden within, hidden behind the veil? According to Hebrews 9:4, they were: “a gold jar containing the manna, Aaron’s staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.” Each had a purpose for the generation when placed into the Ark. The tablets were […]

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Spiritual Hippies – Jude 1:4

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Some modern day “Christians” remind me of the hippies back in the 60’s and of the Gnostics of Jude 1:4. The hippies were right to emphasize love, but their application tended towards acceptance of sin and the rejection of authority. They were right to accept people different than themselves because we’re all God’s children, but wrong to […]

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