On Purpose!

Joseph – The Other Father of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-24)

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

One of my favorite parts of the story of Jesus’s birth is very personal. It is about a parent who adopted a child who was not biologically theirs. May the world know more “Joseph’s” – the other father of Jesus.

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Be Like Mordecai

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Mordecai saved the life of a silly, impetuous king who history shows to be morally corrupt and not suited to best serve his empire. Esther and Mordecai work to save their own nation which likewise did not serve its purpose on earth. In this is our salvation! God providentially was at work then and He […]

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Two Feasts

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Two feasts. Two kings. Two traitors. In one the traitor is revealed and hung on a “tree” (Hebrew) leading to God’s people to be saved. In the other the traitor is revealed and the king is hung on a tree (Greek) leading to God’s people to be saved. The first feast is Esther’s. The second […]

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Spider Solitaire and Bible Study

Friday, September 29th, 2017

I like to play a game called Spider Solitaire. I “cheat” by using the hint button if I can’t find a match. Sometimes I have seen all there is. Sometimes I see something and I think, “How could I have been so blind.” Bible study is exactly like that (except never have we seen all […]

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Ignorant and Empty – 1 Peter 1:14,18

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

“Do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance…for you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life” (1 Peter 1:14,18). Peter’s writings are not considered as scholarly as Paul’s, much like Jeremiah is not as compared to Isaiah. Maybe that says something about me since I have always been […]

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The Woman Who Interrupts (Matthew 9:20–22, Mark 5:25–34, Luke 8:43–48)

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

There is a woman who interrupts another story. This “interruption” is real in the sense of historically accurate; but it is also symbolic (at least to me). Sometimes interruptions are annoying, and other times life-changing. Jesus is approached by a leader in the synagogue; an important man. She is not important, at least as viewed […]

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Prayer in Nehemiah

Friday, June 9th, 2017

We are using Nehemiah to study prayer. Here is a list of the prayer passages with a description of each which helps us understand various types and occasions of prayer: Prayer in Nehemiah 1. Preparation Prayer – 1:4-11 2. Prompt Prayer 2:4 3. Persecution Prayer – 4:4-5 4. Protection Prayer – 4:9 5. Promise Prayer […]

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Genesis to the Gospels

Monday, April 24th, 2017

On the 6th day God created man. On the 7th He rested. All this after on the 1st day God said let there be light. On the 6th day God incarnate died as a man. On the 7th He rested. After this a great light appeared at the tomb as He who is the Light […]

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Luke 23:40-41 – The Faith of the Thief

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

“What about the thief on the cross? He had no outward manifestation of his faith.” This statement was made to me when doing evangelism at our Coffeehouse Evangelism by someone who believed baptism was not necessary. So we revisited the thief on the cross. That believer said, “Don’t you even fear God, since we are […]

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The New Exodus (Acts 2)

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Jewish tradition states the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 took place on the same calendar day as God came down on Sinai to deliver the Law to Israel. Historically then in order: 1) the Israelites “plundered” the Egyptians; 2) The Israelites crossed the Red Sea; 3) The Israelites received the Law. When we come […]

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