Blessing the younger

July 12, 2020

JACOB’S STORY comes to a close this week. He lived for seventeen years in Egypt, long enough to see Joseph use the foreknowledge given by God to concentrate power in the hands of the pharaoh (and the same number of years Joseph lived before he was sold into slavery by his brothers).

Jacob, Joseph, and Pharaoh

July 5, 2020

JOSEPH FINALLY reveals himself to his brothers, unable to continue his deception any longer. His brothers had returned to Egypt to buy more grain, bringing Joseph’s only full brother, Benjamin, with them as he’d ordered.

Cult prostitution in the Bible

June 14, 2020

IF THE Bible had truly been edited to make the apostles, prophets, and patriarchs look better, chapter 38 of Genesis would have disappeared long ago.

Joseph and his brothers

June 7, 2020

JOSEPH APPEARS to have been something of a spoiled brat. Either he had no self-awareness at all or his self-image was so inflated that he didn’t care what his brothers thought of him.

Weep for Jerusalem

February 18, 2018

THERE ARE times when God brings correction into our lives, although not always as drastically as He did to the kingdom of Judah in 586 B.C.

Destruction of the Temple

January 14, 2018

THE LAST king of Judah, Zedekiah, was obviously more afraid of his countrymen than he was of Nebuchadnezzar — or God, for that matter.

War in heaven!

July 16, 2017

HISTORY, PROPHECY, and a glimpse of a future war in heaven — what more could we pack into this week’s Bible study?

Husband of a faithless wife

June 11, 2017

GOD INSPIRED the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel to use the image of Israel as an unfaithful wife. He called Hosea to take it a step farther, directing the prophet to actually <em>marry</em> an adulterous woman to serve as an image of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God.

As for me and my house…

November 30, 2015

This week’s Bible study includes the division of Canaan and the final instructions from Joshua before his death. Click here for the notes and the program.

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