Pride: The oldest sin in the universe

Pride: The oldest sin in the universe

The first sin was pride. “I want what I want, and I want it when I want it!” “What do you mean I am not as important as I think I am or know less than you?” “I deserve what you have just because I don’t have it and I know more than you just because I am me!” And of...
The Church and the Ancient Jewish Wedding

The Church and the Ancient Jewish Wedding

(Notes from Tuesday Morning Bible Study on 8/24/21 taught by Charlene Moretz.) The Jewish Wedding – A Bride for Isaac (Genesis 24) Gen 24:1-4 – Typology: Abraham = God the Father       Isaac = God the Son  Abraham’s Servant = The Holy Spirit, sent to gather a...
The Gospels: Introduction to Matthew

The Gospels: Introduction to Matthew

(Notes from Tuesday Morning Bible Study) The Bridge Builder: He introduced a New Book (a) Matthew is the introduction of the New Testament. Matthew provides the genealogy of Jesus from Adam. The Biographer: He Introduced the New King Matthew describes Jesus as the...
Perilous Times in a Self-Focused World

Perilous Times in a Self-Focused World

A genie is the sky? Sadly, in our culture there is this idea that we must get, get, get. God is not a genie in a bottle and if He did not give you something you wanted, then that was not what was best for you. To our demise, we tend to seek selfish desire and that, my...
The Shepard Psalms

The Shepard Psalms

The Psalms are poems set to music – Israel’s hymnbook – and are meant to be sung. They are creative words with rhythm and structure; the imagery is powerful: life is a dance of praise, a storm of trouble, death coils that entangle.  The Lord is a warrior king, a...
The Church and the Family

The Church and the Family

Our world seems to be in rapid decline. This may be a bleak way to start this article, but the chaos and turmoil all around us in the last year can’t be overlooked. It is not only the world at large that is at a pivotal moment, the church is as well. With the rise of...