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Commandments of the Bible Blog…
Each week I’ll be attempting to create a blog entry for the previous week’s reading.
It won’t be an exhaustive examination of all the reading, just a few insights and thoughts to get the conversation going. I’d like to set up a few rules to keep us on track. Nothing oppressive, just some guidelines to keep us together.
- As you leave comments, please focus them first on the topic I’ve introduced that week.
- After commenting on that particular week’s topic, feel free to add your own insights and/or questions about anything else from that week’s reading. (This might be hard for those of you who have read ahead, but please try to limit yourselves to the text of the week).
And that’s it! Pretty simple, so here we go…
Apologetics — Can I Trust This Book? | February 10, 2019 “Your Word is Truth” John 17:17b HISTORIC CLAIMS OF THE BIBLE?James Ussher believed Genesis 1 occurred in 4004 BC66 books (39 Old Testament and 27 New Testament)40 different authors1 consistent...read more
Pray!... and GO! | January 13, 2019 When He SAW the crowds... How can we see as He saw? Don’t think of yourselves more highly than you ought Least of the Apostles… to the chief of all sinners… Have the attitude of John Bradford Have the attitude of Christ Jesus...read more
“When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them…” Matthew 9:36a All the towns & villages... Jesus was on mission We are on that same mission In Jerusalem In all Judea and Samaria And to the ends of the earth He had compassion on them... He SAW the...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Continuing on from Job 35 to the end of Job... Elihu has just entered the picture. Again, where did he come from? He is not mentioned anywhere in the set-up of this story, but suddenly appears in chapter 32. His name means, “He is my...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So we were supposed to be jumping in at Job 11 this week, but I got long-winded last week and didn’t even start into Job! So today we start at Job 1 and go all the way through Job 34. What a great story! Let’s go... Job Job is one of...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So here we are in Nehemiah 10 already. Last week we talked about how the people continued to sin against God by marrying foreign wives and having children with them, even though God was restoring them to their capital city. Ezra ended...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! I think I mentioned in an earlier blog that the Hebrew Bible, what we refer to as the Old Testament, arranges the books in a different order than we are accustomed to seeing them when we open our Bibles. However I don’t think I ever...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! This week’s passage begins with Abijah (of Judah) heading out to war against Jeroboam (of Israel). Notice how Israel has twice as large an army as Judah (800,000 versus 400,000 – all valiant men). This reminded me of Jesus telling the...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow! It’s like we’re re-reading history (we are, in a way). In 1Chronicles 20:1 we read the same phrase as written in 2Samuel 11:1, “The time when kings go out to battle...” Isn’t this the story of Bathsheba? It is! However, the...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Whew! It’s been a while… For some of you I’ve already explained this, but I thought if you weren’t aware I’d tell you where the term ‘blog’ comes from. According to my exclusive & secret sources (read Google) a ‘blog’ is a...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow! That’s a lot of kings! Maybe I should say, that’s a lot of evil kings! If my count is correct (and it may not be, so check me if you’d like) there were 19 kings of the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and 20 kings of the Southern...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Yes, it is always about the heart. That’s where we left off last week and where we’ll continue this week. In fact, at the risk of being redundant, we could make this our topic every week, as God has always been most concerned about...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Are you suffering a little eye strain from last week’s blog? Man, that was long. I thought I talked long, but apparently I type long, too! Well, let’s keep this one shorter by me and L…O…N…G…E…R… by you! So we pick up in 2Samuel...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Whew! Feels like we're flying through the Bible now, doesn't it? Can you believe that we're 1/4 of the way through the Bible already? And you probably looked at this book at one time and thought, "I could never read a book that...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So we went from reading one book, such as Genesis, over a 2+ week time frame, to reading one book, such as Joshua, in 1 week, to now reading one book, Ruth, in ONE DAY! We’ve also covered a LOT of ground in 1Samuel in only 6 days (up...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Here come da’ Judge! Here come da’ Judge! Well, God predicted it would happen and we’re seeing it unfold here again in the book of Judges. Israel is quickly forgetting God, turning away from Him and spiraling down into destruction. ...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow, what a week! After Genesis - Deuteronomy we've actually read an entire book in only 7 days (Joshua)! How can we summarize an entire book in one blog? Well we'll give it a shot. In fact, an overview like this can bring clarity...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” These words begin the greatest story ever told; a story that still has an ending yet to come. In Moses day, near the end of his life, he and all of Israel had been a part of the...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Woo Hoo! Book 5!!! We’re almost through the first 5 books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch (pentateuch actually means ‘five books’). So this week it is Deuteronomy. What does that word mean? Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller? ...read more
Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Almost two months in and things just can’t get weirder! A talking donkey?!? Are you kidding me?!? This makes even less sense than that awkward story of Judah seemingly inserted into the middle of Joseph’s story in Genesis (see Week...read more