Category Archives: Bible

Crossing the Jordan means picking up your sword, not laying it down

Beloved hymns picture the Jordan River as a symbol of physical death and the promised land as a symbol of heaven. But when the Israelites passed over the Jordan under Joshua, they did not lay down their weapons to study … Continue reading

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Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials…

(I am substitute teaching the children’s Sunday School class for a few weeks here. Below is an outline of the lesson from this past Sunday. The kids did a great job.) James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord … Continue reading

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The Man from Bozrah

We love to think of Jesus as our Shepherd, our Redeemer, our Friend — and so we should, for so He is for all who repent and believe. But Jesus has other titles that, if we are honest, we aren’t … Continue reading

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The Psalms: To be believed (and sung)

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16 NASB So then do not … Continue reading

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The message of the Bible in one sentence

What’s the message of the Bible in one sentence? That’s what Dane Ortlund of Crossway Books recently asked some scholars and pastors. Great question, huh? What would you say?

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More from the wilderness wanderings

A few more things from Numbers…

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Ten thousand talents and the glory of God

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up … Continue reading

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