We don’t often talk about the story of Puah and Shiphrah, though their story is one of courage and mettle, standing together against forces of evil seeking to destroy a nation. (a twenty minute tale) Continue reading Puah and Shiphrah
When we find ourselves at the crossroad of temptation, the path of life and the path of death, by God’s grace, we can choose life. Continue reading Wife of Potiphar
Jesus’ response to faith is to release the power of his grace.
(20 minute multimedia presentation) Continue reading Jairus’s Daughter
In God’s wisdom, Miriam experienced both the pain of exposure, and the deep and abiding joy of healing, restoration, and reconciliation. Continue reading Miriam
through Lydia we learn that mature faith accepts God’s crossing up of conventions–I first heard that taught in a BSF class, years ago, and I was struck with the simple wisdom in that statement. Continue reading Lydia
How do you teach people who eat, breath, and live hierarchy that the kingdom of God is about equality not rank, family not a flowchart, kinship not kings? Well, you wash their feet. Continue reading Gospel of John: Rank and File
God’s intent is to restore the earth and its inhabitants, and to reconcile everything to Himself. In keeping with that great mission, Paul sought to bring shalom—peace, wholeness, communion—to the body of Christ by initiating reconciliation between Jewish and Gentile believers. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 20, Reconciliation
Crazily enough, these verses mean exactly the opposite of what you and I have been lead to think. Continue reading How Genesis 3:15 Supports 1 Timothy 3:11-15
This is a 36-page paper, exhaustively studying 80 of the 329 instances this word has been seen, so far, in the ancient record. The 80 instances she chose to study occur within the timeframe of Paul’s letter to 1 Timothy, therefore offer the most accurate renderings known to Paul, and used in his day. Continue reading αὐθεντέω
Genesis chapter 4 is kind of a depressing chapter, really. It begins with murder and it ends with murder. In between is a lot of living that, at first glance, seems pretty impressive. But on second glance reveals a growing trend towards debasement and debauchery. What can the church gain from this dark chapter? Continue reading Genesis 4…So What?