Moses was up on the mountain for forty days, with a sense of excitement and challenge, as God laid out the blueprints and decorating details for God’s earthly tabernacle. Continue reading Blueprint for the Tabernacle, Exodus 25-27
People often think that if someone does not believe something, what they need is more proof, more information.
But Jesus said this was not the problem.
Continue reading Gospel of John: Final Proof
the entire nation of hungry, bedraggled people, whose life skills include making mud bricks, had turned on against their leader, Moses. They hinted that Moses had been either foolhardy and rash and was in the process of killing them by accident, or worse, he had—perversely—been been intending all along to kill them by the slow and gruesome death of starvation. Continue reading Secret of the Manna, Exodus 16
All of us hit bottom sometimes, when there is nowhere else to look, but up, and that is the moment when God has our undivided attention. Continue reading Moses’ Prayer, Exodus 6
Each contest included a cycle of three plagues. In this talk, originally delivered at New Hope Chapel, Arnold, MD, I pick up the series at the seventh plague, and show a pattern emerging of a progressive revelation of God. Continue reading The Seventh Plague, Exodus 9
Jesus depicted himself in the bronze serpent Moses had lifted up to save people from the poisonous serpents that had overrun their camp. Continue reading Gospel of John: Lifted Up
I want you to think about a vivid episode from your childhood. Could be happy or sad, good or bad, just so that it’s a vivid memory. Might even be a story about you that’s been told and retold. And, … Continue reading Miriam, Exodus 2
I think, for me, this story means determining to see adversity and ordeals as opportunities to see the spiritual realm more clearly, and to expect God’s glory to be revealed in the moment, even in me. Growth is not the goal, it’s simply the side-effect. The goal is to incarnate Jesus, reveal Jesus, and to become ever closer to Jesus. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 7, Stephen