These were newish Christians, still in the early stages of having their faith anchored in truth. What a precarious time it was for the first century church. Continue reading 2 Peter 2: When Corruption Completely Corrupts
Jesus’ glory was not reflected light, he was radiating light from within himself. He was a man, yet from his inner being flowed the shekinah glory of Jehovah God. Continue reading 2 Peter 1: Transfiguration
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
So, while God was giving Moses all the law, and the instructions for the tabernacle, a beautiful meeting place between heaven and earth, the people were losing hope and losing trust. Continue reading The Golden Calf
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