This morning on the way to the study, Lisa Mason on Birmingham's 106.9 FM had the following "nearly impossible trivia:" - The average person does this 15 to 20 times a month. Most answers varied between eating out and washing hair. The correct answer was . . . drum roll please . . . quote lines … Continue reading What Do We Know About
Yesterday morning the sermon was about God hardening Pharaoh's heart. The lesson noted that God did promise to harden the heart of Pharaoh so that Pharaoh, Egypt, the world, and Israel would know that God is God and that there is no other. A second part of God's reasoning was to convince Pharaoh to release the Hebrews so … Continue reading Heat, Heart, Hardened
Maybe this is more about me than you. Maybe I am the only one that . . . well maybe not. We all struggle with sin. We all have times when we fail God. The apostle Paul admits as much in his own walk with God, "For I do not understand my own actions. For I do … Continue reading Why Do We Sin?
If you are like me and everyone I know, you find yourself adopting some bad habits. You struggle to do what you know is right and find yourself doing things that waste your time while keeping you from investing in the work of God. Paul, that renowned apostle, understands your struggle. Notice his words, "For I … Continue reading Stop It! Quit Now!
Last Thursday, we began looking at the idea that he Bible is from God. You can read last week's post HERE. We continue the search to understand the inspiration of the Bible today by looking at some internal evidence that I believe demonstrates that what we call the Bible is truly from God and not … Continue reading The Bible Is It From God, Pt II
Is the Bible from God? In other words, is the Bible from inspiration. As Christians, what we do and who we are depends on how we view the Bible. According to a 2011 Gallup Poll, 49% of Americans consider the Bible the Inspired word of God, but are not sure we should take it literally. … Continue reading The Bible, Is It From God?
This week I had a second opportunity to teach an Enrichment class at a local Jr. High School. The 8th Grade boys and girls split into gender groups for a separate curriculum during one educational block. The boy's teacher is using this time to connect the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian religions. This all falls under … Continue reading Bible in Schools
Jehoshaphat was not jumpy. Jehoshaphat was steady. This king of Judah heavily relied on God. The chronicler records, "The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according … Continue reading Seven Things
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I had the wonderful experience of being a Moderator (Quiz Master) for the Walker County Quiz Bowl. I asked questions to 9 groups of 5/6th grade teams and 9 groups of 7/8th grade teams from across the county. There were 5 rounds each grade grouping on Monday and 4 rounds … Continue reading Bible Quiz, How Will You Do?
Ten Reasons to Read the Bible 10. Great literature in differing literary genres. 9. Narratives of people like you. 8. See how others dealt with life. 7. The Bible knows drama and suspense (Esther comes to mind). 6. Battles and warfare. 5. Lessons to help you be a better spouse and parent. 4. Valuable examples … Continue reading Ten Reasons to Read the Bible