Exodus 33:17-23: Transfiguration: The Cross Before the Glory

What is glory?  Whatever glory is, rock stars exude its essence, inspiring many a teenager to pick up a guitar or play the drums.  So also top athletes, with an aura of mystery with its drawing power—as long as they are winning.  Earned by their sacrifices, others also hold such an allure.  Do we not honor our military, firefighters, police, or… [more]

Exodus 33:17-23: Transfiguration: The Cross Before the Glory Exodus 33:17-23: Transfiguration: The Cross Before the Glory

Lent 2017: The Passion and the People

The Passion: From the Latin patior meaning “suffer,” referring to the sufferings Jesus endured for our salvation, from the agony in the garden through His death on Calvary. The People: The men, women, and children of a particular nation, community, or ethnic group, but which can also refer to everyone in the world. “The Passion and the People”… [more]

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2 Corinthians 12:1-10: Power Made Perfect in Weakness

The Apostle Paul, firm in faith, with enduring character, and bold in tenacity against his many obstacles.  In 2 Corinthians, chapter 11, he reveals what many of them are.  Time in jail, countless beatings, and many brushes with death, which became the wrecked rubble of his past.  The list goes on, for he endured being pelted with stones, shipwrecked,… [more]

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David, Lesson 5: The Rebellion and Its Aftermath

The prophet, Nathan, confronted David about his adultery and murder of Uriah.  More and more miserable David’s life now becomes.  His son, Amnon, becomes smitten with his half-sister, Tamar, and decides to have sex with her, which did not turn out well (2 Samuel 13:1-22).  Absalom, Tamar’s brother, soon found out what Amnon did, waiting for David… [more]

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Exodus 17:1-7: The Rock is Christ

The hymn writer, Augustus Toplady, best-known for “Rock of Ages,” grew up in a religious English family.  Contrary to his upbringing, he later left the Church as a young man.  The Lord, however, guides in mysterious ways, using his brother, who decided to visit friends in Ireland.  So, Augustus went along.  At a religious gathering, the Gospel… [more]

Exodus 17:1-7: The Rock is Christ Exodus 17:1-7: The Rock is Christ