Category: Bible

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Your Past Does Not Disqualify You

There are many great men and women in the Bible who lived lives that are worthy of emulating. People whose actions teach us faith and strength and help us grow on our own journey. But very few of those people did everything right. In fact, many of them had sordid pasts or made mistakes along the way or had to overcome difficult circumstances again … Read More Your Past Does Not Disqualify You

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It’s time to be a Paul

The story of Saul’s conversion to become Paul is amazing. Paul, who is first introduced in Acts 7, was a devoutly religious Jew.. He followed all the rules. And he hated followers of Christ in accordance with his leadership. And he sought to destroy them. He raided homes looking for Christians to have imprisoned or killed. All of his friends, his people, they all … Read More It’s time to be a Paul

Does Ezra Condemn my Marriage?

In the book of Ezra, chapters 9 and 10 are extremely controversial. Ezra is grieved because many of the Jewish people have married the women of the area – “foreign” women. These women are outside of their race, their culture, and their faith. And Ezra makes a bold move in requiring these men to leave their wives or otherwise be exiled from the community. … Read More Does Ezra Condemn my Marriage?

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We have Favor with All Authority

Have you ever read the book of Ezra? It’s not exactly a best seller of the books of the Bible. It doesn’t seem to get much air time. And the first time I read it, I was a bit dismayed. It’s mostly historical and I didn’t find Ezra to be an exceptionally impressive character. (I have since discovered that his story really climaxes in … Read More We have Favor with All Authority

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Aaron and Hur

We hear countless stories of battles won by God’s hand in the Bible. Samson defeating the army, David defeating the giant, Moses defeating the Egyptians, so on and so forth. But there is one that sticks out to me the most. In Exodus 17, the battle of the Israelites and the Amalekite army is briefly touched on. The story says that Moses sent Joshua … Read More Aaron and Hur