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Daily Bible Reading – Genesis 16

Read or Listen to Genesis Chapter 16 here. Describe Sarah’s plan. What do you think about her Plan? Why did Sarah concoct such a plan?  What should she have done in regard to God’s promises that she would have a child? What it is your opinion of Abraham’s reaction to Sarah’s Plan? What caused things…

Daily Bible Reading – Genesis 15

Read or Listen to Genesis Chapter 15 here. Discuss or consider Genesis 15:2-3.  What do you think of Abraham’s state of mind regarding God’s Promises to him? Does it seem like Abraham is questioning God’s promises? How do you feel about that? Review Genesis 15:4-5. How does God handle Abraham’s questions? Does this give you…

Daily Bible Reading – Genesis 14

Read or Listen to Genesis Chapter 14 here. Genesis 14:1-14 describes a horrible tragedy in a time of war. Discuss or consider the implications of a Bible that is not all good things and spiritual reflections, but deals openly with human tragedy? Abraham had 318 trained soldiers. How does this influence your understanding of Abraham’s…

Daily Bible Reading – Genesis 13

Read or listen to Genesis Chapter 13 here   What is the significance that Abraham revisited an altar he had constructed and dedicated earlier? (Vs. 4) God’s original invitation to Abraham was to leave his family behind, yet here we learn of a family conflict with his nephew Lot. What questions does that raise for…

Daily Bible Reading – Genesis 12

Read or listen to Genesis Chapter 12 here     Do you understand the basic pieces of the God’s Promise to Abraham? (Vs 2-3, 7) Why do you think Abraham responded to this invitation? In Vs. 7 Abraham built and altar, what is the significance of “building an altar”? How do we “build altars” today?…

FREEDOM!!!

I don’t know why, but every July I get this image of Mel Gibson’s blue face crying at the top of his lungs, “FREEDOM!!!”.  His portrayal of William Wallace is one of my favorites. ( My wife refuses to allow me to purchase blue face paint or a kilt.  Which I believe demonstrates good judgement…

Famous Last Words

During the month of June we are going to be undertaking a study of some famous last words uttered by heros of the faith.  We will explore the last words of Moses, Stephen, Paul, and Jesus!  It will be incredibly exciting to discover how these words captured the lives of these heroes and how they…

How Not to Ruin Your Life…

There is a proverb that has given me pause for such a long time.  Everytime I read it or think of it, I am left stinging.  It’s truth is obvious but like so many things in life, it’s lessons are not clear until after the mistake.  Proverbs 19:3 (NLT) People ruin their lives by their…

An Ordinary Life…

Romans 5:10-11 (NLT) For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us…