The Jewish Feasts

  The Jewish religious year included 7 major feasts grouped in 3 time periods: • Early Spring – Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits • Late Spring – Feast of Weeks (or Harvest) aka Pentecost

...
Continue reading
  467 Hits
  0 Comments
467 Hits
0 Comments

Discontent is a Fiery Serpent

 "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food."      Numbers 21:5How often have we watche

...
Continue reading
  555 Hits
  2 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Dee Hurst
Thank you for taking your time to write and share these notes.
Monday, 15 February 2021 10:17
Guest — Clark Anderson
Lee, great job of bringing all that together. Another of the great things about this story is how it is still used today. Whether ... Read More
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 08:12
555 Hits
2 Comments

God's Plan (Numbers 11-30)

God has had a plan for humanity even prior to our creation. The scriptures show us that He will adjust his near-term plans based on our response to His leading. In our reading this week (Number 11-30)

...
Continue reading
  148 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Katherine Burgess
Great thoughts, Steve! Thank you for the encouragement and insight! I am just discovering the blog!
Sunday, 14 February 2021 07:06
148 Hits
1 Comment

Leviticus Trivia

I am always amazed as I read through Leviticus as to the rules and regulations that God put in place to protect and help the Israelites.  Each law had a purpose.  Personally, I am not sure h

...
Continue reading
  259 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Debra Taylor
Great trivia, Steve
Friday, 19 February 2021 16:25
259 Hits
1 Comment

Right Where We Are . . .

One of the many things I've enjoyed to this point in our daily journey through scripture is that each day includes one of the Psalms. Perhaps no other book in the Bible so beautifully displays such a

...
Continue reading
  182 Hits
  0 Comments
182 Hits
0 Comments

Scapegoat (Leviticus 16)

Leviticus 16:9-10 "Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord to b

...
Continue reading
  163 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Doris Elkins
Thank you Adam for your perspective. Encouraging words bringing light to the scriptures!
Monday, 08 February 2021 10:44
163 Hits
1 Comment

A Call to Holiness (Leviticus)

Leviticus 11:45 "I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy."As we journey through the story of God's love for His people, we end the book of Ex

...
Continue reading
  186 Hits
  0 Comments
186 Hits
0 Comments

Exodus Trivia

We have made it through Exodus, so how abut some more trivia!  The answers with scripture references are at the bottom of the post.  Exodus Trivia Questions Q1: How many members of Jacob's f

...
Continue reading
  220 Hits
  3 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Dee Hurst
Really enjoyed the trivia questions. Thank you
Friday, 29 January 2021 11:29
Guest — Libby Taylor
I love these trivia blogs!
Tuesday, 02 February 2021 10:44
Guest — Deb Taylor
Enjoyed the trivia!
Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:53
220 Hits
3 Comments

Change (Exodus 16-34)

Change is as inevitable as each day is different than any other day that has ever been before it. Many people are uncomfortable with change. They are comfortable with life as it is and uncomfortable w

...
Continue reading
  188 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Walton
Timely reminders James, the only thing constant is change - true for the children of Israel as they left Egypt, true for sons and ... Read More
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 16:42
188 Hits
1 Comment

Down and Back (Genesis 46 - Exodus 15)

 Down and Back  Reading through the whole Bible. Chapter by chapter. Story after story. What a great opportunity to open our minds to the whole epic storyline of these sacred writings. Too o

...
Continue reading
  352 Hits
  0 Comments
352 Hits
0 Comments

Genesis Trivia

I love trivia, especially sports and Bible trivia.  I don't always know the answers, but it is a fun way to learn.  As we Re:Read through the Bible in 2021, periodically, we p

...
Continue reading
  256 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Sandy Martin
That was fun!
Friday, 15 January 2021 11:45
256 Hits
1 Comment

The Middle Matters: Chiasm in the Pentateuch

One of the things I appreciate most about the Bible Project material, and Biblical Theology in general, is its recognition that the Bible is one big story. From beginning to end it tells us about God,

...
Continue reading
  596 Hits
  2 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Walton Harless
Excellent thoughts. Yes, the Bible is one story. but the more it is examined it is continuously amazing to see the intricacies of ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 10:28
Guest — Dan Beasley
Wow. Really eye-opening. I have recently, last two years, had my eyes opened to chiastic structure of many small sections of bibli... Read More
Thursday, 14 January 2021 10:46
596 Hits
2 Comments

Deception (Genesis 25-45)

Comments on Genesis 25-45DECEPTION - : the act of causing someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid : the act of deceivingStarting with a Bible tidbit – I don't often think about how

...
Continue reading
  383 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Walton Harless
To be sure, there are real and recognizable shortcomings in the lives of the patriarchs, dysfunctional families of the first order... Read More
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 11:00
383 Hits
1 Comment

Hard Questions about a Hard Command (Genesis 22)

Hard Questions about a Hard Command2 Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show

...
Continue reading
  263 Hits
  0 Comments
263 Hits
0 Comments

Hagar and Ishmael in Huntsville (Genesis 21)

 Hagar and Ishmael in Huntsville 14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy (Ishm

...
Continue reading
  173 Hits
  0 Comments
173 Hits
0 Comments

God's Calling of Abraham and Three Visitors and the Gift of Hospitality (Genesis 12, 18)

 God's Calling of Abram The Lord had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you. "I will make you into a great nation, and I will bl

...
Continue reading
  147 Hits
  0 Comments
147 Hits
0 Comments

The Fall (Genesis 3)

The Fall"Did God really say, `You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"—the Serpent speaking to Eve in the Garden of Eden-Genesis 3I was talking to my oldest grandson, a 7-year old, and told him

...
Continue reading
  268 Hits
  0 Comments
268 Hits
0 Comments

God as Creator and The Garden of Eden (Genesis 1-2)

 Hello Everyone, I appreciate the opportunity to bring you some thoughts about Genesis 1-24. I hope you will take the time to read, study and think about the messages from scripture. As we begin

...
Continue reading
  256 Hits
  0 Comments
256 Hits
0 Comments