Posts with the category “books-of-the-bible”
Thursday, April 27, 2023
April 27th, 2023
In Deuteronomy 1, we read about a rebellion against God. Amazing, isn’t it? Amazing that people who were liberated from bondage, set free from slavery and guided safely across the Red Sea ...
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
April 26th, 2023
The book of Deuteronomy comes from two different Greek words. “Deuteros” means second. “Nomos” means law. So, putting those words together, we have the second law of Moses. One key word...
Thursday, April 20, 2023
April 20th, 2023
One of the best-known blessings in the Bible can be found in Numbers. Like Leviticus, Numbers is not a book that many people read often or at all. But, like Leviticus, it is part of the bi...
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
April 19th, 2023
We all have ways of introducing ourselves. You might share your name or your vocation (or what you once did). You might share your address or hometown. You might share some details abou...
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
April 18th, 2023
When we read Leviticus, we learn about God’s expectations for how we are to approach Him and how we are to live. We learn about His standards for holiness and righteousness. In Leviticus...
Monday, April 17, 2023
April 17th, 2023
Leviticus is one book of the Bible that many believers often skip past. Not many Christians read it or study what it says. It is routinely overlooked and dismissed. I have never heard an...
Monday, March 13, 2023
March 13th, 2023
We have been focusing on the book of Revelation on Sunday mornings as we work our way, chapter by chapter, through this last prophecy in the Bible. One thing that is immediately clear in ...
Monday, January 30, 2023
January 30th, 2023
Tradition says that Jeremiah wrote Lamentations. There is a heavy and mournful tone that surrounds this particular book. Indeed, the name itself contains the word “lament.” When we lamen...
Thursday, January 26, 2023
January 26th, 2023
The last book of the Bible is known by the name we find in the opening verse, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ...” (Revelation 1:1a). Near the end of Revelation, John wrote, “Then the angel ...
Thursday, January 5, 2023
January 5th, 2023
On Sunday mornings, we are working our way through the last book of the Bible—the book of Revelation. Broadly speaking, Revelation shows us how God will restore what was lost in Genesis w...
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
January 3rd, 2023
Jude is another, small one-chapter book found near the back of the Bible. he identified himself as “a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James.” His purpose in writing was to encou...
Monday, January 2, 2023
January 2nd, 2023
3 John is a small letter. This letter is tucked away almost at the back of the Bible. It can be easy to miss or overlook. It is rarely read or studied by individuals or classes. It cou...
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
December 21st, 2022
We might not expect to find much about Christmas or the Christmas story in 2 John but we actually do. There is an important truth to be gleaned from this small, one- chapter book near the ...
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
December 14th, 2022
John is a standout figure in the New Testament. He was a fisherman prior to hearing the Lord’s call to become a fisher of men. His gospel is distinctly different from the way Matthew, Ma...
Monday, December 12, 2022
December 12th, 2022
In 2 Peter 3, the disciple wrote about God’s way of measuring time. We do not possess God’s perspective on time. Past, present and future are all the same to the Lord and plainly in view ...
Thursday, December 8, 2022
December 8th, 2022
In I Peter 2:6-7, Peter the disciple spoke of Christ as the cornerstone or capstone for our faith. He wrote these words, “For in Scripture it says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chos...
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
December 7th, 2022
We know Peter as a fisherman turned disciple. We know him as an apostle and a missionary of the gospel message in the early church of the first century. We know him as one who cut off th...
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
December 6th, 2022
Boasting is not something that most people enjoy hearing. Bragging and braggarts can become trying and tiresome before long. The Bible warns against boasting many times. In James’ lett...
Monday, December 5, 2022
December 5th, 2022
Christmas is the season of gift giving. Children share gift requests with Santa while sitting on his lap. Some retailers allow you to sign-up for a gift registry. Some online sellers ev...
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
November 27th, 2022
Most of us would likely say that trials are not fun. Life’s battles are usually not enjoyable. We might compare trials and battles to some of our most dreaded experiences or encounters in...
Monday, November 28, 2022
November 27th, 2022
The Christian faith has often been likened to a race. Indeed, Paul sprinkled his letters with a variety of sports metaphors with running or racing being one of them. Hebrews 12 borrows fro...
Monday, November 21, 2022
November 21st, 2022
Many sports, professions, organizations and pursuits have a “hall of fame.” and to be enshrined in a hall of fame is usually a high honor. An inductee into a hall of fame has reached the ...
Thursday, November 17, 2022
November 17th, 2022
As we approach the end of the New Testament, we find the book of Hebrews. The primary theme of this book is the superiority of Jesus and the work that He completed through His life, death...
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
November 16th, 2022
Philemon is a personal letter from Paul to an individual. The apostle wrote to make a personal appeal to Philemon to receive back Onesimus who was once a slave. This once runaway slave h...
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
November 15th, 2022
Titus was a young pastor who had been charged with spreading the gospel and building disciples for Christ on the island of Crete. Paul wrote a three-chapter letter to Titus to encourage him...
Monday, November 14, 2022
November 14th, 2022
Paul wrote a second letter to Timothy. Some people believe this was either Paul’s final letter that we have in our Bibles or at least one of his last letters. He gave some parting words to...
Thursday, November 10, 2022
November 10th, 2022
Paul and Timothy shared a special relationship. They were more like a father and son than merely co-laborers or co-workers in the gospel. They were bound together in Christ and their share...
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
November 9th, 2022
Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians cleared up some misconceptions that the believers in that town had about the Lord’s second coming and how they were to prepare for such an event. ...
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
November 8th, 2022
In our Bibles, we have two letters that Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica. Paul had likely founded this church during his second missionary journey. Paul’s message to the Thess...
Monday, November 7, 2022
November 7th, 2022
Paul’s letter named Colossians was intended for the Christians in the city of Colosse. This city was located in what we know as modern-day Turkey. The apostle greeted his readers as “God’...
Thursday, November 3, 2022
November 2nd, 2022
Confidence is a quality that many good athletes possess. They are confident in their abilities or their teammates or their coaches. And possibly all three. If you thought today of where y...
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
November 2nd, 2022
One of the themes found in Philippians is joy. As you probably know, joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Biblical joy or the joy of Philippians comes from the Lord and is rarely, if ever, ...
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
November 1st, 2022
Near the end of Galatians, Paul wrote in a rather tongue-in-cheek way. He wanted to call emphasis to the importance of the message that he was sending to the Galatian believers. This messa...
Monday, October 31, 2022
October 31st, 2022
Happy Reformation Day! On this day, October 31, we recall the actions of a priest named Martin Luther who nailed ninety-five theses or protests to the door of the Catholic Church in Witten...
Thursday, October 27, 2022
October 27th, 2022
The work of Jesus at the cross is beyond total human comprehension. It is nothing short of extraordinary to consider what Christ did for us by paying the debt of sin. We do not treat thi...
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
October 26th, 2022
Ephesians is Paul’s letter to the church located in the city of Ephesus. You may recall that Jesus sent a letter to the same church as part of the seven letters to the seven churches in Re...
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
October 25th, 2022
Splinters can be aggravating and annoying. And so too can briers and thorns. Paul suffered with something he called “a thorn in my flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7). We do not specifically kn...
Monday, October 24, 2022
October 24th, 2022
I recently had my annual eye exam. My optometrist asked me to fix my eyes on certain locations as he conducted the exam to test my vision and the health of my eyes. Where I fixed my eye...
Thursday, October 20, 2022
October 20th, 2022
Paul continued his dialogue with the Corinthian Christians by writing his second letter to the believers in that part of the Roman Empire. As he often did, Paul began by connecting his ide...
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
October 19th, 2022
Paul ended I Corinthians with some personal requests and remarks. He named some people and offered some admonitions. In I Corinthians 16:13-14, the apostle wrote, “Be on your guard; stand ...
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