Posts with the tag “repentance”
Monday, July 3, 2023
July 3rd, 2023
Acts 8 introduces us to an interesting character named Simon the Sorcerer. He had dazzled and amazed people with his magic and bag of tricks for a long time. But then the gospel came to ...
Monday, June 19, 2023
June 19th, 2023
In the latter portion of Acts 2, Peter spoke to a crowd of onlookers that had witnessed his healing of a man who had been born lame. The Bible says that “all the people were astonished an...
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
June 14th, 2023
As Peter prepared to wrap up his sermon on Pentecost, the crowd wondered what to do and how to respond to all that Peter had said about Jesus and His death and resurrection. They seemed t...
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
May 16th, 2023
Peter and Jesus once attended a dinner party at the home of a Pharisee. It was not a state dinner at the White House but it was somewhere between Biltmore and Burger King. We pick up this s...
Monday, May 1, 2023
May 1st, 2023
We find a one-of-a-kind encounter in Numbers 22. I will bet you have never had a conversation with a donkey. You may have thought some people you have talked with acted like donkeys or may...
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 ...
Monday, February 27, 2023
February 27th, 2023
Psalm 51 is a passage of confession and contrition. David wrote this Psalm after his ordeal with Bathsheba and conspiring to arrange the murder of her husband, Uriah. Nathan confronted t...
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
February 14th, 2023
We can easily recognize apples, grapes, oranges and bananas. You may have some or all of these fruits in your house. The Bible often speaks of how we live in terms of fruit and fruitfuln...
Thursday, January 19, 2023
January 19th, 2023
Zechariah can be found near the end of the Old Testament. It is the next to last book of the Old Testament. He wrote to provide hope and encouragement to Israel during some dire and diffic...
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
August 30th, 2022
Malachi is the last of the minor prophets and the final book of the Old Testament. He was the last prophetic voice until the emergence of John the Baptist who heralded the coming of Jesu...
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
August 17th, 2022
Jonah may be the best known of the minor prophets. His four chapters are presented as a short story and easily read that way—a leading character, plot, twist, turn and resolution. His story...
Thursday, August 11, 2022
August 11th, 2022
Joel was a minor prophet who delivered a message from God to the southern kingdom also known as Judah. His message was one of great earnestness—judgment was imminent upon the nation becau...
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
August 2nd, 2022
Isaiah is the first of the Bible’s major prophets. It is a long book that spans sixty-six chapters. He was generally regarded as the greatest among the Old Testament prophets. He gave a ...
Thursday, July 14, 2022
July 14th, 2022
Ezra offered leadership to Judah near the end of the Babylonian exile and in the days that followed. The book that carries his name is ten chapters long and details the rebuilding of the ...
Thursday, February 10, 2022
February 10th, 2022
Occasionally, it can be fun to think about the particulars of the Bible...how many books, how many verses, how many chapters, favorite verses, favorite books, the longest verse and the shor...
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
February 9th, 2022
God is the source of our blessings. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows....
Monday, January 17, 2022
January 17th, 2022
The name Gideon means “hewer” or “the one who cuts down.” He was one of the judges chosen by God to deliver Israel when the people fell into the hands of an outside, invading foe. We shoul...
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