2018 Issues

Guilty— or Not?

Overcoming Guilt “A just man falleth seven times and riseth up again” (Proverbs 24:16). Listen to audio  Some of us have lived unsavory, perhaps even sordid, lives prior to coming to Christ. As we grow in the Lord, the gravity of our sins becomes increasingly apparent. It can be a struggle to believe forgiveness truly applies to us. This can be especially true when we find ourselves, well into our Christian journey, still doing battle with our sinful tendencies. Perhaps, we had expected []

Idolatry and the Danites

A Long-Standing Error “And they set them up Micah’s graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh” (Judges 18:31). by David Rice Listen to audio  After the narrative about Samson, the book of Judges appends three narratives that do not pertain to any particular judge. These narratives occurred earlier in the sequence of Judges, before Samson. However, they are appended at the end of the book, followed by the story of Ruth, before proceeding []

More to Learn

Still Some New Rich Gem Appears Some supplemental archaeological, typical, and character details are suggested here. Listen to audio  Deborah: Barak’s forces were in the north on Mt. Tabor, while Sisera was coming on the north side of the Carmel mountain range. Thus, Deborah could see storm clouds coming from the south and call Barak to battle; when the Canaanite forces saw clouds it was too late. Similarly, we need to look to heaven for direction, not to the world. Gideon: Seasons of oppression []

In the Beginning

The Minor Prophets — Part 2 Listen to audio  While their messages were generally shorter, the last 12 prophets of the Old Testament were anything but minor. Their prophecies speak of the punishment due to Judah and the surrounding nations because of their idolatry and unrighteousness. They describe aspects of the great trouble or shaking that God will use to bring this present evil world to an end. They prophesy about the building of God’s spiritual temple (Christ and the church) during the Gospel age, []