God’s Covenant Promise

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob “By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah … I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore … and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves” (Genesis22:16-18, RVIC). by David Rice Four thousand years ago, God chose Abraham, a man of faith, through whom God would fulfill His intention to bless “all the nations of the earth.” Three ages of God’s Plan []


Joseph, Moses, Joshua “For the LORD our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and who did these great signs in our sight and preserved us through all the way in which we went” (Joshua 24:17. NASB for all scriptures, unless otherwise noted.) by Ernie Kuenzli At its core, the Abrahamic Promise and covenant is a story of deliverance: Abraham’s deliverance from the idolatry of Ur, the deliverance []

Words, Life, and Work

Isaiah, Micah, Joel, Amos “And the redeemed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10. All scriptures from RVIC unless otherwise noted.) By Len Griehs When Abram obeyed God’s call to come out of Ur of the Chaldees into a new land, God promised him that his willing obedience would lead to a blessing for all people []

Them That Fear My Name

Hosea, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Malachi “But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall” (Malachi 4:2, CSB). By Todd Alexander Promises from God such as this are the fact-based evidence that we may use to test our assumptions and to support our commitments to Him. God’s desire expressed by Malachi is that we reverence His name. God invites us []

The First Passover

John’s Testimony “No man ascended to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man” (John 3:13). by Douglas Rawson Four Passover seasons occurred during our Lord’s earthly ministry. These occurred in 30, 31, 32, and 33 AD. These Passovers are found in John 2:13, John 5:1, John 6:4, and John 11:55. Here we consider the first Passover, recorded in John 2:13. This was not the first of all Passovers for Jesus, for he would have observed many []