The story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac is one of the most perplexing and controversial narratives in the Bible. On the surface, it seems cruel and immoral for God to ask a father to kill his own child. However, when we look deeper into the story and the context in which it is told, we can see that it is a powerful metaphor for faith, obedience, and ultimate trust in God’s plan.Continue reading HOW COULD GOD ASK ABRAHAM TO KILL HIS SON?
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DISCOVER THE POWER OF PRAYER: TIPS FROM THE BIBLE
Prayer has been a vital part of religious practice for centuries, and it continues to be a powerful tool for connecting with a higher power and finding peace in times of turmoil. The Bible is full of examples of prayer and offers guidance on how to pray effectively. In this article, we will explore the power of prayer and provide tips from the Bible for strengthening your own prayer practice.Continue reading DISCOVER THE POWER OF PRAYER: TIPS FROM THE BIBLE
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (JONAH 4:1-11)
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
2 And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
3 Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (JONAH 4:1-11)
HOW’S YOUR SPIRITUAL MAINTENANCE?
Did you know that the seemingly innocent things in your everyday life can suffocate your spiritual life if you allow it?
A friend of mine said the Lord told her in prayer one day that this nation had become a nation of maintenance men. “You have so many things to maintain,” He told her. “You maintain your house. You maintain your car, your yard, your machines, your hair. . . .Continue reading HOW’S YOUR SPIRITUAL MAINTENANCE?
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (2 CORINTHIANS 11:22-33 “SUFFERING FOR CHIRST”)
22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I
23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (2 CORINTHIANS 11:22-33 “SUFFERING FOR CHIRST”)
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (MARK 14:32-42 “THE PRAYER IN THE GARDEN”)
MARK 14:32-42 – 32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (MARK 14:32-42 “THE PRAYER IN THE GARDEN”)
MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (PRIESTS AND LEVITES)
The priests and Levites were about their work in New Testament times. They are familiar in the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:31).Continue reading MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (PRIESTS AND LEVITES)
THE MERCY SEAT
God promised to be present upon the mercy seat (Exodus 25:22; see also 30:6, 36). The mercy seat was a kind of portable throne, carried along the poles of the ark and complete with an canopy of angel wings. The cherubim faced the center of the seat while their wings overspread if. The picture of God as King of Israel enthroned on the mercy seat is clear no matter where the ark might be: in the wilderness, in battle, or in his tent (the Tabernacle).Continue reading THE MERCY SEAT
SCRIPTURES OF THE DAY (LUKE 12:40-56)
40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.Continue reading SCRIPTURES OF THE DAY (LUKE 12:40-56)
SHAKING JESUS’ FAMILY TREE
The Jews from Matthew’s day would have disagreed. Tradition-minded Jews kept a record of their ancestors partly because certain rights and responsibilities were inherited. Priests descended from Aaron, the brother of Moses. Kings-and the coming Messiah-would descend from David, Israel’s most revered king.Continue reading SHAKING JESUS’ FAMILY TREE