Creeping, slowly and steadily, unbelief was ready to pounce on the early Jewish believers. They were, after all, outcasts in their culture, for their acceptance of Jesus as Messiah made them different, societal pariahs. So the author of Hebrews compared their generation to Moses'. (6 Minutes/1100 Words) Read More
Hebrews 11:23-28 -- Jesus Is Better #18 -- Jesus Creates People Of Faith, part 4 Read More
Paul wanted the Ephesians to pray more effectively for him and his preaching ministry (Ephesians 6:18-20). Here, he concludes his letter by telling them Tychicus is coming. Tychicus would report to the Ephesians about Paul's imprisonment, which would help them pray more intelligently. (5 Minutes/900 Words) Read More
While writing to the church about the proper handling of liberties, Paul encouraged his readers to develop a lot of dead friends. What I mean is, he thought the endurance required for the Christian life requires a relationship with the characters of the Old Testament. He saw the pages of his Bible as a limitless source of encouragement for the modern life of faith. (8 Minutes/1600 Words) Read More
A few years into the new church age, Jerusalem was still its only location. It would take a decade or so for the gospel to break into the Gentile world, and the early years of the church were mainly spent growing and forming in the same city in which Christ died and was buried and rose and ascended. As the number of believers increased, so did the complexity of ministry. (15 Minutes/1800 Words) Read More
Moses had already counted the days of man. Earlier in his psalm, he’d said a man gets seventy or eighty years. This is the rule of thumb. There, the days are counted.
But once counted, man must number them well...
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Moses did not know. Quite simply, he had enjoyed God. Face to face in interaction, like friends...
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