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Two points you might not know about Genesis

Imagine having gone through one of the most challenging experiences of your life.  You might ask (like millions before you have), “Where was God in all of the mess/challenge/disaster”?   Now imagine that someone said everything that you had lost (health/spouse/freedom/job/etc.) does not spell the end.  Why?  Because there is a way out as you respond […]

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Six Reasons why Abraham is a January Role Model

With a new year, who better to look at biblically than Abraham, that Scriptural template for new starts.  His life spans 14 chapters in the book of Genesis (from 11 – 25) and weaves an extraordinary story of faithfulness, mistakes, and renewed efforts.  I’ve loved reviewing the sweeping events of this Patriarch of Israel’s life, […]

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A Surprise Lesson from Joshua

The burning bush and Red Sea parting may be some of the most well-known stories of the Hebrew Bible.  But do we realize Joshua had his own exceptional signs of God’s guiding presence?  This came to light recently while rereading Joshua. Some quick background:  Moses had finished his role leading the Children of Israel from […]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran: Why they’re important

Most Bible students are familiar with the archaeological discovery in 1947* of the Dead Sea Scrolls but may not be clear as to why this was such an important find.   It’s because this discovery – called the greatest manuscript uncovering of all time — provides a priceless look into the history of Judaism, how the […]

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