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Ruth: God Provides a Kinsman Redeemer

by Pastor Timothy

Note: This Study #10 is from our ongoing Bible Study series through the Old Testament. Introduction and Outline The historical setting of this little book is the notorious time of the Judges. As our last study noted, that period was one of great darkness, rebellion and sin against God. Yet, the book of Ruth shows […]

Judges: Rebellion; Judgment; Plea For Mercy; Deliverance

by Pastor Timothy

Note: This Study #9 is from our ongoing Bible Study series through the Old Testament. Key Verse: “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges 17:6; 21:25 Introduction-Chapter 1-3:6 Narrative of the Judges-3:7-Chapter 16 Description of the Disastrous Social and Spiritual […]

Look At Me in the Eye!

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I have been slowly reading through Edward Welch’s A Small Book for the Anxious Heart. So far, I have been challenged and blessed. Welch rightly emphasizes that looking to Scripture as a means of combatting sinful anxiety and fear is one of our greatest sources of hope and strength. However, he also admits that sometimes […]

Help for Abounding Hope

by Pastor Timothy

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13 The first 13 verses of Romans supply believers in Christ with great grounds for hope. True hope is part of the Christian’s DNA. Yet, it can […]

Responding to Christ’s Incarnation

by Pastor Timothy

1 Timothy 3:16 says, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…” Awe. Wonder. Praise. Profound worship. These are the right, appropriate responses to this amazing condescension of God the Son. He whose glory shines so brightly humbled Himself to walk in a sin-stained earth. He whom angels […]

Emmanuel!

by Pastor Timothy

I don’t believe that we really know the exact day of the birth of Jesus Christ. Religious traditions have put it on December 25th. It is very doubtful He was actually born on that day. Here is the most important fact: He was born! We know there are negatives to this season, but I personally […]

Genesis: A Great Promise

by Pastor Timothy

Note: This Old Testament Survey Study #3 is from an ongoing Bible Study series through the Old Testament. Genesis is the book of beginnings. God reveals Himself in this book as the Creator of all things. We find in this book the first man, the first woman, the first family, the first sin, the first […]

The Big Picture of the Old Testament

by Pastor Timothy

Note: The following is from our Wednesday Bible studies. Why the Old Testament? Ceremonial washings. Unusual (to modern ears) customs. Risqué details of scandalous sin.  Thousands upon thousands of bloody animal sacrifices. Poetry and songs. Rare stories. Long prophetic books with strange imagery. Long (did we say long!) genealogies. But, rest assured there is great […]

Nahum: Comfort From a Jealous God

by Pastor Timothy

Nahum has been called the sequel to Jonah. The subject matter of both short prophetic books involves the Assyrian empire and its great capital, Nineveh. Jonah highlighted the mercy of God towards a cruel people as they repented of their sins and cried out to God for mercy. Nahum, however, emphasizes the righteous judgment that […]

A Lesson In Compassion

by Pastor Timothy

After all the mercy that God had shown Jonah, we find in chapter 4 that Jonah needs mercy yet again. Is this just common to Jonah? Hardly. Every believer has need of God’s mercy and longsuffering again and again and again. Having said that, it is still rather jarring to find where Jonah’s heart and […]