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8 March 2018 Bible Reading

On Nisan 10, a one-year-old, unblemished male lamb is chosen for the Passover by each household. In 33 AD, Nisan 10 fell on Palm Monday, the day Jesus entered Jerusalem. […]

7 March 2018 Bible Reading

Those serving in the Tabernacle were required to keep themselves clean in many ways. Their service was even limited to their prime years. The detail surrounding the Tabernacle and the […]

6 March 2018 Bible Reading

A person taking a Nazirite vow would keep themselves separate and apart in three ways: abstaining from wine, not cutting their hair, and remaining ceremonially clean by avoiding contact with […]

5 March 2018 Bible Reading

Our God is a God of order – He designed us to function best under conditions of divine organization. As God organized the Israelites under the Mosaic Covenant, so He […]

4 March 2018 Bible Reading

Jesus clearly understood that “open ears”, or motivation for learning, was critical for learning. Numbers 2-3:51 2 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 2 “The children of Israel […]

3 March 2018 Bible Reading

Today’s reading takes us into the book of Numbers – quite an accomplishment for all of you who are keeping up! Picture the preparation required for a week-long camping trip. […]

2 March 2018 Bible Reading

Jesus explained the humbling sacrifice he would be making. Ironically, the next request from James and John was for a place of honor. Leviticus 25:47-27:13 47 “‘If an alien or […]

1 March 2018 Bible Reading

The table of showbread was made of acacia wood overlaid with gold. It measured 3 feet by 1.5 feet and was 2 feet, 3 inches high. It stood on the […]

28 February 2018 Bible Reading

I was once asked to officiate at a funeral. I remember being nervous because the deceased’s grand-daughter was a train wreck. She was notoriously late to church services (had never […]

27 February 2018 Bible Reading

Through His laws, God begins to help His people distinguish themselves from the rest of the world. Leviticus 20:22-22:16 22 “‘You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my […]

26 February 2018 Bible Reading

As shameful as it may seem that the Israelites would sacrifice their children to the pagan god Molech, could there be a parallel abomination involving children today? Leviticus 19-20:21 19 […]

25 February 2018 Bible Reading

As part of the atonement or cleansing process, the Israelites were commanded to deny themselves. One specific way they were to set themselves apart was by resting from all work. […]

24 February 2018 Bible Reading

Traditions are not the problem. Our condemnation of others for not following our traditions can be the issue. Leviticus 15-16:28 15 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 2 […]

23 February 2018 Bible Reading

Leprosy is caused by the Mycobacterium Leprae bacteria. The disease takes its name from the Latin lepra, which means “scaly”. It causes an infection affecting the skin, nerves, eyes and […]

22 February 2018 Bible Reading

Today’s reading in Mark brings out an interesting point: people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching. They had practiced organized religion all of their lives. Religion filled their days and they […]

21 February 2018 Bible Reading

The children of Israel were to be a people set apart for God. They were to be different. Some food regulations seem intuitive and were followed in many cultures, while […]