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Biblical Authorship & Inspiration

When we speak of the Bible, we often speak of authorship and inspiration. But what do we mean by these words and is there a difference? The Bible is the […]

Will Anyone Miss Mohammad Omar?

Mohammad Omar is probably really dead this time. In spite of a long track record of tabloid-like reports of his death stretching back years, there is some broad agreement that […]

Understanding Ramadan

In First Corinthians 9:19-23, Paul explained how he brought the gospel to those of different faiths: 19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a […]

Christian Traits of Love

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  John 14:15 Christians should walk as He walked among us: Christians are to pursue love – Pursue love, and earnestly desire […]

The Smallest of Errors

We live in a world of compromise. The pressure to go along can be overwhelming. Those in the Kingdom who resist innovation are frequently attacked as being intolerant, backward, Pharisaical, […]

This Friday – A Spectacle in the Sky

This Friday, March 20th, we will witness an amazing display of the wonder of Creation. On the Spring Equinox, there will be both a solar eclipse and a Super Moon. […]

Bible 2015: 15 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Zacharias’ praise at the birth of his son John acknowledges the fulfillment of Old Testament prophesy. Numbers 22:21-23:30 21 Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled […]

Bible 2015: 14 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Hundreds of years before Mary humbly glorifies God for the gift she has been given, the Psalmist rejoices at God’s salvation sent from Heaven. Numbers 21-22:20 21 […]

Bible 2015: 13 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: The many laws of sacrifice are still being detailed, even while we read of Christ’s final, perfect sacrifice. Numbers 19-20:29 19 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to […]

Bible 2015: 11 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: The Jewish leadership could not see beyond the politics of the day – they had no appreciation of the nature of the Kingdom. Numbers 15:17-16:40 17 Yahweh […]

Bible 2015: 10 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Once again the children of Israel wish they had remained in Egypt. Numbers 14-15:16 14 All the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people […]

Bible 2015: 9 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Today’s reading in Mark discusses what we refer to as the “Last Supper”, but that term is not biblical. The seder is a rabbinic refinement of the […]

Bible 2015: 8 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: The children of Israel have complained so much that now Moses is complaining to God about their complaining. Numbers 10-11:23 10 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 […]

Bible 2015: 7 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Those serving in the Tabernacle were required to keep themselves clean in many ways. Their service was even limited to their prime years. Numbers 8-9:23 8 Yahweh […]

Bible 2015: 6 March Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: 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 […]