Hall of Faith: Moses, was flawed

            Last week, we ended the book of Genesis with a look at Joseph. The next person listed in the Hall of Faith is Moses, who picks up the story of the Israelite’s several hundred years later, in the book of Exodus. In the Hall of Faith, Moses story is summed up as “ By faith […]

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Second Chances: Moses

We’ve been discussing people in the Bible who received a second chance.  We’ve already taken a look at the second chances Jonah, Job and Rahab received.  Today we’re going to take a look at Moses. Moses was actually given three chances.  We first meet Moses as an infant, who should have been killed at birth.  However, his mother saved him […]

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Peter, His Legacy

This is our final session with Peter and an eyewitness to the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Last week, we took a look at the transfiguration and Pentecost.  Today, let’s take a few more looks at Peter’s ministry. Acts 12 tells us, “Peter, therefore, was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God […]

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Peter, After the Transfiguration

As we saw last week, Peter and the other disciples saw Jesus at least three times after the resurrection.  Jesus reaffirmed Peter’s denial of him, by asking “lovest thou me” and commanding Peter to “command his sheep”. So, what happened to Peter next? Acts 1 tells of the Transfiguration where Jesus was raised into heaven.  Those that were present are […]

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Zacharias and Elisabeth: Zacharias Praises God

Last week, we witnessed the birth of John the Baptist.  Everyone that was present was filled with fear and wonder at the work of God, even when they did not understand what He was doing. Zacharias and Elisabeth have named their child John.  With this announcement, Zacharias was finally able to speak.  Upon being able to speak, the first thing […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Miracles and Healing

Working of Miracles—1 Corinthians 12:28 says “then miracles”.  When we think of miracles the first miracles that usually come to mind are those of Jesus.  These miracles proved his power and that He was the son of God.  However, other miracles were also performed throughout the Bible such as Elijah and Elisha raising from the dead, Daniel in the lions […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Teachers and Pastors

A while back, I had a conversation about the gifts of the spirit.  This was a topic already on my mind and I thought this would be a good time to delve into the gifts of the spirits mentioned in scripture.  I’ve done my best to group them together by common characteristics, as we discuss them over the next two […]

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Worshiping with Fasting

At Lent, many individuals give up a vice or habit for the 40 days.  This is a form of worship and praising God with our bodies. Others fast in order to lose weight or detoxifying their bodies. The scriptures often discuss fasting and prayer.   Some of these verses include: Acts 13:2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the […]

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Hall of Faith: Amram and Jochebed, they Trusted

Moses parents were listed in the Hall of Faith. “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a goodly child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” {Hebrews 11:23} Moses mother was named Jochebed, which means God is glory. She is described as a daughter of Levi, […]

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Hall of Faith: Rahab, She Changed

Rahab was in the promised land when the Israelite’s took possession of the land. She and her family are the only people saved during the invasion. The story of Rahab is found in the book of Joshua. The name Rahab means spacious. Rahab’s story is found in that of the Israelite’s. The chosen people of God are searching out the […]

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Hall of Faith: Joshua, was Encouraged

When Moses died, he handed his duties over to Joshua, who had been with him for a long time. Joshua was mentored by Moses. He could not have asked for any better training than under Moses. Joshua means “God {Yahweh} is my salvation”. We are told that Joshua is the son of Nun. Moses charged Joshua with selecting and commanding […]

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Hall of Faith: Joseph, Prepared the Way

  Joseph was the son of Jacob, and his father’s favorite son. This is because he was the oldest son of his mother, Rachael. If you’ll remember from the story of Jacob, that Rachael was his favorite wife. Joseph was the eleventh of Jacob’s twelve sons. His mother, Rachael, died giving birth to his brother Benjamin. The name Joseph means […]

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How to show God’s love to your neighbor

The Pharisees, part of the religious leaders of the day, enjoyed finding ways in which they thought they could trip Jesus up. They devised questions they felt would entrap him. However, Jesus was perfect and knew exactly how to answer. So, the Pharisees schemed to come up with another way to trap Jesus. They asked him “what is the greatest […]

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