What would you say if the Lord publicly called you a dog? It actually happened once. And we can see the faith of a Canaanite woman who had the perfect reply to one of the Bible's most "terrible parables.
When studying the Bible, you’ll find the earliest altars, the ones that we will use as a visual in this study, were just a pile of rocks. What can we know about them?
I suggest that there are some amazing parallels to the ancient altar in the New Testament. Today, we’re specifically going to look at the parallels between the ancient altars and the family altar. This will be a slow burn, and I invite you to pay special attention as we begin with ancient altars and create parallels for our families. Let’s begin!
In Ezekiel 18, the prophet addresses a cliché, a proverb, that the Judean captives are using to describe their condition: “the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.”
The Lord expresses shock that anyone would think that He would punish one generation for the sins of another generation. In His response He gives two reasons why this proverb is wrong. Both of the reasons are important and timeless. We need to understand these today.
Jeremiah 29:11 reads: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
When initially reading this verse , it is encouraging because it indicates that God has a plan for us, and those plans will allow for us to prosper, giving us hope for the future. For example, if a person has a bad day, after reading this the conclusion might be that tomorrow will be better because God has a plan for them. While this interpretation is not entirely incorrect, it is incomplete.
Many scholars believe Jeremiah 29:11 to be one of the most misinterpreted verses in the bible in the way that it is often used in our society. Further study into this verse reveals a deeper message that carries multiple lessons.
Do you try to close the sale or plant the seed? Join guest Bob Cunningham and Jonathan Edwards discuss some practical tips and Scriptural insight on how every person can improve as a personal evangelist to their family and friends.
How in the world could the early church's greatest persecutor ever become her greatest preacher? Only by the grace of God. Join Jonathan and guest Bob Loudermilk talk about one of the most cherished conversion stories of all time.
Hate is such a strong word. Yet there are certain things that God hates! How can we reconcile a loving God who hates? Join father and son (Doug and Jonathan) as they consider Proverbs 6:16-19.
Murmuring can seem like such an insignificant activity, but it is a dripping water that can slowly break down rock solid faith. Join Jonathan and guest Justin Owen discuss the murmuring of the Israelites wandering int he wilderness, and how we can avoid their same troubles today.
Have you ever heard of the Biblical concept of "providence"? And if you have, is the Pharaoh's daughter the first person to come to your mind when you think of it? Join Brett Hickey (www.letthebiblespeak.com) and Jonathan Edwards discuss how providence works and how this ancient princess shows the power of God's providence.
What does it mean to live with dignity? Or to die with dignity? Join Greg Gay and Jonathan Edwards discuss the concept of dignity (and false dignity), as well as how Christians can grow old and face death with the dignity that is found in Christ.
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