Revelation 3:14-22 Laodicea

Revelation 3:14-22 Laodicea is the seventh church that Jesus asks John to write to in the book of Revelation. Though these seven churches were actual churches in John’s time, I can’t help but think they also represent many churches of today. Regarding the church of Laodicea, Jesus says that they are lukewarm. They are notContinue reading “Revelation 3:14-22 Laodicea”

God Uses Bad for Good

Genesis 27 through 28:9 Rebekah (wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau) forms a plan for Jacob to trick his father into giving him the blessing saved for his eldest son (Esau). Jacob goes along with it and steals his brother’s blessings: heaven’s dew, the earth’s richness, an abundance of grain and newContinue reading “God Uses Bad for Good”

Genesis Chp. 25 Don’t Be an Esau

After Sarah’s death, Abraham married Keturah. She bore him several more children whom he sent to live in the east, away from Isaac. Though he gave gifts to these children while still living, Isaac was the one to whom he left everything. Abraham lived to the ripe old age of 175 years, satisfied with hisContinue reading “Genesis Chp. 25 Don’t Be an Esau”

The Ultimate Sacrifice My Bible Blog: Genesis 22

What would you give up for God? Would you give up your favorite sin? Would you give up your family? Would you even give up Sundays? Most of us are too weak to give up any of these, even Sundays.  There once came a day when God asked Abraham to give up the most preciousContinue reading “The Ultimate Sacrifice My Bible Blog: Genesis 22”

My Bible Blog: Genesis 21:22-34

While Hagar and Ishmael were wandering in the wilderness of Beersheba, Abraham and King Abimelech were having their own squabbles. Apparently, unbeknownst to him, Abimelech’s men had seized Abraham’s well. They worked out their differences, however, and made a covenant with each other at Beersheeba. Abraham planted a Tamarisk tree to mark the spot andContinue reading “My Bible Blog: Genesis 21:22-34”

My Bible Blog: Genesis 21:9-21

Abraham’s Sarah was finally given a son, the son God had long-promised. Her happiness knew no bounds until jealousy reared its ugly head when Ishmael, (Abraham’s son with Hagar), was caught mocking Sarah and her new child. As a result, Sarah demanded Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away.  Abraham was hesitant—after all, Ishmael wasContinue reading “My Bible Blog: Genesis 21:9-21”

My Bible Blog: Genesis 21:1-8

God finally fulfilled a long-awaited promise to Sarah. The promise of a child. In their old age, she conceived and bore Abraham a son, in God’s own appointed time. This son was Isaac, whose name means laughter. Abraham circumcised him at eight days old, as God had commanded.  Sometimes it’s hard to wait on God’sContinue reading “My Bible Blog: Genesis 21:1-8”

My Bible Blog: Genesis 20

We’ve heard it said that history repeats itself. Well, only twenty chapters into the first book of the bible, Abraham is already repeating his mistakes. Remember back in Genesis 12 when Abraham told his wife to say she was his sister so that the Egyptians wouldn’t kill him and take her (they would just takeContinue reading “My Bible Blog: Genesis 20”

My Bible Blog Genesis 19

            The two angels that had been visiting with Abraham and the Lord went into Sodom. Abraham’s nephew, Lot, was sitting at the gate when they entered. He rose to meet them and invited them to stay at his home for the night. That night the men of the city surrounded the house and demanded thatContinue reading “My Bible Blog Genesis 19”