Monthly Archive: March 2016

Mar 26 2016

Week 12: Judges & Ruth

Not a picture of Bethlehem, but it does display the beauty, fruitfulness and peacefulness of the book of Ruth!

The book of Ruth has no miracles, while the book of Judges had gobs! The book of Ruth has no villains, while the book of Judges are replete with them. The book of Ruth is life as usual for a few individuals, while the book of Judges is the roller coaster ride of tribes and nations. …

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Mar 12 2016

Week 11: Joshua the Overcomer

Joshua and the Israelites marching around the walls of Jericho

The book of Joshua begins the part of the Old Testament referred to as the Historical Books (Joshua – Esther). It tells the account of the 12 tribes of Israel moving into the Promised Land. It should depict for us today, not an edict to go in to foreign territories and occupy them, but rather, an example …

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Mar 05 2016

Week 10: Deuteronomy: Moses’ Last Days

Moses blowing the horn

Today we are closing out the Torah by looking at the Book of Deuteronomy or Second Law (which is really just the first law, repeated and further explained for the nomadic Israelites who are getting ready to be land owners!). This is also where we bid Moses farewell and gladly see the noble, courageous, faithful …

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