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Genesis

Genesis 6:3 | Can Satan Thwart God’s Plans?

God knows everything. There is nothing new for Him to learn. That idea is not really comprehensible for me because I spend every day learning something new and the more I learn the more I realize how little I actually know. As […]

James

James 1:2 | You do not have because…

The book of James has some harsh words about who we really are and how it impacts our relationship with God. The wonderful part with his harsh plain-spokenness is that it is clear to the one who wants to draw near to […]

Luke

Luke 2:22 | Family Life of Jesus

Jesus was once a child and the Bible communicates two fundamental truths about his childhood that we as children and parents would do well to carry out in our own families. First as parents it is our job to raise our children […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 12:11 | Discipline is Peaceful

Obeying the rules and submitting to the authority of others is very difficult. Many times we do not like the people who have authority and even worse we may not respect them as individuals. For children and teens this is even more […]

Genesis

Genesis 3:24 | Expatriates No More

How did we get here? People hate each other. The political is so emotional that people can’t stand to be around each other. Wars between neighboring countries are ongoing. Citizens in cities are not safe to be out on the town without […]

Genesis

Genesis 2:1 | God is Done, but not Finished

If you have ever created or made something you made it for a purpose. Maybe it was a work of art and you made it to be admired and looked up on. Maybe you made something functional to fix a broken item. […]

Genesis

Genesis 5:24 | Enoch Abducted by God

Genesis the first book of the Bible has a long list of the patriarchs of the pre flood world. In this list the author casually passes over the seventh from Adam, Enoch, with a unique statement. Enoch walked with God, and he […]

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 5:8 | Why God?

One objection to God that has gathered my attention lately is the question why would God allow suffering and death. Why the loss of a child? Why death from covid? How could God do such a thing especially when one sees the […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 13:13 | Why God?

The mantra of the church in modern times is that God is love. Jesus loves. This view is taken to such extents that now the question arises… If God is love, how can he allow such evil in this world? And we […]