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Galatians 1

Galatians 1

Galatians 1 – Freedom.  Across this globe, there is a longing for freedom from tyranny.  There is a desire to be free from the underbelly of sex trafficking.  There…

Exodus 40

Exodus 40

Exodus 40 – Over and over through this chapter we read, “… as the Lord had commanded.” Obedience plain and simple. For many chapters God laid out…

Exodus 39

Exodus 39

Exodus 39 – The details have been exact.  Each area of the Tabernacle has been carefully instructed and laid out with care by God Himself.  This went…

Exodus 37

Exodus 37

Exodus 37 – There are many key tabernacle pieces listed to be constructed under the direction of God and carried out by Bezalel.  Each had specific purpose…

Exodus 31

Exodus 31

Exodus 31 – Hebrew tradition Rabbinical literature states he was only 13 years old when he completed his task.  But it would be by this age he…

Exodus 30

Exodus 30

Exodus 30 – The details were exact.  Through all of these descriptions of the tabernacle and all  the furnishings God was revealing to His people this was…

Exodus 29

Exodus 29

Exodus 29 – From the beginning we get a glimpse of God’s design for sacrifice. Consecration. This word was translated ‘hallow’ and meant distinct, holy, and set…

Exodus 27

Exodus 27

Exodus 27 – Most fascinating.  The Hebrew word for altar is killing place. Just this fact alone struck me.  Most churches have some form of an altar….

Exodus 26

Exodus 26

Exodus 26 – The details are astonishing.  God’s instructions for the Tabernacle are incredibly thorough down to the type of material on the curtains.  I find it…

Exodus 25

Exodus 25

Exodus 25 – For the next 6 chapters God will instruct Moses and the people with detailed directives on the building of a tabernacle. Following these will…

Exodus 24

Exodus 24

Exodus 24 – It was a moment for Israel of a solemn ceremony where they agreed to the covenant between themselves and God.  It was a moment of…

Exodus 21

Exodus 21

Exodus 21 – Everything we do has consequences.  Everything.  Whether good or bad, our decisions cause ripple effects of something else. We move into various laws given…

Exodus 20

Exodus 20

Exodus 20 – For 400 years the Israelites lived in Egypt; a land filled with many deities and gods.  Although they had kept their heritage potentially they could…

Exodus 19

Exodus 19

Exodus 19 – 3 months into their journey, after walking through the Red Sea they traveled the desert and found themselves at the foot of Mount Sinai. …

Exodus 18

Exodus 18

Exodus 18 – Jethro was not an Israelite.  Making a sudden reappearance in the story, the timing was everything.  As he was not of the Jewish race,…

Exodus 16

Exodus 16

Exodus 16 – Difficult circumstances lead to stress.  More often than not, when a difficult situation inundates us, it is all we think about, talk of and even…

Exodus 14

Exodus 14

Exodus 14 – The crossing of the Israelites of the Red Sea most people know about.  And who can forget Charlton Heston as Moses in the epic…

Exodus 10

Exodus 10

Exodus 10 – The continued hardening of Pharaoh’s heart had also blinded him to the living God.  Destruction beyond what was even imagined had come in waves. …

Exodus 9

Exodus 9

Exodus 9 – Patience and obedience – 2 words that are challenges for any of us.  People say, ‘Don’t pray for patience because God will throw you…

Exodus 8

Exodus 8

Exodus 8 – Plagues rained down heavily upon the Egyptians due to Pharaoh’s hard heart.  What began with the Nile turning to blood, was followed by frogs,…

Exodus 7

Exodus 7

Exodus 7 – There is the saying, “You may be the only Jesus people see.”  I think sometimes the reality of this phrase gets lost in the…

Exodus 6

Exodus 6

Exodus 6 – There are many times God calls us to a task far greater than we believe can be accomplished.  Just think of the prayers you…

Exodus 5

Exodus 5

Exodus 5 – To get a better idea of how daring the entire request Moses made to Pharaoh was, it’s important to understand the thinking and theology of…

Exodus 4

Exodus 4

Exodus 4 – Sometimes God calls us back to the very places we have fled or even were delivered from.  Now, hear me out on this.  We…

Exodus 3

Exodus 3

Exodus 3 – “Where can I go from Your Spirit?  Where can I flee from Your presence?” – Psalm 139:7 40 years of Moses’ life he was…

Exodus 2

Exodus 2

Exodus 2 – Even in the highest oppression, God has a plan.  Hang on to that thought if you are currently struggling and questioning what is transpiring. …

Exodus 1

Exodus 1

Exodus 1 – Affliction brings 2 results:  Growth or Resignation. As the magnificent story of the Israelites freedom from Egyptian bondage unravels through the book of Exodus,…

Judges 21

Judges 21

Judges 21 – The people of Israel went from mess to mess all based upon their own thinking.  From this crazy story there was no forward thought, long term…

Judges 20

Judges 20

Judges 20 – All of Israel gathered together in order to figure out how to handle the vile situation concerning the men of Gibeah.  Ultimately, civil war would breakout…

Judges 19

Judges 19

Judges 19 – In a horrifying scene of events, we get a picture for just how bad it has gotten within Israel. It would not be as surprising to…

Judges 18

Judges 18

Judges 18 – During the taking of the land under Joshua, the Danites were given land to meet their needs.  However, this tribe failed to follow God’s direction and…

Judges 17

Judges 17

Judges 17 – It is the strangest of stories.  Judges 17 sets the table for the remaining chapters with Israel’s moral decline and the people following their own ways…

Judges 16

Judges 16

Judges 16 – We like to compartmentalize.  We take things, events and push them back into compartments of our mind where we simply don’t deal with them any longer. …

Judges 15

Judges 15

Judges 15 – Samson continued to act within the flesh.  Driven by his own wants and desires, when things didn’t go his way, he took matters into his own…

Judges 14

Judges 14

Judges 14 – Samson saw with his eyes, wanted in his heart and in the end did what he wanted.  To me, it’s interesting this is the first story…

Judges 13

Judges 13

Judges 13 – The cycle of sinfulness continued.  The Israelites left God, followed their own terms, judgment came, they repented.  This circular theme is found over and over again in the…