Articles in the Bible Study category

Receiving Tithes and Offerings Post-Covid


I've always had a funny feeling about the way that we collect tithes and offerings at church. What happens in most churches (of all denominations that I've attended), is that there is a part of the service where the elder or the pastor gets up and has a short appeal …

Jesus is a Defense Attorney, Not a Prosecuting Attorney


I was listening to Steps to Christ yesterday, and these two paragraphs got me thinking:

Satan led men to conceive of God as a being whose chief attribute is stern justice, one who is a severe judge, a harsh, exacting creditor. He pictured the Creator as a being who is …

Is Being Planted on the Rock Always a Good Thing?


Matthew 7:24-27 tells the story of the wise man that built his house on a rock, and the foolish man that built his house on the sand. The upshot is that the foolish man had no foundation, so when the rains came down, his house was washed away. The …

Judges 19 to 21 — Redemption


In Judges 19, we are introduced to three characters:

  1. A Levite who dwells in the mountains of Ephraim
  2. Benjamite men from the city of Gibeah
  3. A woman from Bethlehem in the tribe of Judah

After reading Judges 19 through 21, one might conclude that God hates women, and that God …

Judges 19 to 21 — Prophetic Interpretation


One of the amazing things that I have found about the Bible is that it a thematically consistent book. It has over 40 authors on three continents spanning 15 centuries that all have the same message. In this post, we will examine how Judges 19 foretells the story of Jesus …

Judges 19 to 21 — Right in His Own Eyes


Judges 19:1 and Judges 21:25 both have a similar phrase in them: "In those days there was no king in Israel." Judges 21:25 adds the phrase "every man did what was right in his own eyes."

In Bible-study circles, we refer to a story that is bookended …

Judges 19 to 21 — Introduction


Judges 19-21 is a weird passage. I've read through it before in some Bible study groups in the past, and each time I've gone through it, I've thought to myself, "what in the world is this story doing in the Bible. What morals am I supposed to glean from this …

Sabbaths in an Election


Elections are a stressful season. It is during this time that both political parties sink billions(!) of dollars into promoting their own candidate, and (perhaps more frequently) accusing their opponents. It's a season where you see the least loving, least charitable, and least Christian behaviors in people who ought to …

How Should You Vote?


Mail in ballots are arriving at Californian homes all over the state. As millions of Californians cast their votes, I thought I'd put some of my own thoughts about voting here.

First, we have a tendency to believe that the course of America lies in Washington DC. My reading of …

How to Pray for President Trump


At the time of writing this article, President Donald Trump and many other prominent Republican leaders are sick with COVID-19. While some are rejoicing in this turn of events, and are hoping that he dies before the election, this attitude is not biblical.

In Daniel 2:21 and Romans 13 …

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