God is at work, even when His people are disobedient and in exile. When the nation of Judah was taken away to Babylon, God was faithful to provide hope for His people. Today’s passage in Daniel highlights God’s great faithfulness as He provides control over the events that take place,
“If Plan A doesn’t work, keep going; there are 25 other letters in the alphabet!” When it came to the final days of the kingdom of Judah, that seemed to be their leadership policy. The kings and leaders were changed almost seemingly at random; yet God continues to demonstrate His
Events of history do not occur in a vacuum. Too often we miss the connections between the Old and New Testament accounts; and then wonder why understanding the Biblical record seems so difficult. Today we trace God’s hand through the course of history in the nation of Judah, particularly among
Grief often strikes with the triple reality that life is short, eternity is real, and death is certain for us all. The follower of Jesus is not immune from grief; but how should we face and deal with grief? Paul’s words to Timothy give us a pattern to follow as
The bold apostles who proclaimed Jesus’ Messiahship at the Feast of Pentecost were not always so convinced. They went through a period of transition – from confused followers to dedicated disciples. Three realities shaped their thinking and lives; and they will transform yours if you will allow it. Notice these
The celebration of Jesus’ resurrection causes one to think of the power and authority held to allow life to be restored. In such a context, the word “impossible” seems out of place; yet Scripture tells us of the impossibility of the events surrounding Jesus’ resurrection – “it was not possible
As we make ready to enter the season of Spring and celebrate Easter, we must remember that the holiday has roots in the Jewish celebration of Passover. We turn our attention to this festival and feast and examine the picture prophesies that are displayed for our learning.
As Paul nears the end of his discussion of the Pathway of Hope, he warns his audience that not everyone they meet along the way will be their friend. Some will appear to be friendly, but hide less than pure motives. As he encourages his readers to continue forward, he