God uses us, his sinful people, for his purposes.

Kim Riddlebarger concludes a sermon on the life of Samson, from Judges 15-16 As for application for us today, there is much to learn from the life of Samson. No question, his allegiance is to YHWH. No question, his sin–especially his dalliances with Philistine women–was his undoing. Like Israel during the time of the Judges, … More God uses us, his sinful people, for his purposes.

Divine exasperation

Judges 10-12 is our Bible reading passage for today.  In Judges 10:10-16 we read: And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against you, because we have forsaken our God and have served the Baals.” And the Lord said to the people of Israel, “Did I not save you … More Divine exasperation

When we look at the life of a man like Abimelech we see not Christ, but his opposite

Thus God returned the evil of Abimelech, which he committed against his father in killing his seventy brothers. And God also made all the evil of the men of Shechem return on their heads, and upon them came the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal. —Judges 9:56-57 Pastor Kim Riddlebarger comments on Judges 9: The … More When we look at the life of a man like Abimelech we see not Christ, but his opposite

Grant us eyes to see

Kim Riddlebarger asks, “What, then, should we take with us from this section of Mark?” [Chapter 3:20-35] The very fact that so many different and diverse people witnessed the miracles of Jesus with their own eyes and yet did not understand his mission or understand who he was, should remind all of us that unless God … More Grant us eyes to see

Cities of Refuge Point to Christ, Our Great High Priest

Having just celebrated Jesus’ death and resurrection, it is exciting to have passages of Scripture that point us to Christ.  Sometimes verses jump right off the page at us, even though we have read it before and didn’t see it.  Such was the case when I first read about the cities of refuge.  But in … More Cities of Refuge Point to Christ, Our Great High Priest