Joseph’s story: God’s plan, providence and purposes

Sin.  Betrayal.  Evil.  Joseph’s brothers’ evil intentions to kill him shaped his life forever. The consequences from their actions are part of his history.  Joseph doesn’t excuse their behavior or act as if it never happened. BUT he sees God’s hand in his brothers’ treachery. He believes that God was working His purpose out through their sinful … More Joseph’s story: God’s plan, providence and purposes

God grants repentance and gets the glory!

When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.” —Acts 11:18 ESV God Granted Gentiles Glory to God! The Greek word for “Gentiles” is ethne, and is often translated “nations.” The early church, made up of mostly new … More God grants repentance and gets the glory!

A favorite Bible verse about a smoking fire pot?

R.C. Sproul says Genesis 15:17 is his all-time favorite verse… “When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. “ Hmmm….  There must be some mistake…. Really?  Smoking fire pot? Really?  Flaming torch? Let’s look at the context of the passage. … More A favorite Bible verse about a smoking fire pot?

Repent!

    Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, (Acts 3:19-20 ESV) Today,  in the readings from Matthew 3 and Act 3, we read the same call to … More Repent!

We all need grace

According to this song, popularized by the Statler Brothers, Well the Lord looked down from his window in the sky And said I created man but I don’t remember why Nothin’ but fightin’ since creation day I’ll send a little water and I’ll wash’em all away So the Lord came down to look around a … More We all need grace