When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … More “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.”
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay……..And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of … More Pastor John, please preach this sermon at my funeral!
In Romans 15:20-21 Paul states, …thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.” Vernacular Video Mission International (VVMI) is reaching out to those … More To preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named
Our passage from Deuteronomy mentions “God testing us.” The Bible tells us that a believer is like gold or silver that must be “tried” in a furnace to remove all the impurities in the metal. What is that process of refining silver? Psalm 66:10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as … More “Refining”: A process of being tested and tried
The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. —Deuteronomy 13:3-4 In our passage … More Tests you do not want to fail
Ever wonder where the saying, “Be sure your sin will find you out” comes from? In Numbers 32, we read of the tribes of Reuben and Gad making a request of Moses to be allowed to stay with all their livestock and not go across the Jordan with the rest of the people. But Moses … More Be sure of this
If Moses had an iPhone calendar app, the alarm would sound often. Today’s reading of Numbers 28-30 caused my head to spin a bit. I can hardly imagine keeping track of all the offerings required: daily, Sabbath, monthly and special holidays. Here’s some help from the notes section (Numbers 28-29) of the ESV Study Bible … More Would Moses have benefitted from a calendar app?