Gifts for His glory

The building of the tabernacle, described in our Bible reading portion for today (Exodus 35-37) required two vital components: goods and services. First, there was a need for the raw materials from which the tabernacle and  all its furnishings were to be made. This included precious metals (gold and silver and bronze), precious stones(onyx), animal … More Gifts for His glory

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!