Exodus 19: Before the Ten Commandments

By Jim Barringer Exodus 19 is a very interesting but often overlooked chapter. Maybe that’s inevitable, with the way it’s nestled right before one of the most-read and most-quoted chapters in the whole Old Testament, Exodus 20, which contains the Ten Commandments. Yet I don’t think that those Ten can be properly understood without …

That Christ Would Use Us

By Patrick Roberts God is determined to accomplish His otherworldly goals. He has always and will always prevail over mankind’s mortal restraints. For us who follow Christ, this means that His unshakable holiness (set-apartness) is our most fundamental, daily source of hope as we continue to live in this sinful world. God must be independent [...]

FEAR Looming Like a Horrible Storm on Your Horizon There Is Help

FEAR Looming Like a Horrible Storm on Your Horizon There Is Help By Marijo Phelps What if I have an accident on the wintry roads? What if I lose my job? What if my husband gets laid off? What if the kids get a horrible disease? What if someone is breaking into the house tonight? [...]

Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe by CS Lewis

Before I believed in God, a pastor gave me a book that had an essay called “Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe” is by CS Lewis. It was a philosophical and logical discussion. It was fascinating. Although it did not convince me that God exists, it certainly was thought [...]

The Value of a Human: An exploration

The Value of a Human: An exploration By Jim Barringer What are you worth? Where does your value come from; how can you know for sure that you have any at all; and how can you find out what it is? I have a few propositions to bounce off you. When I say value, I [...]

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