Category Archives: Glad Tidings

Abraham’s Audacious Faith

Freeze the scene.  The knife gleams in the blinding sun.  Lifted high above his head, his hand firmly grips the handle, knuckles bulging.  His eyes, open, are intensely focused on the object of his aim.  Isaac bound, looks up in fear, knowing his father has made up his mind.  A little further out, a ram…
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Hungering

I think that the next beatitude in our path is Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” There are quite a few ways that you can interpret this verse, and I am just going to give you the one that I think is the best. It…
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Yahweh is Leading the Expedition – Are You Following?

In the Old Testament there are three books (Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther) that are historical records between 538 BC and 415 BC. These books record the time at the end of the 70 year period of exile of the Jews from Jerusalem. Around 538 BC, King Cyrus was the ruler of Persia.  One priest, Ezra,…
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Hellenism and Christianity, Part 6: Trinity

God’s proper name, Yahweh, occurs almost seven thousand times in the Old Testament, and hundreds of times, we are told that Yahweh is God. In the New Testament, we learn that Jesus is the Son of God and our Lord and Savior. A few times, Jesus told someone he was the Christ, but most often,…
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