Tag Archives: Shema

Hagar, the Heeded Victim

God’s empowering response to a slave’s suffering The lives of the patriarchs, storied and famous, are not without casualties. These imperfect humans who would go on to sire the children of Israel lied to, cheated, failed, and, by modern standards, abused others. But it’s here that God invites us to look with Him on the…
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Yahweh, the God of Jesus

https://youtu.be/grx1Uq-m_Vg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Jesus and the Jewish scribe agreed that the Shema defines who God is (Mark 12:29-30). The word echad means “one” not “compound unity”. The scribe interpreted “The LORD is one” to mean “he is one, and there is no other besides him” (Mark 12:32). Jesus denied that was good in…
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Yahweh Versus the Idols

https://youtu.be/LqrdJfeL_zo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Israel could not shake her addiction to idolatry during the period of the judges and the kings (roughly seven centuries). God repeatedly sent prophets to call Israel to forsake idolatry and worship Yahweh alone. Eventually God decided to use the Babylonian empire to punish his people for their infidelity, carrying…
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