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Archive for February 2014

Acts 15 – “Unless you are circumcised…”

February 28, 2014

With the gospel being taken to Gentiles, those who were not circumcised were being converted.  The issue of circumcision in specific and the Law of Moses in general became such a contentious issue for the church in Antioch that some called for a special meeting in Jerusalem “to look into this matter” (Acts 15:1-6).  At […]

Luke 2 – “And Jesus kept increasing”

February 27, 2014

  The magi (wise men) from the east knew that Jesus was “born King of the Jews” (Matthew 2:1-2).  “When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.” (:3).  He was so troubled that he plotted to put Jesus to death, but his plot failed (:4-23).  After returning to Nazareth, […]

Isa 1-4 – “let us reason together”

February 27, 2014

God’s people had abandoned Him, and as a result He allowed them to be overthrown.  He was tired of their vain sacrifices and would receive them no more.  The people needed to repent.  “‘Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the LORD, ‘Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as […]

Job 16 – “Sorry comforters are you all”

February 25, 2014

  Job’s friends came to comfort him (Job 2:11), but things didn’t turn out that way.  In fact, he called them all “sorry comforters” (16:2b).  What was so sorry about the “comfort” they offered? They spoke generally accepted maxims and incorrectly applied them to his situation (“I have heard many such things” – :2a).  What […]

Moses – “I will send you to Pharaoh”

February 24, 2014

As the memory of Joseph grew fainter in Egypt and the Israelites grew stronger (Exodus 1), Moses was born.  After being found by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised as her son, Moses was forced to leave Egypt and settled in Midian (2).  God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and revealed His plan to deliver […]

Acts 13-14 – “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul”

February 21, 2014

The Holy Spirit said to the church at Antioch, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to.” (Acts 13:2).  Thus began the preaching trips of Saul/Paul.  This first trip took them preaching to the island of Cyprus and then to Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, Perga, and other […]

Luke 2 – “you shall name Him Jesus”

February 20, 2014

The angel Gabriel not only appeared to Zacharias, but also to a betrothed virgin named Mary.  He told her that the Holy Spirit would come upon her and that she would bear a son and name Him Jesus, a holy Child called the Son of God (Luke 1:31-35).  An angel also appeared to her husband […]

Isaiah – “the vision of Isaiah…concerning Judah and Jerusalem”

February 19, 2014

Isaiah is the longest book of prophecy and has more chapters (66) than all but one book in the Bible (Psalms).  The prophet Isaiah – contemporary of Amos, Hosea, and Micah – wrote during the downfall of Israel to Assyria, prophesying of the coming downfall of Judah to Babylon and pleading with them to repent.  […]

Job 14 – “until my change comes”

February 18, 2014

Job said, “For there is hope for a tree, when it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and its shoots will not fail.” (Job 14:7).  “But man dies and lies prostrate. …and does not rise” (:10-12) – at least not from a physical standpoint like a rejuvenated tree.  “If a man dies, will […]

Gen 37-50 – “the Lord was with Joseph”

February 17, 2014

Joseph was the next-to-youngest son of Jacob/Israel and the first born to his favorite wife Rachel.  “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a tunic of many colors.” (Genesis 37:3).  This did not sit well with his brothers, nor did […]