Living Inside Out

God Gives Isaac A Wife

We trust God’s Plan for us Abraham was a man that truly trusted God.  We can read about his testing in the book of Genesis.  Even as an old man Abraham was clearly aware that God would take care of things.  Let’s take a look at how Abraham trusted God to find a bride for…

God Speaks To Job

Job 38-39 We are thankful that God made everything. For those of you who appreciate stirring, powerful dialogue, the book of Job delivers.  The discourse between God and his anguished follower Job reaches its climax in chapters 38 and 39 when God answers Job’s cries. The story begins when Satan challenges God to allow him…

Star Quest

Who God Is: God is eternal – We know God never changes Moses and the burning bush – Exodus 3:1-15 Sometimes it takes something drastic to get our attention.  God grabbed Moses’ attention with a flaming bush that didn’t burn up.   Moses investigated the bush and listened to what God had to say.  God told…

Wisdom Quest

God talks to Solomon 1 Kings 3:5-15; Proverbs 3:14-15 Many times in the Bible, God spoke through dreams.  Jacob dreamt about a stairway to heaven.  Pharaoh dreamt about fat and lean cows and about cornstalks bowing down.  Daniel dreamt about four strange beasts.  In the New Testament, Peter dreamt about many types of animals in…

WISDOM QUEST – THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM

Proverbs 1:1-7 Jesus’s disciples sometimes called Him Rabbi, or teacher.  When we make a decision to follow Christ, we become His students – for life.  He was not an ordinary teacher though, and in fact He was very non-traditional.  He taught, most of the time, outside or in the countryside, instead of in the synagogue…

We Tell the Truth No Matter What

Obey all of God’s commands – Deuteronomy 5:32 People Lie About Jesus Mark 14:53-65 Jesus came to earth to die.  His sentence was promised from the beginning of time – but how could the religious leaders accuse him of a crime to fit the punishment.  No one could find anything wrong that Jesus had done;…

We Honor God by Obeying our Parents

Obey all God’s commands – Deuteronomy 5:32 The Parable of the Two Sons Matthew 21:28-32 Authority.  The word alone evokes the image of powerful or influential people and positions, such as judges, law enforcement, presidents, teachers, and parents.  People recognized that Jesus “taught with real authority – quite unlike their teachers of religious law” (Matthew…

We set aside a day for God

Obey all God’s commands. – Deuteronomy 5:32 Jesus Heals on the Sabbath Mark 3:1-5 Genesis 2:2 states that God had completed all His work of creation, and rested on the seventh day.  Later in Deuteronomy 5:14 we read that God commanded the Israelites to take a day of rest.  By the time Jesus was here…

We Know God is the Only God

Obey all God’s commands – Deuteronomy 5:32 The Philistines Capture the Ark 1 Samuel 5:1-5 The war between the Israelites and Philistines was epic.  1 Samuel 4:10 states that the slaughter was great and that 30,000 Israelites fell in battle in one day.  Survivors of the battle fled, the chief priests sons died, and the…