Tag Archive: 1 Kings

Jul 01

Who is Jesus?

Jesus is the Creator How do you begin a story with no beginning? Matthew and Luke begin with the supernatural birth. Mark begins with the preaching of John the Baptist. John’s Gospel begins at the ultimate beginning. His first words “In the beginning” jolt us to Genesis.  Jesus was the uncreated Creator God.  When time …

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May 09

How big is your God?

Some of the events recorded in the Bible seem strangely quaint. People believed in localized or oddly restricted deities. Naaman, Syrian general, followed the advice of his captured Jewish slave girl and sought healing for his leprosy through the Jewish prophet Elisha. He was told to wash in the Jordan River but wanted to wash …

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Dec 03

When did a Canaanite prostitute show more faith than a Jewish man?

God said that all nations of the world would be blessed through Abraham. (Genesis 12:1-3) Within the Jewish story of the Hebrew Scriptures are pictures of God reaching out to Gentiles. A Jewish slave girl led Naaman, the Syrian general, to the prophet Elisha who healed his leprosy and brought him closer to the true …

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May 08

Go and Tell… and …Come and See

Come and See Just before his death, Moses spoke to the Jews who were about the enter the land promised to Abraham. He restated the law that was given to their parents who came out of Egypt. He spoke about how attractive their nation would be if they obeyed God’s law. Gentiles would wonder at …

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