Tag: Abraham

  • Biblical Principle #69: God Made Promises to Abraham (and His Descendants)

    Biblical Principles List Principle God made special promises to Abraham and Abraham’s descendants. Explanation When GOD called Abraham to leave his homeland to go to Canaan, GOD made Abraham special promises—promises that also applied to Abraham’s descendants. At first, the promises were broad and general. 1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Get out of…

  • Biblical Principle #68: God Called Abraham

    Biblical Principles List Principle God called Abraham to become the father of the faithful. Explanation At the Tower of Babel, GOD divided Noah’s descendants into nations. GOD placed angels as rulers over each of these nations. But GOD foreknew that these angels would be tempted by Satan and quickly become corrupt. The great chess match…

  • A Spotlight on the Shadows of Israel’s Exodus

    We have previously discussed: Now let’s combine these two topics as we examine the shadows that can be seen in Israel’s exodus from Egyptian slavery. … Welcome to part 5 of my series on rethinking Christian eschatology. Because these articles build on each other, if you’ve not already done so, I invite you to read…

  • What Does it Mean to Believe (According to the Bible)? [part 1]

    What it means to believe is the single most foundational concept in the Bible. And it’s also perhaps the most misunderstood concept. The Bible says that an unbeliever cannot be approved by GOD (see Heb. 11:6; Rev. 21:8). Yet, some passages regarding belief seem to contradict one another. For example, Rom. 10:13 says that everyone who…

  • Christian Fundamentals Series – Lesson 3 Questions

    Bible study questions for Lesson 3 of my series entitled Christian Fundamentals.

  • December 23 – The Roles of Christ

    Reading Heb. 1:1-6:12 Devotional Today we begin a three-day look at the book of Hebrews. This letter gets its name from the fact that it is clearly written to Christians with a Jewish background. We do not know the writer, the exact time it was written, nor the exact people to whom it was written.…

  • November 26 – Galatians: True Children of Abraham

    Reading  Devotional The exact timing of Paul’s letter to the Galatians is uncertain, but given its theme—salvation is found in Jesus and not the Law of Moses—it makes a lot of sense to include it now in the chronological account. Additionally, there are a few timeframes mentioned in the letter that support the notion that…

  • October 19 – The Genealogies of Jesus

    Reading Matt. 1:1-17 Luke 3:23b-38 Devotional Today’s reading is a listing of the family lineage of Jesus. Matthew records the ancestry from Joseph’s perspective (Jesus’ earthly father), whereas Luke apparently records it from Mary’s perspective (Jesus’ mother). There are several righteous people among Jesus’ forefathers, including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Boaz (husband of Ruth), David, Asa,…

  • October 15 – Old Testament Recap

    Reading Daily Bible notes entitled “End of Old Testament Record” Devotional Our nine-and-a-half-month study of the Old Testament (OT) has concluded. The OT covers the span of at least 4,000 years, from the account of the creation to the lives of Nehemiah and Ezra after captivity. As we reflect upon all that we’ve learned from…

  • January 16 – When GOD Promises

    Reading Gen. 36:1-43 Devotional Jacob had quite a large family now. He had twelve sons and at least one daughter. His brother Esau’s family had grown as well, with multiple chiefs and kings in his descendants. Esau’s family lived in the land called Edom, which was named after Esau. It had been many years since GOD…