Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
Exodus 4:24-26: Those three short verses are the only place in the biblical narrative where Zipporah is recorded as having done anything, but how important was her contribution!
Straightaway he replies, “Here I am”, and that begins a conversation with God which ends up with him choosing to abandon his comfortable lifestyle and to lead the Israelites out of slavery.
Moses learnt that, as Hudson Taylor was fond of saying, God’s work done in God’s way never lacks God’s supply.
There were insects that could be eaten, such as various types of winged locusts, which the New Testament also refers to as the food that John the Baptist ate.
In Western Europe today the majority of the church is made up of the relatively wealthy middle classes.
How can we be more aware of God’s constant presence with us and of the pattern of his working in the spheres in which we live our life?
Why is it that, despite feeding on decomposing animal flesh, vultures never catch any diseases?
A couple of years ago a Syrian pastor from Damascus preached at my church and told us a story that I will never forget.
Outside of Genesis, what do we know about the flood?
Henna is only referred to twice in the Song of Songs (chapter 1:14 and 4:13), in relation to beauty, fragrance and love.
It is very important to answer this question, especially if one wants to argue for the possibility of the existence of a written Torah prior to 1000 BCE.
There is only one verse in the Bible where cotton is mentioned (Esther 1 v 6), although many versions translate it as linen.
The term was translated as “cedar”, “poplar” and even “cypress” as it was thought that fir trees did not exist in Biblical lands.
As two superpowers left the Levant, a power vacuum was created. Canaan was left alone, ripe for conquest.
The author of Ephesians makes the point that in Christ the barriers between God and humanity, and the artificial barriers that people have put up against each other are destroyed.
How will we react if God calls us to take a step of faith which could have drastic consequences?
It is possible that the unnamed deliverer who saved the kingdom of Israel from the oppression and threat of the Arameans is none other than Adad-Nirari III himself.
Some lessons from Moses' intercessory prayer.
There are many skeptics today that argue that the laws contained in the Old Testament are written on the basis of earlier Sumerian and Babylonian law codes.
The Bible gives us extensive guidance on how his heart functions, but there are many situations where we will also need that extra dimension of Spirit leading to help us apply the Bible to our current situation.
The fulfillment of God’s great sin-conquering, life-giving, problem-solving, Satan-defeating, promise plan was Mary’s son, baby Jesus.
The translation will help to bring the gospel to more than 20,000 people. The New Testament is ready and the whole Bible will be finished around 2025.
Do we have any long-term vision for our own lives, for our family, for our church, for our city, for our country?
Peter tells us that we have been called to blessing, in order to inherit a blessing.
Eight kings of the Kingdom of Israel and six from the Kingdom of Judah have been verified, including Kings David and Ahab.