Category Archives: Old Testament

Job

Suffering is a test – a test of faith, character, values, and love for God.  It is a test that can make us bitter if we jump to wrong conclusions about God, and it can make us better if , … Continue reading

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FolkSongs of Faith

The Psalms are the faith songs of God’s people. For more than 3000 years, God’s people have meditated on the Psalms because, more than any other portion of Scripture, they meet the emotional needs of the human heart, whether the … Continue reading

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Daniel

The book of Daniel helps us to understand how our sovereign God steers the course of human history.  Daniel was given the ability to interpret dreams and strange handwriting, and to advise the leaders of world empires.  Through Daniel, God … Continue reading

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Esther

God is not mentioned in the book of Esther, but He is the sovereign influence behind each event in the story.  While the books of Ezra and Nehemiah focus on the return to the land by faithful Jews, the book … Continue reading

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Ruth

This series is about Ruth and Naomi, and about God’s gracious answer to their need of a kinsman-redeemer.  The story is a beautiful Old Testament illustration of the believer’s Kinsman-Redeemer, Jesus.  There are six (6) messages in this series. Ruth … Continue reading

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Spiritual Education of Abraham

Abraham had a very important place in God’s purposes, but before he was qualified to fulfill those purposes, God had to move Abraham from his pagan cultural background to the spiritual condition in which he would obey and worship God … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Lives of Saul and David

The first two kings of Israel, Saul and David, were very different in their orientation to the LORD.  Saul did not turn out to be the kind of leader that God wanted for an obvious reason — his obedience was … Continue reading

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