"Too many Christians are “’tweeners”: they live between Egypt and Canaan, saved but never satisfied; they live between Good Friday and Easter, believing in the Cross but not entering into the power and glory of the Resurrection. It is clear, then, that the believer cannot deliberately be
Contributed by Terry Kemp on Feb 9, 2006
Here’s a story with which we’re familiar …
Twelve men went to spy out Canaan,
(Ten were bad, two were good)
What do you think they saw in Canaan?
(Ten were bad, two were good)
Some saw giants, big and tall!
Some saw grapes
Contributed by Bobby Gilstrap on May 25, 2010
Some unknown poet put it this way:
They came to the gates of Canaan,
But they never entered in;
They came to the very threshold,
But they perished in their sin.
And so we are ever coming
To the place where two ways part,
One leads to the land of
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 25, 2010
My Dad wasn’t a very good father to me or my sisters. He drank too much and got angry at our Mum far too often. At 5 years old while my Dad had a roaring argument with my Mum, I decided to swing my fists at him and tell him I hated him and tried to push him away from my Mum.
As a kid, I
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 7, 2009
ONE BIBLE MOM came to Jesus: Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.’ But He answered her not a
Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Jan 13, 2001
The Kingdom of Ebla was about 300 miles southwest of Haran and Abram would have passed through it on his journey to Canaan. The Ebla Kingdom was unknown to history until it was discovered in 1968 by Archaeologists and Professor Paolo Matthiae of the University of Rome. In 1975 the archives of the
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011
THE REVEREND AND THE ROSE
Rev. Jerry Parnell, pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church of Anderson, South Carolina, will often conclude one of his sermons with an illustration using a live rose. He tells how that God gives us a fresh flowing in life, but that over the course of time we make bad
Contributed by Ray Pritchard on Aug 28, 2003
Let’s imagine dialogue between Abraham and God. “Abraham, this is God speaking. I want you to leave everything and go to the land I will show you.” “Where’s that?” “If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me.” “Try me.” “It’s 1500 miles from here in a place called Canaan.” “Never heard of it.”
Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 6, 2012
THE 10 TESTS OF ABRAHAM
Ten Tests of Abraham according to Maimonides:
1. God tells him to leave his homeland to be a stranger in the land of Canaan. (12.1)
2. Immediately after his arrival in the Promised Land, he encounters a famine. (12.10)
3. The Egyptians capture his beloved wife,
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING
A few years ago, at the mouth of Cleveland harbor, there were two lights, one at each side of the bay, called the upper and lower lights; and to enter the harbor safely by night, vessels must sight both of the lights.
These western lakes are more dangerous
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 13, 2010
DOES GOD HAVE THE SAY?
WE HAVE JUST MOVED TO SYDNEY NSW from the Whitsundays in Queensland, Australia. I didn't come seeking a better position, certainly not better scenery or more money. We don't even have our own house to live in at present. When we moved, we moved because we knew that God was
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 27, 2004
“Our Poor Choices--His Good Grace!” Genesis 16: 1-15 Key verse(s): 3: “So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.’”
Do you ever pray for discernment? People tend to pray for things that they
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
Eternal covenant, Heb 13:20—The redemptive covenant before time began, between the Father and the Son. By this covenant we have eternal redemption, an eternal peace from the ‘God of peace’, through the death and resurrection of the Son.
Edenic covenant, Gen 1:26-28—The creative
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jun 19, 2008
THE WEAK WILL SHAME THE WISE
We have to come to the realization that life is much more than brokenness. According to God’s word, we are vessels of honor which contain the power and glory of the Christ. I, too, have had a problem with such thinking throughout the years. How can I, a vessel of