Contributed on Oct 11, 2020
We know the "Feast of Weeks' better by the name "Pentecost." The last major Pentecost in Scripture was where about 3000 people were baptized into Christ. But was there a FIRST Pentecost in the Bible... and if so, what can that Pentecost mean to us?
We’re going to have a quiz today. I’m gonna give you a famous quote and ask if you think it is in Scripture: 1. "To the victor go the spoils." (False—It’s a quote from "Life of Jackson" by William Learned Marcy) 2. "Can a leopard change his spots?" (True—in Jeremiah ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2020
Was the Mosaic law good or bad? Why did God give it to Israel, and what part did it play for His people?
OPEN: Why do laws exist? Why do we have them? I thought about that a lot this week…and this was my conclusion: “Laws exist to modify behavior and to help us know what is acceptable and what isn’t.” Now, if that’s true, why were these laws written? In Michigan it is illegal to paint sparrows to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2020
Why did Jesus lead Peter, James and John up on the Mountain? And why would God make it so they could see Moses and Elijah speaking with Christ that day?
The story in our text today is recorded in Matthew, Mark and Luke and I believe it’s the source of the phrase “A Mountain Top Experience. So, over the past week I went searching for stories and quotes about Mountain top experiences, and I stumbled on this comment: “The Outing Club is hosting world ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2020
Why did God have the Israelites offer sacrifices? Was He hungry? And does God call on us to make sacrifices in the New Testament era?
There’s a true story of a church that had a parking problem. Right next door was a store that was closed on Sunday. So they asked the owner if they could use his parking lot. He said that they could use it for 51 Sundays out of the year but it would be chained off one week. They were happy with ...read more