Rethinking the Unrest

Something to think about with all the chaos and civil unrest happening right now. Those who are pulling down statues believe as strongly and passionately about their cause as you do about keeping those statues to remember history. They believe in their cause as much - and possibly more - than you do about evangelizing … Continue reading Rethinking the Unrest

Are You a Skeptic or Cynic?

A skeptic is someone who questions things; someone who desires to look beyond the surface. A cynic is someone who attributes negative motivation to a person. I fear that we have moved well beyond the former toward a society so overcome by cynicism that we can no longer trust each other. This used to play … Continue reading Are You a Skeptic or Cynic?

Social Suicide and Mass Murder

On Valentine’s Day a 19-year-old kid marched into his old high school and opened fire on students who walked out of their classrooms when the killer pulled a fire alarm just before the end of the school day. Reports have come out giving us some insight on his life. The media (both mainstream and social) … Continue reading Social Suicide and Mass Murder

Notes on Leviticus 16-18

Leviticus 16 gives us a picture of Christ as the scapegoat. A bullock and a goat are killed as burnt offerings for the Israelites, while an additional goat is to take on “all their transgressions in all their sins (verse 21)” so that this goat would “bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 16-18

Notes on Exodus 39-40

Exodus 39-40 is the completion of the priestly garments and tabernacle itself. As I have mentioned in my previous notes, the Levite ephod is covered in the same gemstones that one would find on a cherub. Thus, the Israelite high priest was decorated in the same fashion as the highest order of angels (see my … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 39-40

Notes on Exodus 30-32

While Moses went up on the mountain to receive the tablet of testimonies, the Israelites started freaking out (Exodus 32). This happens to us all the time. We are waiting on God, and His answer seems to be taking too long for our liking. What do we do? We forget about Him and decide to … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 30-32

Notes on Exodus 25-27

The “ark of the covenant” or ark of the testimony (Exodus 25:16) is one of the most amazing artifacts ever built by man. This 5x3x3 ft. box holds a pot of manna, the Tables of the Law (ten commandments), and Aaron’s rod that represent how God feeds the unsaved, convicts the unsaved, and provided the … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 25-27

Notes on Exodus 22-24

In the middle of giving laws against stealing, having pre-marital sex, oppressing strangers, and lending money with high interest, Exodus 22: 18 says “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” What an odd placement for such an odd topic. Verse 17 is about paying a dowry of virgins to someone who sleeps with an … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 22-24

Notes on Exodus 19-21

The Ten Commandments. Almost everyone is aware of them, so I will not spend time discussing each of them. However, I will expand on some. “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing. . .” I have a fascination with the concept of images. Images have power that … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 19-21

Notes on Exodus 16-18

The children of Israel are wandering into the “wilderness of Sin” which is obviously a geographical location, but I cannot escape the word “Sin” here. I get a picture of the Israelites who were just rescued from hell on Earth, yet still struggle in the wilderness of their own sins. They are found wandering, complaining, … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 16-18