Archive for December, 2012

Team Hell

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

My favorite exposition on the subject, by Slacktivist, is found here.

Categories: hell

Hell and Judgment

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

A two-week study.

The word hell does not appear in the Good News translation of the Old Testament. It is in the New Testament 21 times.

Categories: hell

Abraham’s Descendants

December 22, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 15-24, we read God’s famous promise to Abraham, “I promise that I will give you as many descendants as there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the seashore” (v. 17).

Categories: abraham, genesis


December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

What would Isaac do?

Sacrifice himself to his father’s God (verses 9-14).

That’s more faith than I have.

Categories: abraham, genesis, isaac

Deep Faith

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 3-8, Abraham says, “The boy and I will go over there and worship, and then we will come back to you.”

When Isaac asks about missing a lamb, Abraham replies, “God himself will provide one.”

Both quotes indicate that despite God’s brutal request, Abraham continues to have faith in God’s goodness.

Categories: abraham, Faith, genesis, isaac


December 18, 2012 Leave a comment

In verse 2, God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.

Wouldn’t any contemporary Christian insist that this commandment is from the devil? How would we discern that it’s really from God?

Categories: sacrifice

This Is A Test!

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

In verse 1, Moses writes that “God tested Abraham.”

God gives tests? Scary.

Categories: abraham, genesis, God
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