A Lesson From Dinah: Preparedness

What happens when you are not prepared? What would happen if you go into the situation naively thinking that nothing bad would happen? Let's learn from the story of Dinah in Genesis 34 and see the cost of such thinking.

Desperate Acts Cause Desperate Problems

1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not given birth to any children, but she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from having children, have sexual relations with my servant. Perhaps I can have a family by her.” Abram did what Sarai told him.  … Continue reading Desperate Acts Cause Desperate Problems

The Secret of Success

18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him … Continue reading The Secret of Success

Security in the Lord

8 So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll … Continue reading Security in the Lord

Why Go Down to Egypt

10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they … Continue reading Why Go Down to Egypt

Tower of Babel: Finding Security

3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will … Continue reading Tower of Babel: Finding Security

James: Living Life in a God Honoring Way- The Prologue

Prologue: A pastor I heard speak once said to his congregation say that if you are going to start reading the Bible, the first books should be the Gospel of John and the Letter of James. His reason why James should be the one of the first is because one, the letter is short, and … Continue reading James: Living Life in a God Honoring Way- The Prologue