Category Archives: Old Testament

ER12 Prophecy 3

Prophecy 3: Limits of prophecy This post is a summary of items covered in previous posts about prophecy, but this serves as a quick reminder. Four ways that prophecy should not be used To satisfy human curiosity To determine the … Continue reading

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ER11 Prophecy 2

This post continues the discussion of the beginning of the Prophecy topic. Fulfillment Greater than Prediction The chief concern of prophecy is not to prove that God can predict future events with meticulous exactness before they happen. nor is it to construct … Continue reading

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ER10 Prophecy 1

How do we approach prophetic literature? In this age of fear, too often the study of prophecy becomes even more fear-full. Bible teachers who proclaim fashionable topics related to prophecy and the end times frequently focus more attention on the … Continue reading

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ER Bible Study 04

Last week we covered three terms that are interrelated and are critical for maintaining a Biblical focus: Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology. Any time you see -logy at the end of a word, that denotes “study of” or “account of” or … Continue reading

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God, Creation, Us

Yesterday we started the 4th Year of the Narrative Lectionary (the year of John’s Gospel). For the fall (yesterday to the Sunday before Christmas) the primary text will be the Old Testament reading. Yesterday we read Genesis 1:1-2:3. Other readings … Continue reading

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Other readings for Sunday

Our Old Testament and Epistle reading for Sunday, August 25, 2013. Pastor Senkbeil preached last week and said: “Jesus has enough secret agents. He doesn’t need any more. What he needs are bold witnesses who are willing to stand up … Continue reading

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Good Friday?

How can it be good if someone dies? How can we observe and give thanks when someone dies? Can anything good come from Good Friday? Good questions, and only answered by looking at the One who is good, perfectly good. … Continue reading

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Who is this God?

It often seems that people want a God who is approachable, accepting, even non-judgmental. I can sometimes relate to that. There are enough “bullies” in life that perhaps we think that unless God is described this way, God is a … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Prophet

This week’s sermon is based on the book of Jonah. “Reluctant” is a vivid reminder of how Jonah acted in response to God’s missionary call. But there is more to this story. Join us tomorrow for a sermon on Jonah … Continue reading

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The God who remembers

Yesterday in our sermon series through the Old Testament, we looked at 1 Samuel 1:9-20. This is the story of Hannah, who becomes the mother of Samuel. As we noted in the post last week, the period of the Judges … Continue reading

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