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Treasured Possession

Posted by Nancy Barrow on

Treasured possession.  When you hear those words what do you think of?  Gold? Precious jewels? Red convertible ? Brand new baby?  These words are used to describe something precious and of great value.  These are the very words that God used to describe the Israelites, if...

God Has a Plan

Posted by Tim Thompson on

At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the...

Risking the Truth

Posted by Alan Phillips on

That same day Pharaoh commanded the slave masters and foremen who were over the people: "You must no longer give straw to the people for making bricks as before. Let them go and collect straw for themselves. But you must require of them the same quota of bricks that they were making before...

Exodus 1

Posted by Cary Curry on

Exodus 1 Exodus begins where Genesis ends.   I believe that Moses authored this book and in chapters beyond today’s scripture find Moses as the key player.  Since Exodus 1 occurred before Moses, we must assume that the story was told by him as he had heard it conveyed by...

It's a Boy!

Posted by Vickie Carmichael on

"So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them." Exodus 2:25 (NIV) If birth announcements had been written in the day of Moses, it may have gone something like this: It's a boy! Born to proud parents, Amram and Jochebed and welcomed by his loving siblings, Miriam and Aaron, this...

Pangs

Posted by Elizabeth Moore on

Genesis 25:19-34, 27:1, 28:22 (NIV) It’s safe to say that Jacob and Esau literally never got along with one another. Even in the womb they fought and the scriptures tell us that Rebekah says, “Why is this happening to me?” Although in my mind, I imagine she yelled it out for...

Joseph

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Long before Paul penned these words in Romans 8:31 “What, then, shall we say in response to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Joseph, the 11th Son of Jacob, was living out this truth far away from home in Egypt. Potiphar see’s that God is with...

To Believe or Not To Believe? That is the Question

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Genesis 14-15:6 “I didn’t do it, Daddy.  Really.” There are times when I’ve chosen to believe what someone has told me, even though in the back of mind I knew that there was a slight chance that I might be wrong. Compare that with Abram’s belief. God had...

Perspective

Posted by Claudia Mitchell on

Genesis 15 One of my favorite ways to be alone with God is to be outdoors. Yesterday, I climbed up into a deer stand with a steaming cup of coffee and silently watched the sun set. I came down with energy and a new perspective. Where do you go to get perspective? What places help you dream...

Noah is Chosen by God

Posted by Roger Clark on

Noah was a godly man; he was blameless among his contemporaries. He walked with God. Genesis 6:9 (NET) How was Noah chosen to be the one through which the human race would be saved after the judgment of the flood? He "walked with God."  In other places in the Old Testament, this phrase is...

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