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Daughters of Dignity – Part 2: What are You Wearing?

Part 4: Daughters of Dignity Day 2: What are You Wearing?…

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Daily Confessions: The Significance of the Blood of Jesus

Exodus 12:13 Amplified Bible (AMP) 13 The blood shall be a…

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More than a Bible Story: The Meaning of Passover

What is your child’s favorite Bible story? Is it David…

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Financial Security; God’s Plan for Your Finances: God’s Plan for Man

God’s Plan for Man Introduction In this search of the…

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Gentleness – Fruit of the Spirit Series

“Now I, Paul, who am lowly in presence among you but bold…

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God’s Forgiveness

Have you ever done something so bad that you wondered on…

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Be Fruitful, Multiply-and Expect Opposition

Although being fruitful and multiplying (Exod 1:7) is a good…

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God Uses Weak People

Have you ever wondered if God could use someone like you?…

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The Accusation of Potiphar’s Wife

Years ago it looked as if my life and ministry were over on…

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Sexual Depravity and a Servant of God

One ancient purpose of this passage is to depict the…

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Feasting in Joseph’s house

When they are taken to the vizier’s house, Joseph’s brothers…

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Facing the Past: Preparing for Esau’s Wrath

God’s Protection Rebekah had promised to call Jacob when his…

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Joseph’s Faith Beyond His Lifetime

The Book of Genesis concludes with expectation for the…

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Selling Joseph into Slavery

Coming from a dysfunctional family does not mean that you…

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Buried in Faith

The story of Jacob’s burial, like the story of him blessing…

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Blessing Pharaoh

Although we often retell the stories in Genesis, sometimes…

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Joseph Goes to Prison

Bad things happen to good people. Granted, Judah suffered…

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Jacob’s Faith Renewed

In the face of tragedy, we sometimes forget how much God is…

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Interpreting Pharaoh’s Dreams

There were reasons why God had given Joseph practice in…

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God’s Purposes, Our Grief – Genesis 35

God’s call and our commitment do not exempt us from…

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Faith No Matter What The Cost – Genesis 22

Abraham offers a great model of faith. He followed God’s…

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Thoughts About The First Five Commandments – Exodus 20:1-12

The first few commandments of the Ten Commandments teach us…

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The Unexpected Deliverer – Exodus 2

Often we wonder why God does not seem to be answering our…

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Contemporary Christian Worship? – Exodus 25

What matters about worship is whom it addresses: the true…

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Which Day Is the Sabbath?

Jesus says that the Sabbath was made for people’s benefit…

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True Purification

Mere religious tradition can blind us to what really matters…

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New Motherhood Lessons from Ancient Mommas

Motherhood, it seems, is one long series of lessons held in…

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Getting too comfortable in Egypt?

Exodus opens where Genesis leaves off: Jacob and his family…

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Be fruitful, multiply—and expect opposition

Although being fruitful and multiplying (Exod 1:7) is a good…

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Beating a tyrant at his own game

The unscrupulous Pharaoh, determining to act shrewdly (NRSV,…

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Moses as a third-culture kid

Did Moses know that he was a Hebrew? Contrary to some of the…

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The Hebrews were sinners too

In Exod 2:11-12, Moses killed an Egyptian who was striking…

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Moses as a refugee

Moses may have thought that killing an Egyptian oppressor…

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Settling in a new land

When I travel to speak in various parts of the world, my…

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Jesus, the Living Word

Modern writers have proposed many valuable aspects of…

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God has not forgotten them

When our lives become more comfortable, it’s easy to forget…

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Meeting the holy God

God sometimes meets us in the ordinary events of our lives,…

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Is God or an angel speaking from the burning bush?

The angel of the LORD appears to Jacob in a dream (Gen…

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The God who sees

In Genesis 16:13, Hagar called the Lord, “the God who sees.”…

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Faith and God’s calling

God’s promises are good, but sometimes these promises are…

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Resisting God’s calling

When God calls Moses to confront Pharaoh, God not only…

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God’s Scary Promises

The Lord was now “visiting” or paying attention to his…

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Striking the striker

God enacts justice, though mercifully tempered by his…

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God equips Moses with signs

God dismisses Moses’s concern about Moses’s own inadequacy;…

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You’ve got the wrong person, Lord

Moses thus raises another objection: even if signs would…

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A commission whether you like it or not

As long as Moses is raising logistical problems, God has…

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The staff of Moses becomes the staff of God

If you’re like me, maybe you have thought, “God healed…

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Obedience even before much faith

God’s signs had put the fear of God in Moses, enough to make…

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Saving a Lot: Abram Fights Slave Traders

While Christian theologians today debate whether God demands…

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God’s son versus Pharaoh’s son

The Lord continues to reaffirm his commission to Moses to…