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2 Samuel 9:1 – Unmerited Grace

The practice of kingly succession typically involved extreme bloodshed. When a king died or was overthrown, the one who rose to power wanted to cement his authority and prevent any possible contenders for the throne.  As such, the new king would execute all members of the family of the prior king.  He would kill the…

Luke 18:19 – Good Person Test

Many people think that because they’re a “good person,” they’ll go to heaven.  Even large numbers in the Christian community believe that’s the way to eternal life.  Of course, if they read the Bible and believed what Jesus and Paul said, they’d know the truth.  In John 3:3, Jesus told Nicodemus: “Truly, truly, I say…

Luke 18:7 – Crying for Justice

To anyone whose head isn’t buried in the sand, the world is growing darker.  There are those who take the unbiblical view that God will halt this progression into greater wickedness and bring an amazing revival.  However, all one must do is read his Bible to see that in these latter days, no such event…

Luke 17:32 – Remember Lot’s Wife

There are several passages that we look at to give us a deeper understanding of Jesus’ return.  Luke 17 is one of them.  In this chapter, it’s the Pharisees who first ask Him about the coming Kingdom of God, rather than His disciples who do so in Matthew 24.  Jesus’ cryptic response is that it…

1 Samuel 28:15 – Life Beyond Life?

During the reign of Saul, there was little he did that pleased the Lord.  One such act that could have been a positive for him in God’s eyes, but turned out poorly, revolved around witchcraft.  Multiple times Saul disobeyed the command of Yahweh.  The prophet in 1 Samuel 15:23 laid this out specifically for Saul:…

Luke 16:26 – A Great Chasm

In all the parables Jesus told, He never used proper names; He would simply give a description of a person, e.g. “the rich young ruler.”  There was one exception to this general rule, and that was in His recounting the incident with the beggar, Lazarus, and the rich man.  Because of the use of Lazarus’…

1 Samuel 24:13 – Out of the Wicked

Upon Saul’s having proved that he wasn’t worthy of being anointed by God for the kingship of Israel, he still clung to that position in his unrighteousness.  Disobedience to God took Saul down the path of greater disobedience.  He did what was right in his own eyes, but little of it was Godly in any…

Luke 15:30 – This Son of Yours

We all know the parable of the Prodigal Son.  The younger of two sons demanded his inheritance while his father was still alive and went to a foreign land, where he squandered it.  In his dissolute living he finally realized the foolishness of his actions and how he was wasting his life.  Luke 15:17 tells…

1 Samuel 17:26 – Defying the Armies

While David was yet a youth and Saul was still king, the Philistines were a powerful force that constantly oppressed Israel. In those days, the two armies gathered on opposing mountains that stood above the Elah Valley.  For forty days the Philistines taunted Israel with their superior might.  During this time of testing their champion,…

Awaken Proph Upd 4-14-21 – New Age in Church

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-14-21 – New Age in the Church The church that Jesus Christ founded – that was birthed at Pentecost as described in the book of Acts – has been falling into apostasy for years. Discussion points: * New Age (generally) * New Age Belief Summary * Christian Yoga * Enneagram in…