Category: Bible Study

Tornado
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In legal usage in the English-speaking world, an “act of God” is a natural hazard outside human control for which no person can be held responsible. - Wikipedia

Woe upon woe! One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger arrived at Job’s home with this news: “Your ...

Dude, breathe!
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Patient endurance attaineth to all things, Whom God posesseth in nothing is wanting, Alone God sufficeth!” Teresa of Avila

It’s been quite a while since my wedding reception, but memorably, one witty speaker wished my new bride and me, “…the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, and the children of Israel!”. Since then I’ve found ...

Protesters for justice
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Many of these columns I write are as a result of questions friends ask me to research in my Bible studies. Most often these are passages or topics in the New Testament where it is fairly easy to learn about the language, context and customs of the time. But occasionally I’m asked to get out of my comfort zone and into less familiar territory in the ...

Father and son walking along a path
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When Jesus’ parents had fulfilled all the requirements of the law of the Lord, they returned home to Nazareth in Galilee. There the child grew up healthy and strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him.

Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. When Jesus was twelve years old, they ...

Mid East Carpenter
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When Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt.Get up!” the angel said.Take the child and his mother back to the land of Israel, because those who were trying to kill the child are dead.”So Joseph got up and returned to the land of Israel with Jesus and his mother. But when ...