A Bride’s Journey

BFB220515 Renee and Sam

If marriage is a picture of our collective relationship with our Messiah, then we might want to pay more attention to how that relationship is portrayed in every wedding story we hear.

Leviticus 21:1-24:23; Ezekiel 44:15-31; Psalm 110; Ephesians 5:21-33; Galatians 6:15-16; Hebrews 7:11-28; Revelation 19:7-10

Click here to listen to the podcast: A Bride’s Journey

Click here to download the transcript: A Bride’s Journey.pdf

Music: “My Soul Sings,” Exodus Road Band, Heart of the Matter, Exodus Road Band 2017. See the official video on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwWq-D0N0_o.

Weekly Bible Reading for May 15-21: Behar (On The Mount)

This coming week, May 15-21 (14-20 Iyar 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Behar (On the Mount).

15 May Leviticus 25:1-13 Isaiah 10:1-11:16 Acts 16:16-40 Proverbs 24:29-34
16 May Leviticus 25:14-18 Isaiah 12:1-13:22 Acts 17:1-15 Psalm 88:1-9
17 May Leviticus 25:19-24 Isaiah 14:1-32 Acts 17:16-34 Psalm 88:10-18
18 May Leviticus 25:25-28 Isaiah 15:1-18:7 Acts 18:1-28 Proverbs 25:1-5
19 May Leviticus 25:29-38 Isaiah 19:1-21:17 Acts 19:1-22 Proverbs 25:6-11
20 May Leviticus 25:39-46 Isaiah 22:1-23:18 Acts 19:23-41 Proverbs 25:12-17
21 May Leviticus 25:47-26:2 Jeremiah 32:6-27 Acts 20:1-16 Proverbs 25:18-22

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Unfouling the Well

BFB220507 Deep Well - Abu Minqar
Outlet of deep well in Abu Minqar, Farafra, Western Desert, Egypt. Photo by Alvar Closas, via Flickr..

Our Messiah promises that those who trust Him will receive in their hearts wells of living water springing up to eternal life. He keeps His promise, of course, but then we have the responsibility of keeping the well clean so that what springs up from our hearts carries life to those around us. That’s one way to understand what God means when He says we are to be holy as He is holy.

Leviticus 19:1-20:27, 24:22; Amos 9:7-15; Exodus 19:5-6; Matthew 12:33-37; John 4:7-14; Acts 15:1-32; Titus 2:11-14; James 3:1-18; 1 Peter 1:13-17

Click here to listen to the podcast: Unfouling the Well

Click here to download the transcript: Unfouling the Well.pdf

Music: “Share the Well,” Caedmon’s Call, Share the Well, Essential Records 2004. See the official video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/Do9iwp8Lat8.

Weekly Bible Reading for May 8-14: Emor (Say)

This coming week, May 8-14 (7-13 Iyar 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Emor (Say).

08 May Leviticus 21:1-15 Job 41:1-42:17 Acts 12:6-25 Psalm 86:11-17
09 May Leviticus 21:16-22:16 Isaiah 1:1-2:22 Acts 13:1-25 Psalm 87:1-7
10 May Leviticus 22:17-33 Isaiah 3:1-4:6 Acts 13:26-52 Proverbs 24:1-6
11 May Leviticus 23:1-22 Isaiah 5:1-30 Acts 14:1-28 Proverbs 24:7-12
12 May Leviticus 23:23-32 Isaiah 6:1-7:25 Acts 15:1-21 Proverbs 24:13-18
13 May Leviticus 23:33-44 Isaiah 8:1-9:21 Acts 15:22-41 Proverbs 24:19-23
14 May Leviticus 24:1-23 Ezekiel 44:15-31 Acts 16:1-15 Proverbs 24:24-28

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Confessions of a Scapegoat

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The Scapegoat, William Holman Hunt, 1854, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool, via Wikimedia Commons.

We think of a scapegoat as someone who takes the blame for someone else. That’s the opposite of what we see in scripture about scapegoats. They’re actually the ones who go free after another goat is sacrificed in their place. Or do they really go free? Considering the burdens they bear, one wonders which of the two goats is truly the free one.

Leviticus 16:1-18:30; Ezekiel 20:2-20, 22:1-19; Matthew 5:17-48; Romans 7:14-25; Hebrews 13:11-16

Click here to listen to the podcast: Confessions of a Scapegoat

Click here to download the transcript: Confessions of a Scapegoat.pdf

Music: “There Is A Redeemer,” Keith Green, Greatest Hits, Sparrow Records 2008.

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