One More River to Cross

Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, looking northwest over the Potomac River toward Alexandria, Virginia. Traffic flows freely in this photo taken in December 2008, but several months earlier, the final stages of construction on the new bridge severely constricted traffic in both direction. (Virginia Department of Transportation, December 14, 2008, via

There is some comfort in knowing that our Creator expects us to fail. It’s part of the lengthy training process He has over seen for millennia to prepare a redeemed people for His eternal purposes.

Exodus 4:22; Leviticus 25:1-27:34; John 10:29; Galatians 3;26-29; 1 Peter 2:9

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Music: “One More River to Cross,” The Hinsons, The Lighthouse, Calvary Records 1971.

Weekly Bible Reading for May 9-15: Bamidbar (In the Wilderness)

This coming week, May 9-15 2021 (29 Iyar-4 Sivan), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Bamidbar (In the Wilderness)

09 May Numbers 1:1-19 Isaiah 10:1-11:16 Acts 16:35-17:15 Psalm 90:1-17
10 May Numbers 1:20-54 Isaiah 12:1-14:32 Acts 17:16-34 Psalm 91:1-16
11 May Numbers 2:1-34 Isaiah 15:1-18:7 Acts 18:1-28 Proverbs 25:1-5
12 May Numbers 3:1-13 Isaiah 19:1-21:17 Acts 19:1-27 Proverbs 25:6-11
13 May Numbers 3:14-39 Isaiah 22:1-23:18 Acts 19:28-20:16 Proverbs 25:12-17
14 May Numbers 3:40-51 Isaiah 24:1-26:21 Acts 20:17-38 Proverbs 25:18-22
15 May Numbers 4:1-20 Hosea 2:1-22 Acts 21:1-19 Proverbs 25:23-28

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Reunion Roadmap 5/01/2021 – with Special Guest Pete Wilson

Do you ever wonder what young people are thinking, or how to communicate with them? Pete Wilson has devoted much of his life to those questions. That is why this father of 7 (soon to be 8!) stepped into the role of Youth Pastor at Founded in Truth Fellowship in Rock Hill, South Carolina. We learn Pete’s story in part one of our three-part visit with him. If you have teenagers in your life, you will appreciate Pete’s insights!

Our musical guest is Rut Banks, bringing to us two special songs about her walk with Yeshua. Rut’s music introduces our Elders Barry Phllips and David Jones as they take up the topic of the Generation Gap in this week’s midrash. 

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Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 210501

A Man of Righteous Sorrow

Football: a Southern rite of passage. This photo by David Clow is from the game between Kent Island and North Carolina high schools in Stevensville, Maryland, on November 14, 2009. (Photo via

Why do bad things happen to good people? Maybe it’s because they are far better able to handle adversity than those whose connection to the Creator is tenuous. Maybe the righteous suffer not only because they can endure trials, but because their Redeemer wants to refine them for something eternal.

Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Matthew 25:14-30; Hebrews 12:4-11

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Music: “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow,” Carter Stanley, performed by The Soggy Bottom Boys, O Brother Where Art Thou, Sony BMG, 2000″.

Weekly Bible Reading for May 2-8: Behar (On the Mount) & Bechukotai (In My Statutes)

This coming week, May 2-8 2021 (21-28 Iyar), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Behar (On the Mount); Bechukotai (In My Statutes)

02 May Leviticus 25:1-18 Job 39:1-40:24 Acts 12:6-25 Psalm 89:38-52
03 May Leviticus 25:19-28 Job 41:1-42:17 Acts 13:1-25 Proverbs 24:1-6
04 May Leviticus 25:29-38 Isaiah 1:1-2:22 Acts 13:26-52 Proverbs 24:7-12
05 May Leviticus 25:39-26:9 Isaiah 3:1-5:30 Acts 14:1-28 Proverbs 24:13-18
06 May Leviticus 26:10-46 Isaiah 6:1-7:25 Acts 15:1-21 Proverbs 24:19-23
07 May Leviticus 27:1-15 Isaiah 8:1-9:21 Acts 15:22-41 Proverbs 24:24-28
08 May Leviticus 27:16-34 Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 Acts 16:1-34 Proverbs 24:29-34

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link: