Becoming Little Donkeys

BFB220108 Pinocchio & Lampwick as Donkeys
Pinocchio and his friend Lampwick are transformed into donkeys in the Land of Toys.
Illustration by Carlo Chiostri from a 1902 edition of The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Marionette by Carlo Collodi, via Wikimedia Commons
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Human beings made in the image of our Creator are supposed to resemble our Creator in the way we think and act, but more often than not we tend to think and act like beasts. There is hope, though: our Creator makes a way for the redemption of beasts.

Exodus 10:1-13:16; Numbers 18:1-20; 1 Samuel 1; Isaiah 43:3-4; Jeremiah 46:13-28; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; Luke 2:22-24

Click here to listen to the podcast: Becoming Little Donkeys

Click here to download the transcript: Becoming Little Donkeys.pdf

Music: “Carnival of the Animals – 8. Persons with Long Ears” and “14. Finale”, Camille Saint-Saëns, Karl Böhm: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf; Saint-Saëns: Carnival Of The Animals, Deutsche Grammophon 1974. 

Weekly Bible Reading for January 9-15: Beshalach (When He Let Go)

This coming week, January 9-15 (7-13 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Beshalach (When He Let Go).

09 Jan Exodus 13:17-14:8 2 Kings 3:1-4:17 Luke 3:1-20 Psalm 51:1-19
10 Jan Exodus 14:9-14 2 Kings 4:18-5:19 Luke 3:21-38 Psalm 52:1-9
11 Jan Exodus 14:15-25 2 Kings 5:20-7:2 Luke 4:1-15 Psalm 53:1-6
12 Jan Exodus 14:26-15:26 2 Kings 7:3-8:29 Luke 4:16-30 Psalm 54:1-7
13 Jan Exodus 15:27-16:10 2 Kings 9:1-37 Luke 4:31-44 Proverbs 10:1-8
14 Jan Exodus 16:11-36 2 Kings 10:1-36 Luke 5:1-16 Proverbs 10:9-16
15 Jan Exodus 17:1-16 Judges 4:4-5:31 Luke 5:17-32 Proverbs 10:17-24

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

Weekly Bible Reading for January 2-8: Bo (Go)

This coming week, January 2-8 (29 Tevet-6 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Bo (Go).

02 Jan Exodus 10:1-11 1 Kings 16:15-17:24 Luke 1:1-20 Psalm 49:1-13
03 Jan Exodus 10:12-23 1 Kings 18:1-46 Luke 1:21-38 Psalm 49:14-20
04 Jan Exodus 10:24-11:3 1 Kings 19:1-20:22 Luke 1:39-56 Proverbs 9:1-6
05 Jan Exodus 11:4-12:20 1 Kings 20:23-21:29 Luke 1:57-80 Proverbs 9:7-12
06 Jan Exodus 12:21-28 1 Kings 22:1-53 Luke 2:1-20 Proverbs 9:13-18
07 Jan Exodus 12:29-51 2 Kings 1:1-2:25 Luke 2:21-35 Psalm 50:1-6
08 Jan Exodus 13:1-16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 Luke 2:36-52 Psalm 50:7-23

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

Respecting The Name

High Priest of Israel
“The High Priest of Israel,” illustration from The Jewish Tabernacle and Priesthood, George C. Needham, Library of Congress, 1874.

Do we believe the gifts and callings of God are irrevocable? If we do, then we should have no problem believing that promises and blessings He has bestowed from time immemorial are still in effect. But what does that mean in connection with reconciling estranged parts of our Creator’s Covenant family?

Exodus 20:7; Numbers 6:22-27; Jeremiah 31:31-37, 46:27-28; Ezekiel 39:25-29; Luke 22:19-20; Galatians 3:29

Click here to listen to the podcast: Respecting The Name

Click here to download the transcript: Respecting The Name.pdf

Music: “The Blessing Live,” Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, Graves Into Gardens Live, Elevation Worship 2020. Hear the complete song at Elevation Worship.

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