A House for the Lonely

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Master Sgt. Ernie Valley cradles his new adopted daughter, Oleksandra, after greeting her at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, January 23, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse, via Flickr.

A family should exhibit some degree of cohesion. Family members should look out for one another, encourage each other, and love one another through the endless trials of this life. But if we have trouble doing that in our own flesh-and-blood families, how can we hope to do better as the family of God?

Numbers 1:1-4:20; Hosea 1:10-2:21; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 68:5-6; Matthew 23:13; Romans 9:24-26

Click here to listen to the podcast: A House for the Lonely

Click here to download the transcript: A House for the Lonely.pdf

Music: “Home,” Teshuva, Return, Teshuva 2014. Visit https://www.teshuvamusic.com/ to hear more by Teshuva.

A Heart Prepared

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Assertion of Liberty of Conscience by the Independents of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 1644. John Rogers Herbert, 1847. (Heritage Collection at UK Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London, via Wikimedia Commons.)

It’s difficult enough to comprehend the transformative process our Redeemer works within us as individuals. It’s even more difficult to comprehend this process in a nation – particularly if it is the kingdom of priests our Redeemer has been assembling for millennia, and into which He calls all the Redeemed. The preparation of individual hearts is what, over time, brings about the transformation of the national heart that will glorify our King and Bridegroom for all eternity.

Exodus 35:1-38:20; Deuteronomy 29:4, 30:6; 2 Kings 12:1-17; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 11:17-21; Joel 2:32; Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 10:9

Click here to listen to the podcast: A Heart Prepared

Click here to download the transcript: A Heart Prepared.pdf

Music: “Old 100th,” Celtic Worship, Morningtide, Integrity Music 2021.

What We Shall Be

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As the International Space Station orbits the earth (top), crew members Shane Kimbrough (USA) and Thomas Pesquet (France) work to install new roll out solar arrays (bottom). (NASA photo, 2021)

We know the Kingdom of Heaven exists for eternity, but we don’t know much about it yet. However, that hasn’t stopped us from trying to figure our who will be there – or who won’t be there. Maybe a better use of our time and energy would be getting to know the Eternal King and living in such a way that others would want to know Him as well.

Ezekiel 11:14-21; Matthew 15:24, 23:13; John 10:11-18; Galatians 3:28-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; 1 John 3:1-3

Click here to listen to the podcast: What We Shall Be

Click here to download the transcript: What We Shall Be.pdf

Music: “Ice Station Zebra Overture,” Michel Legrand, Movie Themes From The Past, Soundtrack Classics, 2012.

Respecting The Name

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“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.

Why Care About Israel? Part 1: Because You Are Israel – Current Events Simplified

What is the big deal about Israel, and why should Christians care? Those are questions this new series seeks to address. In this opening episode, we take a brief look at what the Bible says. This is more than an issue of supporting the Jewish people and the state of Israel; it’s actually a question of identity. 

via Why Care About Israel? Part 1 – Current Events Simplified – YouTube

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