Pawns of Redemption

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Man Playing Chess. Photo by Jarmoluk on PIXNIO.com.

Is humanity nothing more than so many pawns in a cosmic game of chess between the powers of good and evil? Yes, and no. It’s true that we are the instruments of either good or evil (or both), and that we are the prizes sought by our Creator and our Adversary, but there is a key difference: unlike the pawns in our chess matches, we actually have a choice about which roles we play.

Exodus 6:2-9:35; Ezekiel 28:25-29:21; Matthew 6:5-13; 24:6; Luke 21:28; John 13:21-30; Romans 9:27-28; Revelation 11:15

Click here to listen to the podcast: Pawns of Redemption

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Music: “Anitra’s Dance,” Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, III. “Anitra’s Dance,” Wiliam T. Strømberg, Edvard Grieg, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Grieg Music to Henrik Ibsen Peer Gynt, Blikkboks Ltd 2018. 

Weekly Bible Reading for December 26, 2021-January 1, 2022: Vayera (And I Appeared)

This coming week, December 26, 2021-January 1, 2022 (22-28 Tevet 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Vayera (And I Appeared).

26 Dec Exodus 6:2-13 1 Kings 8:54-9:28 Mark 14:1-21 Proverbs 8:1-12
27 Dec Exodus 6:14-28 1 Kings 10:1-11:25 Mark 14:22-42 Proverbs 8:13-21
28 Dec Exodus 6:29-7:7 1 Kings 11:26-12:25 Mark 14:43-65 Proverbs 8:22-31
29 Dec Exodus 7:8-8:6 1 Kings 12:26-13:34 Mark 14:66-15:15 Proverbs 8:32-36
30 Dec Exodus 8:7-18 1 Kings 14:1-15:8 Mark 15:16-32 Psalm 46:1-11
31 Dec Exodus 8:19-9:16 1 Kings 15:9-16:14 Mark 15:33-47 Psalm 47:1-9
01 Jan Exodus 9:17-35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Mark 16:1-20 Psalm 48:1-14

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

Divine Refrigerator Rights

BFB211023 Child and RefrigeratorCasual relationships with people leave us unsatisfied because they have neither depth nor the capability of enduring hardship. What does that say about a casual relationship with our Creator?

Genesis 18:1-22:24; 2 Kings 4:1-37; Ezekiel 16:48-50; Luke 17:7-10; John 15:12-17

Click here to listen to the podcast: Divine Refrigerator Rights

Click here to download the transcript: Divine Refrigerator Rights.pdf

Music: “Prayer for a Friend,” Mark Hall, Casting Crowns, The Altar and the Door, Reunion 2007.

Weekly Bible Reading for October 17-23: Vayera (And He Appeared)

This coming week, October 17-23 (11-17 Cheshvan 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion VaYera (And He Appeared).

17 Oct Genesis 18:1-14 Joshua 24:1-33 Matthew 10:1-23 Psalm 12:1-8
18 Oct Genesis 18:15-33 Judges 1:1-36 Matthew 10:24-42 Psalm 13:1-6
19 Oct Genesis 19:1-20 Judges 2:1-3:11 Matthew 11:1-19 Psalm 14:1-7
20 Oct Genesis 19:21-21:4 Judges 3:12-4:24 Matthew 11:20-12:8 Psalm 15:1-5
21 Oct Genesis 21:5-21 Judges 5:1-31 Matthew 12:9-37 Proverbs 3:1-8
22 Oct Genesis 21:22-34 Judges 6:1-7:8 Matthew 12:38-13:9 Proverbs 3:9-12
23 Oct Genesis 22:1-24 2 Kings 4:1-37 Matthew 13:10-35 Proverbs 3:13-18

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

Weekly Bible Reading for November 1-7 2020: VaYera (And He Appeared)

This coming week, November 1-7 (14-20 Cheshvan), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

VaYera (And He Appeared)

01 Nov Genesis 18:1-14 Judges 6:1-7:8 Matthew 14:1-21 Proverbs 3:9-12
02 Nov Genesis 18:15-33 Judges 7:9-8:27 Matthew 14:22-36 Proverbs 3:13-18
03 Nov Genesis 19:1-20 Judges 8:28-9:41 Matthew 15:1-20 Proverbs 3:19-26
04 Nov Genesis 19:21-21:4 Judges 9:42-10:18 Matthew 15:21-39 Proverbs 3:27-35
05 Nov Genesis 21:5-21 Judges 10:1-11:40 Matthew 16:1-20 Psalm 16:1-11
06 Nov Genesis 21:22-34 Judges 12:1-13:25 Matthew 16:21-17:13 Psalm 17:1-15
07 Nov Genesis 22:1-24 2 Kings 4:1-37 Matthew 17:14-27 Psalm 18:1-19
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