Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 16 June 2021 Today’s topic: Nothing Without Jesus

Then Daniel (also called Belteshazzar) was greatly perplexed for a time, and his thoughts terrified him. So the king said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you.”  Belteshazzar answered, “My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries! The tree you saw, which grew large andContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 16 June 2021 Today’s topic: Nothing Without Jesus”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 16 February 2021 Today’s topic: God and Ninevah

“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”  Jonah 1:2 (NIV). Ninevah was a city founded by Noah’s grandson, Cush.  Cush was one of the first full generation after the flood, and he would have been brought up hearing the eyewitness accounts of antediluvian Earth andContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 16 February 2021 Today’s topic: God and Ninevah”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others

People from the Negev will occupy the mountains of Esau, and people from the foothills will possess the land of the Philistines.  They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead.  Obadiah 19 (NIV). This verse harkens back to God’s original promise to Jacob/Israel about the land he and his descendants would inherit.   GodContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others”

Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 23 December 2020 Today’s topic: Christmas Mercy

Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 22-23 (NIV). Mercy.   That’s really the story of Christmas, you know.   Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, so let’s spend some of the last verses of Jude talking a littleContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 23 December 2020 Today’s topic: Christmas Mercy”