Monthly Archives: March 2014

Who is Yahweh? God all-powerful

When Moses went to Pharaoh with God’s demand for the release of the Israelites, Pharaoh asked (not unreasonably), “Who is Yahweh?” And Moses might have said, “Well, it’s a long story…” Part 7 (Genesis 18 & 21) Will Abraham and Sarah … Continue reading

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The temptations of Jesus

Luke 4:1-13 Immediately after His baptism, Jesus felt compelled to go out into the wilderness alone to meditate, to pray – and to do battle with the devil. Why was this necessary? Why did He not embark on His public … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? The Judge of all the earth

When Moses went to Pharaoh with God’s demand for the release of the Israelites, Pharaoh asked (not unreasonably), “Who is Yahweh?” And Moses might have said, “Well, it’s a long story…” Part 6  (Genesis 18 & 19) Special acts of … Continue reading

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Are we a prodigal society?

If the prodigal son of Jesus’ parable (Luke 15:11-32) were living today, he would no doubt make a much better job of managing his money. His bank would gladly issue him with a dozen credit cards, and by juggling his payments … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? The Giver of life

When Moses went to Pharaoh with God’s demand for the release of the Israelites, Pharaoh asked (not unreasonably), “Who is Yahweh?” And Moses might have said, “Well, it’s a long story…” Part 5 (Genesis 17) What does Abraham gain from this … Continue reading

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Tales of the Unexpected: Samson

(Judges 13-16) Could we get any worse than Jephthah? The story of Samson suggests that God could – and did. Samson had everything going for him: like John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-17), he had devout parents, was conceived by God’s power, … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? God in charge

When Moses went to Pharaoh with God’s demand for the release of the Israelites, Pharaoh asked (not unreasonably), “Who is Yahweh?” And Moses might have said, “Well, it’s a long story…” Part 4 (Genesis 17) Abram has known God for a … Continue reading

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