Tag Archives: Covenant

Pilgrims’ Progress: Obedience

Exodus 19 & 20 After two months of travelling, the Israelites finally reach their primary destination: Mount Sinai. They have come far to the south of the Promised Land, but this is no detour. Their salvation is complete and unconditional; … Continue reading

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The final solution

We believe in… the forgiveness of sins… Jeremiah 31:33,34 …for I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. (verse 34) The original covenant between God and His people, made at Mount Sinai after the Exodus, had … Continue reading

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Love hurts: What’s in a name?

Hosea 1:3-9 Hosea showed tremendous dedication to his prophetic calling. Not only did he marry Gomer, but he gave his children prophetic names chosen by God. The name Jezreel was evocative of promise and high hopes. Jezreel was where Jehu, … Continue reading

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Love hurts: An arranged marriage

After Solomon died, the ten tribes that made up the kingdom of Israel had split away from the tribe of Judah. Israel’s first king, Jeroboam I, had introduced the worship of two golden calves, one in Bethel (in the south) … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? A jealous God

The story continues… Part 18 (Exodus 32) Only when they reach Mount Sinai are the Israelites told the purpose of their deliverance: they are to be the people of God, bound to Him by covenant. This is like a form of … 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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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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