Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lot and his daughters: a challenge to Christian parents.

The story of Lot and his daughters in Genesis 19:30-38 is a strange little story.  It parallels the story of Noah in 9:20-27 with a drunken father disgraced, as the story of Sodom and Gomorrah parallels the judgment of the … Continue reading

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Praying when disasters strike: Genesis 18-19

I’m preparing to preach on Genesis 18:16-19:1-38 this Sunday (on my knees…) and Joyce Baldwin has these helpful words about Abraham’s prayer for Sodom and Gomorrah: “There are many disasters we can neither understand ourselves nor explain to others; we … Continue reading

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JC Ryle’s comment on Matthew 12:24

JC Ryle is great for memorable and pointed quotes on the Gospels! Commenting on Matthew 12:24, he writes: “There is nothing too absurd and unreasonable for men to say, when they are thoroughly set against religion … ‘If they called … Continue reading

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What would Nehemiah be praying for today?

I’m asking that question in our Bible study next week as we start to look at the book of Nehemiah.  In “A Passion for Godliness”, page 67, J. I. Packer writes about Nehemiah 1-2: “Do we in fact start where … Continue reading

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The story of the Bible in five meals.

We had our harvest service on Sunday afternoon and it was great to have some visitors.  Normally we will look at a specific Bible passage in our services, but for harvest we did something different.  If you were going to … Continue reading

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