The Bible is an amazing book that covers many thousands of years of human history. It is the story of God and His interaction with humanity from the beginning of time to a coming climax. We will be viewing the Bible as we would view a mural, a huge painti...

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Read Chapter 2 in your The Story Bible (for extra credit - read chapters 12-36 in Genesis) I (Bart) am egotistical enough, that the thought of my descendants becoming an acknowledged people group, and even a sovereign nation, kind of jazzes me. The Republ...

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(read Story Bible chapter 4, which covers Exodus chapters 1-17) By 1500 BC, the Hebrews were mired in the worst kind of slavery in Egypt. How in the world do you release over 2 million people out of the clutches of the most powerful empire on earth? Th...

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It feels like it happens all the time. You get a letter in the mail from an energy provider saying they can negotiate a better rate for you. Or you might get a notification on your phone that your contract and billing terms have changed. The typical react...

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How do you know when God is giving specific direction to your life? Do you consult Him in your decision making? Do you recognize His voice when He answers? Do you follow His lead when He makes His intentions known? If your answers to those questions a...

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If you were raised going to church and you hear the name Joshua, you may immediately think of the Israeli attack on the city of Jericho as the Hebrews began their conquest of the land of Canaan. That is quite an event - but that isn't the battle we will...

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If you ever find yourself repeating the same dumb sinful choices, you might say with Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”  In the time of the Judges the Hebrew people  went through the same cycle of sin for almost 400 year...

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There are times when I pray that it seems God is on another line and I am on hold.  I pray for what I think must be God’s will – and I hear nothing  but crickets.  But it is always amazing to me, that over a period of time, as I look back o...

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