What if Earthly Politics were a Heavenly Matter?

Someone has said there are three things one does not speak of in polite company: Well, today I have already preached a biblical sermon. In addition I have led in the collection of two offerings. Therefore, I suppose I might as well strive for the perfectly impolite trifecta and talk of politics. I wonder, “Does … More What if Earthly Politics were a Heavenly Matter?

Hannah and Her Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Life

Hannah is a faithful, submissive, sacrificial, and prayerful saint. She is a godly gal. However, despite her commitment to Yahweh, she is a wounded, weeping, and grieving woman. She is one consumed with “great anxiety and vexation.” (1:16)  Why is this? What’s the problem? 1. Hannah is unable to have children. She is barren, for … More Hannah and Her Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Life

Sitting on the Bench

At this point in Israel’s history, God has announced Moses’ forced retirement. Consequently, Moses has been busy setting things in order for the transition of power. He has also been instrumental in making plans regarding Israel’s long-awaited but soon-coming advancement into the Promised Land.¬†However, as the day of march approaches, certain leaders from Gad and … More Sitting on the Bench