Build, Plant, Eat, Marry

Jeremiah faced a nation pretty much all by himself. He spoke for God; but few listened and heeded the words given to him to tell. He addressed kings and priests, noblemen and soldiers. His words were strong, warning of the consequences to come from the people’s years of idolatry and...

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Made for War

The best defense is a good offense – or so I have heard it said by a number of sports coaches through the years. In fact, this is an ancient concept; really it’s one that’s as old as Creation. Follow this with me. Genesis opens by telling us that “the...

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A Faithful Father Makes a Difference

The early chapters of 1 Samuel could be titled this: “The Tale of Two Fathers.” There is Elkanah and his leadership, and then there is Eli, the priest and leader of the Tabernacle — Israel’s worship center that was then based in Shiloh. Elkanah represents one of those hidden heroes...

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