This week, our lesson focused on a story about a woman caught in adultery, and Jesus’ response both to her and her accusers. (You can listen to the full lesson here.) It’s a story that teaches us a lot not only about Jesus and his mission, but about our own need for grace and … Continue reading What part do we play in the story of Jesus and the adulterous woman?
From our daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 15-17 April 18, 2019 The first part of today's reading gives us the early outline of the succession of kings in both Israel and Judah, and the pattern begins to be pretty apparent. In Judah, we see a nation that is kept alive because of the promise … Continue reading The great rivalry: Ahab and Elijah
From our daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 12-14 April 17, 2019 I wish that I could make this particular reading into two or three segments, because this is one of the most striking – and I think relevant – passages in the entire book of 1 Kings. We see here the story of how … Continue reading The Divided Kingdom quickly alienates the Lord
From our daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 6-11 April 16, 2019 We’ve been talking about Solomon and the glory of his kingdom, how he was God’s chosen heir to David, and how he was the man chosen to build God’s temple. We read the story of his request for wisdom, and how God answered … Continue reading Solomon’s kingdom ends, and with it Israel’s Golden Age
From our daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 3-5 April 13, 2019 Solomon is an interesting figure, and in many ways he is even more of a precursor to Christ than David. Solomon is the favored son, the one that God promises will sit on David’s throne in a prophecy ultimately fulfilled by Jesus. Even … Continue reading Solomon squanders the favor of God