Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his death. “God raised him from the dead on the third day” (Acts 10:40). “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” [...]
Category: Object Lessons
Peppy and Precious are our two Great Pyrenees puppies. Both puppies are adorable and have brought a lot of joy (and sleep deprived nights) to our family. We first thought Peppy was so small because he was the runt of the litter, but it soon became apparent he had medical problems. Peppy is a rare [...]
I recently requested prayer from a dark valley after several stressful events. God is still answering prayers as this time has been a blessing–a time of spiritual assessment. Spiritual Mountain Climbing It has been helpful to me to see my spiritual journey as a climb up a mountain. The Bible is a map to the [...]
In the Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach I compare the homeschool journey to the Exodus from Egypt (leaving public school) traveling in the desert, and seeking the Promised Land.The Passover story and journey to the Promised Land is a meaty symbol of our spiritual journey and growth. The Israelites were saved from Egypt but not all entered the Promised Land–only their children and a few men of faith entered. Likewise, in our spiritual journey we can be saved but fall short of arriving in the promised land.
Most Christians don’t know about the Fall Holidays in the Bible; Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and Tabernacles (Sukkoth). If the spring festivals so clearly prophesied the first coming of Messiah, it stands to reason that the fall festivals are also prophetic of His second coming. The way these holidays are celebrated [...]
Have you ever lost it with your children, say a lot of things you regretted, then felt like a heel? Did you confess it? Did you lose it again a few days (hours) later? Why can’t we get victory over sin that plagues us?
You may have a spiritual blockage obstructing the flow of the Holy Spirit…
“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” ~ Oswald Chambers ~ Friday I wrote about the great heroes of our faith in Hebrews 11. This passage is summarized in principle by these words — “whose weakness was turned to strength” (Heb. 11:34). Paul said, [...]
I recently started a new study on the Gospels so the study will be reflected in my blog. I’ll begin with a list of seven for Sunday Seven. In the Bible, the number seven often symbolizes completeness or perfection. There were seven priests, seven trumpets, seven days, seven circuits of the wall on the [...]
As we fellowship with other believers and read books we can grow in wisdom and understanding. But the most important thing is that we 1 Cor. 1:24) and in Him is hidden “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3). The better we know Christ and the more we become like Him, the more [...]
During Bible study, our family discovered something that we had heard very little about from church. We found out God had set apart special days to worship and honor Him. By learning about the practices of these special days, we could learn about and worship God. We spent some time studying the holidays from Scripture [...]