Showing posts from November, 2017


Forgiveness is hard and sometimes painful. But  God commands it. In Matthew 6, right after teaching the disciple to pray Jesus says  "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Ouch. 

There are many examples in Scripture of forgiveness. Jesus Himself with his dying breath said "Father forgive them for the know not what they do." 

But let's turn for a few moments to the very first book of the Bible. I'm not going to put it here because if I did you'd still be reading next year, but I encourage you to read at your own time Genesis Chapters 37, 39-45.  

In these passages we read of a young man named Joseph. Joseph was mistreated by his 10 older brothers and is sold into slavery in Egypt at age 17. There with the help of God he earned the respect of Pharaoh and became ruler of the land next to Pharaoh himself. Due to …

Fact or fantasy - worldwide or local

The flood of Noah's day was a pretty huge event.  In my last post, Fact or fantasy -how big was it?  I talked about the common misinterpretation of how the ark  was built and it's size. This week, we're going to look at another of these common misinterpretations. The flood itself.

In Genesis 7:4 and 17 - 23 it says: ""Seven days from now I'll send rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I'll destroy every living creature that I've made."... Every living thing on earth died flying creatures, livestock, wildlife, all creatures that swarm over the earth, and all human beings. Everything that breathed and everything that had lived on dry land died. All existing creatures that had lived on the surface of the ground were annihilated, from humans to livestock, from crawling creatures to birds of the sky. They were wiped off the earth. Only Noah remained, along with those who were with him in the ark. The floo…