Monthly Archives: January 2014

Is Lying Ever Ok? Exodus 1-2, Matthew 26

Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, … Continue reading

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Hospitality = Love for Jesus: Genesis 49-50, Matthew 25

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I … Continue reading

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The End is Near! Genesis 47-48, Matthew 24

Few things perk the ears of church-going Christians like a discussion about the end times. This should come as no surprise. When it comes to the end times, there are nothing but unanswered questions: What will it be like? When … Continue reading

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Life Preserver: Genesis 45-46, Matthew 23

So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you … Continue reading

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Better Than Marriage: Genesis 43-44, Matthew 22

I love my marriage. My wife and I have been married for 7 and a half years and it has been a joy. Not always easy, but an incredible joy. There’s nothing on earth more precious to me than my … Continue reading

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The Right Time to Fight: Genesis 41-42, Matthew 21

And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My … Continue reading

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First and Last: Genesis 39-40, Matthew 20

I grew up in a Christian school. And like most kids, our class liked to get and give “cuts” in line. “Cuts” is exactly what it sounds like, cutting in line, except that it’s sanctioned by the person you’re cutting … Continue reading

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