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Mar
24
2016

This morning's readings contain an unusual number of interesting and comment worthy passages; there is an extended discussion of the Sabbath from Exodus 35 with a discussion as to its continued relevance to us today.  This topic of conversation comes up a lot so I thought it worth a few extra words.  There is also an extended discussion of some of the very interesting pneumatology (Holy Spirit theology) in John 14 and some practical reflections on money from Proverbs 11.  I found...keep reading»»


Mar
18
2016

Proverbs 5 contains for us the warnings of a father to a son about the dangers of adultery.  The Bible contains many warnings to believers about the dangers hidden within worldly pleasures and the need for God’s people to live by a different rule and standard: Keep Reading...keep reading»»


Mar
11
2016

We could title Job 40: “Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord”. When we spend a good amount of time with the Lord we begin to see the gap between His glory and majesty and our own frailty.  So much so that when God asks him to defend himself, Job covers his mouth as a gesture of humility and fear. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Mar
08
2016

Exodus 19 is profitably read alongside of 2 Corinthians 7 as indeed they are arranged in today’s RMM reading schedule.  Both passages explore the complex relationship between salvation by grace and obedient response.  Nothing could be clearer than that Israel was saved by grace. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Mar
07
2016

Before we get to the RMM Weekly Quiz for Week 10 , here are some fun facts from week 8.   The average score on last week's 1 year quiz was 79% - up 10% over the previous week.  Keep reading...keep reading»»


Mar
04
2016

In order to understand 2 Corinthians 3, we need to understand the story of Moses and the veil. We read in Exodus that Moses experienced the very presence of God! The Creator of the universe had revealed Himself and His expectations for His people! What glory! It was so glorious in fact that Moses’ face was shining after coming down from the mountain. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Mar
03
2016

Exodus 14 narrates the final act of redemption and deliverance.  The people are set free from the power of Pharaoh and begin their journey - helped by the Presence and Guidance of the Lord - toward the Promised Land.  In essence, Exodus 14 is a “visual” illustration of the salvation event in the life of the believer.  Keep reading...keep reading»»


Feb
26
2016

1 Corinthians 13 is often read at wedding ceremonies, for it contains a beautiful description of love. However this is not the design of these verses. When we look at the context, we find this chapter wedged in between two chapters on spiritual gifts and how the Corinthians misused them. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Feb
20
2016

In the Old Testament God supernaturally appeared to people. This is called a theophany. In Exodus 3 God appeared in a flame out of a burning bush. Moses needed to learn that God was holy, and so he was told to keep his distance. This holy God graciously came near to  sinful Moses. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Feb
19
2016

In this chapter of Job we see a great and amazing contrast.  Job moves from the valley of despair to the heights of faith.  As we have been reminded in recent sermons, frailty is part of being human and it is not always an indicator of some hidden sin. Keep reading...keep reading»»


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