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Jan
31
2016

RMM Weekly Quiz - Week 5

Category: RMM

Before we get to the RMM Weekly Quiz for Week 5 , here are some fun facts from last week's quiz: The average score on last week's quiz was 74% - nice job!   The question most people had trouble with was #20: "According to Acts 21 who had four unmarried daughters who prophesied?"  Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
29
2016

In our reality TV culture, the competition, scheming, and petty behavior of Genesis 30 seems like something we would see in modern entertainment. But in the overarching biblical context, the dysfunction draws attention to God sovereignly and graciously blessing Jacob for his glorious purpose. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
28
2016

Esther is a hard story to read in bits and snips - the narrative is so compelling that you want to read straight through to the end! Chapter 5 leaves us hanging in suspense. Will the King be receptive to Esther's plan? How will he react when he discovers that his beloved Queen is Jewish? Will Haman discover the plot and advance his timeline in order to preemptively wipe out the Jews? Read more...keep reading»»


Jan
26
2016

The story of Jacob and Esau is one of those stories that reminds us that the Old Testament is not a story about good guys and bad guys it is a story about bad guys who need Jesus! All four of the major characters share the blame for this decidedly unsavoury narrative. Let us not forget that Esau has already traded his birthright for a bowl of stew back in chapter 25 and has therefore forfeited his right to the privileges of the firstborn.  Read more...keep reading»»


Jan
23
2016

RMM Weekly Quiz - Week 4

Category: RMM

Its that time again!  Time to see how well we've been retaining what we've been reading.  Before we do that however, here are some fun facts from last week's quiz: The average score on last week's quiz was 72% - nice job!  We had 3 people score 100% - that's the first time that's happened, way to go! Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
21
2016

Genesis 23 functions as a transition from the narrative of Abraham and Sarah to the narrative of Isaac and Rebekah. Although it is a short account, there are several points that attract our consideration. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
21
2016

Genesis 22 is one of the most important chapters in the Bible. It teaches us several important things about God, about salvation and about the practice and pattern of saving faith. One of the first important insights comes to us in the opening sentence of the chapter: Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
19
2016

Jesus often entered into contemporary debates within Judaism in order to provide a word of correction or reform, so it is here in Matthew 19. The Jews of Jesus' day had a very loose attitude towards divorce. You can hear that attitude in the words of the question that was posed to Jesus: Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
16
2016

Nehemiah 6 is a wonderful reminder that the devil tends to deal in rumour and exaggeration. He is rather like a noisy dog on a chain. He tries to make us afraid and he encourages us to abandon our post but he is not to be listened to. Keep calm and carry on. Perseverance and courage is a form of witness in an uncertain and hostile world. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
16
2016

RMM Weekly Quiz - Week 3

Category: RMM

I've been hearing again and again how much people are enjoying the quiz - I'm so glad to hear it! Many of you have mentioned that it causes you to read more carefully and to notice details that you would otherwise skim over.  I'm so glad that this resources has been helpful and I hope that it can help build some community around the readings. Keep reading...keep reading»»


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