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Moses -- Out of Water and Fire

On Plagues and Hardened Hearts

A couple weeks ago in our Wednesday Bible study class, we looked at the story of Jonah (you remember, the prophet who ran away from God’s call to preach to the wicked people of Nineveh, and who was swallowed by the big fish?). The question was raised: “How might you regard this story differently if […]

On Plagues and Hardened Hearts

A couple weeks ago in our Wednesday Bible study class, we looked at the story of Jonah (you remember, the prophet who ran away from God’s call to preach to the wicked people of Nineveh, and who was swallowed by the big fish?). The question was raised: “How might you regard this story differently if […]

Freedom Songs

(After Swing Low, Sweet Chariot) What do you think that song is about? (responses) I ask because, for the songs we’re going to sing together today, there may be more than meets the eye. The music we call spirituals, that arose from the experience of slavery in the United States, was a special form of […]

Bricks Without Straw

In the first session of our current Wednesday Bible study series, called What Is the Bible?, we did a fun activity demonstrating how the Bible has become an integral part of Western culture. We looked up a number of Bible verses listed on a handout, and guessed at what common English phrase or idiom came […]

Signs

We left off last week in the middle of the conversation that Moses has with God speaking out of the burning bush — and I introduced you to the concept of “call reluctance,” a term widely used in the field of sales, which has a great deal of resonance for me when I consider the […]

Drawn Out for a Purpose

Is there a story behind your name? How many of you were named after a relative or after a famous person? (responses) Did any of you receive a name that had to do with the circumstances of your birth — perhaps after a saint, or, as in today’s Bible story, because of something that happened […]

Life Abundant

I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly. — John 10:10b The driving force of American consumerism is the idea, well-woven into our culture, of scarcity. It is a principle that is drilled into our brains from early on; we are told, over and over, until we start telling ourselves, and […]