Just like in the children’s game freezetag, when you get frozen, there’s always the hope of getting unfrozen and getting to play again. This is, very crudely, the message of Isaiah. Yes, there was a time of punishment, but there is hope for restoration!
How does the gospel inform your daily life? Take a few days to read Ephesians and you’ll learn how it should.
Bringing people with different views together is always difficult. Paul runs into this with the churches in Galatia. Were Jewish laws still necessary for new Christians? Find out in Galatians.
This portion of Isaiah isn’t the most uplifting…but ends with hope! Because there is hope! And if you read carefully, you’ll find a number of clues pointing to our ultimate hope – JESUS!!
Yes, this book beautifully describes true love and why it is such a gift…but why do we have ancient love poetry in our Bible? How does it help us and of all things, why was it included? Watch this and find out:
This is one of those books that’s not exactly known for its encouragement…but it is helpful, grounding, and full of great advice.
Many of us have had to correct someone (i.e. a child, our dog, a coworker) and then go back and reassure them you still love them and are still for them. In addition to other topics, this is a key reason for Paul’s second (canonical) letter to the Corinthians. Enjoy!
No one likes to suffer. Job did a lot of it. And though Job’s suffering wasn’t fun either, we can learn a lot from it.
Esther reminds us, through a series of soap opera type events, that we were each placed where we were placed “for such a time as this.”
Early Christians had a lot of confusion regarding what was ok and what wasn’t. As it turned out, the church at Corinth struggled a little with deciding correctly. In 1 Corinthians, Paul does his best to make it clear what is faithful and what’s not. It’s a very helpful book if you have questions too.