Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why A Body Does Us Good

The question raised recently by a student in class as to the necessity of a body as it relates to the purpose of life has sparked this and the previous post.  Much of this post comes from a talk by … Continue reading

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How God Lost His Body

See also: I do not know what God is I am afraid I can’t answer that Recently I had a student ask a well thought question.  He wanted to know why a body is essential for our growth.  “Why do … Continue reading

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Malachi 4 – I will send you Elijah

I find it fascinating how the Bible begins and ends with tree imagery.  From Genesis to Revelation, the Lord shows us a tree as a central concept relating to redemption, the atonement, and coming back into His presence.  The Old … Continue reading

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Haggai – Put the Lord First

After Cyrus conquered the Babylonians in 539 B.C. he issued a decree allowing the Jewish captives to return to the land of Israel. He also encouraged the rebuilding of the temple at Jerusalem and offered financial assistance (see Ezra 1:1-4). … Continue reading

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Malachi – My Messenger

1 Behold, I will asend my bmessenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly ccome to his dtemple, even the emessenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, … Continue reading

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Obadiah, Servant of the Lord

Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament.  It is difficult to ascertain when this book was written, sometime between 850-200 BC.  Dating this book is based upon the mention of the destruction of Jerusalem and the fact that … Continue reading

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Hosea’s name means “deliverance” or “salvation” and is connected on a basic level with the names Joshua and Jesus.  Hosea was a prophet at the time of King Jeroboam II, who died in 746 BC. His ministry may well have … Continue reading

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