The choosing of an Apostle – Acts 1:12-26

The study of Scripture may at times be confusing. In the case of Acts 1:12-26, there are several different views. It is important that as we study such difficult passages that we compare scripture with scripture and that we rely upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The main issue here is the choosing of…

Deception – Genesis 27

Have you ever been deceived? Have you deceived someone else? In literature and in history there are many stories of deception. Here are a few examples: The Last Leaf (O. Henry) In this short story, a woman suffering with pneumonia and close to death believes that she will die once the last leaf drops from…

A Parent’s Grief – Genesis 26:34-35

  In Genesis 26 we learn how Isaac followed in the footsteps of his father, Abraham. However, at the end of chapter 26 we find two obscure verses that mentions Isaac’s eldest son, Esau. Notice what the scripture says: “And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Berri…

Like father, like son – Genesis 26

I am sure you have heard the saying: like father, like son. This statement is true in many ways. A son tends to follow in the footsteps of his father. A son will often have the same tendencies as his father. Sins of a father is often repeated by the son. The personality of the…

The Heart of Worship

Matt Redman, the author of the song heart of worship provides an interesting view on what worship really is. The story behind the song is fascinating. Matt attended a church in England that had seemingly lost her way. The pastor of the church decided to do away with all musical instruments for season in order…