Rahab

By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace - Hebrews 11:31 Image from GRACE in TORAH Why do women become prostitutes? Some do it as a means of supporting themselves while for a vast majority, it is best option they have. Many of …

After the Rain

Ronan stood at his bedroom, looking out. It was hard to tell there had been a thunderstorm if it weren't for the wet spots here and there. The sun was shining, giving the place a clean and pristine feel. The day promised to be a beautiful one. He hadn't slept well, though and felt tired …

The Lord Will Hear

For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God - Psalm 38:15 When I read this, I thought of blind Bartimaeus. He sat begging on the road and when he heard that Jesus was in Jericho, he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many of the people in the crowd told him …

The City of Ai

City of Ai gate socketstone discovered in 2013 dig - Image by Associates for Biblical Research Julia Waverley gazed in wonder at the ruins around her while her husband, Michael videotaped them. This year, they had opted not to travel to Europe as they were wont to do every summer but decided to visit the biblical …

Being a Neighbor

Only Jesus could simplify spiritual matters in a way that anyone can understand.  He summed up the Ten Commandments into two--love God and love your neighbor (Mark 12:30, 31).  When a lawyer asked Jesus the question, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus answered by telling a parable about the man who was attacked on his …

Jesus’ Family Tree

Knowing where you come from is very important.  Nowadays, there are ways that you can find out about your ancestry.  In some cultures, including Jesus', genealogies are very important.   Matthew begins Jesus' genealogy with these words, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Why does Matthew …

Stubborn Faith

He was where he always was, sitting by the road begging. And when he heard that Jesus was there in the city of Jericho, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” It was an urgent cry from a man who was blind.  His world was plunged in darkness.  It …

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