God’s Good News!

When you have good news, whom do you share it with? Family, friends, co-workers and, in some cases, church members? Who were told about the soon birth of the Messiah? The people of Nazareth, the city Joseph and Mary were from? No. As far as their community was concerned Joseph was the father. The religious …

The Holy Stairs, Martin Luther & Indulgences

Dushan was waiting in a café for Chioma so that they could go to Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and also to see the famous Scala Sancta, known as the Holy Stairs believed to be part of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and are the same ones Jesus climbed before being tried by the …

The Wisdom of the Cross

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18, NKJV) When Jesus told His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the …

Behold, Your Savior and King

“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,A colt, the foal of a donkey’” - Matthew 21:5, NKJV What an exciting time this was for the people and disciples when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. People were spreading their clothes on the road while others …

Huldah

She was a married prophetess who lived in Jerusalem, in the Second Quarter. It lay in an angle formed by the W wall of the Temple and the ancient N Wall of the city, and was later included within the wall built by Nehemiah (Bible Gateway). We don't know anything about her husband except that …

Ede Goes to Harvest

It was Saturday and Ede was at the Harvest Seventh-day Adventist church, hoping that she would get a chance to speak to Pastor Hank before she left. He was in the foyer, flanked by members of the congregation and visitors. She was happy to be there. It was on Wednesday night when she made up …

Huldah

It's interesting that when Huldah is mentioned in the Bible, she is introduced first as a prophetess and then as Shallum's wife. Her relationship and ministry to God clearly took precedence over her marriage. It was the same for Deborah who was a judge of Israel and a prophetess (Judges 4:4) Huldah's husband was the …

Achaia

Sunset over the ruin of the Patras castle in the Peloponnese region of Greece. My husband, Jon and I are on a two-day tour of North-Western part of Peloponnese. We arrived by car this morning and are staying at the Maison Grecque Hotel in the center of Patra. Patra, which is the third largest city in …

Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

Fateful Choices

"When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken" – Deuteronomy 24:5, NKJV Uriah the Hittite and King David were in the wrong places. Uriah …

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