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 …

Abishag

Abishag was the young and beautiful Shunammite woman. Her name means, "my father is a wanderer.” She was chosen to be the helper and servant of King David in his old age. One of her duties was to lie next to the king to keep him warm in bed. The covers they put over him …

Rejection

1 Samuel 8 Rejection is a terrible and painful thing, isn't it, especially when it comes from the people whom you love or whom you thought loved you. God knows what it's like to be rejected. In biblical times, He was rejected by the children of Israel whom He chose to be His people and …

It Got Personal

After he finished saying his prayers, he left the church. It was another beautiful evening and he smiled as he made his way across the field. Clara was already there. "Hello," he said. She smiled. "Hello. Here's the book," she said, handing it to him. "And I brought a couple of unused Bibles." She showed …

God Takes Care of His People

Whenever one of us is in trouble, God intercedes.  He takes care of us.  The psalmist testifies, "Who will protect me from the wicked?  Who will stand up for me against evildoers?  Unless the Lord had helped me, I would soon have died.  I cried out, 'I'm slipping!' and Your unfailing love, O Lord supported …

The Birth of Jesus Christ

“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” - Luke 2:14 The most wonderful event in history occurred one night in the city of David.  Mary gave birth to her first Child, a Son.  She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in the manger because there …

A Simple Peasant Girl/Honour #writephoto

Far hath I come to be at thy side, my heart my sole and trusted guide To place upon thy breast this red rose, plucked this morn, a token of my love Beside the note that praises thee for thy services to king, country and God above. I stand here, gazing upon thy countenance, me …

Gifts From the East

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him" - Matthew 2:2 Wise Men from the East traveled all the way to Jerusalem to see the King of the Jews.  They didn't know where exactly to find Him.  …

Obey God

Then they reported to Saul, saying, “Look, the people are sinning against the Lord by eating the blood - 1 Samuel 14:33 Do we sometimes go to great lengths to obey those in authority but in the process we end up disobeying God?  It happened with Israel's army when they came upon a forest where …

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 …

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