STORY: Lemuel (8)

In contrast to college, one of the many complications of the ordained ministry was finding time to study. Yes, there was an expectation that I would teach (and, therefore, some continuing study was necessary), but there was also an expectation that I would do a...

OPINION: Escaping Life

Suicide prevention is a hot topic in the news today. And whilst it is terribly sad that some get so low they feel that they have to take the ultimate escape, ending one’s life permanently is not the only way people try to escape life. Indeed, escaping life is far more...

EXCERPT: Establishing the Kingdom

C17. SAMSON (c. 1115-1065 BC) The Birth of Samson Foretold The Israelites again did evil in the eyes of YHWH. So YHWH gave them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years. There was a certain man of Zorah, from the tribe of Dan. His name was Manoah. His wife...

BIBLE STUDY: Abimelech

Judges 8:30- 9:57 A. Choosing a Leader Read: Judges 8:30-9:6 1. Why did Israel need another judge? How were judges usually appointed? 2. Why did Abimelech travel to Shechem? What kind of person do you think the Shechemites thought they were appointing? 3. What...

SERMON: Abimelech

Judges 8:30-9:57 A. INTRODUCTION a). Election to Office I’d like to begin today by raising the issue of how we appoint our leaders. Because it is an issue which, as Christians, I believe that we need to think about. After all, we have a monarch, which is a hereditary...

STORY: Lemuel (7)

The third and final year at college was very different. I was not attached to any particular church, and it was a matter of whatever subjects I had left to do. And that included Theology II, Greek New Testament II, Prayer Book and Ethics. Furthermore, the college...