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  • Petra WS

    Obadiah: Reasons Why Nations Fail

    Edom (from the word for ground or red in Hebrew) was a red-colored mountainous region with rock carved cities (now in the Kingdom of Jordan), where camel caravan traffic brought delicacies from the east to the west. They had a mixed history we should remember …

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  • Board Meeting WS

    Exodus 24 Learning the Value of the Community of Leaders

    Following the Amalekite war, Moses went through the painful but profitable experience of correction by Jethro, his father-in-law. Moses placed himself in a position of unrealistic expectation, trying to accomplish more than anyone could expect – a mistake common to driven leaders. The result was …

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  • Prayer WS

    Exodus 17:8-14 Learning the Power of Intercession

    Out of the story of the Amalekite attack in Exodus 17 came the first of seven great training lessons to the “Chief in the making” – Joshua. Moses faced a tough situation, and Joshua watched the solution unfold. He was able to pick out what …

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  • Authentic WS

    Acts 2:37-47 The Measure of An Authentic Fellowship

    In the 1990’s an author wrote in Stop Dating the Church: “We live an increasingly fragmented world. That mindset has infected the way we approach our relationship with God. Faith is (now) a solo pursuit. These days experts describe America as a nation of “believers” …

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  • Stop Watch WS

    Acts 2:1-36 Three "Timing Principles" of God's Empowering

    What does God use to empower people today in their walk with Him? How can we know God’s power and use it for His glory? Our second part in a series on the Book of Acts will uncover the principles of God’s empowering work for …

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  • Questions WS

    Acts 1: Questions to Pose before following a New Leader

    Religious leaders often claim they are following God’s leading. How can we know? How does God lead people today? How can we know it isn’t just the manipulation of some leaders, or the misguided sense of some group that we may follow? As we begin …

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  • Father WS

    Proverbs – Five Wise Words to Fathers

    Mishlai is a term (from “mashal”) to compare or illustrate. By 940 BCE, 1 Kings 4:32 Solomon gave over 3,000 proverbs and over 1,000 songs to the children of Israel. In 4:35 we are told that Kings of the earth sent ambassadors to hear the …

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  • Priest At Altar Of Incense WS

    Exodus 30:34-38 The Incense of the Altar

    The four ingredients to the incense may be a clue to what kinds of prayers God recieves: Galbanum – which was a bitter gum resin and Rabbi Shelomo ben Yitschak comments on this passage that galbanum is bitter and was included in the incense as …

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  • Josephandbros WS

    Genesis 44-50 Taking Responsibility – The Joseph Factor

    There are five specific “downstream pulls” of current against which we must pull if we are to make it upstream to the destination God has called us. The five currents are: past experiences, present life circumstances, people in our lives, personality (our own sinful nature) …

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  • 3stones WS

    Genesis 28:10-32:3 The Story of Jacob's Three Stones

    Overview: Like a great race, the journey of the patriarch Jacob from Canaan to Haran and back is marked by three stones: 1. The first stone (28:18), like a starting line of a great race. This stone in our reading is covered with oil and …

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