'Old Testament' Tagged Posts (Page 8)

'Old Testament' Tagged Posts (Page 8)

NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS!

Never Talk To Strangers!   By the 1980’s it increasingly became a refrain chanted into the ears of children.  Parents and teachers often read a book by that title to the younger kids. Nobody wants kids to grow up afraid of everyone around them, but they need to know that it’s not always easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys.  Even a bad guy can smile, speak kindly,…

WHAT IF…?

Our sermon series on Jeremiah places us at the feet of a preacher who is a bronze wall, an iron barrier to the rebellious unbelief of his own people.  His 52 chapters, though home to some of the most comforting passages of the Scriptures, thunders against the thankless congregation of Judah. We tend to think of the Old Testament prophets as fusty old men, too worked up…

A NEW SERMON SERIES – GEMS FROM JEREMIAH

Last Sunday we completed our sermon series on The Ten Commandments.  This morning we turn to the Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah. God calls Jeremiah to the prophetic office during the declining days of the southern kingdom of Judah.  The Babylonian empire is bearing down on God’s people of promise,…

A GOOD NAME

Many remember the sufferings of the righteous Job in the Old Testament.  One avalanche of adversity after another rolls over the poor man. Desert pirates plunder his wealth.  A sudden storm leaves his ten beautiful children dead in the rubble.  Painful sores plunge him into unrelenting misery.  He sits on a heap of ashes at the county landfill, scraping his sores, his…

“I HAVE FOUND THE BOOK!”

The Bible tells us of good King Josiah in the waning days of the kingdom of Judah.  He has been called the Martin Luther of the Old Testament.  He got rid of the idols in the land and restored the worship of the one, true God. Somewhere amid all the remodeling, scrubbing and dusting, Hilkiah the High Priest makes an announcement:  “I have found the Book of the Law in the…