'Canaan' Tagged Posts

'Canaan' Tagged Posts

“BLESSED ARE THE MEEK…”

In the 13th chapter of Genesis, we meet Abram’s nephew, Lot.  Lot has lost his father back in Haran.  Abram has sort of adopted the young man, taken him under his wing.  The Bible says that Lot also has flocks, herds and tents.  Because Abram prospers, so does Lot.  Ah, remember?  “I will bless those who bless you,”  God told Abram. In fact, they prosper so much that the…

PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

1500 years ago the church father, Augustine, wrote his classic work – The City of God.   He compared the worldly “city” founded by Cain’s descendants with “the City of God” to which the descendants of Abel belonged. 300 years ago an imprisoned British preacher named John Bunyan wrote a book called Pilgrim’s Progress.  It’s the story of a man named Christian who sets out…

WHAT IS ZION?

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!” said the prophet Zechariah in foretelling Christ’s coming into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. To whom is Zechariah talking?  Maybe you have heard of churches which are named Mount Zion or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.  A book about the history of one Lutheran Church body years ago was called Zion on the…