A Scared Young ManGideon is instructed by the Lord to build another altar to the worship of Yahweh. But at this time, the site of that altar was at the location of an Asherah pole, a center of pagan worship. An Asherah pole was a monument to a Canaanite goddess, named Asherah, the mother of … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 7)
I read an article not too long ago by Ken Ham, President of Answers in Genesis. In the article, Ham decried the amount of money that has been spent on the search for extraterrestrial life. Then, he made a statement which catapulted him into controversy, “Only descendants of Adam can be saved…To suggest that aliens … Continue reading Is E. T. Going to Hell?
Read I Corinthians 12:12-20, 27.Southern Baptists have been talking about changing our name over the past few years. Some leaders say that we need to become Great Commission Baptists. At this point, I haven’t reached a decision on the wisdom of a name change. It may be the creeping in of political correctness to take … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #36
A Scared Young ManWhat does Gideon do in response to the divine visitation?First, he asks the wrong question.He wants to know why this trouble had happened. As we’ve seen from verses 8-10, God had already told the people, through the unnamed prophet why they were being oppressed.God answers Gideon in verse 14,“The Lord turned to … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 6)
On Wednesday, October 21, I will be speaking in the Prayer Service at Shreveport’s Brookwood Baptist Church. My presentation will be “Gideon: A Biographical Study.” The meeting will begin at 6:15 pm in Room 219. If you are in the area, please join us.
A Scared Young ManIt is the context of bringing a sinful people back to Himself that we find Gideon. Rather, it is the Angel of the Lord who finds Gideon. Not that God had any trouble finding this young man.What is Gideon doing when he receives this divine visitation? He is hiding in a wine … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 5)
The scenes were magnificent. The production values were excellent. But did the movie “Is Genesis History?” answer its central and actual question?“Is Genesis History?” was produced by Compass Cinema and hosted by Dr. Del Tackett of The Truth Project. In his introduction, Tackett asks several questions: “Did God create the world in a few days … Continue reading Is Genesis History? A Review
Read Matthew 28:16-20On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. But, after Americans landed on the moon, there were calls to stop further missions. After six subsequent missions, we stopped going to the moon and haven’t been back. Years before, John F. Kennedy gave the nation the goal … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #35
A Scared Young ManThe people of Israel were subjected to a foreign invasion. The Midianites and their allies, the Amalekites and Qedemites, would camp on Israel’s land and would raid their food supplies until there was nothing left for them to eat. Israel was in desperate circumstances and the people did what they always did … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 4)
What does the Bible say about justice?Part 15: The Letters: HebrewsThe Epistle to the Hebrews is unique in the Christian Scriptures in that the letter has no named author. Many names have been suggested, including Biblical figures such as Paul and Apollos, but no conclusive answer can be given. The immediate audience of the book … Continue reading Social Justice Project #20