Bible Challenge – April 2019

CSI HOLY LAND----Joseph Read Genesis 37   If I were Joseph, I would be pretty upset.  His brothers, out of jealousy over a stupid colorful coat, pushed him into a cistern and then sold him off to traders who carted him off  to  Egypt, where he got thrown in jail and forgotten for years.  Joseph, … Continue reading Bible Challenge – April 2019

Bible Challenge – March 2019

THE PARABLES Read Luke 18:1-14 You can call a parable a number of things:  a juxtaposition,  a metaphor, as simile, a story, a proverb, an example, or maybe even a riddle.  Whatever you call it, Jesus loved to use them.  He didn’t spell out exactly what he wanted to say, but he forced his listeners … Continue reading Bible Challenge – March 2019

Bible Challenge – February 2019

DANIEL'S VISIONS Read Daniel 7. Daniel saw some weird things in his day.  His visions perplexed not only him but modern-day quasi-prophets  who think they have unlocked the mysteries of what Daniel saw.  What was the purpose of the visions? Daniel  admitted that the visions troubled and disturbed  him, but God did his best to … Continue reading Bible Challenge – February 2019

Bible Challenge – January 2019

Proverbs Read Proverbs 1……   Proverbs is a collection of wisdom from Solomon as well as other wise men from the Bible.  It’s written from the perspective of a teacher talking to his pupil, offering advice on how to have an impact on the next generation.  It’s a book about choice and voice.  Which voice … Continue reading Bible Challenge – January 2019

Bible Challenge – December 2018

Genesis or Genesis Read Genesis 15…. Genesis has some memorable lines: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (1:1). Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image…” (1:26. Am I my brother’s keeper? (4:9). God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son. (22:8) So then, it … Continue reading Bible Challenge – December 2018

Bible Challenge – November 2018

Read Daniel 1…. What separates Daniel from Adam, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon?  Mainly that you don’t hear anything bad about him.  Daniel is always portrayed positively: He stayed true to his faith, never wavering despite public opinion. He hung out with guys who shared his conviction. He remained a servant to God despite … Continue reading Bible Challenge – November 2018

Bible Challenge – October 2018

MY TWEET LORD--SARAH Read Genesis 18:1-15   If she’d had it, Sarah certainly would have used social media to express her emotion when she heard the three mysterious visitors tell her husband, Abraham, that next year she would have a son. Sarah, with her AARP card. Sarah colleting Social security, Sarah, old enough to be … Continue reading Bible Challenge – October 2018

Bible Challenge – September 2018

FALSE GODS Read 1 Kings 11:1-13   False gods come in all shapes and sizes.  Some tempt you to commit sexual perversions, others ask you to incinerate your children in fire.  What was the appeal of these gods, and how did they manage to be a thorn in the side of Israel for so long?  … Continue reading Bible Challenge – September 2018

Bible Challenge – August 2018

GET YOUR BURIAL NEEDS AT LAZ-R-US Read John 11:1-44*** Nobody likes to hear his name called.  Not by teachers. Not by the IRS. Not by the pastor, especially during the sermon as an example of how not to live. One time I was in the Tel Aviv airport in Israel, and my name came over … Continue reading Bible Challenge – August 2018

Bible Challenge – July 2018

BIBLICAL GREETING CARDS--LOT Read Genesis 19*** Before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two men (who were angels) pleaded with Lot and his family to get out of town.  The men told Lot not to look back at the city’s destruction because anyone who did not would turn to salt. That’s a tough request.  … Continue reading Bible Challenge – July 2018