Prophets: Introduction

Prophets in the Bible are seen in many different lights and perspectives across a variety of cultures and contexts. In the modern-Western culture, prophets of old are often seen as fortune tellers and those who could predict future events. Usually these events were not depicted in the most positive ways and were often predictions of…

Government/Politics

Since today is the election, I thought it would be good for us to review some biblical perspectives on government and politics as we vote and await the results of this year’s election.

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.5)

Chapter 5 5:1-18 This is a description of the conditions after the fall of Jerusalem and possibly even in exile. The “slaves” described in verse 8 is an ironic way to describe the Babylonian rulers. The joy has been taken from them as their beloved city has fallen because of their rebellion against God. 5:19-22…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.4)

Chapter 4 4:1-10 This is a poetic description of the conditions of Jerusalem because of the siege. The people and the city were a light to the nations, they shone like precious stones but now they are unrecognizable. 4:11-20 This is about the taking of the city and it’s fate. The cause of this desolation…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.3)

Lamentations Chapter 3 3:1-18 The author now introduces himself as “I” the man who has seen affliction. The author has suffered right along with Jerusalem from God’s wrath. He now expresses his own suffering in poetry. 3:19-36 Though the author has suffered, he is reminded of God’s love and mercy. He knows that men will…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.2)

Chapter 2 2:1-10 Jerusalem is speaking in the third person here. This section describes the result of the wrath of God that has taken place on the city. The Lord no longer dwells there. 2:11-19 The author begins to speak in first person here. Grief and sorrow over Jerusalem is a common theme throughout. Look…

Weekly Message: Lamentations (Ch.1)

Background: The Hebrew title of this book is “‘ekah” meaning (How…!). It could also be referred to as “qinot” meaning “lamentations”. The author remains anonymous but some scholars point to Jeremiah as a possible option of authorship. Each chapter of this poetic literature, except for chapter 3, is 22 verses in length which is the…

Weekly Message: The Bible Project- Divine Council

In this video of the The Bible Project’s spiritual beings series, they dive into what the Divine Council is all about. Who are they? What does the divine council do? Find out in this video frm the Bible Project.