Grim last words from a beloved leader? [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 2]

Have you felt the sting of words that make you want to hide your face? Words have great power to wound, and power to heal. Last words are particularly meaningful and impactful. Maybe you’ve heard someone give their last words before death. More than likely you still remember them. What do you want your lastContinue reading “Grim last words from a beloved leader? [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 2]”

An embarrassing dream told me the truth about my life [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 1]

I want to tell you about a dream I had this week.  I’ve had a similar one before.  Maybe you’ve had one like this too.  My dream started as I was sitting in a chair at a pool party at a place I didn’t recognize.  At the party were some of my kids’ friends andContinue reading “An embarrassing dream told me the truth about my life [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 1]”

Practices for a blessed life [Deuteronomy 26-28]

Today we’re talking about practice.  At the time of the interview above, Allen Iverson was taking heat for skipping practice.  We’re going to find that being committed to practice can save us from a whole bundle of trouble. Turn to Deuteronomy.26:16-19.  This little section at the end of chapter 26 will transition us to theContinue reading “Practices for a blessed life [Deuteronomy 26-28]”

Learning God’s heart [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 5]

Hey Christians, how do you feel about the Old Testament? Often we Christians find the New Testament to be relevant and easily applicable to our lives, while the Old Testament is foreign, difficult, often boring and long. All those laws, some of which seem bizarre or even wrong. They can leave us with a feelingContinue reading “Learning God’s heart [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 5]”

God loves roof fences? [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 4]

See the roof fence in this picture? It’s called a parapet. Did you know that God’s heart beats for parapets? Or does it? Does God care about that kind of thing? What does God’s heart beat for? Do you know God’s heart? What makes God’s heart beat? Even in ancient laws created for the peopleContinue reading “God loves roof fences? [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 4]”

Hunger is the best pickle? [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 3]

Hunger is the best pickle? Do you know what that means? Have you ever heard that saying before? Don’t google it just yet. Instead you’re going to need to time travel! Think time travel is not possible? What we’re going to discover today is this if you want to understand the Old Testament Law, youContinue reading “Hunger is the best pickle? [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 3]”

The OT Law is not for us [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 2]

Are Christians supposed to follows the laws found in the Old Testament? In part 1 of this series on the various in Deuteronomy 21-25, we saw that there are some very curious and bizarre laws, leaving us wondering why God would want his people to observe those laws.  Thinking about all the laws in theContinue reading “The OT Law is not for us [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 2]”

God cares about cross-dressing and fallen bird’s nests? [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 1]

I wonder how many women reading this post are wearing some form of pants? Actually, what I should do is ask, how many of you are wearing clothing that is traditionally women’s clothing?  Some form of dress or skirt? All of you wearing shorts, pants or jeans, why did you choose something so detestable?  YouContinue reading “God cares about cross-dressing and fallen bird’s nests? [Should Christians Observe the Old Testament Law – Deuteronomy 21-25, part 1]”

Avoid the occult [God’s heart for people to find truth, part 2]

As we saw in part 1 of this series on Deuteronomy 18:9-22, God instructs Israel to not dabble in the detestable religious practices of the nations they will encounter when they enter the Promised Land of Canaan.  He lists a bunch of these practices, making it abundantly clear what he is talking about.  The mostContinue reading “Avoid the occult [God’s heart for people to find truth, part 2]”

Live as adult children! (how God’s list of clean and unclean foods in Deuteronomy 14 matters to Christians, part 2)

How do you feel about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day?  At Faith Church when Mothers and Fathers Days roll around in May and June, we take a cautious approach because we’ve heard from a number of people that these holidays are complicated.  Maybe you know the feeling.  It could be that your earthly mother orContinue reading “Live as adult children! (how God’s list of clean and unclean foods in Deuteronomy 14 matters to Christians, part 2)”