Biblical Characters

The Freedom of Simplicity

Freedom is not found in a life full of distractions, but in one that has reduced activities to allow time to receive Christ and His Word.
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Shepherds - Spreading the Good News

The shepherds joy was completed as they received the good news with faith, worshipped God, and spread the good news to others.
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Joseph - The Obedience of True Righteousness

True righteousness desires to submit to God, show mercy to others, and humbly receive correction from God so that it might fully obey. Read More...

Mary - A Humble, Thoughtful, Obedient Faith

Mary is an example for all believers as she receives God’s staggering promise with a humble, thoughtful, obedient faith.
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Zechariah - The Dark Night Of Doubt

The disappointments of life can provoke doubt in even the strongest believers, but quiet reflection on God’s Word and work can restore our faith and fill us with praise. Read More...

How The Mighty Have Fallen

Saul fell because he did not really seek to know God and His will, preferring to attempt to manipulate God into blessing his own desires and actions.
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A Wicked King

Over time, Saul’s sin grew from a lack of personal integrity to consulting witches - with devastating effects for himself and those under his leadership.  Read More...

A Jealous King

When Saul was rejected as king because of his sin, rather than repenting and finding his identity in God, he let his jealousy drive him to fear and despise others. Read More...

A Rebellious King Is Rejected

Saul was rejected as king because he feared others and did not obey God’s word, and then made excuses for his sin, hoping that the rituals of worship would excuse his rebellion. Read More...

The LORD's Anointed King

The anointed kings of Israel serve as a picture of Jesus, the Anointed One, Who faithfully rules us forever and has anointed us with the Spirit.
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The Word and the Prophet

An absence of God’s Word is a great curse, but God is faithful to raise up true prophets to speak forth His word. Read More...

Holy People and Unholy Priests

The fundamental problem for all humans is our rejection of the reign of God, preferring to do what is right in our own eyes, which leads to chaos and curse rather than God’s blessing. Read More...

When Anarchy Reigned

The fundamental problem for all humans is our rejection of the reign of God, preferring to do what is right in our own eyes, which leads to chaos and curse rather than God’s blessing. Read More...

Rebel Without A Cause

Jonah’s unrepentant rebellion regarding God’s mercy towards the Ninevites (‘sinners’ whom Jonah does not think deserve mercy) comes to the surface in this final chapter, but God in His grace continues to pursue the rebellious prophet to the end. Read More...

A Rebel Sent to Rebels

God sends flawed rebel servants like Jonah and us to proclaim His Word to rebels who do not know Him so that they might turn to Him and be saved. Read More...

The Rebel Prays

Jonah’s prayer of thanksgiving from inside the fish is a model of crying out to God with His Word, but it also reveals Jonah’s lack of personal repentance and his lack of compassion for the lost. Read More...

The Rebel Runs From God

Jonah was called to proclaim God’s word to the city of Nineveh, but he rebelled and tried to flee from God and His call, but God relentlessly pursued him and even the sailors whose lives Jonah endangered by his rebellion. Read More...

Hezekiah's Faith - Assyria Falling

Those who trust God and His Word will find His deliverance and protection, while those who defiantly reject it will fall. Read More...

The Call of Isaiah - Part 2 - His Commissioning

Like Isaiah, we are commissioned to speak God’s truth, and the measure of success is faithfulness to the truth, not the response of the hearers. Read More...

The Call of Isaiah - Part 1 - His Vision

Isaiah was given a revelation of God’s glory and holiness, which revealed his own weakness and sin, and then he received atonement from God. Read More...

Isaiah - The Man, His Times, and His MInistry

Isaiah was a man called by God to apply God’s Word to the turbulent times in which he lived, and to call God’s people to behold God and live with hope in the midst of uncertain and difficult days. Read More...

Timothy and Epaphroditus - Christ-like Examples for Us

Timothy and Epaphroditus were Christ-like examples, serving others even at great personal sacrifice and risk.
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