God Calls Abram: Genesis 12:1-6

SET THE SCENE Abram entered Palestine in the Middle Bronze Age (2200-1550 BC). Palestine was inhabited in scattered city-states, and was not as densely populated or urbanized as Mesopotamia had been (Abram’s original home). Contemporary records from ancient Palestine are rare, and much of what is known comes from Egyptian texts. Over Abram’s lifetime, contact… Read More

Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 3:20-21

Praising God, using Paul’s words in these verses, changed my outlook from tired and pushing through to the end of the day to one of awe and peace. 20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 3:14-19

Paul laid out profound theological truths in the first part of this letter, not to correct any wrongdoing, but to encourage the readers to mature in the faith. Today’s verses are a great catalyst for my faith-life every time I read or remember them, because they bring my focus to who God is, help me… Read More