Abraham Believed the Impossible 

This unique man, the Father of the Faith, heard contrary ‘facts’ from God: “It is through Isaac that descendants will bear your name.” (Genesis 21:12) Then in Genesis 22:2: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There offer him up as a burnt offering on…

Hard Times are Good Times

Trials, deprivation and persecution are so beneficial that we should thank God for them. There is a strange paradox in the scriptures: that trials, deprivation, and persecution are so beneficial that we should thank God for them. We should gladly accept them rather than resist them and complain. Do you know anyone rejoicing through a…

Can We Worship Without Sacrifice?

When we come before God, can we come empty handed?.  Cain and Abel presented sacrifices (gifts) to God. Cain presented grain and was rejected, not for the grain as much as for his attitude. Abel sacrificed a lamb and it was accepted. Did this set a precedent for sacrifice of a living body? Exodus 23:15: “No…