The Angel of the Lord and Moses

Jesus appears several times in the Old Testament as “The Angel of the Lord.”  In the last post, we learned that He appeared to Abraham, showing us that there will be a substitute for the sacrifice of sins, and He would be that substitute, God’s one and only Son to redeem us.  In Exodus, Jesus appears to Moses in the burning bush.  He would call Moses to be a “savior” of his people, and to eventually bring the law to show everyone that they fall short and need a savior.  Ironically, it would be in the same place that God provides the ten commandments where He first encounters Moses to send him to His Chosen People. Continue reading “The Angel of the Lord and Moses”

The Angel of the Lord…The Lamb of God

Jesus reveals Himself throughout the Bible…even in the Old Testament.  The Old Testament points us to Christ.  Throughout the OT, God shows that we are sinners.  He also shows that He loves us and provides a sacrifice for our sins, a way to eternal life.  He shows us that He desires our heart.  He is a God of mercy and love.  The covenant He made with Abraham goes far beyond His Chosen People, the Israelites.  He will bless all the nations through His Son, who would be the Lamb of sacrifice for us. Continue reading “The Angel of the Lord…The Lamb of God”

We have a Big God

As I look outside my window this morning, I see the wonders of God.  Snow covered hills, trees, flowers, a river, mountains and clouds and a big blue sky.  The river is teaming with life.  We often see swans and geese and ducks, and the occasional otter.  Quite often a bald eagle will swoop past us or perch in the trees.  Deer frequent the paths in our yard.  Squirrels play in the trees.

 

God created it all.  In harmony.  And then there are the heavenly bodies.  A full moon on a clear night reflecting off the water of the river.  014

A rainbow after a rain.  The sun and the stars.  And then there is the fascinating and unusual phenomena that occurs.  Eclipses, blood moons.  Aurora.  Thunder and Lightning.  Sunrises and sunsets.  And the still, soft wind.  God is in it all.  He created it .  The universe and everything in it.  He created you and me.  And he loves His creation.

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Are You Rich or Poor?

How do you define poverty?  Is it just about economics?  Is it perspective?  Is it something within?  Perhaps it is about what we do with what we have.  What do you consider rich? Continue reading “Are You Rich or Poor?”

Our Cornerstone

In the last post we talked about the foundation of the church.  Christ is and always will be that foundation.  If a church does not center on Christ, if it does not teach scripture, it is a false church.  Jesus should be the center of the church and the center of our lives.  Our strength is in Him.  Our salvation is through Him. Continue reading “Our Cornerstone”