David desperately wanted to build a temple, a house, for God. Israel had lugged the ark of the covenant all over the wilderness, setting up the tent of meeting at each stage.
Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame
The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
A sanctified conscience has a proper sense of shame (Malachi 1:6-9). God wanted Israel to feel shame (Ezekiel 16:60-63), and Paul deliberately evoked shame among the Corinthians
A Journey of Evangelism in Scripture: The Temple
History reflects a God who deeply longs to be with His people.
the Promised Land). The Temple was also the place where priests offered blood sacrifices in atonement for the sins of the people of Israel. Time and
Towards Missional Effectiveness: The Mark of Sentness (Part 5)
God’s mission involves sending. But what does God send His people to do?
He goes to Adam and Eve, sends Abraham to the Promised Land, Moses to Egypt, Jonah to the Ninevites, Israel to Babylon, Jesus to the world, the Spirit to the Church, and the Church
Does God Have to Love Me?
What our wedding vows suggest about how God relates to us.
Covenantal Love. In The Love of God, Jewish theologian Jon Levenson notes the graciousness of God's covenantal love, first given to Abraham, then re-affirmed toward Israel.
Who Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy?
The ‘thief‘ may not be who you think it is.
95:7; 100:3). Israel's leaders were supposed to be their shepherds, but often in Israel's history the shepherds exploited the sheep for their own interests instead of caring for them.
The Favorite Bible Verses of 88 Nations
Israel and Afghanistan favor the same verse. So do Italy and Saudi Arabia.
The Favorite Bible Verses of 88 Nations. Israel and Afghanistan favor the same verse. So do Italy and Saudi Arabia. Israel. Zechariah 14:9. "The Lord will be king over the whole earth.
The Long Road to Building Israel's First Post-Statehood Church
Despite fierce opposition, these Israeli Christians are making history with their new home.
The Long Road to Building Israel's First Post-Statehood Church. Ryan Hoselton/ August 25, 2016. The Long Road to Building Israel's First Post-Statehood Church.
The No. 1 Bible Verse and Top 25 Topics of Trump’s Election
How searches for the end times, praying for government, and other topics changed from 2012 to 2016.
from No. 5 to No. 32) and being thankful (down from No. 8 to No. 83). Other topics like protecting Israel and bad leadership stayed stable. “On the day