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Under an oak tree in Shechem, Jacob had called his family to surrender their idols. At this very same spot, Joshua the commander had brought Jacob’s descendants, the nation of Israel, to the twin mountains, Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim. Here at Shechem — at the very same spot where Jacob called upon his family to surrender idols, Joshua calls the sons of Israel, several million strong, to give up their idols again.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Throughout Israel’s history, Jehovah warned the Israelites against trying to repurpose pagan images and holy places. When Moses destroyed the golden calf, he did not melt it down to repurpose the gold for the altar of incense, the golden menorah, or the golden mercy seat that God had commanded him to make.

Monday, February 6, 2023

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There are times in life that we are called upon to lay aside our own natural reasoning and to act instead upon the command of the Lord. Such a time came for a common laborer in an obscure rural village two thousand years ago.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

We invite you to take some time today to read through the list below of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3–17) and their corresponding New Testament applications.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Biblical Character Illustrated

Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and allowing God to love them through me.

February 2023

Life Questions

Overcoming Barriers Between You and Your Children

nurturing healthy relationships

Good family relationships are a rare treasure. It takes time and effort, love and forgiveness, and wisdom and patience to build healthy bonds with your children.

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

how to avoid the trap of bitterness

Have you ever wondered, Why did God let me suffer that injury? lose my job? have a car accident? forget that appointment? have a fight with my spouse? let my parents get divorced? let me be born with a defect?