Overseer

Overseer Push back. I always want to push back against ideas I reject, especially those which come from authority! Seeing situations the way I want to see them kept me in trouble and will get me in trouble to this day. Submitting to my humility and just being makes things a lot easier. Not necessarily easier for me, but easier overall. It is in my bull-headness that I lose sight of Jesus Christ. It is when I feel I am in charge and know something that I actually do not…

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BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER TINY FIRST TEMPLE SEAL INSCRIBED WITH ‘BELONGING TO ADONIYAHU, ROYAL STEWARD’ IN DIG AT WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER TINY FIRST TEMPLE SEAL INSCRIBED WITH ‘BELONGING TO ADONIYAHU, ROYAL STEWARD’ IN DIG AT WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM by Geoffrey Grider for Now The End Begins Holding the seal in his hand, Shukron said, “After 2,600 years, you come and hold this bulla, which was used to seal a letter, that was sent 2,600 years ago by the highest minister in the kingdom, it’s something amazing… It makes my heart skip a beat,” he added. Inscribed with ‘Belonging to Adoniyahu, Royal Steward,’ a clay sealing from the 7th…

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GOSPEL THEOLOGY

GOSPEL THEOLOGY by J. A. Medders for Core Christianity There are millions of pages of truth, facts, opinions, epics, myths, fairy tales and short stories available to us. But there is a truth that can be summed up in a sentence or two and it has more value than everything thing. Theology Springs from the Gospel There are also stacks of wonderful theology books available. Some incredible and some terrible. But what is fundamental to our faith is how the Gospel is the fountain from which all essential theologies erupt…

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6 Recent Archaeological Discoveries That Affirm Details in Scripture

6 Recent Archaeological Discoveries That Affirm Details in Scripture by Karen Engle for Logos Each time an artifact related to the biblical narrative is unearthed in Israel or the surrounding lands of the Bible it becomes a witness to the perfection of God’s Word.  And it happens all the time. Here are six recent discoveries that affirm some rather obscure details in the Bible. Each one provides material evidence of the historical reliability of the Bible, and hopefully, increases our faith. 1. Biblical city of Ziklag Aerial view of the…

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Ancient Artifacts Found in Israel ‘Prove the Bible’ Is True

Ancient Artifacts Found in Israel ‘Prove the Bible’ Is True By Lindsay Elizabeth for Faith Wire Often times the relationships we see between Palestinians and Israelis is that of negativity. The mainstream media highlights the ever-mounting tensions between the two regions, only showcasing the negative relationships. In a recent Israel Collective film, the crew spoke to a Palestinian man living in Israel, who believes that the God of love is what can unite the two people groups. The Israel Collective, a group “dedicated to building vibrant relationships between American Christians and…

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GOLDEN SCEPTRE: THE BIBLE ACCOUNT OF THE COURAGEOUS QUEEN ESTHER WHO GIVES US A BELIEVERS’ GUIDE TO WALKING IN NEW LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST

GOLDEN SCEPTRE: THE BIBLE ACCOUNT OF THE COURAGEOUS QUEEN ESTHER WHO GIVES US A BELIEVERS’ GUIDE TO WALKING IN NEW LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST by Dr. Bob Leib for Now The End Begins Lucifer was relentless in his effort to steal what rightfully belonged to God! He proved that, when he said, “I will” FIVE times in a row! [That number, the number FIVE, matches the original number of Cherubim before Lucifer’s fall. (Ezekiel 28:14, Revelation 4:7—one in Ezekiel, and four here.) It also matches the amount of times the word “WORSHIP”…

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5 Words That Strengthen Any Sermon

5 Words That Strengthen Any Sermon by Jason K. Allen for The Gospel Coalition Sermons are composed of words, and every sermon rises or falls on the words that preachers choose to deploy. The words preached come with the power of life and death, so the preacher must carefully choose his words. The point is not so much eloquence as it is intentionality. Over the years, as I have monitored my own preaching and observed others, I have come to realize how intentionally using a few key words will strengthen most any…

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4 WAYS TO READ THE BIBLE FOR PERSONAL APPLICATION

4 WAYS TO READ THE BIBLE FOR PERSONAL APPLICATION by David Powlison for Core Christianity God’s Word for You It is a marvel how personally the Bible applies. The words pointedly address the concerns of long-ago people in faraway places, facing specific problems, many of which no longer exist. They had no difficulty seeing the application. Much of what they read was personal application to actual situations they were facing. But nothing in the Bible was written directly to you or specifically about what you face. We are reading someone…

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Calling Is Not Called?!

Calling Is Not Called?! We here the phrase, a lot, “what is my calling?” or “find your calling.” Some form of this phrase is used quiet often in our lives, especially, when we are younger or when we are speaking with younger people.  This is one of those phrases that everyone presumes the meaning, and depth, is understood. The question is – who understands the true meaning and depth of what is being said and, more importantly, what is being heard. This is one of the more fascinating looks at…

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