The Secret Filter of Suffering

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man     and makes flesh his strength,     whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert,     and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,     in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who […]

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Isaiah 66, in Depth

The Principles of the Prophets are the themes of the Bible. Isaiah 66, Verse by Verse In this study we will go verse by verse, as opposed to an overview by color, which we did here. If you are not yet aware of the colors of the Principles of the Prophets, take a look at […]

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Isaiah 66 reveals Principles of the Prophets

It was in Isaiah that I first noted the repeated themes I’ve been showing here on my blog. The message God burdened Isaiah with was the same one every other prophet spoke, and the same message given by Christ and his apostles. The Principles of the Prophets are the themes of the Bible. Isaiah by […]

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Amos & the Principles of the Prophets, Ch 1-2

Amos Chapters 1 & 2 Noise from Heaven “The Lord roars from Zion and utters his voice from Jerusalem…The pastures of the shepherds mourn and the top of Carmel withers” (v 2). God is not pleased. The Day of Judgment has come…or has it?  In Amos 1 and 2, God shows his righteous character and […]

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Canva: A Fun Way to Assess Student Achievement

Projects and presentations ultimately assess student learning. There are many good resources out there for presentations in history. As I mentioned in 10 Elements for Teaching History, resources like Prezi and Youtube are fun and stimulating for students. The free design tool Canva provides another great resource for a classroom, not only for history projects, but […]

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“We are willing to suffer all external losses”

// A Declaration for the Sake of the Christian Faith, // | Chinese Churches face Persecution 2018 | The princes of the peoples gather     as the people of the God of Abraham. Psalm 47:9 The Ancient of Days has always had this plan. Peoples (from every nation) would become one people: the people of God. These […]

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Jesus Tackles All the Principles of the Prophets (Matt 23+) 5

The Rainbow Scaffold in Matthew, part 5  (Light Green) We have seen in previous pages that in Matthew 23-24 Christ warns people to repent, to take heed of the state of their souls. He shows that God uses his people to prove the hearts of the nations. Yahweh’s plan is moving forward, his measuring is […]

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Jesus Tackles All the Principles of the Prophets (Matt 23+) 3

The Rainbow Scaffold in Matthew, part 3 (Orange) GOD The amazing SIMILE of the HEN deserves its own posting. (Link Will Be Here). Despite of the way Israel unfaithfully treated both Yahweh and his prophets, Yahweh remains open and willing to keep his side of the Covenant–for the sake of the remnant. He is waiting […]

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Jesus Tackles All the Principles of the Prophets (Matt 23+) 2

The Rainbow Scaffold in Matthew, part 2 (Green) Christ notes the weights and measures he, as Judge, will compare them to: Justice, Mercy and Faithfulness. The scribes and Pharisees would weigh out the exact amount they owed to God. Christ points out how useless that exact measurement was compared to the weight of their sin. […]

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