Posts from May 2022

Joshua: Cities of Refuge

Joshua 20:1-9 I don’t buy temporary insanity as a murder defense. Becausepeople kill people. That’s an animal instinct. I think breakinginto someone’s home and ironing all their clothes istemporary insanity. Today we are going to take a look at Joshua 20.This chapter describes God’s mercy as He appoints cities ofrefuge in order to protect people…

Joshua: Receiving the Inheritance

Joshua 13-19 A man who just died is delivered to the mortuary wearing anexpensive, expertly tailored black suit.The mortician asks the deceased’s wife how she would like the bodydressed. He points out that the man does look good in the black suithe is already wearing. The widow, however, says that she always thought her husbandlooked…

Joshua Conquers the Northern Kingdom

Joshua 11:1-23 A climber fell off a cliff, and, as he tumbled down,he caught hold of a small branch. “Help! Is there anybody up there?” he shouted.A majestic voice boomed through the gorge:“I will help you, my son, but first you must havefaith in me.” “Yes, yes, I trust you!” cried the man.“Let go of…

Naomi: Woman of Faith

Ruth 1 Someday when my children are old enough to understandthe logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them: I loved you enough to ask where you are going, with whom,and what time you would be home.I loved you enough to insist that you save your money andbuy a bike for yourself even though…

Joshua: Victorious for the Lord

Joshua 10:16-43 Four men are in the hospital waiting room because their wives arehaving babies. A nurse goes up to the first guy and says,“Congratulations! You’re the father of twins.”“That’s odd,” answers the man. “I work for the Minnesota Twins!”A nurse says to the second guy, “Congratulations! You’re the father oftriplets!”“That’s weird,” answers the second…