Do Not Go Down To Egypt

Do Not Go Down to Egypt Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 26:1-2 “Now there was a famine in the land – besides the earlier famine of Abraham’s time – and Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines in Gerar.  The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, ‘Do not go down to Egypt; live in the… Continue reading Do Not Go Down To Egypt

Blessed in Every Way

Blessed in Every Way Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 24:1 “Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.” I have members of the congregation I serve who certainly qualify as being “well advanced in years.”  Some are in their nineties – God bless them! Others in… Continue reading Blessed in Every Way


Credit Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 15:6 “And Abram believed in the LORD and he credited it to him as righteousness.” People love credit – or at least a lot of people do. I am amazed, especially around Christmas, when I see just how many little plastic cards people fit into their already overstuffed wallets and… Continue reading Credit

Get Thee Out

Get Thee Out Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 12:1 “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee….” Talk about a challenge. When asked about the things people “count on” they will often say things… Continue reading Get Thee Out

Judgment and Grace

Judgment and Grace Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 4-7 “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” One of the most dramatic stories in all of Scripture – and one with which many people have had trouble – is that of the great flood that destroyed everything and everyone on earth, at God’s hand. … Continue reading Judgment and Grace

A New Journey Begins

A New Journey Begins Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 1-3 As I mentioned in my last post, today we begin an old journey in a new way. Going “back to the beginning” we turn to Genesis – the book of beginnings. Scholars are not in agreement about how this great, formative work came into being but… Continue reading A New Journey Begins

Time for a Change

Dear Faithful Readers: With today’s post we come to the end of another theological walk through our alphabet.  We’ve spent a fair amount of time looking at key words of our faith.  Now, I think it’s time for a change – and I hope you agree.  I am going to begin a walk through the… Continue reading Time for a Change


Zion Today’s Scripture Selection: Romans 9:33 “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” Theologians with multiple advanced degrees and those with little formal education, and just about everybody in between… Continue reading Zion