God’s Call to Action – Exegesis of Nehemiah 1:1-3

Originally posted on Aletheia (Truth) Blog:
When I started this blog I was currently teaching in Nehemiah chapter 5, so my first four postings covered Nehemiah chapters 5-6. My goal over the coming weeks is to deliver Nehemiah chapters 1-4 so that you can have the full picture of this man and what he endured in faithful service to our God. Today we will cover… Continue reading God’s Call to Action – Exegesis of Nehemiah 1:1-3

Integrity & Facing Temptation: Exegesis of Nehemiah 5:14-6:4

Originally posted on Aletheia (Truth) Blog:
In my last blog Nehemiah finished his confrontation with the nobles over the usury being charged to their Jewish brethren. In this next blog we will start in verse 14 where we will see Nehemiah’s integrity, and then continue through Nehemiah 6:9 where two more attacks are waged by Sanballat and Tobiah. “Moreover, from the day that I was… Continue reading Integrity & Facing Temptation: Exegesis of Nehemiah 5:14-6:4

The War From Within Pt.2 Exegesis of Nehemiah 5:7-13

Originally posted on Aletheia (Truth) Blog:
Last week we finished at the beginning of Nehemiah’s confrontation (Nehemiah 5:7) with the rulers and nobles in Jerusalem. They had been violating God’s law by charging usury (interest) on loans to their fellow Jews. This enraged Nehemiah and really gave us an example of how believers should handle righteous indignation. Nehemiah never let his righteous indignation overcome him,… Continue reading The War From Within Pt.2 Exegesis of Nehemiah 5:7-13

The War from Within – Exegesis of Nehemiah 5:1-7a

Originally posted on Aletheia (Truth) Blog:
I believe that Nehemiah was one of the greatest leaders in all of scripture as well as the annals of world history. There are a multitude of reasons that I can highlight to support this statement, but for this post and those that follow I would like to focus on the adversity he overcame in Nehemiah 5. For those… Continue reading The War from Within – Exegesis of Nehemiah 5:1-7a

The Occult Practice of Reiki Part 2: Why do some Christians Practice Reiki?

Originally posted on proclaiminglibertyblog:
This is part 2 of a series on Reiki, why Christians shouldn’t do it, and why it is a dangerous spiritual practice. There is a list of numbered links at the end of this article, which are also referenced throughout the post. ? This post has come from a combination of observation, research, personal experience, prayer, and soul-searching. I know the… Continue reading The Occult Practice of Reiki Part 2: Why do some Christians Practice Reiki?

How a young apologist explains the wonders of God to an enlightened skeptic

Originally posted on The Isaiah 53:5 Project:
I got this old joke via email recently and thought it was worth sharing. Reminds me of some of the people who comment here. A boy was sitting on a park bench with one hand resting on an open Bible. He was loudly exclaiming his praise to God. “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God is great!” he yelled without worrying whether anyone… Continue reading How a young apologist explains the wonders of God to an enlightened skeptic