(Originally published January 30, 2017) We are now zooming through the chapters of Joshua, taking three whole chapters in lesson 12, since much in them is concerned with real estate boundaries, and we will be focusing more on the people involved. We begin by reviewing the subject of the book of Joshua and how chapters … Continue reading Receiving the Inheritance
Month: March 2017
The Promised Inheritance
(Originally published January 26, 2017) Alrighty now. The holidays are behind us and we have returned for our first week of Bible study, and so it’s time for the weekly summary of our study lesson. Let’s see if I can remember how to do this! Our study of the book of Joshua has moved from … Continue reading The Promised Inheritance
The Conquest Continues- the Northern Kingdoms
Our final lesson before breaking for the holidays covered the conquest of the Northern kingdom by the Israelites recorded in Joshua chapters 11 and 12. Before we launch into the study questions and responses, I’d like to begin with some of the commentary by Keil and Delitzsch on this period. The author of Joshua tells … Continue reading The Conquest Continues- the Northern Kingdoms
Migrating to WordPress
After many years learning to blog on another site, I'm ready to graduate from writing about every squirrel that runs through the yard to more focused topics. I am therefore beginning anew here at WordPress. Occasionally I will share some of the favorite posts from the good old days while leaving the simply "newsy" bits behind. The series of Bible … Continue reading Migrating to WordPress
Bible Study Summaries
In September 2016 I was privileged to begin leading a Women's Bible study at my church on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We have been studying the books of Joshua and Ephesians. The material we are using comes from a PCA church in Glenside, Pennsylvania, New Life Presbyterian Church. Their women's ministry write studies for their … Continue reading Bible Study Summaries
(Originally published August 5, 2013) The "Footprints in the Sand" poem by Mary Stevenson, written in the 1930's, has been given a slight update in cartoon format which is making the rounds of the various Social Media sites. It seems to resonate with many of my friends; I know it grabbed my attention. … Continue reading Bedraggled Believer
If God is For Us, Who Can be Against Us?
(Originally published November 28, 2016) Last week (I'm a week behind) we read Joshua 10, which covers the battle in which Joshua asked the Lord to make the sun stand still, the five Amorite kings who were captured and executed, and the conquest of Southern Canaan. That’s a lot to cover, so let’s dive right … Continue reading If God is For Us, Who Can be Against Us?
The Treaty With the Gibeonites
(Originally published November 18, 2016) This week we are reading chapter 9 of Joshua, wherein the Israelites, fresh off their victory against Ai, are duped into making a covenant with the Gibeonites. We began our study by looking at how the Canaanites’ attitude toward the Israelites has changed. In chapter 5 the Canaanites were paralyzed … Continue reading The Treaty With the Gibeonites
(Originally published November 3, 2016) In chapter 8 of Joshua the Israelites return to the field of battle against the town of Ai, but this time they are following the command and lead of the LORD. Right off the bat, verse 1 opens with the LORD saying to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not … Continue reading Learning Obedience