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Episode 108: Killing Giants Sometimes

Sometimes we draw the wrong lessons from Old Testament historical accounts, like David and Goliath for instance (1 Samuel 17). Who hasn’t heard a sermon or a song about killing your giants? But is it really true that this story provides a…

Killing Giants Sometimes

Sometimes we draw the wrong lessons from Old Testament historical accounts, like David and Goliath for instance. Who hasn't heard a sermon or a song about killing your giants? But is it really true that if you 1) obey your parents (1 Sam. 17:15),…

Episode 95: Could David Lose His Salvation?

Some allege that a person may relinquish his salvation through acts of blatant, persistent sin. For evidence, they sometimes point to the Old Testament example of King David when he prayed, in Psalm 51:11, “Do not take your Holy Spirit from…

Could David Lose His Salvation?

Some allege that a person may relinquish his salvation through acts of blatant, persistent sin. For evidence, they sometimes point to the Old Testament example of King David. What was David's sin? He committed adultery with a woman named Bathsheba,…

The Mother and Grandmothers of Jesus

Some Remarkable Women Recent reflections on the birth of Jesus Christ reminded me of a very encouraging fact. The human family tree of Jesus features some very remarkable women: Eve, Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary (Matthew 1:1-16, Ruth…

God's Word Above His Name

A good friend recently asked me to explain King David's intended meaning when he said (Psalm 138:2), "You have magnified Your word above all Your name." Does this mean that God's Word is more important than God's name? If that's what David is…

Lessons from Your Family Tree

The Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Pentateuch written by Moses, is a very important book to understand. It contains the Shema, considered the most important prayer of Judaism (Deut. 6:4-9), spoken daily according…