The Mountain of God and the Vision of Glory Text: Ex. 24:9-18 Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity. But…

Knowing God By Name Text– Exodus 3:1-15 …And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God…

Forgotten By Man, Remembered By God Text: Exodus 1:1-14 …And Joseph died, all his brothers, and all that generation. But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said…

The Words of Institution Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of…

“How Come Churches Don’t Talk About This Stuff?” — On Teaching Teenagers the Basics of the Bible   I volunteer for Geneva Classical Academy for about 2 hours a week. Currently, I am teaching an elective course on world religions to 10th and 11th graders. My class is small and precocious, which is the norm…

Should We Baptize Infants? Paedobaptism or the practice of baptizing the infants of believing parents is a minority position within Evangelical Christianity. Historically Anglican/Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians, and some Methodists have baptized infants, but Baptists, Pentecostals, and many other types of “Evangelicals” have not. These latter groups have outnumbered the rest over the last century, and…

We recently finished our Sunday School series on the book of Genesis. It took up 30 weeks, but that’s actually a pretty quick pace when you remember that Genesis is 50 chapters long! The series has been very rewarding, and the classes have been full of great conversation. I couldn’t put everything on our website,…

Text: Luke 3:7-17 Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you…

During our Sunday School time at Christ Church, we’ve been working our way through the book of Genesis. We are just about to wrap up the life of Jacob, which takes up a very large portion of Genesis. Chapters 27-35 all have to do with Jacob’s life, but he actually first appears in chapter 25…

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As we continued our Genesis Sunday School series last week, we got to chapter 24 and the introduction of Rebekah. The notes for the class are here. There’s a lot to be said about this chapter, but as a Bible teacher what I’m most struck by is a) how long it is, and b) the…

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