Pastor Joe's Blog

December
21 2016
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The Prophet Series: Elijah, part 4

The Prophet Series: Elijah, part 4   After healing the Gentile widow’s son and witnessing her faith and the transformation it brought upon her, Elijah is bid by God to leave the area of Sidon and return to Samaria...
December
09 2016
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The Prophet Series: Elijah, part 3

The Prophet Series: Elijah part 3   Elijah meets the woman at the gate. 1Ki 17:10-13 So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the...
December
01 2016
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The Prophet Series: Elijah, part 2

The Prophet series: Elijah part 2   We left off in our last article with king Omri of Israel. I feel the gravitational pull to review the history of kings in the north, “Israel,” but I will resist it. If you...
November
11 2016
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The Prophet Series: Elijah, part 1

Prophet series: Elijah, part 1   It can be difficult to keep the history of Israel straight in your mind, and what makes it even harder is the national split after Solomon's reign. You have to keep memory of two...
November
01 2016
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The Prophet Series: Hanani and Jehu

Prophet series: Hanani and Jehu   Where we left off we concluded the reigns of Rehoboam in Judah and Jeroboam in Israel (the northern ten tribes). Jeroboam survived Rehoboam and witnessed the ascent of two kings in Judah...
October
21 2016
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The Prophet Series: Shemaiah and Ahijah

Prophet series: Shemaiah and Ahijah   There are several players that must be known in order to appreciate the relevance of these two prophets: Rehoboam (successor to Solomon as king of Judah), Jehoboam (rebel Ephraimite...
October
07 2016
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Prophet Series: A brief history of Solomon as background for the prophets Shemaiah and Ahijah

Prophet series: A brief history of Solomon as background for the prophets Shemaiah and Ahijah   I realize that as we develop the list of prophets of Israel we are going over the history of Israel and that is a good thing....
September
27 2016
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How Did Jesus Answer Questions?

How Did Jesus Answer Questions?   Our Lord's ministry began with the temptation from Satan in the wilderness. Recorded are three temptations concerning Christ's relation to the plan of God for Him as a man. He...
September
17 2016
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The Prophet Series: Nathan

Prophet series: Nathan   Nathan was an eminent Hebrew prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. He lived until the late stages of Solomon's life and so must have been much younger...
September
07 2016
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The Prophet Series: Samuel

Prophet series: Samuel   It is near the end of the eleventh century B.C. and almost four hundred years after Joshua's conquest of the land. We find Israel in dire straits. The nation has degraded spiritually and the...
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