Numbers and Purpose

Dear Friends in Christ, “The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting… take a census of the whole congregation…” (Numbers 1:1a and 1:2a). What follows in the Book of Numbers is a great counting and arranging of God’s people by tribes and...

Leviticus

Dear Friends in Christ, “The Lord summoned Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying…” (Leviticus1:1). Leviticus can be a challenging book of the Bible to read. Often folks will commit to reading through the Bible in a year, get bogged down in the rites,...

God’s Craftsmen: Bezalel and Oholiab

Dear Friends in Christ, “The Lord spoke to Moses: See, I have called by name Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with divine spirit, with ability, intelligence, and knowledge in every kind of craft, to devise artistic designs,...

I have decided to stick with love.

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” 1 John 4:7 Martin Luther King Jr., renewer of society, martyr, April 4, 1968. Let us pray, Holy and righteous God, you created us in your image. Grant us...

It is not I, but God…

Dear Friends in Christ, “Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.” Genesis 41:46 The story of Joseph is compelling reading. From his days...

Year of Scripture Resources for You!

Dear Friends in Christ, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105) Welcome to 2019: The Year of Scripture. Our focus this year will be on God’s gift of Sacred Scripture. The Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God....