After the Israelites cross the Red Sea, what do they do? Worship. That may seem like a very odd response after such a stressful experience, so is that actually the appropriate action? Of course! So why is it that we don't typically have this reaction to God's work in our lives? Today we look at half of what is referred to as "The Song of Moses," as Moses and the Israelites looks at God's past actions and what that tells of his character.
CURRENT EVENTS UPDATE: (1) Israel at War 11/29/2023. More hostages released as we explain the reality that Hamas is using the cease fire to regroup but that it is a necessity on the part of the IDF. (2) We look at the Democrat Marxists and Republican (RINO) Progressives in the Censorship Industrial Complex working to destroy freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and we show a trailer for a documentary produced by Judicial Watch titled, "Censored and Controlled" that is now embedded at: bbfohio.com/documentaries
In our study, we expose the cultic false interpretation of our text which attempts to relegate Jesus to a status of being "less thang God". That is NOT what our text is saying and when we consider the whole counsel of God, we see emphatically that Jesus IS God. There is a hierarchy in the Trinity and by the confession of God the Son and of God the Father Himself, we see this truth.
Also Reference: Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:14-16, 1 Timothy 3:16, John 14:28, Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7, John 10:30, Hebrews 1:5-9, Philippians 2:1-11
CURRENT EVENTS UPDATE: Israel at War (11/26/2023). We discuss the need for AR-15's, the hostages being released, the propaganda war including a Muslim girl who blew her own face off and the world blamed Israel, etc., with a discussion of Anti-Semitism in Europe, on-line and in the U.S.
In our study, the Acts transition from Mosaic Law to Jesus and the Gospel of the Grace of God continues as Peter faces the END of the Mosaic dietary laws and the end of the segregation of Jews from "unclean" Gentiles.
Also Reference: John 14:6, Acts 4:12
CURRENT EVENTS UPDATE: (1) Israel at War 11/22/23 The hostage exchange begins a temporary cease fire as Jew-haters (Left and "far right") propagate the conspiracy theories that blame Israel for the October 7th Hamas Slaughter of Innocents... (2) Other headlines about the corruption of the human genome, the revival of the Pizzagate Pedo-Coverup and another Chinese Respiratory scare being stirred up...
In our study, we discuss what the Bible means whenever we read that we are to "stand fast" and what it means in this context to "hold the traditions".
Also Reference: 2 Peter 3:15-17, Colossians 2:8, Mark 7:6-13, 2 Thessalonians 3:6
Today on "Eye on the Middle East":
The world's attention remains focused on Israel's war with Hamas. Learn more in this new interview conducted by Steve Conover, as he talks with Dr. Mike Stallard, FOI's vice president of international ministries. They talk about Mike's background as an aerospace engineer—working in Israel during wartime in 1982.
Please continue to pray for those who are suffering in Israel now, and especially for their soldiers, who are enduring so much in this fight.
Pray also for the workers of The Friends of Israel all around the world.
Do you treat your spiritual walk as if it's a game? How do you know if you are winning or losing? Are you playing chess or checkers or spinning the plates with your daily walk?
Believers are in a war. In a fight. God even gave us armor to wear. This fight is to keep our faith. Our eternal destiny as believers is secure. You are not living a game. You are fighting for your faith.
This sermon was delivered on November 19, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Mr. Ryan Colvin delivered this sermon entitled "The Promise of God's Presence" on Joshua 1:1-9. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
The connection this passage has with the preceding
The historical event
Slaughter of the Innocent
Fulfillment of Jer. 31:15
Loss and sorrow connected to Ramah (Gen. 35:16-18; Jer. 31:15)
The apostolic point
It points to the coming of Christ, by God working through way of patterns
Psalm 77, in your grief, recall the mighty deeds of God
Psalm 30, there is mourning and dancing in the Christian life
This Week on "The Friends of Israel Today" Radio:
What is life in Israel like right now? Jael Kalisher, The Friends of Israel's newest field representative, provides an excellent perspective on the Israel-Hamas war from her firsthand perspective as a faithful witness for Christ in the Holy Land. She joins the show to speak about how we can separate fact from fiction concerning news about Israel and the war, why it hurts to see Christians who celebrate Hamas's terrorism, and how you can help Israel and the Jewish people right now. Jael's words of timely truth will inspire and encourage you today!
Link to Show Notes: https://radio.foi.org/2023/11/17/november-18-2023-israel-at-war-update-w-jael-kalisher/
Today on "Eye on the Middle East":
Israel's war with Hamas continues. Hear more in this new interview conducted by Steve Conover, as he talks with Ty Perry, FOI's North American field ministries manager. They discuss the antisemitic response we're seeing on American college campuses all across the country.
Please continue to pray for those who are suffering in Israel, and for the Jewish people feeling the brunt of this new wave of antisemitism.
In light of the massive amount of violence occurring in Israel and the Gaza Strip, we take time to consider the source and causes of war and how does a Christian begin to approach a very complicated subject. Many opinions flow on this subject but not a lot of biblical thinking. We seek to begin to remedy this.
Combat in a war, is the ultimate human abuse, for it is humans fighting against humans, brothers against brothers, Crownpieces of God's Creation; attempting to kill another one of God's Crownpiece,. War is horrific beyond words; it is Kill or be killed.