The King.

The fourth chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about kingship. Herod was an Edomite, a descendant of Esau, Jacob (Israel's) brother. Herod ruled Jacob. Rumors of a Messiah born in Bethlehem were doubtful because...

The Blood Covenant.

The first chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about the blood covenant between God and Abraham. When two parties would make a "treaty" they would each slit a goat's throat and...

Malcolm Gladwell’s Take on the Story of David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell addresses the biblical story of David and Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziGD7vQOwl8?rel=0&w=560&h=315] In large part, biblical interpretation is an imaginative enterprise. The more one can understand and gather information about how...

Echoes of His Presence

Ray Vander Laan is a phenomenal teacher and historian. His understanding of the world of the Bible has impacted thousands of people. I've been impacted by him through his "That the World May Know" videos,...

Paul and Empire

" missionary work, it appears, must be conceived not simply in terms of a traveling evangelist offering people a new religious experience, but of an ambassador for a king-in-waiting, establishing cells of people loyal...

Discipleship // Empowered by the Holy Spirit

I read an amazing ebook recently called: Discipleship: Empowered by the Holy Spirit The Spirit has to do the work. Apart from the Spirit of Jesus, you can do nothing. I can do nothing. So often...

The Bridegroom.

The second chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about the bridegroom. It followed a story of a young man who was preparing a home off of his father's house for his bride....

A Monologue from Joseph on the Birth of Jesus

Share Joseph’s perspective on the birth of Jesus (from Matthew 1:18-23). Dress up in a Bible costume and pretend to be Joseph. Hi. My name is Joseph. You’ve seen me in all the Christmas plays and...
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Messianic Genealogy // According to Both Matthew and Luke

  This coming Sunday in Main Street we are attempting to show the students where Jesus comes from. I came across this graphic and found it was the best to illustrate this lineage well.

Tim Keller on: Why Is Sex Outside Of Marriage So Destructive?

Jefferson Bethke did an interview with Tim Keller and asked him: Why is sex outside of marriage so destructive? Keller shares, "Porn is destructive because if sex is like money, then porn is the massive devaluation...

OT Storyline Video

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ msy YOUTH we showed the students a 22-minute video from Willow Creek called "Old Testament Rewind". It walked the students, humorously, through the storyline of the OT. To...

Tim Keller on: What is the Problem with the Western Church?

I am almost as much of a fan of Tim Keller as I am of N.T. Wright. Keller speaks with such clarity and cultural relevance regarding the Christian faith and the core tenets and...