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W.I.S.H. Post – September 9, 2020

Read: Genesis 14:17-20 The Bible follows the faith story of what God is doing in the lives of Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants. That does not mean that God was not active in the lives of other people in that day; we just don’t know their stories. Melchizedek...

W.I.S.H. Post – September 6, 2020

Read: Genesis 15:12-16For years I’ve closed my WISH posts with, “Shalom”, a Hebrew word that is translated in the Old Testament as “peace”. Genesis 15:15 is the first place the word “shalom” occurs in the Bible. It comes as a word of hope, promise, and reassurance...

W.I.S.H. Post – September 2, 2020

Read: Genesis 16Love, for all its greatness, depth, wonder, power and strength is messy. Love is complicated. Love has good intentions, the best of intentions, but often makes mistakes. For the longest time I understood the mistakes of Abram and Sarai as imperfections...

W.I.S.H. Post – August 30, 2020

Read: Genesis 12:1-3, Galatians 3:6-9Even though Abraham and Sarah are commended in the Bible for their faith, it is very clear that it isn’t perfect faith. There are several instances along the way when their faith faltered significantly. This is a point that many...

W.I.S.H. Post – August 26, 2020

Read: Genesis 12:1-9“Father Abraham” is the first of the ancient Patriarchs. Even today when Christians and Jews look back at the early beginnings of God’s people we speak of “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” – remembering the first three patriarchs in this faith...

W.I.S.H. Post – August 23, 2020

Read: Genesis 11:27-12:9I wonder why God chose Abram & Sarai? What was it about them to be the ones to carry the promise of hope for humanity? We aren’t given much information about them and their lives in Ur. Was it that God had compassion on them and childless...