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The Book of Psalms

Written by Maegan Stout | September 7, 2010 | Psalms 1 - 3

The Psalms are a collection of poems that describe the emotions and realities of life.

The Hebrew word for the Book is Tehillim, or “praises.” The English title comes from the Greek word Psalmos, derived from a Hebrew word that means “song.” The Psalms are, in essence, songs of praises to God. They are praises under a myriad of circumstances: Thankfulness and love toward God, sorrow and sin, dependence …

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The Final Frontier

Written by Will Johnston | September 7, 2010 | Psalms 6 - 8

Have you ever looked up?  Up at a night sky blanketed with stars?  Have you ever thought about the fact that our sun is merely one of those stars, that there are 70 sextillion more.  That’s 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.  And recent findings indicate that number may be underreported by as much as 90%.

The universe is vast, unfathomably vast.  When I was a kid, space captivated my imagination.  …

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The Book of Micah

Written by Heather Zempel | September 3, 2010 | Micah 1 - 3

Here are the quick facts on the book of Micah:

Date: prophesied in Judah during the reigns of Jothan, Ahaz and Hezekiah; was a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea

Name: means “poor” or “humble,” or “who is like Jehovah”

Message: Micah’s message was to both Israel and Judah and was addressed primarily to their capitals, Samaria and Jerusalem. Three main ideas are addressed in Micah, with abrupt transitions between present …

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The Book of Joel

Written by Maegan Stout | September 2, 2010 | Joel 1 - 3

Joel is one of the minor prophets, prophesying and writing the Book of Joel sometime after 586 BC. The message of Joel revolves around one theme: The day of the Lord – future and ongoing. For those who are repentant, this is an exciting time of restoration and hope because the Lord is slow to anger and abounding in love. 

Repentance and lamenting are usually associated with outward gestures …

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The Cattle Are Lowing (Amos 5-9)

Written by Heather Zempel | September 1, 2010 | Amos 5 - 9

This is a crazy book with harsh language and startling imagery. One of the funniest (and harshest) verses in all of the Scriptures is found right at the beginning of Amos chapter 4: “Listen to me, you fat cows living in Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy…” That is hilarious. God just called the women of Samaria fat cows. Amazing. That kinda language makes me …

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