Ecclesiastes: The Book of Eeyore

As we start a new study series in small group, I am resuming (hopefully) the habit of posting online more often. We’ll see how that goes. Today, we started a study of Ecclesiastes. It is an interesting book written in a much different manner than the rest of the Old Testament that surrounds it. Attributed to Kohelet—which is alternately translated as preacher, teacher or the … Continue reading Ecclesiastes: The Book of Eeyore

The Ex Leper

On Thursday, people around the country will gather in a feast celebration. Originally, Thanksgiving was celebrated in the United States and Canada to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Other countries have their own traditions of celebrating the harvest. In the … Continue reading The Ex Leper

Obadiah, Edom and modern Israel

Last week, I put together a short study on the book of Obadiah. By some accounts, it is the least popular book of the Bible—although that is based on the number of searches on a website. Still, with the exception of Jonah, the 12 prophets or the minor prophets section of the Old Testament tends to be the least read among Christians. Obadiah is a … Continue reading Obadiah, Edom and modern Israel

If you look for evil

Negativity can ruin your life. It can skew your view of others, lower your expectations, and blind you to blessings. Proverbs 11:27 says “if you search for good, you will find favor. If you search for evil, it will find you.” There is suffering in life. We are made stronger by our struggles but the things we struggle against can also become stronger against us … Continue reading If you look for evil