• 3-Bible Story Posts, Act 1, Scene 2--the Betrothal

    Abraham:  Called to Wait

      Last time, in Episode #3 of Biopic #1, we learned about Abram’s latest encounter with God.  It came on the heels of his victory over the four Kings from Mesopotamia, his meeting with Melchizedek, and the temptation presented to him by the King of Sodom.  During this encounter, God expanded upon His revelation to Abram, revealing to him for the first time that he would father a son of his own.  Emphasis was placed on the fact that, at this promise of a Son, Abram believed God and his faith was credited to him as righteousness. At the time, God also reaffirmed His promise that Abram’s descendants would inherit the…

  • Genesis 1-4: The Story So Far
    2-Bible Story Posts, Act 1, Scene 1--the Overture

    Vignette #5: Our Lineup to the Flood

      Now that we have completed our critique of the story of Cain and Abel, it is time for us to move on to the next Vignette or mini story in the presentation of God’s One Big Story–one taking us up to Noah and the Flood.  In order to put things into perspective, and as a benefit to those who may be new to our group, I think it is a good idea to do a brief recap of our story so far. Here at His Truth, My Voice, we are currently undertaking a guided tour of the Bible, one which we have been referring to as The Journey into…

  • 1-Bible Story Posts, Preliminaries

    Let’s Recap, Rethink, Replace–and Then, Resume

    Well, our somewhat extended stopover at the Welcome Center of the Word will soon be coming to an end.  However, before we get back on board the Truth Train and depart for the next stop on our Rocking and Rolling Tour through the Bible, I think it would be helpful for us to pause for a few minutes so that we can… Recap—or review where we have been and what we have learned so far; Rethink—that is, reconsider some of the traditional approaches to Bible study that we have used in the past; and, Replace—the approaches which tend to confuse us, with ones that will provide us with some measure of…

  • Map and compass
    1-Bible Story Posts, Preliminaries

    Mapping Out the Land of Revelation Knowledge

    Now that we have unloaded as much baggage as we can bear to part with at the present time, let’s leave Booth #2 behind and make our way on over to Booth #3—still here at the Welcome Center of the Word—where we will find maps of the Land of Revelation Knowledge that we are preparing to visit.  As will any map for any traveler venturing into any new territory, these will prove to be great aids to us as we continue on our journey through the world of the Word. That’s because, through their clear delineation of boundaries, we will be able to determine the extent of, or the limitations imposed upon, the knowledge that will actually be made available to…