A Bride for Adam

What can we learn about Jesus from the story of Adam, an innocent man who was wounded in his side for the sake of his bride? The Apostle Paul says that Jesus was a new and greater Adam. The similarities between Adam and Jesus are quite remarkable. They both had no father except the Lord […]

Cain & Abel

Abel was a good shepherd, who offered an acceptable sacrifice to God. But Abel’s great favor with God provoked the hatred of his brother, Cain, who murdered him in cold blood. After death, Abel’s blood cried out to the Lord for justice, and the author of Hebrews specifically cites this fact as evidence of resurrection […]

Abraham & Isaac

What can we learn about Jesus from the story of how Father Abraham must sacrifice his unique and beloved son, Isaac? Genesis 22 is a passage that many people struggle to understand. In this most unusual story, God gives Father Abraham the terrifying command to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. In obedience to God, Abraham […]


Joseph knew great suffering in his life. He was rejected by his brothers, thrown into a pit, sold into slavery in Egypt, and then on top of all of this, falsely accused and condemned to an underground dungeon, a place of metaphoric death. But Joseph learned that his suffering was not without gospel purpose. In […]

Jacob Steals the Blessing

Jacob was never entitled to the blessing of the firstborn son. That privilege by right of birth belonged to his older brother, Esau, who was the firstborn and favorite son of their father, Isaac. However, Jacob understood the great value of the blessing, and he wanted that privilege for himself. So along with his mother, […]

The Birth of Moses

Moses was the “savior” that God had appointed to rescue his people from slavery in Egypt. But Moses was born under a decree of death! Pharaoh commanded that all the male children of Israel must be thrown into the Nile River. However, God delivered the infant Moses through the waters of death and raised him […]

The Water from the Rock

Once again, the Israelites found themselves at the point of death. They were traveling in the hot, desert wilderness, and they could not find any water. But God told Moses to bring the people to a rock on Mount Sinai. When Moses struck the rock, water came out in abundance, delivering God’s people from death […]

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments were the Word of God given physical form. But when Moses saw the Israelites violating God’s holy law by worshipping a golden calf, he broke the two tablets in righteous anger. The Word of God was broken for the sins of the people. But because it is eternal, the Word of God […]

Moses & the Battle of Rephidim

While the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, the Amalekites came to attack them in the valley of Rephidim. But on the day of the battle, Moses climbed up a hill, accompanied by two men. Standing between those two men, Moses stretched out his arms to each side in the posture of prayer. When Moses […]


Samson was a mighty man, who performed many great deeds by the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet Samson had a great moral weakness: an eye for beautiful women who did not belong to the line of faith. Samson married Delilah, who betrayed him to his Philistine enemies for silver. He was taken into bonds, […]