The Philistine armies defeated Israel and captured the ark of the covenant. Although they had conquered Israel, the Philistine soon discovered that they were no match for Israel’s God. When the people of God cry out to him with true repentance, God helps them recover the glory he has made them to enjoy.
The fifth “primary” judge is a man named Jephthah, whose story is one of the most tragic in all the Bible. In response to the people’s surface confession, God leaves them to their own devices in securing their deliverance from the oppression of the Ammonites. Jephthah’s initial success is ensured by God, but the apparent […]
While it appears that Christianity has been a great success, winning a following from devotees from all over the world, what can we say about the majority of people who are still unconvinced? Unbelief in the Christian gospel is no argument against its truthfulness. Instead, we find in the Christian gospel an understanding of why […]
It was one thing for Jesus to violate the Sabbath regulations, but the most outrageous claim he made was calling God his own Father. The Jews rightly understood this claim to be a claim of equality with God, but they misunderstood what this equality meant. Jesus explained to them his relationship with the Father, a relationship […]