Growth Is Hard But Essential

I love routine. And I hate change. But change is inevitable in life and essential for effective leadership and ministry. It seems that every year, I expect that things will continue much as they did last year. I think that my children will stay the same size, my leadership skills can remain the same, and […]

Go Unto the Altar (Leviticus 9)

Leviticus 9:7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the Lord commanded. 87 times in the book of Leviticus, the […]

Consecrated As Priests (Leviticus 8)

Leviticus 8:33 33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you. The word “consecration” means setting or installing. It was the same word that was used when the […]

The Peace Offering (Leviticus 3)

Leviticus 3:1 1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the Lord. The peace offering symbolises the results of being accepted by God through the burnt offering, meat offering, and drink offering […]

An Indestructible Covenant (Leviticus 2)

Leviticus 2:13 13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. According to the Bible Knowledge Commentary, “salt was regarded in the ancient Near […]

Snode Prayer Letter – October 2017

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, September was an amazing month! In many ways, it was the culmination of the last three years’ worth of work. We officially constituted the church with thirteen charter members and four people being baptized! It was wonderful to have a number of friends and pastors from other churches come and […]

Worthy of Pure Gold (Exodus 37)

Exodus 37:1–2 1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 2 And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a […]

Wisdom to Do the Work (Exodus 36)

Exodus 36:1 1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the Lord put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the Lord had commanded. According to Exodus 35:1, some of the people were “wise-hearted” to […]

Wise and Willing Hearted (Exodus 35)

Exodus 35:5,10 Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the Lord; gold, and silver, and brass…And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the Lord hath commanded; God instructed Israel to build a tabernacle. Now as […]

A Merciful and Gracious God (Exodus 34)

Exodus 34:6–7 6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the […]