Travels – Much of last month, we were in Ohio visiting family as well as sharing with churches in NC, VA, and WV along the way. We are grateful for several new churches planning to partner with us. This month,
Northwest Baptist Church is a church that we started many years ago in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This year, through the donations of many generous partners, the church was able to purchase and begin renovations on their own building. Major progress
According to Dr. Don Sisk, “At one time, our Bible colleges had 25% of their graduates going to the foreign mission field. Today, that number is far less than 5%!” The only way to reach the world in our generation
“Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1.38 million. It encompasses the metropolitan area centred on both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary and comprises five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens,
Ezekiel 28 is a study in pride. It looks at the pride of the prince of Tyrus and Satan, called “the king of Tyrus”, and it shows how God will deal with their pride. Characteristics of their pride: Pride begins
The city of Tyre was known far and wide for her wealth and might. A trading city, Tyre conducted business with nations around the world. Everyone was impressed with the city of Tyre. How shocking it was when they all
North of Israel, the city of Tyre celebrated Jerusalem’s downfall along with the nations to the east (Eze 25). But, like the Ammonites (Eze 25:3), they laughed and rejoiced over the wrong people. They failed to understand that Jerusalem was
When Judah fell, all of her enemies (Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia) began to rejoice. As perverse as it is to take pleasure in our enemies’ failures, we sometimes do. What made this so much worse was that by rejoicing
After many years of prophecies, the fateful day came when the King of Babylon came against Jerusalem. Like a cooking pot filled with impurities, the sin of Judah came floating to the surface. The only thing that could be done
Jerusalem and Samaria are graphically and grotesquely described in Ezekiel 23 as lewd prostitutes who shamelessly offer themselves to heathen lovers. The idea here is to shock them into realizing how God views their alliances and trusts in other nations.
Ezekiel 21 describes the sharpening, polishing, and preparing of God’s sword for judgment. He wants the people of Jerusalem to know that judgment is certain, that no one will escape, no matter how good or bad they may think they
The leaders of Israel come to Ezekiel. They ask him to enquire of the Lord for them. They want to know if there is any fresh direction or revelation for them. When God answers, they get more than they expected.
All of us love a good hero story. We like the idea of a strong person who is able to prevail against all odds. For ancient peoples, the individuals they looked to most were their kings. Ezekiel 19 is a