Why the Bible is Holy

As we’ve seen, when the book of Genesis turns its focus upon Joseph starting with chapter 36, we’re told that he had a dream in which he and his brothers “were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly” his sheaf “rose and stood upright” while those of …

The Meaning of Immanuel

When last we saw Joseph, he had been sold by his brothers (minus Reuben the eldest and Benjamin the youngest) to some Midianite tradesmen who took him from his home in Canaan where they’d bought him, and brought him down to Egypt in order that they might in turn sell …

Truth and Light

This morning we shift our focus from Jacob to Joseph, his eleventh son. Joseph was also the first son of Rachel,[1] Jacob’s favorite wife whose passing as she was giving birth to Benjamin we noted last week. Baby Benjamin, along with his eleven older brothers, will form the foundation of …

Living in Jesus’ Light

How extraordinary to think that in the person of Jesus Christ, of Jesus Messiah, eternal God dwelled on earth in human form! And how extraordinary to think that through union with him by the Holy Spirit he sends, human form is enabled to dwell eternally with our Father in heaven! …

Expecting Jesus

Have you ever considered the fact that Mary, a virgin betrothed to Joseph, didn’t get to plan her first pregnancy? As one who was engaged, she likely thought about the time after she and Joseph were married when, if God allowed, they would be able to start a family. In …

Jesus the Light of Life

As I’ve pondered how to introduce our season of Advent this year, I looked at our first Advent reading. As you heard read earlier, it states in part, Today we begin a new Christian year with the season of Advent. The word advent means “coming.” It’s a time of preparation …