Former Rain, Latter Rain, Harvest Cycles

The pattern of the harvest season is pervasive in the Old Testament (OT) and throughout the sayings of Jesus. However, it is a difficult area to study for a new Christian because of the few and scattered references to it in the scriptures, and the apparent unwillingness to attempt serious Old Testament teaching at most […]

Choice

Perhaps the most scandalous thing about God is that he allows human beings such freedom as we possess. He allows man to drift into error. He requires that human beings develop internal accountability. He provides principles and occasionally specific direction, but he leaves so very much in our hands. He forces us to choose between […]

Brief Type Study of David

David is one of the most iconic Old Testament characters. A serious filmmaker could write an incredible screenplay based on his life. It really has all the intrigue and interesting facets of a fantastic story – love interests, war, a very admirable protagonist from humble beginnings, unique moral issues, etc. As an aside, what I […]

The Adam Pattern

The Church is a second version of Israel. It repeats Israel’s history and calling. Throughout the Bible, a pattern exists of a failed first version and a second version which is like it. Adam failed by choosing sin over the commandment of God, whereas Christ chose to die to atone for his future bride’s sins. […]

Adam and Eve

Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin.   -Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV The pattern of Adam and Eve […]