Preparing the World for Christ

Week Zero: Preview
The Old Testament ends happily ever after. The people of God are freed from Babylon by Cyrus the Great who had a dream in which the Lord promises him, “The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.”Read More

Passover, The Feast of Tabernacles and General Conference

Week Fourteen: Exodus 7–13
The last plague of Egypt was conditional. The house of Israel could be spared the death of their first born if they would follow the instructions of the prophet. Moses told the people to sacrifice a lamb without blemish and put its blood “…on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.” (Exodus 12:7-9) The feast beginning that night would last for a week and would be a memorial of the miracle the Lord had done on their behalf “therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever.”...Read More

The Grasp of Potiphar’s Wife

Week Eleven: Genesis 37–41
After Joseph is sold into Egypt, he becomes a servant in Potiphar’s house. Because “the Lord was with Joseph” (Gen 39:2), Potiphar puts him in charge. In fact, he hands all he has to Joseph and doesn’t even know what he has, “save the bread he did eat.” That’s how much Potiphar trusts Joseph...Read More

Leah: Enduring Well

Week Ten: Genesis 28–33
The first time Jacob met Rachel it seemed like love at first sight. After seeing his cousin with her father’s sheep, he, much like his mother Rebekah had, watered the flock of his intended family. Then it says, “Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.” (Gen. 29:11) One could assume he wept for joy... Read More

Ambrosia, The Fountain of Youth and The Tree of Life

Week Two: Genesis 1–2; Moses 2–3; Abraham 4–5
I love studying the Bible using the sacred texts in conjunction with ancient secular histories and literary writings, religious scholar, and archeological discoveries. But, pre-flood, very few of those outside witnesses exist. Still, certain ideas and events were so stunning that they were kept alive within multiple cultures through the ages, told from father to son, or mother to daughter, until they emerged as legend. One such example is the tree of life and fountain of living water from the Garden of Eden... Read More