Tag Archives: Bill Arnold

God Intended It For Good

It has been awhile since the last post on Genesis, but it is time to step back and wrap up the story with the Joseph narrative, chapters 37, 39-50. The story is well known – long a Sunday School and … Continue reading

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It Isn’t About Jacob!

It has been awhile since the last post in our walk through Genesis – Isaac was Isaac-ing, but now we turn to Jacob, through whom the nation of Israel was established. Abraham and Isaac became fathers of many nations, but … Continue reading

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Isaac was Isaac-ing

Despite his position as a patriarch (Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”), Isaac doesn’t play much of a role in Genesis. In broad … Continue reading

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Abraham, Model of Faith? The Binding of Isaac

One of the hardest stories in the Old Testament comes in Genesis 22. Here God tests Abraham by asking him to sacrifice Isaac – his beloved son of the promise. This passage is next up in our slow walk through … Continue reading

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Abraham Laughed

God promised Abr(ah)am a son in his old age, and then elaborated that the promised son would come from his wife Sarai, now Sarah, a promise that made both Abraham and Sarah laugh. I have heard a multitude of sermons … Continue reading

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A Lot of Trouble

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, a story used extensively in Scripture and in Jewish and Christian writing as an example of judgment. But what is the sin under judgment? We are in the midst of a slow meander through … Continue reading

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A Sojourn in Egypt

Out of Egypt I called my son. (Hosea 11:1) Sojourns in Egypt plays an important role in the sweep of Scripture running from the opening frames of the story of Abraham and the covenant promise in Genesis 12 through the … Continue reading

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