Textual Criticism of 1 Samuel 6:19–When Translators Scratch Their Heads

There are times when translators are befuddled. 1 Samuel 6:19 is one of those times. Here is the verse in several translations: NASB--"He struck down some of the men of Beth-shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the Lord. He struck down of all the people, 50,070 men" ESV--And he struck some of the … Continue reading Textual Criticism of 1 Samuel 6:19–When Translators Scratch Their Heads

“Now About Your Wives…” A Sermon on 1 Peter 3:7 (Video)

Back in February, I delivered this sermon at the Immanuel Network Summit to our network partners. Immanuel Baptist Church was kind enough to post the video of the sermon recently, and I wanted to let you all know it was up. https://vimeo.com/260129757 Just audio: Here's a taste: The Almighty God, before the dawn of creation, … Continue reading “Now About Your Wives…” A Sermon on 1 Peter 3:7 (Video)

Keep Your Word. The Gospel Depends On It.

It is unrighteous to be a promise-breaker. In fact, the gospel itself hangs on the promise-keeping of God. Let me explain. Our Promise-Keeping God. In 2 Corinthians, Paul explains to the Corinthians why he had a change in travel plans. When Paul initially heard about the issues in Corinth, he had a strong impulse to … Continue reading Keep Your Word. The Gospel Depends On It.

What Did Moses and God Actually Talk about on Sinai?

You’d be HALF RIGHT. Moses did in fact receive the two stone tablets up there (Exodus 34:28). But what if I told you that the 7 chapters Moses spent on Mt. Sinai are actually blueprints for building the tabernacle? Put down your coffee. I’m about to blow your mind. It all starts in Exodus 24:18--“Moses entered the … Continue reading What Did Moses and God Actually Talk about on Sinai?