Moses and the Golden Calf Bible Story: Summary and Lessons

Golden Calf Bible Story

When Moses brought down the Ten Commandments, the Israelites were already practicing idolatry by worshipping another god.  What can we learn from this and apply it to our lives?The Golden Calf Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive instructions from God for Israel and stayed there a very long time but when he came down the mountain with the Ten Commandments, Israel had already turned to idolatry.  We read this account in Exodus 32:15-20“Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain w … [Read more...]

5 Great New Testament Bible Stories

What are five great New Testament stories?  What story is among your favorites?   Here are five stories with lessons that we should learn.The Woman Caught in AdulteryJohn 8:3-6 “The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.  Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”  This they said to test him, that they might have s … [Read more...]

The Day the Sun Stood Still In The Bible

The Day The Sun Stood Still In The Bible

When Israel battled the Amorites, Joshua prayed to God to prolong the daylight and God answered his prayer.  This amazing story is about the power of God in the day the sun stood still.God Answers Joshua’s PrayerJoshua 10:12-14 “At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel. “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until t … [Read more...]

Jesus Raises Lazarus Bible Story: Summary, Lessons and Study

Jesus Raises Lazarus

What can we learn from Jesus’ raising Lazarus from the dead?  What hope does this give the believer?Lazarus Lazarus’ name is Hebrew in origin and interestingly means “God is my help.”   The account of Jesus’ raising Lazarus from the dead is not just symbolic of Jesus being God and having within Himself the power to resurrect the dead…it is a story that we will all be raised someday.  Some will be raised to eternal life while others will be raised to eternal judgment (Rev 20:11-15).  The exam … [Read more...]

Esther Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

Esther Bible Story Summary

The Book of Esther is different from all other books in the Old Testament. What is different about it? What does it have that we might learn from today?Who Was Esther? In Esther 2:5-7a it says that“there was a Jew in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite, who had been carried away from Jerusalem among the captives carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away. He was b … [Read more...]

Cain and Abel Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

Genesis 49

What is the lesson behind Cain and Able?  Why did Cain murder his brother? What can we learn from this account in Genesis?Cain and Abel's Names After God told Eve that she would conceive of a son that would crush the head of the serpent (Satan) mentioned in Genesis 3:15 which has been called the protoevangelium, the promise of a redeemer for fallen mankind, Eve called her son Cain.  Eve may well have believed that her son might be that redeemer and that is why she called him Cain and said “ … [Read more...]