Moses And the Burning Bush: Bible Story Summary and Commentary

Why was the story of Moses and the burning bush included in the Bible?  What can we learn from this account?The Demotion of Moses After Moses had killed the Egyptian who was beating the Israelite slave he had to run for his life as a fugitive. There he was on the precipice of greatness, the heir to the Pharaoh of Egypt and next in line to rule the greatest nation on the earth yet he had to run into the desert and escape because Pharaoh sought his life after he discovered Moses’ killing of th … [Read more...]

David Is Chosen By God Bible Story Summary, Study and Lesson

When David was chosen by God as king of Israel, why did God make him wait so many years to sit on the throne?The Search for a King When it became apparent that King Saul failed in his duties by disobeying God (1 Sam 15), God told Samuel that He was going to appoint a new king for Israel.   God spoke to Samuel and said “I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons” (1 Sam 16:1b). At that time Samuel “consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited … [Read more...]

Paul’s Conversion Bible Story Summary, Study and Lesson

What can we learn from Saul’s conversion who later was called Paul during his visitation with Christ on the Damascus road?Saul the Destroyer When Stephen was martyred for preaching the gospel, Saul was an eyewitness.   Was this the moment that his conscious was stirred about what he was doing?  Even so, it was said that “Saul approved of his execution” (Acts 8:1a).  Saul’s name means destroyer and he was certainly living up to his name as “there arose on that day a great persecution against … [Read more...]

Why Did God Destroy Sodom and Gomorrah?

What was the reason given for God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?  Are there parallels today for the reasons why these cities were destroyed?Burning Sulphur Beneath Sodom and Gomorrah The word sodomy seems to have originated from the city-state of Sodom because of the sexually immoral practices that were prevalent there.  God destroyed these cities for their incredible wickedness.  Sodomy is a word that is sometimes used to describe particular sexual crimes and can include those with th … [Read more...]

The Creation Story From The Bible: Lesson, Summary and Study

The story of creation in Genesis has more to it than you might imagine.  Discover how rich the creation story is as well as the Creator Himself.Science and the Bible The Bible is not so much a book about the heavens as much as it is about how to get there.  There are some scientific facts but we cannot read the Bible like a textbook or science book.  We must see God’s purpose and part of the purpose for the creation of the universe and mankind is to glorify God.   David wrote in Psalm 19:1 t … [Read more...]