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...]

Summary of the Book of James

What is the purpose behind the Book of James?  What was the reason for James writing it?  Here is a brief survey or summary of the Book of James.Who was James? The author of the Book of James was likely James, the half-brother of Jesus.  Imagine growing up with Jesus and His never doing anything wrong or never sinning.  It must have certainly drove Jesus’ brothers and sisters a bit crazy.  It was only after Jesus death and resurrection that James repented and trusted in Christ.  Before he wa … [Read more...]

Synopsis Of The Book of Acts From The Bible

The Book of Acts tells about the beginning of the church.  What are the highlights of this book?  Here is a synopsis of the Book of Acts.Acts Date and Purpose The Book of Acts is simply called “Acts” and some call it “The Book of Acts” while others call it “The Acts of the Apostles” but I believe is should really be called “The Acts of the Holy Spirit” for it is all about the church being founded and being led and directed by the Holy Spirit even though the book is most often called “The Boo … [Read more...]

Esther Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

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

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...]

Joshua and the Walls of Jericho Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

There are many great Bible lessons to learn from studying the story of Joshua and the walls of Jericho.Joshua Bible Character Summary Joshua was one of the two faithful witnesses who spied the land of promise in the Old Testament but the other 10 witnesses were afraid to cross over the River Jordan and so the Israelites remained in the wilderness another 40 years because they feared man which really meant they didn’t trust God. After Moses’ death, Joshua became the leader of Israel and took … [Read more...]