Ouxano 57: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2b

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[display_podcast]Today, we’ll look at the second half of 1 Samuel chapter 2 and its applications to life today.  Right off the bat, we see that young Samuel has been placed under the care of Israel’s priest Eli.  Now, Eli already has a couple of sons, so why is Samuel allowed adoption into Eli’s family?We see the answer to this question in 1 Samuel 2:11-12 11 Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the Lord by assisting Eli the priest.12 Now the sons of … [Read more...]

Ouxano 56: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2

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[display_podcast]One of the first things you’ll notice when you turn to the second chapter of 1 Samuel is that the first half of the chapter is laid out like a poem and the second looks like a prose or narrative.  This is intentional because the first half is, in fact, a poem; and the second half of the chapter continues the story of Samuel.The first ten verses of 1 Samuel 2 is a song of praise by Hannah, Samuel’s mother.  Now, that strikes me as odd. She has just given up her son to live … [Read more...]

Ouxano 55: 1 Samuel, part 2 – Hannah’s Heart

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[display_podcast]As we start reading the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel, we meet Elkanah and his two wives, Hannah and Peninnah.  Now, right off the bat, we are hit with the question, “Why did God allow people of Israel who seemed to be righteous have multiple wives?”Well, it wasn’t the way things should have been done, but it is the way things were often done.  This also offers us a clue:  A man – for the most part – only had multiple wives if he was a wealthy person.  So Elkanah was mos … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: Who Are We To Judge?

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[display_podcast]When I hear the word “judge”, I think of a short-circuited party scene. You know, where everyone is dancing and having a good time until the mom comes in, turns off the music and everything stops prematurely. A fun time is ruined and everyone has to go home.That’s how I fell when I’m being judged, when I’m watching someone being judged, or when I’m judging somebody myself.It’s like sitting on a ball of fun and popping it. There just really isn’t room for judgment. … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 25: Is Christ the Only Way, Part 5 with Brett Kunkle

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgTo learn what the truth is about Jesus, we need to look at the primary source documents that tell us about him.  Now, it just so happens that the earliest documents containing information pertaining to Jesus’ life are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.However, notice that we refer to these books as “primary source documents” rather than simply saying, “What does the Bible say about Jesus?”Too ofte … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 69: All That Glitters is Not Gold; But THIS is!!!

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[display_podcast]Let me begin this PODCAST with a little bit of Bible trivia. Fun little factoids to tickle your fancy:You may know that there are 66 books in the Bible.But did you know that there are 1189 chapters and a grand total of 31,102 verses (KJV)?Well, on the surface, these numbers might make it seem like a daunting task to even begin to understand Bible.I mean, where do you start?Well, my friends. That’s why I am here. Think of me as the lubricant that makes the … [Read more...]


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