Real Stuff My Dad Says 79: Calling A Spade A Spade – The Inconvenient Truth About Josh Duggar

[display_podcast] First off, if you’re offended by this week’s title, then this may not be the right article for you.  Secondly, if you do not consider yourself a Bible believing Christ-follower, this may not be the right article for you.  Thirdly, if you think that Josh Duggar should be rung up and banned from the public circle, then this may not be the right article for you. All that being said, if you consider the Bible to be infallible, and if you value the words written in the Book of Hebr … [Read more...]

Ouxano 66: 1 Samuel, part 13 – The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

[display_podcast] When we last left Saul and his son, Jonathan, the Israelite army was under-manned, out-gunned and full of fear. So much, that the soldiers ran and were hiding behind rocks and in wells. They had lost hope. This, week, we pick up the story in 1 Samuel 8:8 Saul waited there seven days for Samuel, as Samuel had instructed him earlier, but Samuel still didn’t come. Saul realized that his troops were rapidly slipping away. 9 So he demanded, “Bring me the burnt offering and the … [Read more...]

Ouxano 60: 1 Samuel, chapter 4

[display_podcast] In the books of Samuel, we a king (David) who conquers a city (Jerusalem) and then his son builds the temple where the Ark of the Covenant will be placed.  Later on in Jewish history, after the Israelites are scattered across the land and then brought back in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the people rebuild the temple, and then build up the city of Jerusalem and then wait for their king.  Then, in the New Testament, we see the true King, Jesus, who makes the temple inside of … [Read more...]

Ouxano 58: 1 Samuel, part 5 (chapter 3)

[display_podcast]One of the most-taught stories in children’s Sunday School classes over the last several decades is that of the Lord calling out to little Samuel: 2 One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. 4 Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”“Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” 5 He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you,” El … [Read more...]

Ouxano 57: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2b

[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

[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...]