Stay Green, Christians (Study for September 8, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading Jeremiah 18:1-11 Jeremiah witnesses a potter turning a worthless pot into something usable and beautiful. God tells Jeremiah that he can do this and much more with the people of Israel. Basically, no person or nation is beyond the redemption of God. and Deuteronomy 30:15-20 The author of Deuteronomy is warning the people of Israel of what will happen if they stray from God's commandments, which is, of course, precisely what … [Read more...]

The Myth of the Self-Made Man (Heretic’s Guide for Sun. July 14, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading Amos 7:7-17 God tells Amos that he will hold a “plumb line” up against the people of Israel in an act of judgment. Amos, who is in the Northern Territory of Israel, begins to tell people to get ready for God's fierce judgment. Amaziah, a key priest in the court of King Jeroboam II, tells the king what Amos is saying and the King pressures Amos to heads south towards the territory Judah. Amos resists, and instead offers dire … [Read more...]