Does God Ever Rest?

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Genesis 2:3 God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.  After God created the world, we might imagine he was tired. But the amount of God’s power that he used to make the world was mathematically zero. God’s power is infinite, so no matter how much power he uses, it is never at all diminished. God did not rest because he was tired, but because resting is good. It is also good for us. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and […]

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Overview of the Bible – Part 3

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The final section of our overview of Scripture is the culmination of God’s plan – the most exciting part of the story! The Bible timeline has covered more than two thousand years, but these final five sections begin to accelerate God’s story following the exile of the Jews to Babylon.   The Bible’s Storyline Comes to a Conclusion… 11. The Restoration: When the king of Persia defeated Babylon, he allowed the Jews to return home (539 BC), just as God had said. Many stayed behind, but those who went back rebuilt the temple and tried to follow God. They were a tiny fraction […]

Overview of the Bible – Part 2

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Continuing our series on the Bible’s storyline, this week’s look at the middle sections of Scripture picks up after the death of Moses and follows the establishment of God’s people in the Promised Land.  It includes the rise and fall of Israel and Judah and the ultimate exile of the Jews because of their disobedience to God.   Continuing the Bible’s Storyline… 6. The Conquest: Joshua led the next generation of Israelites into the Promised Land (1406 BC). As Moses led them through the Red Sea (Exodus 14:29), Joshua led them across the Jordan River on dry ground (Joshua 3:17). With God’s help, […]