Today’s conversation focuses on Passover. While it lacks the video that is usually part of each session, the content is important. What’s the difference between the Jewish and Christian calendars? How are the days of Passover and Easter calculated? The elements and significance of Passover … today, on Faithbuilders.
ˆ provides an amazing map of yesterday, but also, an equally amazing window on tomorrow. God’s Word takes us back to the future. By understanding God’s covenant with the human family, we a the compass that helps us explore the Bible, from the Old to New Testament. Our destination for today is … back to the future.
Today’s session is different from our traditional narrative approach. We take up the proof of God, employing a special form of visual rhetoric known as scribing. The patterns of God — the PROOF of God … today, on Faithbuilders.
Loaves & Fishes ministry for March 3, 2019: Kuhn, Larriu, Maracle, Shell
Today we conclude our four-part discussion on military service, self-defense and peace-keeping. The specific language in Holy scripture challenges our self-inflicted confusion on what is otherwise a carefully defined … God-perspective. Today … on Faithbuilders.
What does the Bible say about military service, peace-keeping, and self-defense? Most of us have opinions on these matters, but it’s wise to examine Holy Scripture and run an index on God’s perspective. We begin the third part of our discussion on these issues today … on Faithbuilders.
What does the Bible say about military service, peace-keeping, and self-defense? This week, we continue our discussion of a seldom discussed topic. It’s always wise to examine Holy Scripture and run an index on God’s perspective–especially the obligation to defend and protect. Dr. Nunnally continues his examination of these issues today … on Faithbuilders.
What does the Bible say about military service, peace-keeping, and self-defense? Most of us have opinions on these matters, but it’s wise to examine Holy Scripture and run an index on God’s perspective. We begin a multi-part discussion on scriptural perspectives to these issues today … on Faithbuilders.
Military Service, Peace-Keeping, and
(notes to extend the discussion that
began at the Assemblies of
God Theological Seminary Veterans Chapel
Discussion, November 12, 2018)
Wave Nunnally, PhD
Professor of Early Judaism and Christian
Evangel/AGTS/Center for Holy Lands
The Hebrew Bible describes God as both YHVH-Shalom (“Yahweh is Peace,” Jgs. 6:24) and as YHVH Tseva’ot (literally, “Yahweh of Armies,” 1 Sam. 1:3, etc.). Both names accurately reflect aspects of God’s character that are complimentary, not contradictory. In the New Testament, Jesus is both “Lamb of God” (John 1:19) and Conquering King (Rev. 17:14); the author of these two texts is the same—and he is not confused or conflicted—John is expressing two aspects of the character of our Messiah. Both Testaments describe God as a truly loving parent, who is able to express both mercy and discipline, and He calls on those who would properly represent Him to exhibit the same kind of balance in their lives. We should not attempt to imitate one of these characteristics of God to the exclusion of the other in our own personal lives. Nor should we attempt to reconcile one of these aspects of God’s character at the expense of the other—to do so would misrepresent His nature and do violence to the Word of God.
God’s covenant with us is the sacred contract that binds us to righteousness. It’s the foundational link in biblical record, extending from book of Genesis all the way to Christ’s proclamation that His shed blood is the “New Covenant.” And what are God’s … call them “deliverables” … in this Holy contract with the human family? His presence. We take up the covenantal promise of presence today … on Faithbuilders.