Past Articles – Characters of the Bible

2020 – August: Samson

Samson was the seventh judge of Israel. His birth and commission to be a Nazarite were foretold by an angel, an honor given to very few in scripture.  To read full article

2020 – March: Amos

Amos came from a time when several prophetic figures would arise. His ministry occurred during the reign of Jeroboam II (c. 776-763 B.C.), who was the son of King Jehoash of the Jehu dynasty. To read full article

2019 – December: Elisha

Elijah had been a faithful prophet of God. After exposing the false prophets of Baal, demonstrating that Jehovah was God, the Lord had more work for him to do. To read full article

2019 – December: Messiah

The expression “Jesus Christ” is the same as saying “Jesus the Messiah.” “Messiah” means to anoint or to smear with oil. To read full article

2019 – September: Elijah

Elijah was a prophet from Tishbe in Gilead—a historical region located east of the Jordan River in present day Jordan. His name means “Yahweh is my God.” To read full article

2019 – May: Deborah

The account of Deborah is found in Judges, chapters 4 and 5. Once again, the Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord. To read full article

2018 – August: Ruth

A severe famine fell upon Israel, so Elimelech and his wife Naomi moved from Bethlehem to Moab. Then, Elimelech died and their two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, married Moabite women—Orpah and Ruth. To read full article

2017 – December: Immanuel is Born

“She shall bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”—Matt 1:21 Immanuel is a symbolic name, meaning “God with us.” (Isa. 7:14) To read full article

2017 – December: Caleb

After the exodus from Egypt, and following the giving of the Law Covenant at Mount Sinai, God led the Israelites to the southern borders of Canaan, the land of promise. To read full article

2017 – October: Joshua

Moses led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery to the promise land. Unfortunately, Moses died while viewing the promised land from Pisgah. In his place God appointed Joshua to lead Israel into Canaan.  Read the full article.

2017 – April: Job 

Job’s life was one of integrity, sincerity and consistency. He reverenced God and worshiped Him. God blessed him with a large family, many possessions and the esteem of friends. Read the full article.

2016 – December: Moses

Many years after the death of Joseph, the nation of Israel had descended into slavery in Egypt until another individual arose who was led by God to deliver them. His name was Moses. To read full article

2016 – September: Joseph

As we study various characters in the Bible, we look to see how they were led of God, how they might inspire us, and how they reflect our Lord Jesus; character since many figures in the Bible are referred to, or picture our Lord Jesus. To read full article

2016 – June: Jacob’s 12 Sons

Jacob, later renamed Israel, fled from Esau to the land of his mother Rebecca where he  providentially was guided to the household of Laban, his mother’s brother. To read full article 

2016 – April: Jacob and Esau

“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” (Gen. 25:23, NIV) To read full article

2015 – December: Isaac

Isaac was not Abraham’s first born son. Abraham was 75 years old when God made the promise to him, “I will make of thee a great nation.” (Gen. 12:2) To read the full article.

2015 – September: Abraham

Abraham is a key figure in Judaism, Christianity and even Islam. He is referenced more than 260 times in the Bible and over 70 times in the New Testament. To read the full article.

 2015 – May: Fallen Angels and the Nephilim

Following Adam and Eve’s disobedience, man “began to multiply on the face of the earth” (Gen. 6:1). As earth’s population grew, some of the angelic “sons of God” saw that the daughters of men were beautiful. To read the full article.

 2014 –  December: Adam and Eve

Genesis is a book of beginnings: the beginning of the heavens and the earth, of plant and animal life, and as in the case of our lesson, human life. To read the full article.

2014 – December: The Logos

When the Heavenly Father was creating everything, after each creation we are told, “it was good” (Gen. 1:4,10,12,18,21,25). Everything created was perfect in God’s sight. To read full article

2014 – July: Our Heavenly Father

Mortal words cannot describe the majesty of the Heavenly realm. To read full article

2013 – December: Jesus Our High Priest

Our Lord Jesus has many names and titles, each related to the work he has or will perform. To read full article

2012 – December: Jesus the King

When our Lord Jesus rode into Jerusalem, he fulfilled this prophecy that foretold of him and his coming. To read full article

2012 – September: Ancient Worthies

The Apostle Paul in Hebrews 11 tells of many faithful individuals who lived during Old Testament times. To read full article