To Boldly Go Where No Snail Has Gone Before
I zip back to the podcast-o-sphere with my co-commissar Jason in Episode 2 of Zippy the Wonder Snail. On the docket today: the upcoming “College Bowl” TV show revival academic and the state of the Liberal Arts; suicide and meaning in Star Trek and the necessity of Jesus’s Cross.
I continues the Little Hills series in Proverbs, considering what the Proverbs tell us about whom we should spend time around.
This week, we turn to Zephaniah to think of God’s plans for the future — and how they give us hope as we answer His call to do the right things in the present.
How important is our integrity in daily life to God? Is it really necessary? That’s my questions to consider for this week’s message.
As we wrap up “alive,” we find that the resurrection speaks to more than just us having a body again: it speaks to restoration for the world.
We turn this week to Colossians, where we consider worldly philosophies and how they are different from wisdom we learn in the world.
What does it mean to be resurrected? We have lots of ideas, but are they what God is actually promising? As we continue through 1 Corinthians 15 this week, we get to that central point — and struggle — with the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. It’s so important to understand so that we can approach life and death with the hope God gives us.
Do the Bible’s prophecies of the end times tell us anything in our present situations? Yes, yes, indeed they do and I think about that as I turn to Joel this week. One of the things I really like about doing this 52 week journey wherein each week we look at a different book of the Bible is that it is making me share from books of the Bible I don’t turn to very often, such as Joel. But all of God’s Word is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16 ESV) and the book of Joel has reassuring things for us to hear!
This week on Steadfast, I looked at the promise of resurrection for each of us. Many in our society would accept a lot of Jesus’ teachings and yet discount the resurrection as just a comforting myth to help us cope with death. Paul has speaks very clearly in the next part of 1 Cor. 15 on why that cannot be.
Melanie takes on the next part of our this Week at Little Hills devotional series, this time turning us to Exodus for encouragement about the God who is there with us throughout life. Take a listen — you’ll be encouraged!