Another Great Book Find

11th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

It’s happened again. I found another great book I want to recommend.  Just by browsing online at Christian Book Distributors I discovered the book Paul and His Letters by John B. Polhill.  Now that the Acts portion of GGC:NT2 is halfway written, the epistles are looming ahead. I began reading Polhill’s book in preparation for » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #7: Forty Days and Forty Nights

28th March, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What do you think of when you hear the words “forty days and forty nights?”  Before this morning, my thought would have been, that’s how long Jesus fasted in the wildeerness after His baptism (Matthew 4).   Today I learned that Moses, too, fasted for forty days and forty nights (Deuteronomy 9:18). When Moses came down » Read More

The Life and Letters of Paul

19th January, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I am deep in the thoes of writing God’s Great Covenant: New Testament 2 (Acts, Epistles, and Revelation).  I am gathering together the biggest amount of resources so far. Calvin, Boice, Stott, Kistemake, F.F. Bruce, Dennis Johnson … that’s just to name a few of the commentaries I’m referring to as I write. And, I recently » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #1 — God’s Grace to Edom, Moab, and Ammon

19th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I’ve been reading Deuteronomy in the mornings and decided to blog on some of my devotional thoughts as I read through the book. Today while reading chapter 2 I was struck once again by the greatness of God’s grace. Moses is talking to the Israelites about their final walk to the entrance of Canaan. As they » Read More

100 Prophecies

12th August, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Did you know that Jesus fulfilled over one hundred Old Testament prophecies?  We are all familiar with the words from Micah 5:2, “But you, Bethlehem … out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel.”  Prophecies about Jesus’ death from Isaish 53 and the Messiah Psalms are also well-known. What » Read More

From Adam … All Men come

10th July, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The Bible says that God created Adam, the first man, and from one of Adam’s ribs, God created woman. Adam and Eve, the first married couple, then had sons and daughters, and all people who live today can trace their geneology back to these first two people. All mankind comes from Adam. In God’s Great » Read More

Who were the Medes?

10th April, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

The Medes lived in Mesopotamia in around 55o BC. This people group dwelt in individual city states that formed a confederation that historians call the Median Empire. It was a large empire stretching from Asia Minor across the wideness of Mesopotamia and to the borders of India. Though the Medes controlled a great amount of » Read More

Ziggurats, Mountains, and Tabernacles

6th March, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Why did the ancient Mesopotamians build strange-looking step pyramids? In co-authoring the new History For Children with my son, Aaron Laresn, I’m learning helpful background information about the Old Testament stories. Back to my question … ancient people thought that the gods dwelt on the top of the mountains. Wasn’t Mt. Sinai called the “Mountain » Read More

Sing the Psalms

19th January, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

How well do you memorize Scripture? Do the words “memorize Scripture” seem like being asked to do something impossible? Once upon a time, a very long time ago, memorizing Scripture was easy for me.My desire is still there, but it’s not as easy. A couple years ago I found a way to help me learn and » Read More

Paul — Man of Strong Emotions

8th January, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Did you ever think about what an emotional man Paul was? He expressed many strong emotions in his epistles, and he readily talked about his feelings to the believers that he loved. My church has decided to memorize the book of Philippians together, so many verses a week, finishing the entire epistle by Easter. I’ve » Read More

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