A Pilgrim God

18th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“The God of Israel is a pilgrim God, who is not restricted to any one place.” (John Stott). In summarizing the  primary thesis in Stephen’s sermon in Acts 7, John Stott makes the point that the Most High God doesn’t live in houses made by men. He is everywhere ,and no place of worship can confine » Read More

Why I don’t like Santa Claus?

17th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Did you ever think about how much Santa Claus and God are alike? God is omnipotent. He can do anything, even have power over the natural laws that govern our world. Santa Claus is powerful. How else could he fly through the air in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and visit every house throughout the » Read More

Divine Initiative

17th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I was studying Acts 7 this morning and the commentator, John Stott, reminded me of an important theological, yet very personal truth. In Stephen’s sermon to the Sanhedrin after his arrest, he emphasized God’s initiative in people’s lives. As Stott wrote, “It was God who appeared, spoke, sent, promised, punished and rescued.” Looking at God’s relationship » Read More

Long Story Short

15th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

What’s the “Long Story?” It’s the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi. God’s story of the covenant extends over thousands of years and many pages of written script. What makes it “short?” The long story is short when it’s broken up into 10-minute devotional bits. A new book just published by New Growth Press entitled Long » Read More

Last King in Jerusalem

5th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Here’s a trivia question … who was the last king crowned in Jerusalem? All you Old Testament scholars … all you who have finished God’s Great Covenant: Old Testament 2 … if you answered, Zedekiah, would you be correct? Yes, Zedekiah was the last king of Judah before Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians. But, Zedekiah » Read More