Thoughts on Deuteronomy #9: Going my own way

31st May, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way.” Two things struck me when I read these words in Deuteronomy 29:19. First, I marveled at how well the Lord knows His people. He knows despite all the blessings He gives His people and how perfect is His constant presence with them to » Read More

God’s Manifest Presence

23rd May, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

A friend and I have been discussing A.W. Tozer’s book The Attributes of God, and every time I read a portion of it, I feel as though I’m transported into the heavens. God is utterly and completely amazing, and Tozer captures the awesomeness of God. In the book Tozer describes the difference between God’s omnipresence » Read More

Scattering the Church

15th April, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“All but the apostles were scattered.” After the death of Stephen, persecution against the believers in Jesus intensified. Tthe believers left Jerusalem and scattered throughout Judea and Samaria to escape men like Saul of Tarsus. There are two Greek words for the English word “scatter.”  The first Greek word refers to something that is scattered and » Read More

In the Beginning God …

15th April, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What can you learn about God from one small verse?  Take Genesis 1:1 for instance: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”  In these ten words God tells us much about who He is. Here’s a list of a few things: 1. God was in the beginning before anything existed — He » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #8 — Remember how you provoked the LORD

2nd April, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The Bible exhorts us to remember many things. We are to remember God’s goodness to us and thank Him. We are to remember the lilies and birds and stop fretting that God will take care of us. Every time we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we are to remember that Jesus’ died for us. This » 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

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #6 — A Treasured Possession

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

“The LORD God has chosen you … to be his people, his treasured possession.”  (Deuteronomy 7:6) Last night I heard the news that a young man I knew went into his backyard and shot myself dead.  This man had a wife and two young children, and I can’t even comprehend what his wife must be » 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 #5 — The Original “You didn’t build that!”

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

Regardless of your political affliation, we all must admit that Obama’s words during the recent campaign, “You didn’t build that!” sparked lots of emotional responses. Many people were angry (and understandably so) to have their hard efforts of building new businesses and enterprises minimized. Most of us recognize that we couldn’t accomplish what we do without » Read More

Resolutions or Legacy

3rd January, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The beginning of a new year is the time that many of us feel the need to make resolutions. We resolve to be more organized, lose weight, exercise more,be more honest, read the Bible more often, or lose our temper less often. Some resolutions are commitments to stop a particular sin; others are decisions to make life-style » Read More

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