Blog Posts from March 2016

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Numbers 17–18. In God’s arms

by slpcenglish

Bonus March 2016 Text. Numbers 17–18 (click to read). In Numbers 17 we have a very late story about power – not God’s power but the power and authority claimed by Israel’s priests. At times in Israel’s past, people questioned the authority and even the need for priests. So Bible scholars tell us that in […]

Numbers 9–10. Inclusion and partnership

by slpcenglish

27 March – 2 April 2016. Numbers 9–10 (click to read). Many Christians think the Jews were incredibly strict when it came to following the law, that they carefully obeyed each word as it was written. Sadly, some Christians even want to introduce this type of strict legalism into the church! But the situation was never […]

Leviticus 27. How much is a life worth?

by slpcenglish

20–26 March 2016. Leviticus 27 (click to read). We have all gone through bad times in our lives. In ancient Israel, when people were in trouble they often made a vow to God, a promise to give some great offering if God would only hear their prayer and save them. Sometimes vows were also made during […]

Leviticus 17–18. Relationships of love and respect

by slpcenglish

13–19 March 2016. Leviticus 17–18 (click to read). In Leviticus 18 we find a lot of Jewish laws about sexual relationships. For us today, we know that positive sexual relationships are those that focus on loving and respecting each other, relationships where we care for each other’s physical as well as emotional health. But that’s […]

Leviticus 9–10. Love – it’s that simple!

by slpcenglish

6–12 March 2016. Leviticus 9–10 (click to read). Back when we were children in Australia, we used to watch American TV shows and would see how some actors would have these really complicated handshakes. They would meet each other and do some special moves with their hands – and as kids we used to think […]

Exodus 40. A direct relationship with God

by slpcenglish

28 February – 5 March 2016. Exodus 40 (click to read). In the last few chapters of Exodus, the instructions to the Jews on how they should set up their tabernacle are repeated. In these last chapters we also see a lot of detailed instructions for the priests. These detailed instructions continue into the next […]