Blog Posts from March 2019

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Numbers 35–36. God worries about our earthly lives

by slpcenglish

31 March – 6 April 2019. Numbers 35–36 (click to read). A few years ago a big business leader in Taipei angrily told me that churches should stay out of economic discussions and just focus on teaching people about life in heaven. We had been debating economic reforms, the need to care for the poor, […]

Numbers 24–25. God’s good plans for you won’t be defeated

by slpcenglish

24–30 March 2019. Numbers 24–25 (click to read). In Numbers 24–25, the story of Balaam continues. Balak, the king of Moab is afraid of the Israelites and their military power, and so he hires Balaam (a non-Israelite diviner from Syria) to come over and curse the Israelites. In this way King Balak hopes that he […]

Numbers 15. All people are God’s people

by slpcenglish

17–23 March 2019. Number 15 (click to read). No matter which country or culture we come from, sadly one thing all people are good at is making divisions. We divide up our societies in so many ways. We divide between men and women, young and old, rich and poor, city and country, educated and uneducated, […]

Numbers 4. We need everyone!

by slpcenglish

10–16 March 2019. Numbers 4 (click to read). The Bible tells us that in the years when the Israelites wandered through the wilderness, they carried a tabernacle with them. The tabernacle was the place where Israel’s priests and leaders could meet with God and serve him. Because the people were mobile, the tabernacle had to […]

Leviticus 21–22. Thinking or doing?

by slpcenglish

3–9 March 2019. Leviticus 21–22 (click to read). One day a good Jewish friend and I were chatting together about our faiths. As we chatted he casually mentioned that “Judaism isn’t a religion of thinking, it’s a religion of doing.” At first his words really surprised me. In our Christian traditions we spend so much […]