Planning to Study Ananias and Sapphira
While studying the story of Ananias and Sapphira, we'll be putting puzzle pieces together, just as you see with this image.

Planning to Study Ananias and Sapphira

In my last post, I wrapped up our look at Baruch and God’s message to him in Jeremiah 45. Today we’ll launch our three-part study of Ananias and Sapphira, whose misunderstood death has been the source of some wild speculation and some questionable conclusions. For instance, today there is at…

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Consider the Ups and Downs

If you’re not careful, you might miss a couple of little words sprinkled throughout the story of Samson. Paying attention to these words—up and down—can enhance your understanding of the circumstances of Israelite life during the period of the judges. The first verse of Judges 14 tells us that Samson…

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Lies, Seduction, and Betrayal

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more tragic story of seduction and betrayal than that of Samson and Delilah in Judges 16. If you’ve already read chapter 14, you already know of one of Samson’s great weaknesses. It’s in that chapter that Samson’s new wife pesters him for the answer…

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