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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 22

I always saw journalists as heroes. I wanted my kids to see me as a hero, too. But journalists’ kids don’t consider late-night meetings, after-midnight deadlines and all-night layout sessions heroic. They just see absence. Though, I look at the reasons why I loved journalism and the blessings my kids received from it, whether they… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 22

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 21

God brings Abraham and Sarah baby Isaac - and laughter. What once got Sarah and Abraham in a little trouble, now they celebrate. Laughter. Happiness. Joy. We sometimes forget God brings us these things, and also that he has a sense of humor. I think he and Sarah had a moment when she said, “God… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 21

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 20

Again, Abraham? Didn’t we go through this in Egypt Already? You introduced Sarah as your sister, and the king there tried to add her to his collection of wives. Then God came to Sarah’s rescue and said, “Hey, king, she’s Abraham’s wife!” Unlike the king of Egypt, though, Abimelech yields wholeheartedly. Even his kingdom is… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 20

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 19

We’ve just left Abraham, who was beating around the bush with the Lord and two angels about saving his nephew Lot, who still lived in Sodom. Lo and behold, as the two angels (where the Lord went, I don’t know) approached the entrance to the city, there was Lot. Now, remember, being at the entrance… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 19

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 18

First of all, who were the other two men with the Lord??? Add that to my list of questions for Jesus. We may never know the answer to that, but Abraham definitely recognized the Lord, so that’s the most important thing we need to know. Second, why is the story of Sarah laughing silently to… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 18

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 17

I’ve always heard of the covenant between God and Abraham, but I never fully took a good look at it and considered what it means. The covenant required some give and take from both parties. God gave Abraham and his descendants land, and all the males gave up their foreskins. Pause. Ponder a moment. Realize:… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 17

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 16

How would you feel if you had a son who you knew would be wild and hated by everyone in his family? We have to remember that not only are we talking about Abram’s family but Hagar’s as well. Hagar’s story is a hard one for me to comprehend. Ishmael’s birth divided Abram’s family, and… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 16

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 15

Abram has just conquered the kings in most of his immediate surroundings. Ironically, he wouldn’t have even gotten involved if not for Lot being captured. Even so, he’s now loaded, powerful … and childless. God promises to fix this. (I felt a little sorry for Eliezer of Damascus. Just missed an inheritance by a hair!)… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 15

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 14

Who is Melchizedek? Someone asked this question years ago during a Bible study, and I’ve been pondering it ever since. If I remember correctly, the Bible study focused on a parallel between Melchizedek and Jesus. The proposed theory was that Melchizedek was some sort of mysterious yet holy king, and that’s why Abram gave him… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 14

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 13

Holy. Holy. Holy. Holy moly, this is the holy land! After Abram gets kicked out of Egypt, he heads back to Canaan with all his loot and family members. Remember, Canaan is where his relatives live. Granted, they are cursed and wicked relatives, but still, they are family. We all have some black sheep, right?… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 13