“James”

“James”

I propose that the letter from the apostle James was the first book of the New Testament.  There is good reason to believe that it was a letter written to the new Christians in Jerusalem who were exiled from the city by Herod as recorded in Acts 8 and Acts 11.  This...
“Luke’s Parables”

“Luke’s Parables”

Beginning in October, 2020 I did an overview of the parables in Luke’s gospel. October 15, 2020: Overview of Luke’s gospel and a discussion of the parable as a teaching style and Luke 5:36-39, “The Parable of the Wineskins.” October 20, 2020:...
“Profits from the Prophets”

“Profits from the Prophets”

These are 15-minute overviews of the Old Testament prophets.  Like the Revelation, finding a historical and situational context for these ancient documents can  help us apply them to our own lives. August 18, 2020:  Obadiah August 20, 2020:  Joel August 25, 2020: ...
“Adventures in the Revelation”

“Adventures in the Revelation”

Several mentioned that I went from the Song of Solomon to the Revelation on my Tuesday/Thursday Facebook devotionals.  Why not jump right into the deep end? I took an interpretive approach that the Revelation was primarily written to encourage Christians who were the...
“The Song of Songs”

“The Song of Songs”

It was Easter 2020 when we began a full-scale shift in church life because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this time I began to do  live videos from my home called “Steve the Pastor.”  These videos are viewable live on Facebook on Tuesdays and Thursdays at...