What to Do When Wrong Feels Right [Podcast]

Leviticus 10

Sometimes it seems like God’s ancient rules need renovation. New principles, better ideas, or more individual ways of worship are needed. Oh, really?

Nadab and Abihu’s deaths after offering “strange fire” reveal there is only one way to life with God: attention to and application of His timeless Word.

As in the Garden of Eden, so in the wilderness, and in our lives today, Satan offers—for our destruction—alternatives to God’s best.

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God Wants to Be with You [Podcast]

Leviticus 9

God wants to be with you. This message explains why.

The Tent of Meeting revealed God’s deep desire to dwell with His people, though veiled in the tabernacle. The New Testament reveals how God took a step closer when Jesus “tabernacled among us” (John 1:14), how the Holy Spirit indwells us (1 Corinthians 3:16), and how one day we shall see “the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them” (Revelation 21:3).

God wants to be with you . . . forever.

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How to Be Devoted to God for Life [Podcast]

Leviticus 8

How’s your devotion these days?

When Peter told Christians they “are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9), they assumed what we often overlook. The priesthood applied to priests specifically, but to every Israelite generally. Therefore, the timeless truths of the priests in Leviticus 8 apply to the priesthood of believers today.

Serving God requires we be fully devoted to Him for life—with ears to hear, hands to work, and feet to follow (Leviticus 8:23-24).

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Israel Filming Trip Report

I just returned from a wonderful—but fast!—few days of filming in Israel. Thank you very much for your prayers! They really made a difference, because God answered so many of them! For the most part, we had good health and adequate rest, safe travel and an alert driver, no technical glitches with cameras, microphones, etc., excellent weather—no high winds or rain, good access to the locations where we need to film, quick minds and ability to remember our scripts, creativity, openness to God’s leading and redirecting, and finally, opportunities to share with others.

The opportunity to share came unexpectedly. We had just filmed a segment at the City of David and we were about leave. A man with an Irish accept approached me and asked, “What are you filming?” He introduced himself as a journalist and raised his handheld video camera for my answer. What an opportunity! I answered that we were in the City of David to film where David looked on Bathsheba and sinned, and later David wrote Psalm 51 where he asked for forgiveness through a sacrifice. That ultimate sacrifice came through Jesus who died for our sins and promised that whoever believes on Him would have forgiveness. He filmed the whole thing!

Other than the privilege of sharing, the greatest experience was seeing Israel in spring—SO green and beautiful!

Thank you again for your prayers and for your part in what God will do in the production of the video we shot—and the lives that God will change as a result.

Give God Nothing But the Best [Podcast]

Leviticus 7:22-27

Sounds strange, but why did God want the fat?

The fat represented the best of an animal, and the blood represented its life—both of which God laid claim to.

As the sacrifice was a substitute for the worshipper, so the call is for believers to offer God the best of their life—healthy in mind and body, spiritually mature, giving the best of their time, and increasing in skill to the best of their ability. After all, God gave His best when He offered Christ for our sins.

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I’m Headed to Israel to Film

Next week I head to Israel with several associates to film on location!

With a schedule that allows for little margin, we’ll shoot video in Caesarea, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the Judean Wilderness, and in Jerusalem.

We’ll film Dr. Reg Grant performing a number of his biblical characters, and I will serve as a “host” on camera for the DVD series we’re producing for Insight for Living.

Last year we videoed Chuck Swindoll preaching at a number of biblical sites, and the footage we’ll shoot next week will spice up the finished product.

My request of you?

Will you please pray for us? Specifically for:

  1. Good health and adequate rest
  2. Safe travel and an alert driver
  3. No technical glitches with cameras, microphones, etc.
  4. Excellent weather–no high winds or rain
  5. Good access to the locations where we need to film
  6. Quick minds and ability to remember our scripts
  7. Creativity
  8. Openness to God’s leading and redirecting
  9. Opportunities to share with others

I’ll give a follow-up and post a few pictures after I return.

Thank you!

Your Life is Show and Tell [Podcast]

Leviticus 6:8-13

What do others see when they look at you? Since both Testaments call believers “a kingdom of priests,” the timeless truths of Israel’s priests apply to all believers. Namely, just as the holy attire represented God’s holiness, so what people see of us should reflect the Lord’s glory (1 Peter 2:12).

Just as the fires could never go out, so we too should always be ready to assist others to find access to God (1 Peter 3:15).

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