5 Lasting Lessons from the Lands of the Bible

How God teaches His people to walk by faith.

Biblical geography offers more for us than the maps in the back of our Bibles might imply. I recently shared a talk on how valuable the lands of the Bible can be to our understanding and application of Scripture.

5 Lasting Lessons from the Lands of the Bible

(Photo: Sea of Galilee. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

This land served as God’s testing ground of faith. It was here, in this land where both personal and national existence were threatened, that Israel’s leaders and people were called upon to learn the true meaning of security and well-being, of trust in the Lord their God. —James M. Monson

If I could boil down the essence of how God used the lands of the Bible to shape the lives of the people of the Bible, this message would come close.

Click to listen as I share these 5 lasting lessons from the lands of the Bible.

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“Learning to Wait on God with Joseph”
by Wayne Stiles

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I had the privilege to teach at the Marathon Fellowship class at Stonebriar Community Church this past Sunday.

The subject covers part of my new book, Waiting on God.

I hope the message encourages you.

Tell me what you think: What has God taught you as you’ve waited on Him? To leave a comment, just click here.

The Holy Spirit of Christmas Past [Podcast]

Luke 1:26-38

When God wants to impact our lives today, He uses His Holy Spirit.

Just as occurred that first Christmas, with the Holy Spirit “coming upon” Mary, so the Spirit of God has come upon believers today,  empowering them to respond as Mary did– with obedience and faith.

Where was God on September 11?

In the midst of the rubble of our lives, God's Word brings hope.

Where was God on September 11? The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 brought many people to church to hear a Word from God.

Where was God on September 11

(Photo: “UA Flight 175 hits WTC south tower 9-11” by Robert J. Fisch. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

How can we make sense of the senseless? Why did God allow September 11 to happen? In the midst of the rubble of our lives, God’s Word brings immeasurable comfort—and hope.

Listen to a message from Psalm 94, given the Sunday following September 11.