Returning to your spiritual roots, on this Friday edition of Something Good. The first thing you’ll notice about the book of First Chronicles is that it contains a rather long genealogical record. The writer knew just how critical it was for the people of God to understand their past, so that they might return to right relationship with God.
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How can an entire nation return to God? One repentant soul at a time. The book of Second Kings is partially a tale of Israel’s rebellion against God. The nation first becomes divided into two kingdoms. For most of that four hundred year period, with very few exceptions, both kingdoms did evil in the sight of the Lord. And ultimately, Israel was taken into captivity. Ron takes us back to this period in Israel’s history next, as he continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
God is not mocked. As a man sows he also shall reap. It’s true of individuals. It’s also true of nations. Well, after the reign of King Solomon, and partly due to the latter stages of his reign, the nation of Israel divided into two kingdoms, and with few exceptions, every king, and by extension, the inhabitants themselves, did evil in the sight of the Lord. What are some practical applications for us today? Find out next, as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived other than Jesus. But in his old age, he made some foolish choices. Find out what happened next, on this Tuesday edition of Something Good. Today, Ron takes us once again to the book of First Kings, and to some of the decisions that ultimately led to Israel becoming a divided nation.
A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. When Jesus spoke those words, He was referring to Satan’s kingdom in hell. But He could just have easily been talking about any earthly kingdom, including ancient Israel. Today ,Ron takes us to the book of First Kings, a time in Israel’s history when it was inching ever so closely to a divided kingdom, although the Israelites didn’t know it yet.
He committed adultery and murder, then tried to cover it up. And yet he was still called a man after God’s own heart. You may be asking, how is this possible? How can someone who fell so badly be called a man after God’s own heart. Answers come your way next, as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
What does it mean to be a man, or a woman, after God’s own heart? Well, King David was called a man after God’s own heart. And it was God Himself who said so. Why did the Lord describe him this way? How does a person after God’s own heart behave? For answers, stay with us now as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through the Bible.”
Have you ever found yourself at a moral crossroads, temptation to the left, truth to the right? Well, Israel found itself at just such a crossroads. At a time when God was their king, they asked for, in fact they demanded, a human king. Ron takes us to the story of Israel’s turning point next, as he continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through the Bible.”
When making decisions about how you will live your life, do you follow the rebellious crowd, or the risen Christ? People and even entire nations have at times abandoned the Christian principles they once held dear. America has done it. So, too, did Israel, when it asked God to step down as their king so that they could anoint a human king. That story comes your way next, as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
When is a fairy tale not a fairy tale? Find out next, on this Monday edition of Something Good radio. Today, Ron takes us once again to the book of Ruth. It’s a story of romance, redemption and true love. It reads much like a fairy tale, except in this case, it actually happened. And it points to an even greater love story, that between Christ and the church.
A picture inside a picture, on this Friday edition of Something Good. Today, Ron takes us to the book of Ruth, a story of romance and redemption that gives us a beautiful illustration of a bigger picture, which is God’s redemption of all those who believe in Christ.
The book of Judges is a story of rebellion, confession and deliverance, and it is told over and over again. Seven times in fact, seven consecutive generations of Israelites who kept repeating the same mistakes as the generation before. Ron takes us back to ancient Israel today, as he continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Well, shortly after the death of Joshua, the Israelites, who were living in the Promised Land, begin to rebel against God. In fact, for seven generations, or about three hundred and fifty years, Israel repeated these cycles of disobedience. Each generation falling into the same patterns as the one before. Today, Ron takes us to the book of Judges to talk us through some of this early history of Israel, and explain how it still applies to us today.
The Promised Land wasn’t merely there for Israel to take. It was there for Israel to keep. Find out how this applies to you, on this Tuesday edition of Something Good. Today, Ron reminds us that in Christ, we all of us have gained access to the Promised Land. We take possession of it by faith, and we keep possession of it by faith.