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Old Testament

Books of Samuel (1 Samuel & 2 Samuel) – Know the Book

by Bryant Evans on January 12, 2017

The books of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel follow Ruth in the Old Testament canon. Understanding Ruth as a break in the flow of the Israelite chronology, we see the Books of Samuel continuing the sad story of Israel’s movement away from God. However, 1 Samuel opens with a hopeful story of change. Unfortunately, that change […]




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What Has Been Done, Will Be Done

by Bryant Evans on November 6, 2015

  Solomon nailed it:       “What has been is what will be,       and what has been done is what will be done,       and there is nothing new under the sun. “ (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Everything we see and marvel at today is old news. It has happened before and will continue to happen over […]




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Monday Memo – Enoch

by Bryant Evans on August 3, 2015

I guess that of all Bible characters, Enoch is the most curious. We know little about him but what we do know is exciting and encouraging. “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah.  Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days […]




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Vashti was beautiful to behold but today is overlooked and stands in the shadow of Esther. We must give Vashti her due. Vashti is only mentioned in the first part of Esther.  Yet she leaves a legacy worthy of imitation for women today.(1) Vashti is queen to King Ahasureus of the Persian Empire. She lives […]




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Chasing Nothing

by Bryant Evans on September 22, 2014

Solomon knew something about vanity. The third king of Israel repeatedly declared almost everything in life to be a “vanity of vanities” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). He knew that most things in life bring only brief pleasure. Even good things like hard work only produces goods for someone else to enjoy (Ecclesiastes 2:18). His thoughts, in Ecclesiastes, […]




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