Speaker: Dr. Bill Seel
19 September 2021
The widow is beside herself with grief as she confronts Elijah with anger: “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” In her grief and anger, the only explanation she can think of for what has happened to her son is that having a prophet in the house has meant that God has been taking a closer look at her, has seen her prior life worshipping
Baal, and has now decided to punish her for that sin.
12 September 2021
What made Ahab the worst of the worst of the kings of Israel was not just that he trampled all over the First Commandment (“Thou shalt have no other gods before me” ), but also that he encouraged, nigh unto commanded, the people of God to do the same. King Ahab was not only an idolater himself, but he encouraged Israel to follow him into idolatry.
15 August 2021
Paul begins by thanking the Philippians for the gift of financial support they have sent to him by way of Epaphroditus. But no sooner does he say “thank you”, then he goes darting off in another direction.
8 August 2021
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
1 August 2021
There is a structure here to what could easily be read as just a random collection of affirmations and exhortations – tell Euodia and Syntyche to get along, rejoice, don’t be anxious, and so forth.
25 July 2021
Who have been those Christian mentors, models, and guides in your life? Who brought you closer to Christ, showed you how to think and live like a Christian, and encouraged you in the living of that life?